Al-A’la describes the Islamic view of existence, the Oneness of Allah, and Divine revelation, additionally mentioning rewards and punishments. Mankind often hides things from each other and from themselves as well. The sura reminds us that Allah knows the things that are declared and things that lie hidden. The final verse of this Sura affirms that a similar message was also revealed to Abraham and Moses in their scriptures.
This sura is a Al-Musabbihat sura because it begins with the glorification of Allah.
Benefits of reciting Surah al-A’ala
- It is narrated that the reciter of this Surah will get the reward equal to ten times the number of letters in the divine books that were revealed to the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.), Prophet Ibrahim (a.s.) and Prophet Musa (a.s.).
- It is also said that in the hereafter, he will be told to enter Jannah through whichever door he pleases.
- Imam Ali (a.s.) used to recite this surah often in his compulsory prayers.
- Surah al-A’ala is also good for relieving ear pains and other ailments.