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Thursday, 26 July 2012

Learning the Surah of Al-Quran: Surah al-Kafirun(109: The Unbelievers)

The Makkans who resisted the Prophet’s message used to try to make compromises or ‘deals’ with him now and then to change the religion of Islam to something which they thought would be easier for them to practice. In one of these deals some people said that they would worship only Allah for one year if he would worship their idols the next year, and they could continue to take turns year after year.

So Allah swt revealed this surah to make it clear to the Quraysh that this was an impossible idea, and also to show us how we should speak to unbelievers. If a person does not accept Islam after it has been explained to him, we should not argue but simply say ,”Me to my way, you to yours.”

The Prophet saw used to recite this surah along with Suratul-Ikhlas in the sunnah prayer of Salatul- Fajr; he also recommended that Muslims recite it before going to sleep at night, as a protection against the unbelievers.

Surah al-Kafirun (109: The Unbelievers) 
In the name of Allah, the Kindest and Most Merciful One..1. Say: Oh, unbelievers!
2. ‘I do not worship what you worship,
3. And you do not worship what I worship,
4. And I will not worship what you worship,
5. And you do not worship what I worship,   
6. (So,) for you is not your way, and for me is mine.’

Video recitation by Mishary Rashid al-Afasy at

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