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Surah Kausar | 7 Benefits and Rewards

by | Sep 23, 2022

Surah Kausar, in which Allah Almighty comforted the Prophet Muhammad (SAW) and assured him of the abiding and profuse goodness Allah had chosen for Him.

Why was Surah Kausar revealed? 

Allah reveals Surah Al Kausar to console Prophet Muhammad (SAW) at the death of His son. Prophet Muhammad (SAW) had four daughters and three sons from His first marriage, but none of the sons survived. 

The Arabs disheartened the Prophet Muhammad (SAW) by saying he would be left affiliated and named him “Abtar,” which means to cut off. They were hurting Prophet Muhammad (SAW) by taunting him, but Allah the greatest answered His prayers and informed the good news by revealing Surah Kausar of the Canal of the Kausar. 

Allah told Prophet Muhammad (SAW) that His daughter Fatima would be abundant blessings of the Prophet Muhammad (SAW), and she would continue His lineage unless the world existed. 

Surah Al Kawthar Transliteration

بِسْمِ ٱللَّهِ ٱلرَّحْمَٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ

Bismillah hir rahman nir raheem

In the name of Allah, the most Compassionate, the Merciful.  

 إِنَّآ أَعْطَيْنَٰكَ ٱلْكَوْثَرَ

Innaaa a’tainaa kal kauthar

Indeed, We have granted you, [O Muhammad], al-Kausar.

فَصَلِّ لِرَبِّكَ وَٱنْحَرْ

Fasalli li rabbika wanhar

So pray to your Lord and sacrifice [to Him alone].

إِنَّ شَانِئَكَ هُوَ ٱلْأَبْتَرُ

Inna shaani’aka huwal abtar

Indeed, your enemy is the one cut off.

What is Al-Kausar means in Surah Kausar? 

Al-Kausar means abundance in Arabic, and it is the name of the river in Paradise. 

Hazrat Anas narrated that the Prophet Muhammad (SAW) said, 

“I entered Paradise and came to a river whose banks had tents made of pearls. So, I thrust my hand into its flowing water and found that it was musk’s most potent (smell). 

So, I asked, “O Jibril! What is this” 

He replied, “This is Al-Kausar which Allah, the Mighty and Majestic, has given you.”.

Benefits of Surah Kausar

  • The Fountain of Kausar

The one who recites Surah Al-Kausar would obtain water from the fountain of Kausar in heaven on the day of Judgement. 

  • Protection from enemies

If you fear your enemies, recite Surah Kausar to get the protection of Allah against your enemies. In the last verse of the Surah Kausar, Allah Almighty insured Prophet Muhammad (SAW) that His enemies would never be victorious in anything they do. 

إِنَّ شَانِئَكَ هُوَ ٱلْأَبْتَرُ

Indeed, your enemy is the one cut off.

  • Prosperity and Wealth

Allah is the most generous giver if you are suffering from poverty and do not have any resources. Recite Surah Kausar daily, and it will open all the sources of wealth for you. Not just to increase wealth but also to protect from theft and enemies. 

  • Protection from disease

Surah Kausar will protect you from every kind of disease, either physical or mental. 

  • Pilgrimage Prophet Muhammad (SAW) in dream

As a Muslim, every person wishes to sight Prophet Muhammad (SAW) in the dream. One who recites Surah Kausar with the same intention will indeed have the Privilege to meet Prophet Muhammad (SAW) in a dream. 

  • Fulfillment of wishes.

Recite Surah Kausar if you want to fulfill your right desires. You will get the blessings of Allah Almighty by reciting Surah Kausar. 

  • Protect new birth alive

 If your child doesn’t remain alive, seek help from Allah Almighty and recite Surah Al Kausar. 

Facts about Surah Kawthar

  • How long is Surah Kawthar?

Surah Kausar is the shortest Surah of the Quran and consists of Three verses. 

  • Which Chapter is Surah Kawthar

Surah Kausar is the 108th chapter of the Quran in the last Juz or para of the Quran. 

  • When was Surah Kausar revealed? 

The Surah was revealed before the Migration to Medina when Prophet Muhammad (SAW) was experiencing tyranny and hardship from the Quraish and the residents of Makkah. 

  • What is the main theme of Surah Kawthar?

The Surah Kausar was revealed to console Prophet Muhammad (SAW) at the death of His son and to reassure him that he is blessed with limitless spiritual abundance. 

What is the lesson in Surah Kawthar?

Every Surah of the Quran has specific lessons. In the Surah Kausar, we learn that Allah Almighty never abandons His Prophet and supports him constantly, especially when his enemies insult him. 

  • Allah gifted Al-Kawthar 

In the first verse of the Surah, 

 إِنَّآ أَعْطَيْنَٰكَ ٱلْكَوْثَرَ

Indeed, We have granted you, [O Muhammad], al-Kausar.

Allah Almighty gifted Prophet Muhammad (SAW) with Al-Kausar, the river in Paradise. Anas ibn Malik narrates that the Prophet Muhammad (SAW) was asked about Al-Kawthar, and he said, 

“Verily, it (Al-Kauthar) is a river that my Lord, the Mighty and Majestic, has promised me and has abundant goodness. It is a pond where my Ummah (followers) will be brought to on the Day of Judgment. Its containers are as numerous as the stars in the sky.” [Narrated by Muslim]

  • Be grateful to Allah. 

In the second verse, Allah Almighty asked His Prophet always to be grateful to Allah for everything. 

فَصَلِّ لِرَبِّكَ وَٱنْحَرْ

So pray to your Lord and sacrifice [to Him alone].

In this verse, prayer and sacrifice have been mentioned, mainly because they are two of the best acts of worship and means of drawing close to Allah. 

Prayer and sacrifice have to be offered solely for Allah. Offering them to others besides Allah puts a person beyond the pale of Islam.

  • Message for enemies of Prophet Muhammad (SAW) 

In the last and third verse, Allah Almighty console Prophet Muhammad (SAW) by stating, 

إِنَّ شَانِئَكَ هُوَ ٱلْأَبْتَرُ

Indeed, your enemy is the one cut off.

In the above verse, Allah warns those people who hate Prophet Muhammad (SAW) and the message he brings. Such People will be cut off from all good in this world and life after death.

How to memorize Surah Mulk?

Memorizing Surah Al Kauthar is easy for those who want to memorize it wholeheartedly. Just follow a few tips to learn Surah,

  • Firm Intention to Memorize it 
  • Set goals for each day
  • Revised the learned Ayahs every day.
  • Focus on Tajweed rules while reciting and memorizing.  
  • Better to Hire a Quran Tutor or go for Online Quran learning to memorize Surah Kausar. 

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Rewards of Memorizing Surah Al-Kauthar 

Muhammad bin Ka’b Al-Qurazi narrated that I heard ‘Abdullah bin Mas’ud say that the Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said,

 “Whoever recites a letter from Allah’s Book, then he receives the reward from it, and the reward of ten the likes of it. I do not say that Alif Laam Meem is a letter, but Alif is a letter, Laam is a letter, and Meem is a letter.” (Jami’at-Tirmidhi


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