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Brief Explanation of Sūrah al-Ikhlāṣ – By Abu Iyaad Amjad Rafiq حفظه الله. Khutbah at Masjid As-Sunnah, Bradford, UK.
Some points discussed during this Khutbah:
- The reason Allāh revealed the Qur’ān, and some of its characteristics.
- The reason for the revelation of Sūrah al-Ikhlāṣ.
- An example of the effect this sūrah had upon the Companions (رضى الله عنهم).
- Proof that Sūrah al-Ikhlāṣ is equivalent to one third of the Qur’ān.
- How the Messenger ﷺ taught the Companions to use this sūrah as a means of protection from evil.
- The Greatest and Loftiest Name that every other Name and their meanings enter into.
- Ibn Kathīr (رحمه الله) on the meaning of the Name Al-Aḥad.
- A warning against the deviant groups who were affected by Greek Philosophy and their false interpretations of Tawḥīd.
- Ibn ‘Abbās’ (رضى الله عنهما) explanation of the Name Aṣ-Ṣamad.
- One of the most evil claims against Allāh.
- Two of the greatest Names of Allāh that if a person were to call upon Allāh by way of them, he will be answered.
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