H is now reading up to Juz 15.
He has now memorise up to Al Qadr. I was a bit disappointed of the slowness.
B is now reading up to page 11 on the iqra 6. She has memorised to to Al Kawthar. I have started making her recite the simple surahs in Juz Amma and she is now reciting Al Asr. I hope by the time she finishes Iqra’ 6, her quran recitation would be good so she can proceed to Al Baqarah, Insya Allah.
Z is reading up to the letter To ط in the Iqra 1.
I overheard Jack reciting part Fatehah, part Al Ikhlas, Part Annas and part Al Falaq. But somehow he refuse to recite me when I ask him to.
Both H and S have memorised Al Ikhlas and are reciting this every night before they go to sleep, Insya Allah.
According to Ibn Kathir, Imam Ahmad recorded from Ubayy bin Ka’b that the idolators said to the Prophet s.a.w. “O Muhammad! tell us the lineage of your Lord.” So Allah revealed Surah Al Ikhlas 112:1-4
Say: He is Allah the One and Only; (1) Allah, the Eternal, Absolute; (2) He begetteth, not nor is He begotten; (3) And there is none like unto Him. (4)
At the time Prophet Muhammad was revealing Islam the people were worshiping many things for instance
The Christians worship Jesus, whom they claim is the son of God, some people worshiped the sun and moon, some worshiped idols made of stone, wood, gold and silver. Some have gods and goddesses. And they say some gods marry a goddess. Some of these gods need to be served food and drink.
Thus Prophet Muhammad s.a.w invited everyone to worship only one God. This surah denies all the characteristics of false gods that the idolaters are worshiping. That indeed He is one.
قُلۡ هُوَ ٱللَّهُ أَحَدٌ
Say Allah is one.
That Allah cannot have any partners. No equal. The word Al Ahad can only be used for Allah the Mighty and Majestic. Al Ahad is Allah’s name.
This deny the claims of idol worshippers who worship so may different type of gods meant for different function.
Allah the Eternal and Absolute.
He is the Self Sufficient Master of who all creatures depend on. He does not depend on anything. He does not eat or drink. he has no human characteristics at all.
This deny other religion which put God with characters like human. Or those Gods who require food and drink.
As Samad is Allah’s name.
لَمۡ يَلِدۡ وَلَمۡ يُولَدۡ
He begets not, nor was He begotten
It means that Allah does not have a child. A parent. Or a spouse.
This deny the claim that their god is the son of god or the claims that their gods marry a certain goddess.
وَلَمۡ يَكُن لَّهُ ۥ ڪُفُوًا أَحَدُۢ
And there is none co-equal or comparable unto him
One cannot make comparison of Allah to anything for Allah is nothing compared to all His creation.
This soorah describes about Allah’s rights. This surah summarizes the message of the Quran, the oneness of Allah (SWT). It emphasizes worshiping Allah alone and the concept of Tawheed. Always reflect on this surah and may all of my children remain intact on their aqeedah.
1. Allah is One. Al Ahad.
2. Allah is Self Sufficient.
3. Allah does not have any of human traits.
4. Allah does not have a child. he has no parent. And he has no spouse meaning he does not get married like we do. Allah is above all.
5. there is nothing that we can compare to Allah. Nothing at all!
Surah Al Ikhlas is equal to a third of the Quran
Virtues of the Qur’an
Bukhari :: Book 6 :: Volume 61 :: Hadith 534
Narrated Abu Said Al-Khudri:
The Prophet 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 Apostle?” 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.”
Book of Medicine
Bukhari :: Book 7 :: Volume 71 :: Hadith 644
Whenever Allah’s Apostle 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.
From now on, do this before you go to sleep.
I prepared some exercise sheet for them to answer and to understand the surah better, Insya Allah.