Quran the words of Allah has many virtues. Each of Quran’s Surah is important but some of the Surat’s have special importance. So, The greatest virtue of Holy Quran is that it’s one letter recitation is equal to 10 Good deeds. Imagine if we recite only a page Daily, how many deeds we can earn!! SubhanAllah. Some of the virtues of Holy Quran mentioned in our previous post: Virtues of Quran part 1 In this post, we will mention Virtues of Surah al-Ikhlas.
Build a house in Paradise by Reciting Surat Ikhlas:
The Prophet (PBUH) said:
“Whoever recites Qul huwa Allaahu ahad ten times. Allaah will build for him a house in Paradise.” (Saheeh al-Jaami’ al-Sagheer, 6472).
Reciting Surah Ikhlas is Equivalent to one third of Qur’an:
Abu Sa’eed al-Khudri (May Allaah be pleased with him) said:
“The Prophet (PBUH) said to his Companions: ‘Could any one of you not recite one third of the Qur’aan in one night?’ They found the idea too difficult and said: ‘Who among us could do that, O Messenger of Allaah?’ He said, ‘Allaahu’l-ahad, al- samad [i.e., Soorat al-Ikhlaas] is one third of the Qur’aan.’” (Bukhari, 4628)
It’s Sunnah to Recite Surat al-Ikhlas before sleeping:
Aa’isha (R.A) reported that
“when the Prophet (PBUH) went to bed, he would cup his hands together, blow into them and recite into them Qul huwa Allaahu ahad [Soorat al-Ikhlaas], Qul a’oodhu bi Rabbi’l-falaq [Soorat al-Falaq] and Qul a’oodhu bi Rabbi’l-naas [Soorat al-Naas] (these are the last 3 soorahs of the Qur’an). Then he would wipe as much of his body as he could with his hands, starting with his head and face, and the front of his body. He would do this three times.” ( al-Bukhaari, 4630)
Surah Ikhlas is one-Third of Qur’an:
Narrated Qutaadah ibn al-Nu’maan (R.A)
“who said that a man stayed up to worship Allah at the time of the Prophet (SAWW) just before dawn and recited “Qul huwa Allaahu ahad,” but did not recite anything else. In the morning, the man came to the Prophet (SAWW) and told him about this, thinking that perhaps he was not doing enough. The Messenger of Allaah (PBUH) said: “By the One in Whose hand is my soul, it is equivalent to one-third of the Qur’aan.” (al-Bukhaari, 4627).
The love for Surat Ikhlas:
Aa’isha (R.A) also reported that the Prophet (PBUH) sent a man in charge of a small military campaign, and when he recited Qur’aan whilst leading his companions in prayer. He would always end with Qul huwa Allaahu ahad. When they came back, (his companions) mentioned that to the Prophet (PBUH), who told them to ask him why he did that. So they asked him, and he said,
“Because it is a description of the Most Merciful, and I love to recite it.” The Prophet (SAWW) said: “Tell him that Allaah loves him.” (Reported by al-Bukhari, 6827)
Reciting Surat al-Ikhlas every night:
Uqbah ibn ‘Aamir (R.A) said
“I met the Messenger of Allaah (SAWW) and he said to me: ‘O Uqbah ibn ‘Aamir, shall I not teach you some Soorahs the like of which have not been revealed in the Tawraat (Torah) or the Zaaboor (Psalms) or the Injeel (Gospel) or in the Qur’aan? There is no night comes but you should not recite (i.e., every night you should recite) Qul huwa Allaahu ahad [Soorat al-Ikhlaas], Qul a’oodhu bi Rabbi’l-falaq [Soorat al-Falaq] and Qul a’oodhu bi Rabbi’l-naas [Soorat al-Naas].’” ‘Uqbah said: “So every night I would recite them. It became my duty to recite them, because the Messenger of Allaah (PBUH) had commanded me to do so…” (Musnad Ahmad, 16810)
Paradise is His Right:
Abu Hurayrah (R.A) reported that the Prophet (PBUH) heard a man reciting Qul huwa Allaahu ahad, and said,
“It is his right.’ They asked, ‘O Messenger of Allaah, what is his right?’ He said, ‘Paradise is his right.’ ( Imaam Ahmad, 7669)