surah kausar meaning
Bismi Allahi arrahmani arraheem
This translates to: “In the name of Allah, the most gracious, the most merciful.”
In the name of Allah, the most Gracious, the most Merciful
In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, The Most Merciful
Surah Kausar is a very important surah. As you will recall from earlier discussions, it is the one that tells us to recite it when we intend to do something evil or sinful. In terms of its meaning and benefit, it is also one of the most popular surahs in the Koran: It has been mentioned in more than twenty other surahs. These are all verses of some importance; they are among those surahs that were revealed during battle or as an admonishment against oppression and atrocities. Let’s look at Surah Kausar verse by verse:
1. Waqul huwa allathee ja’ala lakumu al-arda firashan waalssamaa binaan waanzala mina alssama-i maaan faakhraja bihi mina alththamarati rizqan lakum fala tadu likulli ommatin ghaniyyan kathalika yubayyinu Allahu lakum ayatihi laallakum tatafakkaroon(a)
Surah Al-Kauthar Meaning
This is the Surah where Allah Almighty has and will grant Kauthar (a river in paradise) to the Holy Prophet for which he thanked Him. The title of this Surah has been derived from verse 1, where the word kauthar occurs. Ibn ‘Abbas says that when the Holy Prophet received this revelation, he said: “I have been given a river at my place,” and he was very happy at it. There are two categories of commentators of the Quran: some say that this river is in the Paradise and others say that it is on earth and flows by his grave. But both agree that it is a great blessing of Allah Almighty, and its water contains much physical as well as spiritual benefits, which no one can imagine or estimate.
2. Waman athlamu mimman manaa maAAahum AAabdan min rabbihim wakaannahu muAAridun illa an ya/tiyahum sooan faAAasa Allahu bihim hasaratin bighayri hisabin falayaAAlama annahu ladayhi siraatun mustaqeem(un)
This verse criticizes the people who have disbelieved in Allah, their Lord. It points out to them a certain truth, and asks them if they have ever pondered over it, or why they have not pondered over it yet?
It puts its finger on a phenomenon which exists in the world of nature. The phenomenon referred to is that of the alternation of day and night. Everyone knows that during the day time the earth is covered with light, and at night it becomes covered with darkness. The question raised here is whether this alternation of light and darkness has not made any impression on these people? If it has not made any impression on them so far, what prevents them from thinking about it now? Surely there are many things in life which we take for granted without thinking about them; but when we stop to think we marvel at those things or learn a lesson from them. This verse indicates that if one looks closely into this natural phenomenon he will realize that behind this alternation there exists a system (sunan). This system was not created casually nor does it operate accidentally; rather, it operates according to certain rules which work consistently under all circumstances.
3. Faminhum man ya/ti bikitabin liyu/min billahi warasoolihi thumma yukhadiAAuhu baAAda allathee ahsana waohillahu fee alddunya wayawma alqiyamati walahu AAathabun aleem(un)
The Holy Qur’an says that [Qur’an 3:156] He shall be told to go on reciting the Holy Qur’an and rise to a high place in Jannah.