For the brothers who are studying Usool ath-Thalatha this is an important benefit. Shaikh Yahya ibn Ali al-Hajoori hafidhuhallah said:

“His statement:

لَوْ مَا أَنْزَلَ اللهُ حُجَّةً عَلَى خَلْقِهِ إلا هذه السورة لكفتهم

If Allah only sent this surah as a proof to His creation it would suffice them.

This statement recorded from Shafi’ee is not Saheeh from him. It is a munkar statement. Verily what is reported from him is what Ibn Kathir mentioned in his Tafsir (1/63) from Shafi’ee:

لَوْ تَدَبَّرَ النَّاسُ هَذِهِ السُّورَةَ لَكَفَتْهُمْ

If the people pondered on this surah it would suffice them

Ibn Qayyim mentioned it in his Tibyaan pg. 53 and Miftaah Dar as-Sa’adah (1/36) and in al-Istiqaamah (2/259) and In Iddat as-Sabireen p. 60 from Shafi’ee that he also said:

لو فكر الناس كلهم في هذه السورة لكفتهم

If all the people reflected on this surah it would suffice them”

[Sharh Usool Thalatha Shaikh Yahya ibn Ali al-Hajoori]

Translated by

Faisal Ibn Abdul Qaadir Ibn Hassan
Abu Sulaymaan