Translation of the HOLY QUR’AN – 108.Surat Al-Kawthar (The Abundance) – سورة الكوثر

Surat Al-Kawthar (The Abundance) – سورة الكوثر

بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ

[In the Name of ALLAH, the ENTIRELY MERCIFUL, the ESPECIALLY MERCIFUL]

 

108:1

إِنَّا أَعْطَيْنَاكَ الْكَوْثَرَ

Pronunciation

Inna aAAtaynakaalkawthar

Translation

Indeed, We have granted you, [O Muhammad], al-Kawthar.

Tafsir al-Jalalayn

We have assuredly given you, O Muhammad (s), Abundance — [the name of] a river in Paradise and his [the Prophet’s] pool around which his community shall gather; al-kawthar also means the abundant good [that has been given to the Prophet], such as prophethood, the Qur’ān, intercession, and the like.

108:2

فَصَلِّ لِرَبِّكَ وَانْحَرْ

Pronunciation

Fasalli lirabbika wanhar

Translation

So pray to your Lord and sacrifice [to Him alone].

Tafsir al-Jalalayn

So pray to your Lord, the prayer of the Festival of Immolation (‘īd al-nahr), and sacrifice, your offering.

108:3

إِنَّ شَانِئَكَ هُوَ الْأَبْتَرُ

Pronunciation

Inna shani-aka huwa al-abtar

Translation

Indeed, your enemy is the one cut off.

Tafsir al-Jalalayn

Indeed it is your antagonist, your hater, who is the severed one, refraining from all [acts of] good, or the one whose line of offspring will be severed [by his not having any]: this was revealed regarding al-‘Āsī b. Wā’il, who called the Prophet (s) al-abtar, ‘the severed one’, when his son al-Qāsim died.

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