Surah As-Saba, Chapter 34

(The Saba)
No. 34 (Revealed at Mecca)
54 Verses in 6 Sections

The Feature of Surah As-Saba

بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَنِ الرَّحِيمِ

In The Name of Allah, The Beneficent, The Merciful

This Surah has been revealed at Mecca, and contains fifty four verses. For the explanation of the people of Saba mentioned in this Surah, it has been called Saba and, like other Meccan suras, most expressions of it are about ideological issues, and the Origin and the End (Hereafter) in particular.

In the story of Solomon, of course, and his encounter with the people of Saba, a part of the Divine bounties and the end of the thankful believers and disbelievers are pointed out.

The Virtue of the Surah

Imam Sadiq (as) in a tradition has said:

“He who recites the couple of Suras which has begun with the praise of Allah (suras Saba and Fatir) in a night, he will be in the protection of Allah, the Almighty and in His guard; and if he recites them in the daytime, no undesirable thing will come to him on that day, and he will be given so much good of this world and the next that has never come to his mind and which he has never desired or thought of.” 1

  • 1. Majma‘-ul-Bayan, Vol. 8, P. 375