Good thing depression doesn't last long! Last night was wayy more productive than it could have been... Alhamdulillah. I am now doing Surah Ikhlas on the Bayyinah dot com podcasts. It's so beautiful keh bus nahi. I mean, Surah Ikhlas!! One of the the shortest Surahs in the Holy Quran!
And the most eloquent... the most precisely descriptive of the attributes of Allah (SWT), and the most loved by many Sahabah (Companions) of the Holy Prophet (SAW). Did you know, the Sahabah used to give names to the Surahs of the Quran. So Surah Ikhlas was called "Surat un Noor" (Surah of Light).. Mazay kee bat yeh that there is already a Surah Noor in the Holy Quran.. but it is Surah Ikhlas which is called ''Light of the Quran" ...
(other examples are: Surah Rahman : Uroos ul Quran - Surah Yaseen: The Heart of Quran)
So in Surah Ikhlas, remember we have learned the standard translation which goes something like this:
"Kaho keh Allah Aik Hay - Allah Beyniyaaaz hai. Na woh kisi ka baap hay, aur na woh kisi ka beta. Aur koi us ka hamsar nahi"
(Say: He is Allah, the One and Only! Allah, the Eternal, Absolute; He begetteth not nor is He begotten. And there is none like unto Him.)