Benefits of Surah Taghabun and Best Lessons and Secrets Learned

Benefits of Surah Taghabun and Best Lessons and Secrets Learned

Surah Taghabun is one of the chapters of Al-Musabihat, which commenced with Allah’s glorification. It’s a surah that doesn’t include proven benefits from the Sunnah. 

Check out this blog to know all you need about surah Taghabun, its benefits, and lessons.

What is Surah Taghabun?

Surah Taghabun comprises 18 verses. It was sent down before Surah At-Tahrim

Surah Taghabun is one of the chapters that the scholars haven’t agreed on its place of revelation; as some of them said it’s a Madani, but others think it’s a Makki. In the Quran, it’s the 64th surah.

It’s one of the surahs which begins with Allah’s glorification: {Whatever is in the heavens and whatever is on the earth ˹constantly˺ glorifies Allah}.

Surah Taghabun is one of the chapters that include one of Judgment Day’s names, which has different synonyms such as the day of exodus, the day of recompense, and the day of the meeting. This surah belongs to the list of Al-Musabihat chapters.

What are the Benefits of Surah Taghabun?

Surah Taghabun has benefits that are unproved in the Sunnah. Here are them:

1. Protecting from sudden death

Protecting from sudden death according to this hadith:”

Whoever recites surah Taghabun, He will be safe from sudden death his life will be long.”

2. Increasing wealth and marriage

Increasing wealth after reading the surah three times. Reciting the surah three times is a reason for getting married or having children. But there is no proof for that from the Sunnah.

3. Protection from harm and illness:

Safeguarding from enemies and their harm. Healing from illness. Saving from the cruelty and injustice of rulers.

4. Finding a lost person:

Reciting the verses from 7-9 for 66 times besides dua is a reason for finding the lost person. Reciting verse 13 for 111 times helps to meet the needs.

5. Find the Right Path:

After Fajr prayer for 40 days, reciting the surah helps the believer to be on the right path.

6. Entering Paradise:

Reciting the surah is a reason for entering paradise and being with the messenger of Allah (SAW).

7. Paying off the debt 

Reading both 17 and 18 verses after Fajr’s prayer 100 times is a reason for paying off the debt for debtors.

Note: All these benefits of surah al taghabun are not based on evidence from the Quran and/or Sunnah. They are general to all of the Quran.

What Does Taghabun Mean?

Taghabun is one of the names of Judgement Day. It means mutual deception, mutual dispossession, deprivation, or loss. 

In this surah, Taghabun means the exchange between the people of paradise and hellfire, as the believers chose the bliss and disbelievers chose the torment.

Why was Surah Taghabun Revealed?

One of the reasons for sending down Surah Taghabun was a Makki man who converted to Islam and wanted to migrate to Medina with other Muslims.

But his people blamed him for his decision due to leaving without his family.

That’s why Allah revealed the 14th verse:

{O believers! Indeed, some of your spouses and children are enemies to you, so beware of them. But if you pardon, overlook, and forgive ˹their faults˺, then Allah is truly All-Forgiving, Most Merciful} (64:14).

The companion Ikrimah Bin Abo Gahl (may Allah be pleased upon him) reported that some Makki men didn’t want to leave their families while others immigrated to Medina.

But they found out the other Muslims learned from the prophet Muhammed (PBUH) when they came to Medina, so they regretted and wanted to punish their families. 

So, Allah commanded them to forgive their families in the surah {But if you pardon, overlook, and forgive ˹their faults˺, then Allah is truly All-Forgiving, Most Merciful}.

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Lessons from Surah Taghabon

There are many lessons learned from Surah Taghabon

1. Demonstrating Allah’s ability

The first verses show the ability of Allah as he created heaven, earth, and humans in the best appearance.

{He created the heavens and the earth for a purpose. He shaped you ˹in the womb˺, perfecting your form. And to Him is the final return} (Taghabun 64:3)

The fourth verse demonstrates Allah’s ability to know everything that happens in the heavens and the earth and what people hide:

{He knows whatever is in the heavens and the earth. And He knows whatever you conceal and whatever you reveal. For Allah knows best what is ˹hidden˺ in the heart.} (Taghabun 64:4)

2. Severe punishment is the destiny of disbelievers 

In the fifth verse, Allah faces the disbelievers with their denies of believing in the resurrection with a question about their knowledge of the old nations, who disbelieved and got their punishment: 

{Have the stories of those who disbelieved before not reached you ˹pagans˺? They tasted the evil consequences of their doings, and they will suffer a painful punishment} (5:64)

The earlier nations didn’t believe in the messengers of Allah and mocked of being humans calling them to believe. That’s why Allah punished them also:

{That was because their messengers used to come to them with clear proofs, but they said ˹mockingly˺, “How can humans be our guides?” So they persisted in disbelief and turned away. And Allah was not in need ˹of their faith˺. For Allah is Self-Sufficient, Praiseworthy} (64:6)

3. The reward for believers and disbelievers

Allah mentioned in the 9th verse the name of the surah. The day of Taghabun is when the believers enter paradise but the disbelievers will stay in hellfire.

{˹Consider˺ the Day He will gather you ˹all˺ for the Day of Gathering—that will be the Day of mutual loss and gain. So whoever believes in Allah and does good, He will absolve them of their sins and admit them into Gardens under which rivers flow, to stay there forever and ever. That is the ultimate triumph.} (64:9)

4. Obeying Allah and relying on him

In the 12th, Allah calls the people to obey him as Allah is the only worthy of worship and real believers who rely on him:

{Obey Allah and obey the Messenger! But if you turn away, then Our Messenger only has to deliver ˹the message˺ clearly.} (64:12)

{Allah—there is no god ˹worthy of worship˺ except Him. So in Allah let the believers put their trust} (64:13)

5. Warning of life temptations 

Wealth and children can be a sedition for the believers as they can distract them from obeying Allah or not, test their faith. So they should be aware of that:

{Your wealth and children are only a test, but Allah ˹alone˺ has a great reward} (64:15)

How to Memorize Surah Taghabun? 

Memorizing surah Taghabun seems challenging for you. So here are the best tips that help you retain the verses easily:

  • Identify the meaning of each verse to memorize easily.
  • Learn how to recite the verses with the proper pronunciation by playing a recitation video.
  • Keep listening to Quran audion until you can pronounce all the verses correctly.
  • Recite the verses loudly in a free-distraction space to retain them effectively.
  • Recite what you’ve memorized while performing prayer to revise.
  • Spilled the surah into three parts as you can memorize 6 verses in each part to ease retaining.

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This surah has many lessons to learn from such as proving Allah has a great ability of creation and who disbelieved in resurrection got a severe punishment in the hereafter.

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