This is the eighty-seventh surah of the Qur’an which contains 19 verses. The Arabic word for it is Al-Ala, which means “The Highest”, or “Glory to Your Lord in The Highest”. Al-Aa’la describes the Islamic view of existence, the Oneness of Allah, and Divine revelation, along with rewards and punishments. There are a lot of things we hide from each other as well as from ourselves. It’s a Makki Surah in quran.

Recitation of surah Al Ala offers so many benefits including it offers protection while traveling and also getting the personal reward of Jannah, benefits for pile diseases, and many more.

Surah Al-Ala Benefits

The benefits of surah Al Ala are as follows.

Surah Recitation is Heavenly Scriptures

When one recites Surah Ala, it is as if they are reciting the heavenly scriptures that were sent down on Prophet Ibrahim (a.s.) and Prophet Musa (a.s.).”

Beneficial for Pain

It is also beneficial for ear pains and other ailments to recite Surah al-A’la. The recitation of Sura A’la would heal ear or neck pain or sickness very quickly. In addition to curing piles, it would also heal broken limbs.

Protects During Traveling

If you are traveling, recite Surah Al-Ala for safety.

Beneficial Piles Disease

The person suffering from piles would be cured very quickly if written texts of Surat A’ala were wrapped around their necks.

Best Reward

 The Holy Prophet (peace be on him and his household) has said that whoever recites these verses, will be rewarded with ten good deeds for each character of God’s revelations to Abraham, Moses, Jesus, and Muhammad (peace be upon them all). So if you are reciting quran daily then must recite this chapter of the quran.

Will be Rewarded Paradise

Those who recite this chapter in their mandatory or optional prayers, on Qiyamah, will be told: “Enter Paradise from whichever gate you wish.”  Al-Islam

Surah Al-Ala Wazif

Here are some wazaif related to Surah Al-Ala. As Hazrat Anas told Imam Bazar that

In the Zuhr and Asr prayers, the Holy Prophet recited ‘Sabbihi Isma Rabbika Al-A’ala’ (Surah 87) and ‘Hal Ataka Hadeethu Al-Ghashiyah’ (Surah 88). (Dur al-Manthur)

According to Imam Tabrani, Hazrat Abdullah bin Harith bin Abdul Muttalib narrated this story to him

During the Maghrib prayer, the Messenger of Allah recited ‘Sabbihi Isma Rabbika Al-A’ala’ (Surah 87) in the first rakah and ‘Qul Ya Ayyuha al-Kafiroon’ (Surah 109) in the second rakah. (Majama az-Zawaid 2/298, Dur al-Manthur)

Facts about Surah A’la

There are many topics discussed in Surah Ala of the Quran, including the glory and attributes of God, the Prophet’s duties and how God helps him preserve revelation as it is revealed to him, the Quran as a reminder, and the fate of the evil-doers in the Hereafter. Furthermore, it shows how the Hereafter is better than this material world.

Hadith Related to Aurah Al-Ala

Khalid (رضي الله عنه) said

“Shu’bah narrated to us, he said: Salamah and Zubaid informed me, from Dharr, from Ibn ‘Abdur-Rahman bn Abza from Abdur-Rahman (رضي الله عنهم), that the Messenger of Allah (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) used to recite in Witr: “Glorify the Name of your Lord, the Highest;” and “Say: O you disbelievers!;’ and ‘Say: He is Allah, (the) One.’ And when he said the taslim, he would say Subhanal-Malikil-Quddus (Glory be to the Sovereign, the Most Holy) three times, raising his voice with Subhanal-Malikil-Quddus the third time.” Sunan an-Nasa’i 1733

‘Uqbah bin ‘Amir Al-Juhani (رضي الله عنه) said:

“When the following was revealed: ‘So glorify the Name of your Lord, the Most Great’,[69:52] the Messenger of Allah (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) said to us: ‘Say this in your Ruku’.’ And when the following was revealed: ‘Glorify the Name of your Lord, the Most High.’[87:1] the Messenger of Allah (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) said to us: ‘Say this in your prostrations.’” Sunan Ibn Majah Vol. 1, Book 5, Hadith 887

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