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Surah al imran
In this article, we will learn about the various benefits and lessons of reciting surah al Imran, in addition to its Tafseer and much important information.
Why was surah al Imran revealed?
The cause of revealing Surat Imran can be seen from its first verses, Allah says:

(قُلْ آمَنَّا بِاللَّـهِ وَمَا أُنزِلَ عَلَيْنَا وَمَا أُنزِلَ عَلَىٰ إِبْرَاهِيمَ وَإِسْمَاعِيلَ وَإِسْحَاقَ وَيَعْقُوبَ وَالْأَسْبَاطِ وَمَا أُوتِيَ مُوسَىٰ وَعِيسَىٰ وَالنَّبِيُّونَ مِن رَّبِّهِمْ لَا نُفَرِّقُ بَيْنَ أَحَدٍ مِّنْهُمْ وَنَحْنُ لَهُ مُسْلِمُونَ)

This surah was revealed because of the delegation of the tribe of Najran in the second year of migration. However, some scholars say that it was revealed in the third year of hijra because of the Battle of Uhud  
What is surah al Imran about?
Suratul al Imran discusses many topics, here are some of them:

  •       There’s no God but Allah.
  •       Jihad, fighting, and invasions.
  •       All religions came from Allah.
  •       The battle of Uhud and what happened in it.
  •       The prophets.
  •       The surah also mentioned the people who took other Gods to worship and the ones who claim that Allah has a son.
  •       The prophet Jesus and his miracles.
  •       The story of the prophet Jesus’ mother, Maryam.

Where was surah al Imran revealed?
Imran surah was revealed in Madinah, with 200 verses, and it is the surah number three in the Quran.
When was surah al Imran revealed?
Surah al Umran consists of three discourses, the first one was revealed after the battle of Badr, the second was revealed in 9 A.H. and the third part was revealed after the battle of Uhud.
Why the surah was named al Imran?
Surah Imran was named after the family of Imran because this surah mentions the story of the family of Imran.
Is surah Imran makki or madani?
surah al e Imran is a madani surah.
Who is Imran on surah al Imran?
Imran whose story is mentioned in this Surah is the father of “Maryam”.

Ibn Kathir said: “what is meant by this Imran is: He is the father of Mary, daughter of Imran, mother of Jesus, son of Mary, peace be upon them.”
How many ayat in surah al Imran?
Surah Imran has 200 Ayah.
how many verses are there in surah al Imran?
The number of verses of surah al Imran is 200 verses.
What are surah al Imran’s benefits and lessons?
Here are some of the benefits of reading Surah Al-Imran:

Imam al-Nawawi said: “They were called that because of their light, their guidance, and the greatness of their affair.” That is, everything that shades and blocks the heat of the sun, and the word “Furqan”; That is, two parts, and what is meant by that is that the reward of the two surahs of Al-Baqarah and aal Imran will shade the servant on the Day of Resurrection.”

Recite Surah Imran on Friday and you will be granted Allah’s mercy until the sunset, and angels will ask Allah to forgive you.

If someone is facing hardship in earning money, he should write the surah on a piece of paper and carry it with him.
Lessons learned from Surah Imran.
We learn to obey the instructions of the holy prophet (peace and blessing be upon him).

If something good or bad happened it’s just a test from Allah.

Having a faith in Allah during hardships is what makes a person a true believer.
how to memorize surah Imran?
To memorize al Imran surah the first thing you should do is to read the full surah slowly. Then take the first verse and repeat it a couple of times, when you finish, try to recite it by heart. When you make it move to the second verse and repeat the process. When you finish memorizing it, try to recite the two verses by heart, and if you succeed go to the next verse, and when you finish the third verse recite the three verses by heart and do the same until you memorize the full surah.

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Hadith on surah al Imran.
Here are some of the hadiths that mention aal Imran Surah:

The prophet (peace and blessing be upon him) said about the virtues of reading Surah Imran: “Read the Qur’an, for it will come on the Day of Resurrection as an intercessor for its companions. For they will come on the Day of Resurrection as if they were clouds, or as if they were two ends, or as if they were two groups of swarming birds arguing on behalf of their owners.”


The Prophet Muhammad (Peace and blessing be upon him) said to Muadh: “Should I not teach you a supplication which, when used to implore Allah, Allah shall pay your debt, even it be as huge as Mount Uhud? He then mentioned them (i.e. Surah al Imran verses 26 & 27)”


Abdullah ibn Masud said: “What an excellent treasure Surah al Imran is to the pauper when he recites it in prayer during the last part of the night”


Abu Umamah narrated that the Messenger of Allah (Peace and blessing be upon him) said

“Read the two radiant ones al-Baqarah and Al ‘Imran for they will come on the Day of Resurrection like two clouds, or two shades, or two flocks of birds, pleading for their companions”


Our beloved Prophet Muhammad (Peace and blessing be upon him) said: “Allah’s most Magnificent name, which when used to implore Him, He responds, is found in three Surahs. Al Baqara, Al’ Imran, and Taha”
Surah al Imran tafseer.
Here’s the tafseer of Surah Al-Imran:

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ٱللَّهُ لَآ إِلَـٰهَ إِلَّا هُوَ ٱلْحَىُّ ٱلْقَيُّومُ ٢

Allah! There is no god ˹worthy of worship˺ except Him—the Ever-Living, All-Sustaining.

نَزَّلَ عَلَيْكَ ٱلْكِتَـٰبَ بِٱلْحَقِّ مُصَدِّقًۭا لِّمَا بَيْنَ يَدَيْهِ وَأَنزَلَ ٱلتَّوْرَىٰةَ وَٱلْإِنجِيلَ ٣

He has revealed to you ˹O Prophet˺ the Book in truth, confirming what came before it, as He revealed the Torah and the Gospel

مِن قَبْلُ هُدًۭى لِّلنَّاسِ وَأَنزَلَ ٱلْفُرْقَانَ ۗ إِنَّ ٱلَّذِينَ كَفَرُوا۟ بِـَٔايَـٰتِ ٱللَّهِ لَهُمْ عَذَابٌۭ شَدِيدٌۭ ۗ وَٱللَّهُ عَزِيزٌۭ ذُو ٱنتِقَامٍ ٤

previously, as a guide for people, and ˹also˺ revealed the Standard ˹to distinguish between right and wrong˺. Surely those who reject Allah’s revelations will suffer a severe torment. For Allah is Almighty, capable of punishment.


إِنَّ ٱللَّهَ لَا يَخْفَىٰ عَلَيْهِ شَىْءٌۭ فِى ٱلْأَرْضِ وَلَا فِى ٱلسَّمَآءِ ٥

Surely nothing on earth or in the heavens is hidden from Allah.

هُوَ ٱلَّذِى يُصَوِّرُكُمْ فِى ٱلْأَرْحَامِ كَيْفَ يَشَآءُ ۚ لَآ إِلَـٰهَ إِلَّا هُوَ ٱلْعَزِيزُ ٱلْحَكِيمُ ٦

He is the One Who shapes you in the wombs of your mothers as He wills. There is no god ˹worthy of worship˺ except Him—the Almighty, All-Wise.

Tafseer of surah Imran:

Tafseer of verses 1 to 9: Among these verses are the power and greatness of Allah Almighty, beginning with the creation of the universe and His uniqueness in managing this universe without the presence of a partner with Him.

Tafseer of verses from 10 to 18: These verses clarified the bad consequence of the unbelievers, as well as the reward of the righteous with their Lord.

Tafseer of verses 19 to 32: The verses are moved again to show the power of Allah Almighty, and then explain the consequences of those who turn away from the Book of Allah.

Tafseer of verses 33 to 59: These verses explain the story of the Lady Mary, peace be upon her, in detail.

Tafseer of verses from 60 to 91: These verses clarified everything related to the People of the Book, and how the Qur’an began with their call and guidance, and then moved to the evidence of their punishment at the end.

Tafseer of verses 92 to 95: These verses clarified the slander of the Jews against our master Jacob, peace be upon him, and then explained the penalty for this slander.

Tafseer of verses from 96 to 108: These verses moved to the construction of the Kaaba and a statement that it was the first house dedicated to the believers, and then Allah Almighty called all people to unite him.

Tafseer of verses from 109 to 120: These verses included some directives that concerned the believers in particular and not others, and then moved to explain the punishment of the unbelievers.

Tafseer of verses 121 to 129: These verses are concerned with mentioning what was mentioned in the battles of Badr and Uhud.

Tafseer of verses 130 to 143: These verses included some directives for the believers and made it clear that the reward of the believers is Paradise, and then the verses affirmed the oneness of the message that was revealed to the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace.

Tafseer of verses 144 to 156: In these verses, Allah Almighty has addressed the believers.

Tafseer of verses from 157 to 174: These verses clarified the reasons why the believers were defeated in the battle of Uhud, and the consequences that resulted from it in detail, and then explained the status of martyrs in the afterlife.

Tafseer of verses from 175 to 184: Punishing the Jews for the miserliness that the Qur’an describes them with.

Tafseer of verses 185 to 190: These verses clarified some of the evidence that affirms the Oneness of  Allah Almighty, His Power, the Mighty and Sublime, and His Greatness.

Tafseer of verses 191 to 200: After surah al e Imran presented many topics between the reward of the believers and the consequence of the hypocrites and unbelievers, the surah was concerned with explaining the reward of the righteous in the Hereafter.
surah Imran summary
The summary of the topics discussed in Suraht Al-Imran is:

  •         There’s no God but Allah.
  •         Jihad, fighting, and invasions.
  •         All religions came from Allah.
  •         The battle of Uhud and what happened in it.
  •         The prophets.
  •         The surah also mentioned the people who took other Gods to worship and the ones who claimed that Allah had a son.
  •         The prophet Jesus and his miracles.
  •         The story of the prophet Jesus’s mother, Maryam.


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