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Overview - Surah 103: al-`Asr (Time) Views: 01352
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Naming Convention of the Surah [ edit ] Last edited: 30/03/2016

This Surah takes its name from the first Ayat, وَالْعَصْرِ "By time," [103].

There are 3 Ayat in this Surah.

 
 
Top 10 Most Frequent Root Words used in this Surah
Central Theme [ edit ] Last edited: 03/03/2016

This Surah is a matchless specimen of comprehensiveness and brevity. A whole world of meaning has been compressed into its few brief words, which is too vast in content to be fully expressed even in a book. In it, in a clear and plain way it has been stated what is the way to true success for man and what is the way to ruin and destruction for him. Imam Shafi’i has very rightly said that if the people only considered this Surah well, it alone would suffice them for their guidance. How important this Surah was in the sight of the Companions can be judged from the tradition cited from Abdullah bin Hisn ad-Darimi Abu Madīnah, according to which whenever any two of them met they would not part company until they had recited this Surah to each other. (Tabarani)

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Connection of the name of the Surah and its Ayaat [ edit ] Last edited: 04/03/2016
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Connection between the beginning and the ending of the Surah [ edit ] Last edited: 04/03/2016
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Connection of the Surah to the Surah before/after it [ edit ] Last edited: 04/03/2016
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The Virtues of the Surah [ edit ] Last edited: 03/03/2016
  • Shuyaib ibn Hudaifah said, "When two Companions of the Prophet [saw] would meet they would not depart until they had read Surah al-Asr [103] and then they would give salam [and leave]." [al-Awsat of Tabrani and Shu'b of al-Baihaqi]
  • Imam Shafi'ee said, "If only mankind reflected upon this Surah it would be sufficient for them."
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Important key and unique words of the Surah [ edit ] Last edited: 04/03/2016
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Period of Revelation [ edit ] Last edited: 30/03/2016

Although Mujahid, Qatadah and Muqatil regard it as a Madīnan Surah, a great majority of the commentators say it is Makkan; its subject matter also testifies that it must have been sent down in the earliest stage at Makkah, when the message of Islam was being presented in brief but highly impressive sentences so that the listeners who heard them once could not forget them even if they wanted to, for they were automatically committed to memory.

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Background Reasons for Revelation [ edit ] Last edited: 04/03/2016
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Lessons/Guidance/Major-Issues/Reflections [ edit ] Last edited: 01/10/2016
  • The formula for the way to salvation is to become a Believer, do good deeds, be truthful and patient and advise the same to others.
  • Allah(swt) starts this Surah by an oath taking in order to attract the attention of people.
  • Verily, the human being is in lost state if he/she thinks that they can manage life without guidelines.
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Wiki Forum Last edited: 04/03/2016
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Miscellaneous Issues Last edited: 04/03/2016
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