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Which Surah has two bismillah / no basmllah? Which surah equals one-third of the Quran?


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Which Surah has two bismillah?

The Surah that contains two instances of “Bismillah al-Rahman al-Rahim” (In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful) is Surah Al-Naml (The Ant). This is the 27th chapter of the Quran and consists of 93 verses. The second “Bismillah” appears before verse 30, within the context of the story of Prophet Solomon (Sulaiman) and the Queen of Sheba.

The inclusion of a second “Bismillah” within the Surah has been a subject of scholarly discussion and interpretation. Some scholars suggest that the second “Bismillah” serves to emphasize the gravity and importance of the letter that Solomon sends to the Queen of Sheba. Others propose that it is an indication of the significance of beginning any important task with the name of Allah for blessings and guidance.

It is also worth noting that the second “Bismillah” is part of the verse itself, unlike the “Bismillah” that appears at the beginning of each Surah, which is considered a separate verse by some schools of thought and an integral part of the Surah by others.

The presence of two instances of “Bismillah” in Surah An-Naml is a unique characteristic that has been preserved in the Quranic text and serves specific thematic and narrative functions, as interpreted by Islamic scholars.

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Which surah has no basmllah?

The only surah in the Quran which doesn’t start with basmala is Surah  Al-Tawba. Muslims start to seek refuge with Allah before reading it, they say:”I seek refuge with Allah from the accursed Shaytan”.

According to the scholars’ opinion, the reason why there is bismillah at the beginning of surah Al-Tawba is that companions considered it as a part of surah Al-Anfaal, because the Prophet Muhammed (PBUH) didn’t confirm that before his death.

Other scholars clarified that Basmalah didn’t fit the surah as it begins with combating disbelievers.

It was reported that Ali – may Allah be pleased with him- was asked about the reason why the surah has no Basmalah, and he said:” Al-Basmalah means peace, and Chapter 9 was revealed with a sword [i.e. ordering the believers to fight the disbelievers] and it does not include any peace”.

Which surah equals one-third of the Quran?

Surah Al-Ikhlas equals one-third of the Quran, if you read it, it would be in reward like reading one-third of the Quran, which contains four verses.

As Abu Said Al-Khudri- may Allah be pleased with him- narrated that the Prophet (PBUH) told the companions: “Are you not able to read a third of the Qur’an in one night? They found this very difficult and replied that nobody amongst us can do so. Then the Prophet (PBUH) said: “Allah, The One, the Self-sufficient “Surah Qul Huwa Allahu Ahad equals a third of the Quran”

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How many bismillah are in the Quran?

The phrase “Bismillah al-Rahman al-Rahim” (In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful) appears 114 times in the Quran. It is generally found at the beginning of each of the 114 Surahs (chapters) except for one, Surah At-Tawbah (The Repentance), which is the 9th chapter. However, the unique feature of Surah Al-Naml (The Ant), the 27th chapter, is that it contains a second “Bismillah” within its text, specifically before verse 30. This makes the total count of “Bismillah” in the Quran 114, despite its absence from the beginning of Surah At-Tawbah.

What to say if I forgot Bismillah?

If you forget to say “Bismillah” (In the name of Allah) before beginning an activity, such as eating or embarking on a task, Islamic tradition recommends saying a specific phrase to compensate for the oversight. The phrase is:

“Bismillahi Awwalahu wa Akhirahu” (In the name of Allah, at the beginning and at the end).

This expression serves to invoke the name of Allah both retroactively for when you started the activity and for the remainder of the activity. It is a way to seek divine blessings and guidance even if you initially forgot to say “Bismillah.”

Islamic scholars and jurists emphasize the importance of remembering Allah in all actions, and this phrase provides a means to maintain that remembrance even if it was initially forgotten.

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