Al-Ikhlaas is not merely the name of this Surah but also the title of its contents, for it deals exclusively with Tauhid. The other Surahs of the Quran generally have been designated after a word occurring in them, but in this Surah the word Ikhlas has occurred nowhere. It has been given this name in view of its meaning and subject matter. Whoever understands it and believes in its teaching, will get rid of shirk (polytheism) completely.
Al-Ikhlaas is a Makkii Surah, i.e., reaveled before the migration of the Holy Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) from Makkah to AL-Madina. It is located in page No. 604 and consists of 4 Ayahs.
The Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said regarding this Glorious Surah: “Is anyone of you [i.e., the Companions may Allah be pleased with them] incapable of reciting one-third of the Qur’an in one night?” They considered it burdensome and said: “O Messenger of Allah, which of us can afford to do that?” He (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: “Surat Al-Ikhlas [Say: He is Allah (the) One] is equivalent to one-third of the Qur’an.” [Al-Bukhari]
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