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surah sad
What is surah sad about? Why was it revealed? What are the benefits of reading this surah? That’s what we will learn in this article.

Why was surah sad revealed? There are two opinions regarding this question, the first is that surah saad was revealed for Umar Ibn Al-Khattab when he converted to Islam. Because it made the Muslims happy and made the disbelievers angry. The disbelievers went to Abu Talib and asked him to judge between them and the prophet. He requested the presence of the prophet and when he came his answer was that there is no God but Allah and they refused to listen to that.

The other opinion is that surah 38 was revealed when Abu Talib was ill and the disbelievers visited him to complain about what the prophet was doing and his calling for the new religion.

 
What is surah sad about?
Surah al sad discusses many important topics and here are the major issues discussed in the surah:

  •       The oneness of Allah, the surah shows what happened to the displacers in the past for worshipping other gods.
  •       The story of the prophet Dawood.
  •       The creation of heavens and earth.
  •       Story of the Prophet Sulaiman:
  •       Story of prophet Ayub, and how he stayed patient through his sickness.
  •       Story of the prophet Adam.

 
Where was surah sad revealed?
Quran surah sad was revealed to the Prophet (peace and blessing be upon him) when he was in Mecca. It was revealed before surah Al-Araf.
When was surah sad revealed?
Surah Saad was revealed in a time between Al-Isra and Al-Miraj and the migration to Habasha.
Why the surah was named sad?
The surah was named Sad after the first verse in the surah that starts with the alphabetical sad.
صٓ ۚ وَٱلْقُرْءَانِ ذِى ٱلذِّكْرِ ١

“Ṣãd. By the Quran, full of reminders!”
 What is the main theme of surah al sad?
The main theme of surah Saad is the oneness of Allah, the revelation of the Quran to the holy prophet, and the day of judgment.

This surah shows us that our enemy is the devil and that we shouldn’t listen to his whispers. Also, the surah shows the prophet how the other prophets went through rejection from their people and how they were abused.
what surah to listen to when sad?
Quran recitations heal our souls from all negative feelings, so here are the best surahs to read when you’re sad:

  1.  Surah Al-Kahf.

It talks about faith (the people of the cave), wealth (the story of the man who had two beautiful gardens), power (the story of Dhul-Qarnayn), and knowledge (the story of Moses and khidr). 

From all these beautiful stories we learn how to deal with life’s obstacles and tests. We learn that we should be patient, thankful, and humble. We understand that having faith in Allah will solve all our problems and know that he will be there for us to protect us and guide us no matter what happens. So, if you’re feeling anxious reading surah Kahf will heal your heart and makes all the anxiety goes away.

  1. Surah Ar-Rahman.

Surah Ar-Rahman shows us how many blessings we have in our lives, it talks about the rewards of the believers, what will happen to the disbelievers, and the day of judgment. In this surah, there’s a verse that is repeated 31 times, and it says: “then which of the bounties of your Lord do you both (man and jinn) deny”.

This verse shows us that no one on earth whether humans or Jinn can deny the many blessings that we were given.

  1. Surah Ad-Duha.

This surah was revealed to the prophet when he was going through depression, as the revelation stopped for 6 months and he thought that he did something wrong that made Allah angry with him. He was losing hope and his people kept making fun of him, even the believers started to question themselves. But one day this surah was revealed to the prophet to comfort him and the believers.

  1. Surah Ash-Sharh.

It’s the surah number 94 with only eight verses yet it carries hope and comfort to one’s heart. It was revealed to the holy prophet when he was going through a lot of hardships to comfort him. This surah tells us to turn to Allah and never give in to sadness and distress, whenever there’s darkness, the light will come to erase it all. Reading this surah when feeling anxiety will relieve you and give you peace of mind.

  1. Surah Yusuf.

This Surah discusses the story of the prophet Yusuf and the hardships he went through. It tells the story of patience, faith, and Iman. It shows us how Yusuf had faith in Allah no matter what happened to him and how Allah responded to his prayers. It is the surah number 12 in the holy Quran that was revealed to the prophet after the year of sorrow.
Is surah al sad Makki or Madani?
Surah Sad is a Makki surah; it was revealed to the prophet when he was still in Mekka before the migration to Madinah. The surah is the surah number 38 in the holy Quran and it discusses the topics regarding the Islamic faith.
 In which para is surah Saad?
Surah Sad is in para number 23 and it is surah number 38 in the holy Quran with 88 verses.
How to memorize surah Saad?
To memorize surah as sad 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.
Surah sad benefits
The prophet (peace and blessing be upon him) said the following about the benefits of reading Surah Saad:

“Whoever recites Surah Sad, will Allah give him reward as much as the weight of every mountain that Allah had subjected it for David (as), and He protects him from persisting in committing sins whether minor or major.”

Imam Baqir said:

“Whoever recites Surah Sad in the night before Friday will be given good rewards of the world and the Hereafter (by Allah) as much that have not been given to anyone of the people save the Divine prophets and the near-stationed angels, and Allah admits him and all those he loves from among his household in Paradise, even the servant who served him.”
Surah sad Tafseer
Here is the tafsir of the first verses of surah Saad.
وَالْقُرْءَانِ ذِى الذِّكْرِ
(By the Qur’an full of reminding.) means, by the Qur’an which includes all that is in it as a reminder and a benefit to people in this life and the Hereafter. Ad-Dahhak said that the Ayah,
بَلِ الَّذِينَ كَفَرُواْ فِى عِزَّةٍ وَشِقَاقٍ 
(Nay, those who disbelieve are in false pride and opposition.) means, in this Qur’an, there is a reminder for those who will be reminded and a lesson for those who will learn a lesson, but the disbelievers will not benefit from it because they

 
فِى عِزَّةٍ
(are in false pride) meaning, arrogance, and tribalism,
 وَشِقَاقٍ
(and opposition.) means, they are stubbornly opposed to it and go against it. Then Allah scares them with news of how the nations who came before them were destroyed because of their opposition to the Messengers and their disbelief in the Scriptures that were revealed from heaven. Allah says:
كَمْ أَهْلَكْنَا مِن قَبْلِهِم مِّن قَرْنٍ
(How many a generation have We destroyed before them!) meaning, disbelieving nations.
فَنَادَوْاْ
(And they cried out) means, when the punishment came to them, they called for help and cried out to Allah, but that did not save them at all. This is like the Ayat:
فَلَمَّآ أَحَسُّواْ بَأْسَنَآ إِذَا هُمْ مِّنْهَا يَرْكُضُونَ – لاَ تَرْكُضُواْ وَارْجِعُواْ إِلَى مَآ أُتْرِفْتُمْ فِيهِ وَمَسَـكِنِكُمْ لَعَلَّكُمْ تُسْأَلُونَ 
(Then, when they perceived (saw) Our torment, behold, they (tried to) flee from it. Flee not, but return to that wherein you lived a luxurious life, and to your homes, in order that you may be questioned.) (21:12-13). Abu Dawud At-Tayalisi recorded that At-Tamimi said, “I asked Ibn `Abbas, may Allah be pleased with him, about the Ayah:
فَنَادَواْ وَّلاَتَ حِينَ مَنَاصٍ
(And they cried out when there was no longer time for escape.) He said that it was not the time for them to call or flee or escape. Muhammad bin Ka`b said, concerning the Ayah:
﴿فَنَادَواْ وَّلاَتَ حِينَ مَنَاصٍ﴾
(And they cried out when there was no longer time for escape.) “They called for Tawhid when their lives were over, and they resorted to repentance when their lives were over.” Qatadah said, “When they saw the punishment, they wanted to repent when there was no longer time to call out.” Mujahid said:
فَنَادَواْ وَّلاَتَ حِينَ مَنَاصٍ
(And they cried out when there was no longer time for escape.) “It was not the time to flee or escape,” Allah says:
وَّلاَتَ حِينَ مَنَاصٍ
(when there was no longer time for escape.) meaning, there was no time to escape or run away, and Allah knows best.

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Hadith on surah as sad
The prophet (peace and blessing be upon him) said the following about Surah Saad:
“Whoever recites Surah Sad, will Allah give him reward as much as the weight of every mountain that Allah had subjected it for David (as), and He protects him from persisting in committing sins whether minor or major.”
surah sad summary
Surah al sad discusses many important topics and here are the major issues discussed in the surah:

  •       The oneness of Allah, the surah shows what happened to the displacers in the past for worshipping other gods.
  •       The story of the prophet Dawood.
  •       The creation of heavens and earth.
  •       Story of the Prophet Sulaiman:
  •       Story of prophet Ayub, and how he stayed patient through his sickness.
  •       Story of the prophet Adam.

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