The Prophet is reported to have said:
Is one of you not able to recite a third of the Qur'an in a single night) This was something that was difficult for them and they said, "Which of us is able to do that, O Messenger of Allah'' So he replied, «اللهُ الْوَاحِدُ الصَّمَدُ ثُلُثُ الْقُرْآن» "Allah is the One, As-Samad'' is a third of the Qur'an.) Al-Bukhari
This and similar other narratives have us believe that reciting Surah Ikhlas equals one third of the Qur'an. I would request the forummates to comment on the possible implications of the words 'equals' or 'is equal to' in the narrative. In what aspect the Surah equals one third of the Qur'an? We want to reach the nature of the comparison between the Qur'ana nd the Surah.