Summary of Quran Chapter 64, Surah At-Taghabun Mutual Loss and Gain

Surah At-Taghabun (Mutual Loss and Gain) is the most comprehensive chapter of the Quran regarding matters of faith. Before this, Surah Al-Munafiqun had discussed hypocrisy. Hypocrisy has a negative aspect within a person, while its positive aspect is faith. In the Quran, after Sura Al-Munafiqun, Surah At-Taghabun is placed as if presenting a complete picture from both perspectives.

A brief introduction to the structure of this chapter (surah At-Taghabun) is that in the initial seven verses of the first section, the three aspects of faith are mentioned: faith in Allah and His attributes, faith in Prophethood, and faith in the Hereafter. The next three verses emphasize the powerful call to accept these truths, urging people to acknowledge, accept, and engrave them in their hearts with confidence. The first five verses of the second section of the surah at-taghabun illustrate the fruits of faith and the changes that should occur in a person’s thinking, perception, and personality as a result of faith. 


Surah At-Taghabun


For example, just as a healthy mango tree will bear mangoes, similarly, the external and internal fruits of genuine faith become evident. After discussing the fruits of faith, the last three verses of the surah at-taghabun emphasize the strong and effective encouragement to fulfill the practical requirements of true faith. In these, the importance of piety, listening, obedience, and spending in the way of Allah is strongly emphasized. In this way, this sura is divided into four parts. (Summary by Late Dr. Israr Ahmed, a renowned Islamic scholar). 

Summary of Quran Chapter 64, Surah At-Taghabun

While some commentators have classified certain verses of this surah at-taghabun as Makki (revealed in Mecca) and others as Madani (revealed in Medina), most commentators consider the entire surah at-taghabun as Madani. However, its contents are inclusive of the fundamental beliefs of Islam, similar to Makki surahs. The call to faith in the perfection of Allah’s power is given, emphasizing the beliefs in Tawhid (oneness of Allah), Prophethood, and the Hereafter.

While highlighting the reasons for the destruction of previous nations, attention is drawn to the fact that every individual should embrace faith in Allah, His true Messenger, and the revealed Book to prepare for the Hereafter. If individuals, including family members, obstruct this path, it should be understood that they are not working for the well-being of the person or benevolent to the person, but enmity, or rather opposing and acting against their interests. (Mufti Taqi Usmani, an Islamic Scholar). 

Chapter: The Imam Coming Down From The Minbar Before He Finishes The Khutbah, Interrupting Himself And Going Back To The Minbar.

It was narrated from ‘Abdullah bin Buraidah that his father said:

“The Prophet (PBUH) was preaching, then Al-Hasan and Al-Husain came, wearing red shirts and stumbling in them. The Prophet (PBUH) came down, interrupting himself, and picked them up, then he went back to the minbar and said: ‘Allah has spoken the truth: Your wealth and your children are only a trial (At-Taghabun 64:15). I saw these two stumbling in their shirts and I could not continue until I had interrupted myself and picked them up.

Reference: Sunan an-Nasa’i 1413

In-book reference: Book 14, Hadith 50

English translation: Vol. 2, Book 14, Hadith 1414. 

The Benefits of Surah Taghabun Wazifa (repeat incantation).

Let’s discover the positive impacts of reciting Surah Taghabun and understand how it can bring positive changes to our lives:

  1. Brings inner peace
  2. Assists in resolving conflicts
  3. Contributes to financial stability
  4. Attracts blessings to marriages
  5. Enhances spiritual strength 

Executing the Surah Taghabun Wazifa involves several crucial steps:

  • Begin by performing ablution or ‘Wudu,’ ensuring cleanliness before starting the Wazifa.
  • Choose a quiet and serene location to perform the Wazifa without any disruptions.
  • Initiate by reciting Durood-e-Ibrahimi 11 times.
  • Proceed to recite Surah Taghabun 7 times.
  • After reciting the Surah 7 times, repeat Durood-e-Ibrahimi 11 times.
  • Now, earnestly pray (Dua) to Allah with a sincere and pure heart for your desired outcome.
  • Consistently perform the Wazifa for 11 consecutive days to maximize its effectiveness.
  • Maintain a genuine heart and unwavering belief in Allah’s abilities for your prayers to be granted.