Surah kauthar is the 108th chapter of the Quran, consisting of three short verses, The name “Al-Kawthar” translates to “abundance” or “goodness” and holds significant spiritual meaning for Muslims, Revealed in Mecca, this surah emphasizes gratitude and acknowledgment of the immense blessings bestowed upon believers.

Surah al kausar in english

Here is surah kauthar in English:

إِنَّآ أَعۡطَيۡنَٰكَ ٱلۡكَوۡثَرَ (1) فَصَلِّ لِرَبِّكَ وَٱنۡحَرۡ (2) إِنَّ شَانِئَكَ هُوَ ٱلۡأَبۡتَرُ (3)

In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

Indeed, We have granted you, [O Muhammad], the Abundance (of good).

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

Indeed, the one who hates you is truly cut off [from future hope].

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Meaning of surah al kausar

The meaning and explanation of surah kauthar:

General meaning

surah kauthar talks about the favor of Allah on His Prophet Muhammad, by granting him the Kawthar River in Paradise, and ordering him to pray and sacrifice in gratitude to Allah, and promising him to cut off the trace of his enemies.

Explanation of the verses

إِنَّا أَعْطَيْنَاكَ الْكَوْثَرَ

إِنَّا: The name of Allah.

أَعْطَيْنَاكَ: Past tense verb built on the سکون because it is connected to the raised dammah pronoun, and the subject is hidden and estimated as we.

الْكَوْثَرَ: Direct object, accusative, and its sign is the fatha.


  • In the language: Abundant good.

In the interpretation:

  • A river in Paradise: Narrated by Ibn Umar from the Prophet.

The Prophet described it as a river with banks of gold, its course on pearls and rubies, its soil is better than musk, its water is sweeter than honey, and whiter than snow.

  • Abundant good in the world and the Hereafter: Narrated by Ibn Abbas.

فَصَلِّ لِرَبِّكَ وَانْحَرْ

فَصَلِّ: An order from the verb “صلى”.

لِرَبِّكَ: Jar and majrur related to the verb “صلى”.

وَانْحَرْ: An order from the verb “نحر”.

The order to pray and sacrifice:

  • Thank Allah for the blessing of Kawthar.
  • Getting closer to Allah through worship.
  • Showing servitude to Allah.

إِنَّ شَانِئَكَ هُوَ الْأَبْتَرُ

إِنَّ: A letter of confirmation and نصب.

شَانِئَكَ: Nominative raised and its sign is the dammah.

هُوَ: Separate raised pronoun in the place of the news.

الْأَبْتَرُ: Second news raised and its sign is the dammah.


  • In the language: The cut.
  • In the interpretation:

Whose lineage is cut off: It was said about Al-As bin Wael, who used to slander the Prophet.

Cut off from good: That is, cut off from grace and blessing.

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The purposes of Surah Kawthar

  • To show the favor of Allah on His Prophet Muhammad.
  • To console the Prophet on the death of his son Qasim.
  • To respond to the enemies of the Prophet.
  • To emphasize the prophethood of Muhammad.

Benefits of Surah Kawthar

  1. The favor of Allah on His believing servants.
  2. The importance of thanking Allah for His blessings.
  3. Responding to the enemies of Islam.
  4. Emphasis on the prophethood of Muhammad.

Surah kauthar for rizq

There is no definitive proof that reciting Surah Al-Kawthar directly brings sustenance, In Islam, sustenance comes from Allah and is acquired through work, effort, and trust in Allah, However, reciting Surah Al-Kawthar can help attract sustenance indirectly by:

1- Increasing faith and reliance on Allah

  • surah kauthar reminds us of Allah’s favor and generosity towards His servants, which strengthens our faith in Him and increases our reliance on Him.
  • Trusting in Allah is one of the most important reasons for sustenance, as Allah says: “And whoever relies on Allah – then He is sufficient for him.” (Surat At-Talaq: 3).

2- Feeling psychological comfort

  • Reciting the Quran in general, including surah kauthar, helps to feel psychological comfort and peace of mind.
  • Peace of mind helps to focus and persevere in work, which may lead to an increase in sustenance.

3- Feeling contentment and satisfaction

  • surah kauthar reminds us that Allah gives His servants what is best for them, whether it is money, health, or something else.
  • Feeling contentment and satisfaction helps us to enjoy what Allah has provided us with and keeps us away from envy and greed, which may lead to an increase in sustenance.

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