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Benefits of Surahs and Verses

Benefits of Surahs and Verses 

***** Benefits of Surahs and Verses *****

 

 

 

Saying ‘Bismillah’*************

 

 

The Prophet(sallallahu alaiyhi wassallam) said that it is one of the names of Allah the distance between it and Allah’s greatest name, is but like the distance between the black andwhite of the eye seen from a close angle.[Hakim & Dhahabi in The Book of Excellence of the Quran 1/552]

 

 

Ibn Abbas said, concerning ‘Bismillah’, Allah evolved it for you, and neverhad He evolved it unto any community before you.[Hakim in Al-Mustadrak & Dhahabi in ‘The Book of Excellence of the Quran1/551]

 

 

 

Surah al Fatiha #1************

 

 

A man came to the Prophet(sallallahu alaiyhi wassallam) , embraced Islam then returned to his people. Onhis way there were a group of men who had with them a mad man in ironmanacles. The group said, that they heard that the travelers friend (i.e.Prophet Muhammad(sallallahu alaiyhi wassallam) ) had something good with him and so he exorcised the madman with Surah al Fatiha, and he was cured. As reward they gave the traveler100 sheep. He then returned to the Prophet(sallallahu alaiyhi wassallam) and narrated the story. TheProphet (sallallahu alaiyhi wassallam) asked if he did anything other than recite al-Fatiha, he said no. Sothe Prophet (sallallahu alaiyhi wassallam) said that while these people make their livelihoods out of falseincantations (i.e. worshipping false idols) the traveler earned the 100sheep through something lawful; so he could keep the sheep.[Abu Dawood 3398/a]

 

 

Once the Prophet (sallallahu alaiyhi wassallam) was traveling when he disembarked and began walkingalongside a companion. He asked him, ‘Shouldn’t I tell you the best part ofthe Quran?’ then he recited ‘Alhamdu lilahi rabil alameen’ (Praise be toAllah, Lord of the Worlds).[Hakim 1/560; Dhahabi & Al-Albaani in ‘The authentic series’ 3/485]

 

 

The Prophet (sallallahu alaiyhi wassallam) said, ‘Whoever mastered the first seven (chapters or verses)from the Quran is a pontiff’.[Hakim 1/564; Dhahabi & Al-Albaani in Al-Silsila As-Sahiba 5/385]

 

 

The Prophet(sallallahu alaiyhi wassallam) said, ‘The mother of the Quran are the seven oft repeatedverses'[Bukhari 4704]

 

 

The Prophet (sallallahu alaiyhi wassallam) said, ‘In the Fatiha of the Quran, there is a cure for allmaladies'[Darimi 3236]

 

 

 

Surah al Baqara #2*************

 

 

The Prophet (sallallahu alaiyhi wassallam) said, ‘The Quran and those who committed themselves to it willbe presented on the day of judgement, preceded by Surah al-Baqara and Surahal-Imran.[Muslim 805]

 

 

The Prophe(sallallahu alaiyhi wassallam) t said, ‘Learn how to recite Surah al-Baqara for there is ablessing in it, and there is sorrow for abandoning it, and it is unbearablefor the idle’ and that ‘al-Baqara and al-Imran are like two flowers whichwill shade their learner on the day of Judgement, as if there were two largeclouds or two flocks of birds’.[Ahmad 21872 & Buraida al-Aslami Muslim 1/553]

 

 

The Prophet(sallallahu alaiyhi wassallam) said, ‘Recite Surah al-Baqara in your dwellings and do not keepthem as tombs. He also said that whoever recited Surah al Baqara at nightwould be crowned with a crown of paradise.'[Baihaqi in Al-Shuaib]

 

 

The Prophet(sallallahu alaiyhi wassallam) said, ‘Do not make your house as tombs, for satan averts adwelling wherein Surah al-Baqara is recited'[Muslim 780]

 

 

The Prophet(sallallahu alaiyhi wassallam) was asked, ‘Which part of the Quran is the best?’. He replied,’The Surah in which the cow is mentioned’. He was then asked ‘Which part ofthat Surah?’. He replied, ‘The verse of the Throne and the last pasrt ofSurah al Baqara came down from under the Throne'[Darimi 3248]

 

 

The Prophet(sallallahu alaiyhi wassallam) said, ‘Al Baqara is the top (or pinnacle) of the Quran. Eightyangels came down with each one of it’s verses and extracted the verse of thethrone from under the throne, and it was joined to the other verses'[Ahmad 5/26]

 

 

The Prophet(sallallahu alaiyhi wassallam) said, ‘Whoever recited the Verse of the Throne at the end ofeach obligatory prayer, nothing could prevent him from going to paradiseexcept death'[Darimi 3249/A]

 

 

The Prophet (sallallahu alaiyhi wassallam) said, ‘Whoever recites 4 verses from the first part of Surah alBaqara, the verse of the Throne, two verses after the verse of the Throneand three verses from the last part of Surah al Baqara, Satan would nevercome near him or the members of his family on that day, and nothing hedespises would come near him or the members of his family, and never arethese verses recited over a madman without him regaining his consciousness'[Darimi 3249/A in the Book of Excellence of the Quran; an-Nasai in the Deedsduring the Day and Night]; Ibn Hibban & Tabrani]

 

 

Abdullah ibn Masud said, ‘Whoever recited ten verses from al-Baqara in thenight, Satan shall not have access to that house, during the night till hewakes in the morning. These are: Four from the first part of the Surah,followed by the verse of the Throne, two verses after the verse of theThrone and three from the last part of the Surah’.[Darimi 3248/A]

 

 

 

Surah al Imran #3***********

 

 

Abdullah ibn Masud said, ‘What an excellent treasure Surah al Imran is tothe pauper when he recites it in prayer during the last part of the night'[Darimi 3264/A]

 

 

The Prophet(sallallahu alaiyhi wassallam) said, ‘Allah’s most Magnificent name, which when used to imploreHim, He responds, is found in three Surahs. Al Baqara, Al Imran and Taha'[Hakim & Ibn Majah 3856]

 

 

The Prophet(sallallahu alaiyhi wassallam) said to Muadh, ‘Should I not teack you a supplication which,when used to implore Allah, Allah shall pay your debt, even it be a shuge asMount Uhud? He then mentioned them (i.e. Surah al Imran verse 26 & 27)'[Tabarani in Al Saghir 1/330]

 

 

 

Surah al Anam #6***********

 

 

The Prophet(sallallahu alaiyhi wassallam) said, ‘This Surah was seen off by as many angels as could blockthe horizon'[Hakim, Dhahabi & Baihaqi]

 

 

The Prophet(sallallahu alaiyhi wassallam) said, ‘The Quran was revealed in one fifth part, whoevermemorised it in one fifth parts would not forget it. Except for Surah alAnam, which was revelaed in it’s entirity, seen off by seventy angels fromeach hevaen until they delivered it to the Prophet. Never has it beenrecited over a sick person, without Allah granting him a cure'[Baihaqi & Khatib]

 

 

 

Surah Yusuf #12**********

 

 

The Prophet(sallallahu alaiyhi wassallam) said, ‘Teach your relative sthe recitation of Surah Yusuf, for,any Muslim who recites it or teaches it to his family and slaves, Allahshall ease for him the agony of death, and give him the strength that willprevent him from envying a fellow Muslim'[Ibn Asakir]

 

 

 

Surah al Kahf #18***********

 

 

The Prophet(sallallahu alaiyhi wassallam) said, ‘Whoever recited Surah al Kahf in the same manner in whichit was revealed, it will serve for him as a light on the Day of Judgement,from his domicile to Mecca. And whoever recited the last ten verses, and ithappens that the Dajjal should appear after that, Dajjal will not beempowered over him’.[Hakim 1/564 & Dhahabi]

 

 

The Prophet(sallallahu alaiyhi wassallam) said, ‘Whoever recited Surah al Kahf on a Friday, Allah willkindle for him abundant light to illuminate the period between the twoFridays (the Friday on which the recitation was made and the next Friday)'[Hakim 2/367, however Baihaqi disagreed with it’s authenticity in Sahih AlJamiea 2/1104]

 

 

Bara bin Azib said, ‘While aman was reciting surah al Kahf, the man saw hisbeast running away. When he looked up in it’s direction he saw somethinglike a cloud, and the man came and narrated the story to the Prophet(sallallahu alaiyhi wassallam) whosaid, that it was tranquility and it came down with the Quran’.[Tirmidhi 2810/A]

 

 

 

Surah al Muminun #23**************

 

 

Ibn Masud recited (Surah al Muminun from verse 115 to 118) in the ear of anafflicted person and the man was cured. The Prophet(sallallahu alaiyhi wassallam) said, ‘What did youreicte in his ear?’. Ibn Masud told him, and the Prophet(sallallahu alaiyhi wassallam) said, ‘By He inWhose hand lie smy soul, Were a believing man to recite it over a mountain,it would have melted’.[Fath al Qadir 3/502]

 

 

 

Surah as Sajdah #32************

 

 

The Prophet(sallallahu alaiyhi wassallam) would not sleep until he recited Surah as Sajdah.[Tirmidhi 5/165; Hakim 2/412 & Dhahabi in Sahih al Jamiea (22/789)]

 

 

 

Surah Yasin #36*********

 

 

The Prophet(sallallahu alaiyhi wassallam) said, ‘Whoever recited Surah Yasin in the night seeking Allah’spleasure, Allah would forgive him'[Ibn Hibban, Darimi 3283/A, Abu Yala, Tabarani, Baihaqi & Ibn Mardawaih]

 

 

The Prophet(sallallahu alaiyhi wassallam) said, ‘Whoever recited Surah Yasin would seem (in terms ofreward) as if he had recited the Quran ten times.'[Maqal, Tirmidhi 2812/A & Dhahabi]

 

 

 

Surah ad Dukhan #44*************

 

 

Ibn Masud said, ‘The ‘ha-meems’ are the embeleshment of the Quran'[Hakim, Dhahabi, Ibn Al Mundhir & Baihaqi]

 

 

The ‘ha-meems’ refer to the seven Surahs which have ha-meem at the start.

 

 

 

Surah al Fath #48**********

 

 

The Prophet (sallallahu alaiyhi wassallam) said, ‘A Surah of the Quran was revealed to me tonight, indeedit is the dearest Surah to my heart, than anything under the sun’. Then thePorphet(sallallahu alaiyhi wassallam) recited Surah al Fath verses 1-5.[Bukhari 5012]

 

 

 

Surah ar Rahman #55*************

 

 

The Prophet(sallallahu alaiyhi wassallam) went to the companions and recited Surah ar Rahman but they wereall quiet. He told them that he went to the jinn and recited it to them andthey were responsive. And when he would recite the verses ‘And which of thefavours of the Lord will you deny’ the jinn would respond ‘There is nothingamong your bounties that we can deny, all praise belong to Allah'[Tirmidhi, Ibn al Mundhir, Al Adhama & Hakim 2/474]

 

 

The Prophet(sallallahu alaiyhi wassallam) said, ‘Everything has a bride, and the bride of the Quran isSurah ar Rahman'[Baihaqi in Shuab al Eiman]

 

 

 

Surah al Waqiah #56*************

 

 

The Prophet (sallallahu alaiyhi wassallam) said, ‘Whoever recites surah al Waqiah at night would neverencounter poverty'[Ibn Sunni 620]

 

 

The Prophet(sallallahu alaiyhi wassallam) said, ‘Surah al Waqiah is the Surah of Wealth, so recite it andteach it to your children'[Ibn Asakir]

 

 

 

Surah al Hadid #57***********

 

 

The Prophet(sallallahu alaiyhi wassallam) used to recite Surahs of Glorification before returing and hesaid that there is a verse in them which is better than a thousand verses.[Tirmidhi 5/181]

 

 

NB These Surahs are: Al-Hadid, Al-Hashr, As-Saf, Al-Juma and At-Tagabon

 

 

 

Surah al Hashr #59***********

 

 

The Prophet(sallallahu alaiyhi wassallam) said, ‘Whoever when he wakes in the morning says ‘I seek refugewith Allah against the accursed satan’ and then recited three verses fromthe last part of Surah al Hashr, will be assigned seventy thousand angels topray for him until the evening, and should he die that day, he would havedied a martyr'[Ibn Ahmad, Darimi, Tirmidhi 5/182]

 

 

 

Surah al Mulk #67***********

 

 

The Prophet (sallallahu alaiyhi wassallam) said, ‘There is a surah in the Quran which is only thirtyverses. It defended whoevere recited it , until it puts him into paradise’i.e. Surah al Mulk[Fath al Qadir 5/257, Sahihul Jamiea 1/680, Tabrani in Al-Awsat & IbnMardawaith]

 

 

The Prophet(sallallahu alaiyhi wassallam) said, ‘Surah al Mulk is the protector from the torment of thegrave'[Sahihul Jamiea 1/680, Hakim 2/498 & Nasai]

 

 

 

Surah al Zilzilah #99************

 

 

The Prophet (sallallahu alaiyhi wassallam) said, ‘Whoever recited Surah Zilzilah would get the reward ofreciting half the Quran. Whoever recited surah al Kafiroon would get areward as if reading a quarter of the Quran. Whoever recited Surah al Ikhlaswould get a reward a sif reading one third of the Quran’.[Tirmidhi 2818/A]

 

 

 

Surah Aadiyat #100***********

 

 

The Prophet(sallallahu alaiyhi wassallam) said, ‘Whoever recietes Aadiyat his reqard equals one half ofthe Quran'[Hakim 1/566 & Tirmidhi 2894]

 

 

 

Surah al Hakumut ta kathur #102*********************

 

 

The Prophet(sallallahu alaiyhi wassallam) said, ‘Whoever recited one thousand verses in one night wouldmeet Allah with a smile on his face’. Someone said, ‘O Apostle, who canrecite a thousand verses?’. The Prophet then recited Surah and then said,’By He in Whose hand my soul is, it is equal to a thousand verses'[Al Khatib in Al Muttafaq wal Muftaraq & Dailami in Fath al Qadir 5/487]

 

 

 

Surah al Kafiroon #109**************

 

 

The Prophet(sallallahu alaiyhi wassallam) said, ‘Recite surah al Kafiroon and then go to sleep aftercoming to its end, for it is a clearance from shirk'[Abu Dawood 4396 & Hakim 1/565]

 

 

 

Surah al Ikhlas #112***********

 

 

A man said to the Prophet(sallallahu alaiyhi wassallam) , ‘I really love this surah’. The Porphet replied,’And your love for it will enable you to enter paradise'[Tirmidhi 2826/A]

 

 

The Prophet(sallallahu alaiyhi wassallam) said, ‘By Him in Whose hand my soul is, it is equal to one thirdof the Quran!'[Bukhari 5014]

 

 

 

Surah al Falaq #113***********

 

 

The Prophet (sallallahu alaiyhi wassallam) said, ‘O Uqba, learn to recite Surah al Falaq, for you wouldnever recite a surah more cherished by Allah and more profound in His sightthat this surah'[Durais, Ibn al Anbari, Hakim, Dhahabi & Ibn Mardawaih]

 

 

The Prophet(sallallahu alaiyhi wassallam) used to seek refuge from the jinn as well as from the evil eyeuntil Surah al Falaq and An Naas were revealed. Afterwhich he would recitethese two for those purposes.[Tirmidhi 1984]

 

 

 

[Ref: The Excellence of the chapters and verses of the Quran by MohammadAbdul Bashir Rafiuddeen, translated by Mohammad Sani Adams and Abdur RahmanHayat. Revised by Dr. Ba-Joudah Umm ul Qura Uni, Mecca and Dr. Rahim, MadinaIslmaic Uni]

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