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An incident has been related in Bukhari on the authority of Hadrat Anas. He says: “A man from among the Ansar led the Prayers in the Quba Mosque. His practice was that in every rak`ah he first recited this Surah and then would join another Surah to it. The people objected to it and said to him:”Don’t you think that Surah Ikhlas is by itself enough? Why do you join another Surah to it? You should either recite only this surah, or should leave it and recite some other Surah. He said: “I cannot leave it, I would rather give up leadership in the Prayer, if you so desired.” The people did not approve that another man be appointed leader instead of him. At last, the matter was brought before the Holy Prophet. He asked the man, “What prevents you from conceding what your companions desire? What makes you recite this particular Surah in every rak`ah?” The man replied: “I have great love for it.” The Holy Prophet remarked: “Your this love for this Surah has earned you entry into Paradise.”

Yahya related to me from Malik from Abd ar-Rahman ibn Abdullah ibn Sasaca from his father that Abu Said al-Khudri heard a man reciting Surat al-Ikhlas (Sura 112), repeating it over and over again. In the morning he went to the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, and mentioned it to him, as if he thought little of it. The Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, “Bythe One in whose hand my self is, it is equal to one third of the Qur’an.”

Malayalam Video Commentary of Sura Ikhlas by Simsar ul Haq Hudawi.

Posted on March 6, 2008

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