Soorah An-Nasr is also known as Soorah At-Tawdee‘
Fatwa No: 262552

Question

what is the other name of surah an nasr and what does it mean? and why was it named? plzzzzzzz i need an answer if u got the answer in shaa Allah.

Answer

All perfect praise be to Allaah, The Lord of the Worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allaah, and that Muhammad, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, is His slave and messenger.

Soorah An-Nasr - meaning victory - (no. 110) is also known as Soorah at-Tawdee‘, or 'the Farewell Soorah'. Al-Qurtubi  may  Allaah  have  mercy  upon  him wrote, “Soorah An-Nasr [Quran 110] was revealed in Madeenah according to scholarly consensus. It is also knows as Soorah At-Tawdee‘. It consists of three verses. It is the last Soorah of the Quran to be revealed as a whole. Ibn ‘Abbaas  may  Allaah  be  pleased  with  him underlined that in the report cited in Saheeh Muslim.  [Tafseer Al-Qurtubi]

The Soorah is called Tawdee' as it indicated the imminent death of the Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam. In this chapter, Allaah, The Exalted, has informed him of the approach of his death. Ibn ‘Abbaas  may  Allaah  be  pleased  with  him said, “It heralds the [end of the] life of the Messenger of Allaah, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, and informs him of it.” He  may  Allaah  be  pleased  with  him recited the Soorah in full; Allaah, The Exalted, says (what means): {When the victory of Allaah has come and the conquest,* And you see the people entering into the religion of Allaah in multitudes,* Then exalt [Him] with praise of your Lord and ask forgiveness of Him. Indeed, He is ever Accepting of repentance.} [Quran 110:1-3] He  may  Allaah  be  pleased  with  him commented, "The conquest referred to in the Soorah was the conquest of Makkah; it was a sign for the imminent death of the Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam. He, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, was directed to exalt and praise His Lord and seek His forgiveness." [Al-Bukhari]

Allaah Knows best.

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