Benefits and Virtues of Surah 112 Al-Ikhlas


112. Al-‘Ikhlas

112.1 Narrated Abu Sa`id Al-Khudri (رضي الله عنه)

The Prophet (صلى الله عليه وعلى آله وسلم) said to his companions, “Is it difficult for any of you to recite one third of the Qur’an in one night?” This suggestion was difficult for them so they said, “Who among us has the power to do so, O Allah’s Messenger (صلى الله عليه وعلى آله وسلم) ?” Allah Apostle replied: ” Allah (the) One, the Self-Sufficient Master Whom all creatures need.’ (Surat Al-Ikhlas 112.1–to the End) is equal to one third of the Qur’an.”

Sahih al-Bukhari 5015

112.2 Narrated ‘Aisha (رضي الله عنها)

Whenever the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وعلى آله وسلم) went to bed every night, he used to cup his hands together and blow over it after reciting Surat Al-Ikhlas, Surat Al-Falaq and Surat An-Nas, and then rub his hands over whatever parts of his body he was able to rub, starting with his head, face and front of his body. He used to do that three times.

Sahih al-Bukhari 5017

112.3 Jabir bin Abdullah narrated

During the two Rak’ah of Tawaf, the Messenger of Allah recited the two Surat of Ikhlas, “Say: O you disbelievers!” and: “Say: He is Allah, (the) One.”

Jami` at-Tirmidhi 869

112.4 It was narrated that Ibn ‘Umar said

“The Prophet (ﷺ) used to recite in the Maghrib: ‘Say: O you disbelievers!’[Al-Kafirun (109)] and ‘Say: He is Allah, (the) One.’”[Al-Ikhlas (112)]

Sunan Ibn Majah Vol. 1, Book 5, Hadith 833

112.5 It was narrated from Abu Hurairah

That in the two Rak’ah before the Fajr, the Prophet (ﷺ) used to recite: “Say: ‘O you disbelievers!” [Al-Kafirun (109)] and “Say: Allah is One.” [Al-Ikhlas (112)]

Sunan Ibn Majah Vol. 1, Book 5, Hadith 1148

112.6 ‘Abdullah bin Khubaib (May Allah be pleased with him) reported

The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said to me, “Recite Surat Al-Ikhlas and Al- Mu’awwidhatain (Surat Al-Falaq and Surat An-Nas) three times at dawn and dusk. It will suffice you in all respects.”

Riyad as-Salihin Book 16, Hadith 49

112.7 Anas (May Allah be pleased with him) reported

A man said: “O Messenger of Allah! I love Surat-Al-Ikhlas [Say: He is Allah, (the) One].” He (ﷺ) said, “Your love for it will admit you to Jannah.”

Riyad as-Salihin Book 9, Hadith 23

112.8 It was narrated that Ibn ‘Umar said

“I watched the Prophet (ﷺ) for a month, and in the two Rak’ah before Fajr he used to recite: “Say: O you disbelievers!” [Al-Kafirun (109)] and “Say: Allah is One.” [Al- Ikhlas (112)]

Sunan Ibn Majah Vol. 1, Book 5, Hadith 1149

112.9 It was narrated that ‘Aishah said

“The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) used to perform two Rak’ah before Fajr, and he used to say: ‘The best two Surah to recite in the two Rak’ah of Fajr are: “Say: Allah is One” [Al-Ikhlas (112)] and “Say: O you disbelievers.” [Al-Kafirun (109)]

Sunan Ibn Majah Vol. 1, Book 5, Hadith 1150

112.10 It was narrated that Ubayy bin Ka’b said

“The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) used to perform Witr and recite: ‘Glorify the Name of your Lord the Most High.’, [Al-A’la (87)] ‘Say: O you disbelievers!” [Al-Kafirun (109)] and ‘Say: Allah is One.”. [Al-Ikhlas (112)]

Sunan Ibn Majah Vol. 1, Book 5, Hadith 1171

112.11 Narrated `Aisha

Whenever Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) went to bed, he used to recite Surat-al-Ikhlas, Surat-al-Falaq and Surat-an- Nas and then blow on his palms and pass them over his face and those parts of his body that his hands could reach. And when he fell ill, he used to order me to do like that for him.

Sahih al-Bukhari 5748

112.13 Narrated Abu Sa`id Al-Khudri

A man heard another man reciting: Surat-ul-Ikhlas (The Unity) ‘Say: He is Allah, the One (112) and he was repeating it. The next morning he came to Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) and mentioned the whole story to him as if he regarded the recitation of that Sura as insufficient On that, Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) said, “By Him in Whose Hand my soul is! That (Sura No. 112) equals one-third of the Qur’an.”

Sahih al-Bukhari 6643

112.14 It is reported on the authority of Abu Huraira

That the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said: Get together. for I am going to recite one-third of the Qur’an before you. And those who could get together gathered there. Then the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) came out and recited:” Say: He, Allah, is One.” He then entered (his house). Some of us said to the others: Perhaps there has been some news from the heaven on account of which he has gone Inside (the house). The Apostle of Allah (ﷺ) again came out and said: I told you that I was going to recite one-third of the Qur’in; keep in mind, this (Surah Ikhlas) is equivalent to one-third of the Qur’an.

Sahih Muslim 812 a

112.15 ‘Aishah (May Allah be pleased with her) reported

Messenger of Allah, (ﷺ) appointed a man in charge of an army unit who led them in Salat (prayer); he always concluded his recitation with Surat Al-Ikhlas: “Say (O Muhammad (ﷺ)): ‘He is Allah, (the) One. Allah-us-Samad (Allah – the Self-Sufficient). He begets not, nor was He begotten. And there is none equal or comparable to Him.”‘ (112:1-4) Upon their return to Al-Madinah, they mentioned this to Messenger of Allah (ﷺ), who said, “Ask him why he does so?” He was asked and he said, “This Surah contains the Attributes of Allah, the Gracious, and I love to recite it. Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) then told them, “Tell him that Allah loves him”.

Riyad as-Salihin Book 1, Hadith 388

112.16 Yahya related

To me from Malik from Ubaydullah ibn Abd ar-Rahman that Ubayd ibn Hunayn, the mawla of the family of Zayd ibn al Khattab, said that he had heard Abu Hurayra say, “I was going along with the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, when he heard a man reciting Surat al-Ikhlas (Sura 112). The Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, ‘It is obligatory,’ and I asked him, ‘What is, Messenger of Allah?’ and he said, ‘The Garden.’ I wanted to tell the man the good news but I was afraid that I would miss the midday meal with the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, and I preferred to eat with the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace. When I went to the man afterwards I found that he had gone.”

Muwatta Malik Book 15, Hadith 18

112.17 Ja’far bin Muhammad narrated that his father said

“We entered upon Jabir bin ‘Abdullah, and when we reached him he asked about the people (i.e., what their names were, etc.). When he reached me, I said: ‘I am Muhammad bin ‘Ali bin Husain.’ He stretched forth his hand towards my head, and undid my top button, then undid my lower button. Then he placed his hand on my chest, and I was a young boy at that time. Then he said: ‘Welcome to you, ask whatever you want.’ So I asked him, and he was blind. The time for prayer came, so he stood up, wrapping himself in a woven cloth. Every time he put it on his shoulders, its edges came up, because it was too small. And his cloak was beside him on a hook. He led us in prayer, then he said: ‘Tell us about the Hajj of the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ).’ He held up his hands, showing nine (fingers), and said: ‘The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) stayed for nine years without performing Hajj, then it was announced to the people in the tenth year that the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) was going for Hajj. So many people came to Al-Madinah, all of them seeking to follow the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) and do what he did. He set out and we set out with him, and we came to Dhul-Hulaifah where Asma’ bint ‘Umais gave birth to Muhammad bin Abu Bakr. She sent word to the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) asking what she should do. He said: “Perform Ghusl, fasten a cloth around your waist and enter Ihram.” The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) prayed in the mosque, then he rode Qaswa’ (his she-camel) until, when his she-camel arose with him upon Baida’,’ Jabir said: ‘As far as I could see, I saw people riding and walking in front of him, and I saw the same to his right and left, and behind him, and the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) was among us and Qur’an was being revealed to him, and he understood its meaning. Whatever he did, we did too. Then he began the Talbiyah of monotheism: “Labbaika Allahumma labbaik, labbaika la sharika laka labbaik. Innal-hamda wan-ni’mata laka wal-mulk, la sharika laka (Here I am, O Allah, here I am. Here I am, You have no partner, here I am. Verily all praise and blessings are Yours, and all sovereignty, You have no partner).” And the people repeated his words. And the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) approved of that. And the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) continued to recite the Talbiyah.’ Jabir said: ‘We did not intend (to do) anything but Hajj. We were not aware of ‘Umrah. Then when we reached the House with him, he touched the Corner, and walked quickly (Ramal) for three circuits and walked (normally) for four. Then he stood at the place of Ibrahim and said: “And take you (people) the place of Ibrahim as a place of prayer.” [2:125] He stood with the place between him and the House. My father used to say:* “And I do not think that he mentioned it other than from the Prophet (ﷺ): ‘That he used to recite in those two Rak’ah (at the place of Ibrahim): “Say: ‘O you disbelievers!’” [Al-Kafirun (109)] and “Say: ‘He is Allah, (the) One.’” [Al-Ikhlas (112)] “Then he went back to the House and touched the Corner, then he went out through the gate to Safa. When he drew near to Safa he recited: “Verily, Safa and Marwah are among the symbols of Allah,” [2:158] (and said:) “We will start with that with which Allah started.” So he started with Safa and climbed it until he could see the House, then proclaimed the greatness of Allah (by saying: Allahu Akbar) and said Tahlil (La ilaha illallah) and praised Him (saying Al-Hamdulillah), and he said: “La ilaha illallah wahdahu la sharika lahu, lahul-mulku, wa lahul-hamdu, yuhyi wa yumit wa huwa ‘ala kulli shai’in Qadir. La ilaha illallah wahdahu, La sharika lahu anjaza wa’dahu, wa nasara ‘abduhu, wa hazamal-Ahzaba wahdahu (None has the right to be worshiped but Allah alone, with no partner or associate; His is the dominion, all praise is due to Him, He gives life and causes death and He is able to do all things. None has the right to be worshiped but Allah alone; He has no partner or associate, He fulfilled His promise, granted victory to His slave, and defeated the Confederates alone).” And he said that three times, supplication in between. Then he headed towards Marwah walking normally until, when he started to go downhill, he walked quickly (Ramal) in the bottom of the valley. When he started to go uphill, he walked normally, until he reached Marwah, and he did atop Marwah what he had done atop Safa. At the end of his Sa’y, atop Marwah he said: “If I had known before what I have come to know now, I would not have garlanded the sacrificial animal, and I would have made it ‘Umrah. Whoever among you does not have a sacrificial animal with him, let him exit Ihram and make it ‘Umrah.” So all the people exited Ihram and cut their hair, except the Prophet (ﷺ) and those who had sacrificial animals with them. Suraqah bin Malik bin Ju’shum stood up and said: “O Messenger of Allah! Is this for this year only, or forever and ever?” The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) interlaced his fingers and said: “‘Umrah is included in Hajj like this,” twice. “No, it is forever and ever.” ‘Ali brought the camels of the Prophet (ﷺ), and he found that Fatimah was one of those who had exited Ihram. She had put on a dyed garment and used kohl. ‘Ali disliked this action on her part, but she said: “My father told me to do this.” ‘Ali used to say in Iraq: “So I went to the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ), feeling upset with Fatimah because of what she had done, to ask the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) about what she had said that he said, and that I had disliked that. He said: ‘She spoke the truth, she spoke the truth. What did you say when you began your Hajj?’” He said: “I said: ‘O Allah, I begin the Talbiyah for that for which your Messenger (ﷺ) begins the Talbiyah.’ (He said:) ‘And I have the sacrificial animal with me, so do not exit Ihram.’ He said: “The total number of sacrificial animals that ‘Ali had brought from Yemen and that the Prophet (ﷺ) brought from Al-Madinah were one hundred. Then all the people exited Ihram and cut their hair, apart from the Prophet (ﷺ) and those who had sacrificial animals with them. When the day of Tarwiyah came (the 8th of Dhul-Hijjah), they headed for Mina and began the Talbiyah for Hajj. The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) rode. He prayed Zuhr, ‘Asr, Maghrib, ‘Isha’ and Fajr at Mina. Then he stayed for a short while until the sun rose, and he ordered that a tent of goat hair be pitched for him in Namirah. Then the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) set out, and the Quraish were certain that he was going to stay at Al-Mash’ar Haram or at Al-Muzdalifah, as Quraish used to do during the Ignorance days. But the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) continued until he came to ‘Arafat, where he found that the tent had been pitched for him in Namirah, and he stopped there. Then when the sun had passed its zenith, he called for Qaswa’ and she was saddled for him. He rode until he came to the bottom of the valley, and he addressed the people and said: ‘Your blood and your wealth are sacred to you, as sacred as this day of yours, in this month of yours, in this land of yours. Every matter of Ignorance days is abolished, beneath these two feet of mine. The blood feuds of the Ignorance days are abolished, and the first blood feud of Rabi’ah bin Harith, who was nursed among Banu Sa’d and killed by Hudhail. The usuries of Ignorance days are abolished, and the first usury (that I abolish) is our usury, the usury due to ‘Abbas bin ‘Abdul-Muttalib. It is all abolished. Fear Allah with regard to women, for you have taken them as a trust from Allah, and intimacy with them has become permissible to you through Allah’s Word. Your rights over them are that they should not allow anyone whom you dislike to sit on your bedding.** If they do that, then hit them, but in a manner that does not cause injury or leave a mark. Their rights over you are that you should provide for them and clothe them in a reasonable manner. I have left behind you something which, if you adhere to it, you will never go astray: the Book of Allah. You will be asked about me. What will you say?’ They said: ‘We bear witness that you have conveyed (the message) and fulfilled (your duty) and offered sincere advice.’ He gestured with his forefinger towards the sky and then towards the people, (and said:) ‘O Allah, bear witness, O Allah bear witness,’ three times. Then Bilal called the Adhan, then the Iqamah, and he prayed Zuhr. Then he made Iqamah and prayed ‘Asr, and he did not offer any prayer between them. Then the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) rode until he came to the place of standing, and he made his she-camel face Sakharat*** with the path in the sand in front of him, and he faced the Qiblah, then he remained standing until the sun had set and the afterglow had lessened somewhat, when the disk of the sun disappeared. Then he seated Usamah bin Zaid behind him and the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) set out. He pulled Qaswa’s reins tight until her head was touching the saddle, and he gestured with his right hand: ‘O people, calmly, calmly!’ Every time he came to a hill, he released the reins a little so that she could climb. Then he came to Muzdalifah where he prayed Maghrib and ‘Isha’ with one Adhan and two Iqamah, offering no prayer in between. Then the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) lay down until dawn came, and he prayed Fajr, when he saw that morning had come, with one Adhan and one Iqamah. Then he rode Qaswa’ until he came to Al-Mash’ar Al-Haram. He climbed it and praised Allah and proclaimed His greatness and that He is the only One worthy of worship. Then he remained standing until it had become quite bright, then he moved on before the sun rose. He seated Fadl bin ‘Abbas behind him, who was a man with lovely hair, white and handsome. When the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) moved on, he passed some women riding camels. Fadl started to look at them, so the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) put his hand on the other side. Fadl turned his face to the other side to look. When he came to Muhassir, he sped up a little. Then he followed the middle road that brings you out to the biggest Pillar, until he reached the Pillar that is by the tree. He threw seven pebbles, saying the Takbir with each throw, pebbles suitable for Khadhf (i.e., the size of a chickpea) throwing from the bottom of the valley. Then he went to the place of slaughter, and slaughtered sixty-three camels with his own hand. Then he handed it over to ‘Ali who slaughtered the rest, and he gave him a share in his sacrificial animal. Then he ordered that a piece from each camel be brought; (the pieces) were put in a pot and cooked, and they (the Prophet (ﷺ) and ‘Ali) ate from the meat and drank from the soup. Then the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) hastened to the House, and prayed Zuhr in Makkah. He came to Banu ‘Abdul-Muttalib, who were providing water to the pilgrims at Zamzam, and said: ‘Draw me some water, O Banu ‘Abdul-Muttalib. Were it not that the people would overwhelm you, I would have drawn water with you.’ So they drew up a bucket for him and he drank from it.’”

* It appears that the speaker is Ja’far bin Muhammad who is narrating from his father, from Jabir.
**And they say that the meaning if ‘your furniture’ or, ‘your special place’ in which case the objective is to say that the wife is not to admit anyone in the house whom the husband would be displeased with.
***Sakharat plural of Sakhrah rock or boulder. Nawawi said: “They are the rocks that lay at the base of the Mount of Mercy, and it is the mount in the middle of ‘Arafat.”

Sunan Ibn Majah Vol. 4, Book 25, Hadith 3074

112.18 Abu’Uthman al-Nahdl said

That he offered the sunset prayer behind Ibn mas’ud, when he recited “Say:
He is Allah, the One” (Surah 112).

Sunan Abi Dawud 815

112.19 It was narrated from ‘Abdur-Rahman bin Abi Laila that his father Abu Laila said:

“I was sitting with the Prophet (ﷺ) when a Bedouin came to him and said: ‘I have a brother who is sick.’ He said: ‘What is the matter with your brother?’ He said: ‘He suffers from a slight mental derangement.’ He said: ‘Go and bring him.’” He said: “(So he went) and he brought him. He made him sit down in front of him and I heard him seeking refuge for him with Fatihatil-Kitab; four Verses from the beginning of Al-Baqarah, two Verses from its middle: ‘And your Ilah (God) is One Ilah (God – Allah),’ [2:163] and Ayat Al-Kursi; and three Verses from its end; a Verse from Al ‘Imran, I think it was: ‘Allah bears witness that La ilaha illa Huwa (none has the right to be worshipped but He),’ [3:18] a Verse from Al-A’raf: ‘Indeed, your Lord is Allah,’ [7:54] a Verse from Al-Mu’minun: ‘And whoever invokes (or worships), besides Allah, any other ilah (god), of whom he has no proof,’[23:117] a Verse from Al-Jinn: ‘And He, exalted is the Majesty of our Lord,’ [72:3] ten Verses from the beginning of As-Saffat; three Verses from the end of Al-Hashr; (then) ‘Say: He is Allah, (the) One,’ [112:1] and Al-Mu’awwidhatain. Then the Bedouin stood up, healed, and there was nothing wrong with him.”

Sunan Ibn Majah Vol. 4, Book 31, Hadith 3549

112.20 It was narrated that ‘Uqbah bin ‘Amir Al-Juhani said

“While I was leading the Messenger of Allah [SAW] on his mount on a military campaign, he said: ‘O ‘Uqbah, say!’ I listened, then he said: ‘O ‘Uqbah, say!’ I listened, then he said it a third time. I said: ‘What should I say?’ He said: ‘Say: He is Allah, (the) One…’ and he recited the Surah to the end. Then he recited: ‘Say: I seek refuge with (Allah) the Lord of the daybreak…’ and I recited it with him until the end. Then he recited: ‘Say: I seek refuge with (Allah) the Lord of mankind…’ and I recited it with him until the end. Then he said: ‘No one ever sought refuge (with Allah) by means of anything like them.'”

Sunan an-Nasa’i 5430

112.21 It was narrated from Ibn Abdur-Rahman bin Abza from his father that

The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) used to recite in witr: “Glorify the Name of Your Lord, the Most High;’ and “Say: O you disbelievers!’; and ‘Say: He is Allah, (the) One.” And after he had said the salam, he would say: Subhanal-Malikil-Quddus (Glory be to the Sovereign, the Most Holy) raising his voice the third time.”

Sunan an-Nasa’i 1750

112.22 Narrated Abdullah ibn Khubayb

We went out one rainy and intensely dark night to look for the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) to lead us in prayer, and when we found him, he asked: Have you prayed?, but I did not say anything. So he said: Say, but I did not say anything. He again said: Say, but I did not say anything. He then said: Say. So I said: What am I to say? He said: Say: “Say, He is Allah, One,” and al-Mu’awwadhatan three times in the morning and evening; they will serve you for every purpose.

Sunan Abi Dawud 5082

1112.23 ‘A ishah (May Allah be pleased with her) reported

Whenever the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) went to bed, he would blow upon his hands recite Al-Mu’awwidhat; and pass his hands over his body.

Riyad as-Salihin Book 16, Hadith 54

112.24 Narrated ‘Uqbah bin ‘Amir

“The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) ordered me to recite Al-Mu’awwidhatain at the end of every Salat.”

Jami` at-Tirmidhi Vol. 5, Book 42, Hadith 2903

112.25 Abu Sa’eed narrated

“The Messenger of Allah(S.A.W) would seek refuge from the jinn and the (evil) eye of humans, until Al-Mu’awwidhatain were revealed. So they were revealed he used them and left other than them.”

Jami` at-Tirmidhi Vol. 4, Book 2, Hadith 2058

112.26 Narrated Anas bin Malik

That the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said to a man among his Companions: “Have you married O so-and-so?” He said: “No by Allah O Messenger of Allah! And I do not have anything to marry with.” He said: “Do you not know: Qul Huwa Allahu Ahad?” He said: “Of course.” He said: “It is a third of the Qur’an.” He said: “Do you not know Idha Ja Nasrullahi Wal-Fath?” He said: “Of course.” He said: “It is a fourth of the Qur’an.” He said: “Do you not know Qul Ya Ayyuhal-Kafirun?” He said: “Of course.” He said: “It is a fourth of the Qur’an.” He said: “Do you not know Idha Zulzilat Al-Ard?” He said: “Of course.” He said: “It is a fourth of the Qur’an.” He said: “Marry, marry.”

Jami` at-Tirmidhi Vol. 5, Book 42, Hadith 2895

1112.27 Abu Hurayrah reported

That the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) 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)

112.28 Saeed ibn Musayyib radiyallahu anhu reported

Form that the Prophet sallallahu alaihe wasallam said, “If anyone recites ten times Qul huwallahu ahad a palace will be built for him in paradise. If anyone recites it twenty times, two palaces will be built for him in paradise owing to it and if anyone recites it thirty times, three palaces will be built for him in paradise because of it.”Umar ibn Khattab radiyallahu anhu said, “I swear by Allah, Messenger of Allah, that we shall then produce many palaces for ourselves.” To which he replied, “Allah’s abundant grace is even more comprehensive than that.”

(Dur al-Manthur)

112.29 Hazrat Anas has said

That Rasualllah(صلى الله عليه وسلم) has said, “If anyone recites 200 times everyday Surah Ikhlas 200 of his (minor) sins committed over 50 years will be blotted out of his record; but, if he has to pay loan to anyone, that will not be forgiven.”

(At-Tirmidhi and Darami)

112.30 Hazrat Anas radiyallahu anhu reported

The Holy Prophet sallallahu alaihe wasallam as saying, “If anyone recites two hundred times daily, Qul huwallahu ahad the sins of fifty years will be wiped out, unless he is in debt.” Tirmizi and Darami transmitted it. The latter version has ‘fifty times’ and he did not mention ‘unless he is in debt’.

Another version does not mention ‘unless he is in debt’

(At-Tirmidhi and Darami)

112.31 Hazrat Anas has reported

The saying of Rasulallah صلى الله عليه وسلم that, “If anyone who is about to sleep on his bed lies on his right side, then recited Al-Ikhlas 100 times, Allah will say to him on the Day of the resurrection, ‘My slave, enter Paradie to your right side.'”


112.32 Narrated by Abu Ummamah

The angel Jibreel came to the prophet (pbuh) whilst in tabuk and said: “O Mohamed! Go and attend the funeral of Muaweyah al-Muzani (mabpwh).” the prophet (pbuh) went and the angel gibrael came down amongst 70,000 angels. Then the angel Jibreel stretched his right wing over the mountains and they lowered themselves in humbleness, and he stretched his left wing over the earth and it lowered itself in humbleness to the point where he could see Mecca and Medina. Then the prophet (pbuh), Jibreel and the angels offered prayer on that companion and when the prophet (pbuh) finished the prayer, he said: ‘O Jibreel! How did Muaweyah reach this status?’ and angel Jibreel replied: ‘by reading surat qul hu-wallaahu ‘ahad whilst sitting, walking and riding.’”

(Dalail Nubuwwah of Bayhaqi 5/296, dur al manthur)

112.33 Whoever passes by a grave and recites Surah Al Ikhlaas 11 times and gave the rewards to the dead, he will be awarded rewards equal to the number of how many dead people they are there

(Al Da’eefa 1290)

112.34 Whoever prays Fajr and then recites Surah al ikhlaas 100 times before he speaks to anyone, then for each Surah Ikhlaas he recite , he is forgiven the sins of a whole year

(Al Dha’eefa 405)

112.35 Whoever recites surah ikhlas 10 times after every fardh salah he can enter jannah on the day of judgement from any door he wishes and will get any hoor he wishes.


112.36 The Prophet (s.a.w) said ” O Uqbah, should I not teach you a surah which the like of it was not sent in the Torah nor in the Zabur, nor in the Injeel and even in the Furqaan – there are no comparisons for them…. (They are): Surah Al Ikhlaas, Al Falaq and al Naas

(Al Saheeha 2861)

112.37 “Recite the Muwadathayn (Al Falaq and Al Naas) after every prayer

(Al Saheeha 645)

112.38 The Messenger of Allaah (ﷺ) heard a man reciting the former Surah in the first Rak’ah (Surah al-Kaafiroon #109), so he said, “This is a slave who believes in his Lord.” Then the man recited the latter Surah in the second Rak’ah (Surah al-Ikhlaas #112), so he said, “This is a slave who knows his Lord.”

(At-Tahaawi, Ibn Hibbaan, Ibn Bushraan; al-Ahadeeth al-‘Aaliyaat #16 of Ibn Hajar)

112.39 A man complained of poverty and constrained circumstances to the Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him and give him peace), so he said (Allah bless him and give him peace), “When you enter the house, say the salams whether or not anybody is present, send blessings upon me, and then recite ‘Say, ‘He is God the One…” once.”” The man did so, and Allah rained sustenance down upon him until he spent upon his neighbours and relatives.

(Sakhawi in al-Qawl al-Badi`, Ibn Hajar al-Haytami in al-Durr al-Mandud, Ibn al-Qayyim al-Jawziyya’s Jala’ al-Afham)

112.40 “Whoever recites ‘Say, ‘He is God the One…” when he enters his house, poverty is warded from the people of the house and the neighbours.”

(Tabarani’s al-Mu`jam al-Kabir, Majma` al-Zawa’id)

Sahl ibn Sa’d al-Sa’idi (may Allah be pleased with him) reports

112.41 That a man once complained to the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) of poverty and restricted living conditions. So the Messenger of Allah said to him:‘When you enter the home, then perform Salam [on the inhabitants] if someone is home. And if no-one is home then perform Salam upon me and recite Surah Ikhlas once.’The man began to perform this practice, and as a result he became so rich that the wealth over-spilled to his neighbours too.

(Tafsir al-Qurtubi, Under the commentary of Surah al-Ikhlas).

112.42 Jabir bin Abdullah related

“Whoever accomplishes three things with a sound iman will enter paradise from any of its Gates, and will be married to the pure wives of his choice. He who forgives a murderer of kin; he who settles debts on another person secretly; and he who recites 10 times after every Fard-compulsory prayer Surah Ikhlas.” Abu Bakr said: “or even doing any of these, O Messenger of Allah?” the Holy Prophet (s) then said: “or one of them.”

(Musnad Abu Yala 2/196)

112.43 “When you recite Surah Fatiha and Surah Ikhlas upon lying on your bed, you will be safeguarded and should become fearless of everything except death.”

(Targheeb wa Tarheeb 347, Tafseer Mazhari)

112.44 “Whoever reads Surah Ikhlas until he finishes it, ten times then Allah builds a Palace for him in Paradise as well as additional benefits.”Umar said: ‘Then we will have a lot of Palaces O Messenger of Allah! The Prophet said: Allah has more and what is better.’

(Ahmad, Silsilah as-Saheehah 58)

112.45 “Whoever recites Qul Huwa Allaahu Ahad ten times; Allah will build for him a house in Paradise.”

(Jaami’ al-Sagheer, 6472, Al-Silsilah as-Sahihah’ 589)

112.46 “If anyone recites two hundred times daily, Qul huwallahu ahad the sins of fifty years will be wiped out, unless he is in debt.” (Tirmidhi)

112.47 “Whoever reads surat qul hu-wallaahu ‘ahad every day two hundred times, allah will grant him one thousand five hundred rewards and will erase from him the sins of fifty years, unless he has debts.”

(Dur al-Manthur)

112.48 Whoever recities surah al Ikhlas 100 times, he will be forgiven the sins of 100 years

(Al Da’eefa 295)

112.49 Whoever recities surah al Ikhlas 100 times, Allah will write for him 1500 good deeds , as long as he does not have a debt

(Al Da’eefa 300)

112.50 Aifa ibn Abd Kilai told

Of a man who asked Allah’s Messenger sallallahu alaihe wasallam which Surah of the Qur’aan was greatest and was told that it is Qul huwallahu ahad. He asked which verse of the Qur’aan was greatest and he replied that is the throne verse, Allahu laailaaha illa huwal hayyul qayyoom. He asked, “O’ Prophet of Allah (sallallahu alaihe wasallam) which verse would you like to bring good to you and your people?”

He replied, “The end of Surah Baqarah, for it is one of the treasures of Allah’s treasures of Allah’s Mercy from under His Throne which He gave to this Ummah, and there is no good in this world and the next which it does not include.”

112.51 Reported by Ali

“If Allah Almighty had wanted to punish the Ummah of Sayyiduna Muhammad sall Allāhu ‘alayhi wa sallam he would have never blessed them with [the month of] Ramadhan and Sūrah al-Ikhlās.

(Nuzhat ul-Majalis)


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