Sūrat al-Talāq

Sūrah No. 65, Revealed in Madīnah, 12 verses.

The Sūrah is called al-Talāq because most of the Sūrah discusses the laws of divorce. It is also known as Sūrat al-Nisā’ al-Sughrā (the smaller al-Nisā’) with Sūrah No. 4 being Sūrat al-Nisā’ al-Kubrā.

Merits of reciting the Sūrah

Whoever recites Sūrat al-Talaq dies while being on the Sunnah of the Prophet a

Note: That refers to one who recites it and acts upon its teachings in life.

General synopsis of contents

1) The rules of divorce. (v. 1-7)

2) Punishment of wrong doers. (vv. 8-10)

3) Role of the Prophet a and Greatness of Allah U. (vv. 11-12)

Important Messages

1) The laws of divorce are from the bounds of Allah Y which must not be transgressed. (v. 1)

2) Allah Y does not burden anyone except according to what He has given him. (v. 7)

3) The Prophet 1 recites the signs of Allah Y to bring believers out of darkness into light. (v. 11)

Suggested verses for reflection and memorization.

1) 65:2-3 Whoever is conscious of Allah, He shall make for him a way out [of the adversities of

the world and the Hereafter] and provide for him from whence he does not count upon. And whoever puts his trust in Allah, He will suffice him. Indeed, Allah carries through His commands. Certainly, Allah has ordained a measure for everything.

Activities for self-study

1) What are the different rulings outlined in verses 1 and 2?

2) What are the results of a person who practices taqwā? See verses 2, 4 and 5.