In the name of Allah, Most kind, and Most Merciful.
- Truly, we have given you al-Kawthar.
- So pray to your lord and sacrifice.
- Indeed, it is the one who hates you who will be cut off.
This is the shortest surah of the Quran. It consists of only 3 verses. It is well known that all the sons of the Prophet ﷺ died during his lifetime and only the daughters survived.
Some leaders of the Quraysh made fun of the Prophet ﷺ when his young son Abdullah died. They said he no longer had any sons to carry on his name. They also said that he would soon be forgotten after his death. In the tribal society of the time, it was important for every man to have s son to carry on his name of honor. After the birth of his first son, a father would be given a title Abu (father of) followed by the given name of his son.
Allah promised the Prophet ﷺ in this surah that it would be those who insult the Prophet ﷺ, and not him, who would leave behind no one to remember them. Now more than 14 centuries later, millions of Muslim’s around the world ask Allah to shower His blessings on the Prophet ﷺ and his family in every prayer as well as on numerous other occasions.
The term al- Kawthar means much good in this life and in the hereafter. It is also the name of the river in paradise. The water of al-Kawthar is whiter than milk and sweeter than honey. Those who drink from it will not feel thirsty again!
This surah promises that the enemies of the Prophet ﷺ are indeed cut off both in this world and in the hereafter.
Fill in the blanks
- The shortest surah of the Quran is _________________________.
- ________________used to make fun of Prophet ﷺ.
- The term ____________________ means much good in this life and in the hereafter.
- Abu means ___________________.
- _______________ is a river of the Paradise.
- Enemies of the Prophet ﷺ will be cut off both in this _______________ and in the _____________________.
- The water of al-Kawthar is __________than milk and sweeter than________________.
- Prophet’s ____________ died during his lifetime.
Source: Islamic studies by Maulvi Abdul Aziz
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By: Nikhat Nishat