أعوذبِاللَّـهِ مِنَ الشَّيْطَانِ الرَّجِيمِ
[I Seek refuge in ALLAH from Shaitan - the accursed one]
بِسْمِ اللَّـهِ الرَّحْمَـٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ
[In The Name of ALLAH, The MOST GRACIOUS - THE MOST MERCIFUL]
VIRTUES OF SURAH IKHLAAS:
|This Surah is equivalent to a Third of the Qur'an:|
Al-Bukhari recorded from Abu Sa`id that a man heard another man reciting
"By He in Whose Hand is my soul, verily it is equivalent to a third of the Qur'an."
Abu Dawud and An-Nasa'i also recorded it.
Another Hadith Al-Bukhari recorded from Abu Sa`id, may Allah be pleased with him, that the Messenger of Allah said to his Companions,
"Is one of you not able to recite a third of the Qur'an in a single night?" This was something that was difficult for them and they said, "Which of us is able to do that, O Messenger of Allah'' So he replied,
"Allah is the One, As-Samad'' is a third of the Qur'an.
Al-Bukhari was alone in recording this Hadith.