Surah Quraish is the 106th chapter of the Quran, consisting of only four verses. It is named after the tribe of Quraish, the dominant tribe in Mecca during the time of Prophet Muhammad. This Surah holds great significance as it highlights the blessings and provisions bestowed upon the Quraish by Allah, particularly in terms of security, sustenance, and protection.
بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ
إِيلَافِهِمْ رِحْلَةَ الشِّتَاءِ وَالصَّيْفِ
فَلْيَعْبُدُوا رَبَّ هَٰذَا الْبَيْتِ
الَّذِي أَطْعَمَهُم مِّن جُوعٍ وَآمَنَهُم مِّنْ خَوْفٍ
Surah Quraish In Roman English
Bismillāhi r-raḥmāni r-raḥīm
I’lāfihim riḥlata sh-shitā’i waṣ-ṣayfi
Falya’budū rabbahaẓā l-bayt
Alladhī aṭ’ama-hum min ju’in wa āmanahum min khawfin
Surah Quraish English translation
In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
For the accustomed security of the Quraysh –
Their accustomed security [in] the caravan of winter and summer –
Let them worship the Lord of this House,
Who has fed them, [saving them] from hunger and made them safe, [saving them] from fear.
Surah Quraish emphasizes the importance of gratitude and worship towards Allah, the Lord of the Sacred House (the Kaaba in Mecca), which was maintained and safeguarded by the Quraish. It reminds the Quraish, and by extension all believers, to acknowledge the Divine favors they have received and to express gratitude through devotion and worship.
This short Surah serves as a reminder of the blessings provided by Allah and the responsibility to worship Him alone. It also highlights the special status of the Quraish tribe and the importance of maintaining the sanctity and security of the Sacred House. Despite its brevity, Surah Quraish carries a profound message of gratitude, devotion, and recognition of Allah’s benevolence.
Allah Knows Better.