Reward for reading Surah al-Ikhlas 10 times
Fatwa No: 84441

  • Fatwa Date:07/07/2002 - Rabee' Al-Aakhir 27, 1423
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Question

Does Hadith say that if you read Surah Al-Ikhlas 10 or 11 times, Allah builds a palace for you?

Answer

Praise be to Allah, the Lord of the World; and may His blessings and peace be upon our Prophet Muhammad and upon all his Family and Companions.

Imam Ahmad narrated in his al-Musnad that the Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam) said: "If anyone recites Surah al-Ikhlas ten times, a palace will be built for him in Paradise because of it". Umar said: 'Then we will recite it many more times'. The Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam) said: "Allah has the most and the best reward" . This Hadith is weak as regarded by Shuaib al-Arnoot .
Imam al-Darimi reported from Saeed bin al-Musayyib that the Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam) said: "If one recites ten times Surah al-Ikhlas, Allah will build a palace for him in the Paradise; and if one recites it twenty times, Allah will build two palaces in the Paradise and if one recites thirty times, Allah will build three palaces in the Paradise". Umar said: 'then we will increase in the number of our palaces, the Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam) said: "Allah is the most generous" . Ibn Katheer said this is good Mursal narration).
We hope Allah will give the mentioned reward if one recites in the numbers mentioned above.
Allah knows best.

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