The 25th chapter of the Holy Quran is Surah Al-Furqan. The title of the surah means The Criterion. The name Al-furqan is taken from the first verse of the surah where the Holy Quran is portrayed as the book of criterion or Furkan. The 77 beautiful verses discuss many significant topics of Islam and clarify and answer the doubts and questions that were raised against the Holy Quran.
Surah Al-Furqan is a Meccan surah and it comprises eight hundred and ninety six (896) words, five hundred and seventy four (574) unique words without repetition, three thousand eight hundred and seventy eight (3878) letters, six (6) rukus and no sajdah.
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Summary of the Verses
In the very first verse of the Surah Al-Furqan Allah states that Allah had sent down the Quran as a book of criterion on Muhammad (Pbuh) so that he can become a warner to the whole of humanity. Verses 4-9 answer many accusations that were raised against the book of criteria. In the surah, Allah further states that on the day of judgment false deities will deny any claim of divinity and blame their worshipers for doing shirk. The further verses discuss prophets including Musa, Nuh, Ad and Lut alaihissalam. Verses 59-60 informs us of the phases of creation. The last verses warn us against believing like deaf and blinds.
Reciting and Reading benefits of this surah:
Every Surah of the Holy Quran has some specific teachings for us to follow. Surah Al-Furqan is not by any means different. Every verse of the surah teaches us something that will help us lead our lives in accordance with the teaching of the Quran and guide our dependents to the right and straight path. The benefits of reading surah Al-Furqan are mentioned below:
Benefits of Reciting:
1. The Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said: One who recites this Surah, Allah will raise him on the Day of judgment as one who has believed that the hour is inevitable and there is no doubt in it; he will enter heaven without accounting.
2.The reciter will be able to strengthen his iman by becoming clear of misconceptions rose by unbelievers.
3.The reciter will understand that whenever it is hard to separate the truth from the false one should always look for answers to one’s confusions in the Quran.
4.In the Ayats 23-25 The All merciful Allah tells us that the people who were blasphemous and didn’t follow the straight path, their good deeds will not bring them any benefits in the day of judgment while the believers will enjoy the benefits of paradise; the wrongdoers will regret their deeds in the hereafter. This verse will make the reciter aware of the harsh punishments the disbelievers will get in the hereafter thus will encourage the reciter to follow Islam and its laws.
Surah Al-Furkan is of course one of the most important chapters of The Holy Quran as it discusses highly important topics that give us a clear understanding of how we should live our lives and many important and significant parts of Islam. Hence reciting this chapter of The Holy Quran will surely benefit the reciter in this world and in the hereafter, if Allah wills.