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The Feature of Surah al-Fatir

This Sura has been revealed at Mecca, and contains forty five verses.

‘Fa-t?ir’ is one of the attributes of Allah and it means ‘the Originator’. The name of this Sura has been taken from the first verse of the Sura in which Allah has been introduced as ‘the Originator of the heavens and the earth’.

Like other Meccan Suras, the main axis of the discussion in this Sura is about Origin, Resurrection, and struggle against polytheism.

The Virtue of the Sura

Imam S?a-diq (a.s.) in a tradition said: “There are two suras in the Qur’a-n which are one after another and they begin with /alhamd-u-lilla-h/ (the praise belongs (only) to Allah): Sura As-Saba’, and Sura Al-Fa-t?ir. Whoever recites them by night, Allah will protect him in His support, and whoever recites them during the day, there will come to him no affliction (on that day) …” 1

Notes:

1. The Commentary of Nu-r-uth-Thaqalayn, Vol. 4, P. 345

Adopted from the book : "The Light of the Holy Qur'an; Interpretation of Surah al-Fatir" by : "Sayyid Kamal Faghih Imani and a Group of Muslim Scholars"

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