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Sura al-Ikhlas

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This article is an introduction to the Sura al-Ikhlas; to read its text see text:Sura al-Ikhlas.
Sura al-Ikhlas
al-Masad← →al-Falaq
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Sura Number 112
Juz' 30
Revelation Number 22
Makki/Madani Makki
Verse Count 4
Word Count 15
Letter Count 47

Sūra al-Ikhlāṣ (Arabic: سورة الإخلاص) or al-Tawḥīd (Arabic: التوحيد) is 112th sura of the Qur'an. It is a Makki sura located in juz' thirty. This sura is called al-Tawhid or al-Ikhlas because it speaks about the unity of God and releases human being from polytheism.

The content of Sura al-Ikhlas is about unity of God and His needlessness of anything and the need of all beings to Him. Many merits are mentioned for Sura al-Ikhlas, including that it is equal to one third of the Qur'an and three times recitation of it equals to a complete recitation of the Qur'an. Its recitation in daily prayers is emphasized in hadiths. In a hadith, the noble Prophet (s) likened Imam Ali (a) to Sura al-Ikhlas and said that the same way three times recitation of Sura al-Ikhlas equals to complete recitation of the Qur'an, loving Imam Ali (a) by the tongue, heart, and hand (in practice) is loving Islam.