This is a guide to surah Kafirun rumi with the help of audio recitation. It is prepared for those of you who are just learning to read common surahs. I hope that this guide will help.
Translation Surah Kafirun
- Say, ˹O Prophet,˺ “O you disbelievers!
- I do not worship what you worship,
- nor do you worship what I worship.
- I will never worship what you worship,
- nor will you ever worship what I worship.
- You have your way, and I have my Way.”
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Background Surah Kafirun
Surah Al-Kafirun (سورة الكافرون) is the 109th surah in the Quran. This surah contains 6 verses and belongs to surah Makkiyah .The name Al Kaafiruun (the disbelievers) is taken from the word that appears in the first verse of this letter.
At the time of the spread of Islam in Mecca, the Quraish who opposed the Prophet SAW were relentlessly looking for ways to stop the Islamic threat to the beliefs of their ancestors. In one of these efforts they tried to propose a compromise to the Prophet SAW where they offered: if the Prophet wants to worship their God, then they will also worship God as the concept of Islam. Then this surah was revealed to answer that.
It was narrated by ath-Thabrani and Ibn Abi Hatim, who sourced from Ibn Abbas that the Quraish sought to influence the Prophet Muhammad SAW. By offering him wealth so that he would become the richest man in Mecca. They also offered him to marry any woman he wanted.
They conveyed the offer to him, saying, “This is what we have prepared for you. O Muhammad, provided you do not curse our god and disparage him, or worship our gods for a year. Then Prophet Muhammad SAW replied, “I will wait for a revelation from my Allah.
This surah Kafirun was revealed with respect to the event as an order to reject the offer of the infidels. And surah az-Zummar verse 64 was revealed: Say: “Then do you ask me to worship other than Allah, O you who do not know?” as an order to reject the call of fools who worship idols.
Narrated by Abdurrazzaq who originated from Wahb; and it was narrated by Ibn Mundzir who came from Juraij that the disbelievers of Quraysh said to the Prophet.
Benefits of Surah Al Kafirun
The Surah Al Kafirun teaches us to be tolerant in practicing the teachings of their respective religions.
The Qur’an commands us to respect the followers of other religions. Coinciding with the last part of this verse which means ‘For you is your religion and for me is my religion’.
While it should be respectful, there is no tolerance in matters related to faith and worship. Respect for other religions and beliefs does not mean weakening or affirming their truth.
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Quarter of Quran
From Anas bin Malik, Rasulullah SAW said, “Do you not memorize (Al Kafirun).?” The man replied, “True”. He replied, “(It is worth) a quarter of the Qur’an” Hadith Narrated by At-Tarmizi
Rasulullah SAW said: “Surah ‘Qul ya ayyuhal kafirun’, equal to a quarter of Al-Quran” Hadith Narrated by Al Hakim
The words of the Prophet Muhammad SAW:
“Whoever reads Surah Kafirun. Then the comparison is like reading 1/4 of the Quran, in addition to being free from shirk, farthest from the temptations of Satan and apart from the shocking events”Hadith Narrated by At Tirmizi
Cleanser from Shirk
From Farwah bin Naufal quotes from his father that the Prophet Muhammad SAW said:
“Read surah Al Kafirun, then sleep after that, because indeed it is a liberator (cleanser) from shirk.” -Hadith Narrated by Abu Dawud, Tirmidhi, An-Nasa’i, Ibn Hibban, and Al Hakim
The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said:
“When you want to sleep at night then you should recite… (surah al Kafirun) and then sleep when you have finished reciting it because it is liberation from shirk.” Hadith Narrated by al-Tirmidhi
So this is the Surah Kafiroon. I hope you have learn it well.