The chapter celebrates the unique conquest of Makka where there was no bloodshed, safety for all and the cleansing of the Ka’ba of its idols. The majority of the region’s tribes had converted to Islam.
The chapter therefore begins with the cleansing of the external house (The Ka’ba) and ends with a directive of how to celebrate this victory which can only be done with the purification of the internal house (the heart) with declaring His perfection, gratitude and praise of Divinity and seeking forgiveness.
We manifest the directive of this sura in the two prostrations in Salaa. In Sajda we declare His perfection with Sub-haan and express our gratitude and praise with His Hamd. In between the prostrations we ask for forgiveness through Istighfaar.