Explanation of Suratul A’laa Part 1

Suratul A’laa is special for many reasons. One of them is that the Prophet PBUH would like to recite this surah in the Jumuah salaah, and the 2 eid prayers (Eidul fitr and eidul adha).

The Prophet recommended reading it for isha prayer in jamaa’ because it’s not too long and not too short. It’s just right.

Another special quality of Suratul A’laa is that it’s named after Allah’s name, Al A’laa, which means The Most High. The following video explains a little bit, what it means to be Al A’laa.

Watch from 06:54

The first verse is:

سَبِّحِ اسْمَ رَبِّكَ الْأَعْلَى
Exalt the name of your Lord, the Most High

After reciting the first verse, the Prophet would then say

سُبْحَانَ رَبِّيَ الْأَعْلَى
Glory to my Lord, the Most High

Since the Prophet PBUH used to say it, we should also try to say it too. May Allah help us in achieving this. Ameen.

Sources: Tafsir Ibn Kathir, Ad-Duha Institute Mini Tafseer Book Series

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