بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَنِ الرَّحِيمِ
This Surah was revealed in Mecca and contains sixty nine verses. The names of some of Suras such as Al-Baqarah Al-Fil, An-Naml, and An-Nahl, have been taken from the names of the animals which are mentioned somehow in these verses.
In verse No. 41 of this Surah, the construction of Polytheism is counted the frailest building like the house of spider and, thus, this Surah has been nominated as Surah ‘Ankabut.
This Surah speaks about a few subjects, such as: Faith, the man’s duty, the Divine trial, the history of some prophets, prohibition of unfair disputes, and relying on other than Allah.
Majma‘-ul-Bayan narrates a noble tradition from the holy Prophet (S) who said:
“Whoever recites Surah ‘Ankabut will have ten good rewards as the number of all believers and hypocrites.”