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Why Bismillah Is Not Recited Before Surah Taubah

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Default Why Bismillah Is Not Recited Before Surah Taubah

There are 114 chapters (Surah) in Holy Quran and all of them begin with Bismillah except one chapter that is Surah Al Taubah. There are many suppositions about why Muslims do not recite Bismillah before the start of this Surah. If you are eager to know more about Surah Al Taubah and all other Surah of Holy Quran, contact any learned Islamic scholar or any reliable teacher offering online Quran tutoring especially in western countries or USA. Some of the reasons why there is no Bismillah at the start of Surah Tauba are;

• According to Hazrat Usman (R.A.) there is a doubt about this chapter that whether this one is a separate Surah or not
• He says that there is a possibility that this Surah is not a separate chapter but the continuation of Surah Al Anfal because their content is similar
• The doubt arouse because Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) passed away without giving explicit commands about these verses
• However, a place for Bismillah has been left vacant because there is every possibility that this is actually a separate Surah
• According to the most authentic book of traditions (Bukhari Shareef, volume 2: page 271) this particular chapter was revealed in order to annul a peace agreement and commands about killing disbelievers. As Bismillah means peace and mercy therefore Bismillah was not included in this Surah
• in Shaatbi, it appears that as this Surah is associated with war, that is why Bismillah is not recited with this Surah
• Although it does not seem to be actual reason yet it is a point to ponder
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