Sūrat al-Tīn

Sūrah No. 95. Revealed in Makkah, 8 verses.

Merits of reciting the Sūrah

The Prophet a has said: Whoever recites this Sūrah will be granted two things; well-being and certainty while he remains in this world, and when he dies, He will give him a reward equal to the reward of fasting of a day multiplied by the number of all those who have recited this sūra.

Note: According to scholars this reward is for the one who implements the message of the Sūrah in daily life.

General synopsis of contents

1) Oaths on the truth of the message to follow (vv. 1-3)

2) The potential for perfection in the human being (vv. 4-5)

3) Achieving salvation for the human being (v. 6)

4) The Judgement (vv. 7-8)

Selected Lessons

1) Allah has created the human being as the best of creation, but he can choose to become the worst of creation.

2) Faith and good deeds are the two necessary conditions for achieving perfection.

Suggested verses for reflection and memorization.

1) 95:4-5 – We certainly created man in the best of forms; then We relegated him to the lowest of the low.

2) 95:8 – Is not Allah the fairest of all judges?

Activities for self-study

Human beings have the choice of attaining perfection. They can choose to become better than angels or worse than animals. Read about the importance of free will in making this choice at https://www.islamquest.net/en/archive/fa319.