The name Ikhlas means “The Purity or the Sincerity”. Surah Al Ikhlas is not simply the name of the surah but the reflection of the content. The different Surahs of the Holy Quran normally were named after the phrase existing in them. However, in this Surah, the word Ikhlas has taken place nowhere. It has been given this name in reference to its meaning. It is one of the shortest Surah of the Quran that summarizes the essence of Islam. It is the proclamation declaration of the oneness of Allah and the inspiration of Muslim’s perception of one Allah.
Surah Al-Ikhlas Benefits:
1. Protection benefits:
2. Protection from Sorcery:
3. Prosperity and well-being:
“Whoever recites Surah Al Ikhlas while entering in his/ her house, poverty will be removed from his house and neighbors.”It says that whoever recites this surah, Allah grants him his halal wishes in this world and also forgives him for his life after death. The continuous recitation of the Surah Al Ikhlas increases the existence of the angels at the time of his death.
4. Source of Allah’s kindness and love:
“Say: He is Allah, Absolute Oneness…., by him in whose hand my soul is, it is equal to one-third of the Quran!” (Bukhari)It improves the awareness of the person towards his/ her most beneficial Allah Almighty who recites it regularly. Its blessings additionally encompass religious and internal peace and delight of soul, heart, and mind.
5. Acceptance of Prayers (Dua):
6. A pathway to paradise:
“If anyone who is about to sleep on his bed lies while lying on his right side and recite Surah Al-Ikhlas 100 times, Allah will say to him on the day of the resurrection, ‘My slave, enter Paradise to your right side.”(Tirmidhi) The Messenger of Allah (SAW) said: “One who recites Surah Al Ikhlas ten times, Allah will build a house in Paradise for him.
Asbab Al Nzoul of Surah al Ikhlas:
The Surah distinctly shows that Allah is one. He neither eats nor drinks. He is neither father nor a son. He is an individual who does not rely upon anyone for anything.