Benefits and Virtues of Surah 103 Al-Asr


103. Al-`Asr

103.1 At-Tabarani (رحمه الله) recorded

From `Abdullah bin Hisn Abi Madinah that he said, “Whenever two men from the Companions of the Messenger of Allah (صلى الله عليه وعلى آله وسلم) used to meet, they would not part until one of them had recited Surat Al-`Asr in its entirety to the other, and one of them had given the greetings of peace to the other.”

(Tafsir Ibn Kathir)

103.2 Ash-Shafi`i (رحمه الله) said,

“If the people were to ponder on this Surah, it would be sufficient for them.”

(Tafsir Ibn Kathir)

103.3 Ibn Abbas (رضي الله عنه) said about

 ﴾ والعصر ﴿

By time (103:1)

that Wal-Aasr means the time of evening before sunset.

(Dur al-Manthur)

103.4 Ibn Abbas (رضي الله عنه) said that in 

 ﴾ والعصر﴾ ﴿ إن الإنسان لفي خسر ﴿

By time. Indeed, mankind is in loss (103:1-2)

al-insana refers to Abu Jahl bin Hisham and

﴾ إلا الذين آمنوا وعملوا الصالحات ﴿

Except for those who have believed and done righteous deeds (103:3)

points to Ali and Salman al-Farsi (رضي الله عنهم). And Allah Knows Best.

(Dur al-Manthur)

103.5 Imam  Ja’far as-Sadiq (عليه السلام) said:

He who recites (Surah) ‘Asr, in his optional prayers, Allah will raise him with a shining, bright face, cheerful features, and delighted eyes (looking upon the blessings of Allah), until when he enters Paradise on the Day of Judgement.


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