Quran Study

A Small Surah With the Biggest Message

Exploring Surah Al-Ikhlas, The Sincerity, Equal to a Third of the Quran

Adele Arbi
The Crescent
Published in
5 min readJun 3, 2024

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As Muslims, born or revert, we have a Surah that we all have memorized very early in our faith journey, most probably the first one or second after The Fatihah.

We say it every morning, evening and before sleep as part of the adhkar (remembrance of God), and we recite in prayer when we are short in time, followed by that feeling of guilt that you took the easy path.

That feeling of guilt makes me feel sad when I think about it. We are reciting the surah with the biggest message, considered equal to one third of the Quran, and we are feeling guilty of that?

This inspired me to spend this Quran Study session giving this surah all the time and attention it deserves. So next time I recite it, instead of rushing through it and feeling guilty, I can slow down, reflect on its words, and feel its weight and power.

I am documenting my journey of studying the Quran in a series of stories.

First and foremost for myself, and then for anyone who would like to read about the Quran from the perspective of a fresh reader, who…

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Adele Arbi
The Crescent

A curious soul exploring and documenting life. London-based Tech Expat | Muslim | Polyglot | Booklover | Traveler