Surah Nasr is equal to 1/4 of the Quran

Question

Is this correct?

“Surah Nasr four times equals to one Quran”

 

Answer

This is probably understood from the Hadith reported by Sayyiduna Anas ibn Malik (radiyallahu ‘anhu) wherein Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) once asked a Sahabi if he was married. The Sahabi (radiyallahu ‘anhu) responded that he does not have the financial means to get married. Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) then reminded him that he knew certain Surahs by virtue of which he could get married, one of these Surahs being Surah Nasr.

The part in question is as follows:

Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) asked, “…Do you not know ‘Idha Ja-a Nasrullahi wal Fath‘ [i.e. Surah Nasr]. He replied, “Yes, indeed.” Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said, “1/4 of the Quran.” [i.e. It is equivalent to 1/4 of the Quran]

(Sunan Tirmidhi, Hadith: 2895)

 

Imam Tirmidhi (rahimahullah) has declared the Hadith sound (hasan).

 

Note: I have merely answered your question regarding the virtue of this Surah. This should therefore not be viewed as a Fiqh ruling. Kindly consult a Mufti/Darul Ifta for a fatwa regarding what is suitable as dowry.

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar