Sūrat al-Quraysh

Sūrah No. 106. Revealed in Makkah, 4 verses. This Sūrah is a completion of the Sūrah before it, Sūrat al-Fil.

Merits of reciting the Sūrah

The Prophet a has said: Whoever recites it will receive the reward of good deeds ten times the number of those who do tawaf of the Ka‘bah and those who perform I‘tikāf in it.

Note: According to scholars this reward is for the one who submits to, and worships, the Lord of the Ka‘bah.

General synopsis of contents

The Sūrah talks about Allah’s blessings on the Quraysh. It was to remind them to thank Allah, the God of the Ka‘bah, that had brought them honor and prestige.

Selected Lessons

1) The success and well-being of a people comes from the blessings given to them by Allah.

2) Acknowledging the blessings of Allah and being grateful for them leads to worshipping Him.

Suggested verses for reflection and memorization.

It would be recommended that the entire Sūrah be memorized.

Activities for self-study

What do you know about the Quraysh? For details on who they were and the position they had regarding the Ka‘bah, see: https://en.wikishia.net/view/Quraysh