A Simplified Explanation of Sūrah Al-Kawthar from Al-Tafsīr Al-Muyassar


Verse 1

بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ
إِنَّا أَعْطَيْنَاكَ الْكَوْثَرَ

Indeed, We have given you, O Prophet, abundant good in this life and the Hereafter; from that is the river Al-Kawthar in Paradise, whose banks are tents of hollow pearls and [whose] silt is musk.

Verse 2

فَصَلِّ لِرَبِّكَ وَانْحَرْ

So make your prayers, all of them, for your Lord purely, and perform your sacrifices for Him and upon [mentioning] His name alone.

Verse 3

إِنَّ شَانِئَكَ هُوَ الْأَبْتَرُ

Indeed, the one who hates you and hates what you have come with of guidance and light, is the one whose traces will not remain, the one cut off from every good thing.


Source: Al-Tafsīr Al-Muyassar. King Fahd Qurʾān Printing Complex. Madīnah: 1433 H.