VIRTUES OF RECITING THE HOLY QUR’AAN,
AND CERTAIN OF ITS
SURAHS AND VERSES
The Holy Qur’aan should be recited daily. Hereunder is mentioned some Ahadeeth with regards the excellence of reciting the Holy Qur’aan:
Recite the Holy Qur’aan for It will come as an intercessor for its reciter’ on the Day of Judgement.
Allah Ta’ala says: “If anyone finds no time for My remembrance and for begging My favours due to remaining engaged in the recitation of the Qur’aan, I shall give him more than what I give to all those who beg favours of Me.” The superiority of the Word of Allah over all other words is like the superiority of Allah over the entire creation.
Learn the Qur’aan and recite it, because the example of one who learns the Qur’aan, reads it and recites it in Tahajjud is like an open bag full of musk whose fragrance permeates the entire place. And the person who has learnt the Qur’aan but sleeps while the Qur’aan is in the heart is like a bag full of musk but with its mouth closed.
Whoever recites one letter of the Book of Allah, for him and one blessing is equal to tenfold the like thereof in its reward. I do not say that Alif Laam Meem is one letter, but’ Alif is one letter, Laam is one letter and Meem is one letter.
Envy is not permitted except in respect of two persons — one whom Allah blesses with the recitation of the Qur’aan and he remains engaged in it day and night, and the other is one who given abundance of wealth by Allah and he spends it (in Allah’s path) day and night.
It will be said to the reciter of the Qur’aan (on the Day of Qiyaamah): “Go on reciting the Qur’aan and continue ascending the stages of Jannah; and recite it in the slow manner as you had been reciting it in the worldly life: your final abode will be where you reach at the time of the last aayah of your recitation.
One who recites the Qur’aan and he is well versed in it (i.e. its recitation), he will be in the company of those angels who are scribes, noble and righteous; and one who falters in its recitation and has to exert himself, gets a double reward.
THE EXCELLENCE OF SURAH FAATIHAH
Some Ahadeeth pertaining to the excellence of Surah Faatihah:
I he Surah Faatihah is the greatest and most virtuous Surah of the Qur’aan; it consists of the Sab’a mathaani (seven verses which are repeatedly recited) and it (Surah Fatihah) represent the Grand Qur’aan.
I have been given the Faatihatul Kitaab (Opening Verses) from the treasures beneath the Throne.
Once while Jibreel (AS) was seated with Rasoolullah (Sall Allahu ‘alaihi wa Aalihi wa Sallim), he suddenly heard from above, a sound of (something) cracking. He lifted his head and said: “This is an angel descending to the earth and never (before this did he descend but this day.” This angel greeted and said: “Be pleased with two (sources of) noor which no other Nabi before you had been given: Fatihatul Kitab and the Khawateem (Closing Two Verses) of Surah Baqarah; you will not recite even one letter of these without being given a reward for it.
THE EXCELLENCE OF SURAH BAQARAH
The Shaytaan runs away from the house wherein Surah Baqarah is recited.
Recite Surah Baqarah for its recitation is a source of blessings and its forsaking is a source of regret and only useless people are unable to recite it.
Everything has a hump and the hump of the Qur’aan is Surah Baqarah.
One who recites Surah Baqarah at night, the Shaytaan will not visit his home for three nights; and anyone who recites it in the day, the Shaytaan will not visit his home for three days.
I have been given the Surah Baqarah from the Lawhim Mahfoozh (in particular).
THE EXCELLENCE OF SURAH BAQARAH AND AALE IMRAAN
Recite the two glittering lustres Baqarah and Aale lmraan; for these two will come on the Day of Qiyaamah as if they are two clouds or shelters or two rows of a flock of birds: they will quarrel (with Allah) to have their reciter forgiven.
THE EXCELLENCE OF AAYATUL KURSI
Aayatul Kursi is the greatest verse of the Qur’aan.
It is the leader of the verses of the Holy Qur’aan.
If Aayatul Kursi is recited and blown on one’s belongings or children or it is written and (the written copy) placed among one’s belongings or hung (as a ta’weez) around the neck of one’s children, the Shaytaan will not dare to come even near such belongings and the children.
THE EXCELLENCE OF THE LAST TWO VERSES OF SURAH BAQARAH
Reciting from Aamanar Rasoolu till the end of the Surah will prevent the Shaytaan from coming even near one’s house.
Allah has completed the Surah Baqarah with such two verses that these have been given to me from the treasures kept beneath the Throne: so learn them and teach them to your wives and children for they are a source of mercy, a form of recitation and prayers.
THE EXCELLENCE OF SURAH AN’AAM
It is mentioned In the Hadeeth that when the Surah An’aam was revealed, Rasoolullah (Sall Allahu ‘alaihi wa Aalihi wa Sallim) said Alhamdulillah/ah. And then he said: “By Allah, so many angels came to convey this Surah that the corners of the heavens became covered with their great numbers.
THE EXCELLENCE OF SURAH KAHF— According to the Hadeeth:
Whoever recites it on the eve of Jumu’ah, it will provide a noor for him from one Jumu’ah till the following Jumu’ah.
Whoever recites it on the day of Jumu’ah, it will provide a noor for him from one Jumu’ah till the following Jumu’ah.
Anyone who recites Suratul Kahf on the eve of Jumu’ah, it will provide a light (noor) for him from where he is till the Baitul Ateeq.
Whoever recites Suratul Kahf exactly as it was revealed, it wilt provide a tight (noor) for him from where he is till the Makkah.
Whoever recites the last ten verses of Suratul Kahf, and if Dajjaal happens to reveal himself (during the reciter’s life time), he will have no influence on him (the reciter).
Whoever continues to recite Suratul Kahf, it will provide a noor for him from where he is stationed till Makkah on the Day of Qiyaamah.
Whoever recites the last ten verses of Suratul Kahf, and if Dajjaal happens to reveal himself (during the reciter’s Life time), he will not be able to harm him at all.
Whoever commits to memory the first ten verses of Suratul Kahf, he will be safeguarded against the crisis of Dajjal According to one riwayah the words whoever commits to memory ten verses have been mentioned. According to another the words last ten verses is mentioned. According to one riwayah the words first three verses is also mentioned
Whoever sees Dajjaal, he should recite before him the opening ten verses of Surah Kahf for, and (according to one riwaayah) these verses afford the reciter safety and protection against the fitnah of Dajjaal.
THE EXCELLENCE OF SURAH TAW HAA, TAW SEEN AND HAA MEEM
Rasoolullah (Sall Allahu ‘alaihi wa Aalihi wa Sallim) is reported to have said: “I have been given Taw Haa, Taw seen and Haa Meem from the scrolls of Moosa (AS).”
THE EXCELLENCE OF SURATUL YASEEN
Recite Surah Yaseen (morning and evening) especially when in the presence of someone in his dying moments or after he has died, for it is mentioned in the Hadeeth that Surah Yaseen is the heart of the Qur’aan and anyone who recites it for the pleasure of Allah and for the (reward of) the hereafter, Allah Will forgive him; and (also) read it in the presence of a dying person.
(Tawaaseen are those Surahs which begin with Taa Seen and Haa Meem are those which begin with Haa Meem)
THE EXCELLENCE OF SURAH FATH
Rasoolullah (Sall Allahu ‘alaihi wa Aalihi wa Sallim) said that Surah Fath is most beloved to him from among all the things upon which the sun rises.
THE EXCELLENCE OF SURAH MULK
According to the Hadeeth Tabaarak/Mulk consists of thirty verses: it intercedes on behalf of its reciter until Allah forgives him.
According to one Hadeeth Rasoolullah (Sall Allahu ‘alaihi wa Aalihi wa Sallim) said: “It is my desire that Suratul Mulk should be in the heart of every Mu’min.”
According to one Hadeeth when punishment is meted out to a person in the grave from the legs, they (the legs) say: you may not punish him for he used to recite Suratul Mulk through me (i.e. by standing in Salaah and reciting it); then when punishment is meted out to him through his chest, stomach and head each them say: you may not punish him for he used to recite Suratul Mulk through me. Hence this Surah saves him from the punishment of the grave. The virtue of this Surah is mentioned in the Tauraah as well. Anyone who recites it in the night, he has accomplished a great deal and he has excelled.
THE EXCELLENCE OF SURAH ZILZAAL
According to one Hadeeth this Surah is equivalent to a quarter of the Qur’aan and according to another, it is equivalent to half of the Qur’aan.
According to one Hadeeth a Sahabi (RA) asked Rasoolullah
(Sallallahu-alayhi wasallam): “0 Messenger of Allah, show me (concise) Surah of the Qur’aan which is comprehensive and which I may recite with constancy” Rasoolullah (Sall Allahu ‘alaihi wa Aalihi wa Sallim) mentioned Surah Zilzaal The Sahabi (RA) said:
“By Him who has sent you as a Rasool, I will never recite much more than this” Saying this, he departed. Upon this Rasoolullah (Sall Allahu ‘alaihi wa Aalihi wa Sallim) said twice “This poor person has attained salvation’ This poor person has attained salvation’”
THE EXCELLENCE OF SURATUL KAAFIROON
According to a Hadeeth, Suratul Kaafiroon is equivalent to a quarter of the Qur’aan and according to another; its reward is equivalent to a quarter of the Qur’aan.
THE EXCELLENCE OF SURATUL KAAFIROON AND SURATUL IKHLAAS WHEN RECITED JOINTLY
According to the Hadeeth, there are two Surahs which are excellent, and which are recited in the two Rak’aat (Sunnah) before (the Fardh of) Fajr: Kaafiroon and lkhlaas.
THE EXCELLENCE OF SURATUN NASR
According to the Hadeeth, Suratun Nasr is (equivalent to) a quarter of the Qur’aan.
THE EXCELLENCE OF SURATUL IKHLAAS
According to the Hadeeth, Suratul lkhlaas is (equivalent to) a third of the Qur’aan. And according to one 1-tadeeth its reward is equal to a third of the Qur’aan.
Regarding a certain Sahabi (RA) who was an lmaam and he used to recite (mostly) Qul Huw Allahu Ahad, Rasoolullah (Sall Allahu ‘alaihi wa Aalihi wa Sallim) said “Tell him that Allah loves him”
It is mentioned in one Hadeeth that a certain Sahabi always used to recite Suratul Ikhlaas together with other Surahs in every rak’ah he used to perform. On being asked the reason, he replied that he loved this Surah very much. Upon this, Rasoolullah (Sall Allahu ‘alaihi wa Aalihi wa Sallim) said “The love for this Surah will admit you into Jannah.”
According to a Hadeeth when Rasoolullah (Sall Allahu ‘alaihi wa Aalihi wa Sallim) heard a Sahabi (RA) reciting this Surah (with sincerity), he said: “Jannah is a must for this person.”
According to a Hadeeth Rasoolullah (Sall Allahu ‘alaihi wa Aalihi wa Sallim) said “ swear by the One in whose hands lie my life that Surah lkhlaas is equivalent to a third of the Qur’aan.”
According to a Hadeeth Rasoolullah (Sall Allahu ‘alaihi wa Aalihi wa Sallim) said: “Anyone who lies down on the bed with intent to sleep, and while lying on his right side recites Qul Huw Allahu Ahad a hundred times, then on the Day of Qiyaamah, The Sustainer will say: “My servant, proceed into Jannah on your right side.”
THE EXCELLENCE OF SURATUL FALAQ AND SURATUN NAAS
It is mentioned in the Hadith that Rasoolullah (Sall Allahu ‘alaihi wa Aalihi wa Sallim) said to Uqbah bin Aamir (RA): “Should I not teach you two Surahs which are beautiful in recitation?” Then he taught him the above two Surahs. Rasoolullah (Sall Allahu ‘alaihi wa Aalihi wa Sallim) then advised him to continue reciting them for he would never read any Surahs that are parallel (in beauty and excellence) to these two.
According to one Hadeeth Rasoolullah (Sall Allahu ‘alaihi wa Aalihi wa Sallim) used to invoke Allah’s protection against the mischief of Jinn and the evil gaze (nazr) of men, (using various words) until Allah Ta’ala revealed these two Mu’aw-wazatain on him. So he held firmly to these and discarded all others.
According to one Hadeeth no one ever begged (of Allah) with the likeness of these Surahs and no one ever sought refuge (in Allah) with the likeness of these Surahs. According to one riwaayah “recite these two Surahs when you go to sleep and when ‘you wake up”.
Rasoolullah (Sall Allahu ‘alaihi wa Aalihi wa Sallim) is reported to have said:
“Recite Qul A‘oozu birabbil falaq, for you are unable to recite any other Surah which is very much loved and speedily accepted by Allah as this Surah. Thus, as far as you can help it, do not forsake it.” According to a different riwaayah of the same Hadeeth, the following words appear: “You are unable to recite anything that reaches Allah so speedily as does Qul A‘oozu birabbil falaq”.
Rasoolullah (Sall Allahu ‘alaihi wa Aalihi wa Sallim) is reported to have said:
“Haven’t you seen the (beautiful and strange) verses which were revealed during the night? You will not find their like at all. They are Qul A‘oozu birabbil falaq and Qul A‘oozu birabbin naas”
Jewels of Quran
Isa bin Muhammad (Alaihir Rahmah) says that I once saw Abu Bakr bin Mujahid (Alaihir Rahmah) after his death in a dream reading the Holy Quran. I asked, “You have died, how are you reciting,” upon which he said, “After every Salah and finishing of the Quran, I would pray “O Allah, give me the Taufiq to recite the Quran in my grave” and that is why I am praying.” (Faizan-e-Sunnat)
The Holy Prophet said:
1) The best of you is he who learnt the Holy Quran and taught it to others. (Bukhari)
2) Undoubtedly, the heart gets rusted like metal gets rusted when water goes over it. The People asked, “How can they [hearts] be cleaned.” The Prophet replied, “To remember death in abundance and to recite the Holy Quran.” (Mishkat)
3) That chest which does not have any Quran in it is like an abandoned house. (Tirmizi, Darmi)
4) Whoever read the Quran and memorized it and belived its’ Halal to be Halal and its Haram to be Haram [i.e., accepted it commandments of Halal and Haraam], Allah will accept the intercession for such 10 people on from him whom Hell had already become Wajib. (Tirmizi, Ibn-e-Majah)
5) Whoever is an expert in reciting the Holy Quran is with the Kiraman Katebeen and whoever reads the Quran with pauses and it is difficult for him, that is, his tounge does not move easily and he recites with difficutly for him there are two rewards. (Bahar-e-Shariat)
6) The one who has memorized Quran will be told to read and climb and recite with Tarteel (clear and distinct recitation) like you used to read with Tarteel in the Dunya; your place will be where you read your last Ayat. (Bahar-e-Shariat)
7) Allah says, “Whoever was kept busy with the [recitation] of Quran from my Zikr and asking me, I will give him better than those who I give to those who ask” and the excellence of the Word of Allah over all the other words is like the excellence of Allah over all his creation.
8) Learn the Quran and read it because whoever learned the Quran and read it and did Qayam with it is like a bag filled with Musk whose fragrance is spread everywhere and whoever learned the Quran and slept that is he did not do Qiyamul Layl is like a bag which is filled with Musk and its mouth has been closed. (Tirmizi, Ibn-e-Majah, Nisaee)
9) Read the Quran when you heart feels affection and attachment and when your heart becomes bored stand up that is stop reciting the Quran. (Saheeh Bukhari and Muslim)
10) Decorate the Quran with your (good) voices. (Mishkat)
11) O People of the Quran, do not make the Quran a pillow, that is do not be lazy and be careless, and read the Quran in the day and night like it is the Haq of Recitation, and spread it, that is, read with good voices or do not take compensation for it, and whatever is in it, reflect upon itso that you may attain success, and do not hurry in its reward because the reward for it is great (which will be given in the Akhirah). (Bahiqi)
Rewards for certain Surahs and Ayahs
The Holy Prophet said:
1) Surah Fatiha is a cure from every illness. (Darmi, Bahiqi)
2) Do not make your home a graveyard, the Shaitan runs from the home in which Surah Baqrah is recited. (Sahih Muslim)
3) Whoever memorized the first ten ayahs of Surah Kahf will be saved the Dajjal. (Sahih Muslim)
4) Whoever recites Surah Kahf on the day of Jummah, there will be a Nur brightened for him between two Jummahs.
5) Everything has a heart and the heart of the Quran is Surah Yaseen, whoever read Yaseen, Allah will write the reward of reading the Quran ten times from him. (Tirmizi and Darmi)
6) Whoever reads Surah Yaseen for the pleasure of Allah, his past sins will be forgiven so read this near your deceased. (Bahiqi)
7) (Reading) Qul hu WAllahu Ahad (Surah Ikhlas) is equal to [reading] one third of the Quran.
8) Whoever read Ayatul Kursi after every Fard Salah, he will be under the protection and security of Allah. (Dailmi on the Authority of Sayeduna Ali)
9) (On the Day of Judgement) a caller will say O Recitor of Surah Inaam, come to Jannat for loving Surah Inaam and its recitation.
10) Surah Tabarak (Surah Mulk) saves one from Hell.
11) Whatever task is not begun with Bismillahir Rahamnir Raheem remains incomplete and unfinished.
Ettiquteets and Rules of Tilawat:
1) To memorize one Ayah of the Quran is Fard-e-Aeen on every Mukallaf Muslim; to memorize the entire Holy Quran is Fard-e-Kafyah; to memorize Surah Fatiha and a small Surah or something similar like three small Ayahs or one long Ayah is Wajib-e-Aeen. (Durre Mukhtar)
2) To read the Holy Quran while looking at it is better then reading without looking at it because in this case one touches the Holy Quran, sees the Holy Quran, and reads the Holy Quran and all this is Ibadat. (Bahar-e-Shariat)
3) To read the Holy Quran in the restroom and such places of impurity is not allowed (Na-Jaiz)
4) It is Haraam that everybody read the Holy Quran in a gathering loudly at once, however, it is necessary to read loudly enough so that one can hear what he/she is reading, that is, if there is no other distraction like noise. (Bhare-e-Shariat) Also, many children read together at once in a Madrsa loudly for learning purposes and this is okay.
5) It is better to read the Quran loudly that is if somebody praying, sleeping, or somebody ill will not be distracted. (Gunyah)
6) If somebody is reciting the Quran incorrectly then it is Wajib to tell him/her unless if one fears jealousy and hate. (Gunyah)
7) To memorize the Holy Quran and then to forget it is a sin.
8) It is from the ettiqutes of respecting the Holy Quran that one does not put their back towards the Quran or spread their legs towards the Quran or sit in a high place when the Quran is beneath. (Bahare Shariat)
9) During recitation reflect on what you are reading. For example, when reading about punishment, one should repent; when reading about paradise, one should rejoice and pray for Jannah.
10) The way to do Sajdah of Tilwat is as follows: If one hears or reads the Ayat of Sajdah then he should stand with the intention of performing the Sajdah of Tilawat and saying Allahu Akbar should go into Sajdah and should recite the Tasbeeh of Sajdah atleast three times. Then, saying Allahu Akbar, one should stand up. To say Allahu Akbar both times is Sunnah. Similarly, to stand before and after the Sajdah is Mustahab. (Durre Mukhtar)
Lastly, learn how to read the Quran in the company of a Qualified Sunni Alim [and mature sisters must go to a Qualified Sister] who can teach them how to read as this is necessary. At times, while reciting many brothers and sisters unknowingly make mistakes in recitation which change the meaning which breaks their Salah. Likewise, send your children to Madrsas where they may learn how to recite the Quran with correct pronunciation and Qirat. If there is not a Madrsa in your town, then establish one. Knowledge of Islam leads one to Love Allah and helps to build a good moral character within the Muslim community. By learning the Quran, a Muslim saves his Salah, his Iman, and his Akhirah. Learning the Quran is not limited to just learning how to recite the Holy Book, rather, it is a life long process of learning how to recite it and understand what the Quran says. The noble Ulama have worked hard and written volumes of Tafseer which consists of Ahadith, Stories, and important points. After learning the Quran, we must practice it and spread the word into our family and community.
Virtues of reciting the Holy Qur’ an, and certain of its Surahs and Verses
Recite the Holy Qur’ an for it will come as an intercessor for its reciter on the Day of Judgement.
Allah Ta’ ala says “If you anyone find no time for my remembrance and for begging My favours due to remaining engaged in the recitation of the Qur’ an , I shall give him more than what I give to all those who beg favours of Me.” The superiority of the Word of Allah over all other words is like the superiority of Allah over the entire creation.
One who recites the Qur’ an and he is well versed in it ( i.e its recitation), he will be in the company of those angles who are scribes, noble and righteous; and one who falters in the recitation and has to exert himself, gets a double reward.
He who recites in a night one hundred verses, is not written of the unmindful ones. If a bondsman accomplishes the recitation of the Holy Qur’ an sixty thousand angels pray on him at that time.
Allah Ta’ala said:” When you read the holy Qur’an, seek Allah’s protection from Satan the rejected one” (16:89) Ao’dhu-billahi-minash-shaytaa-nir-rajeem (I take refuge in Allah from Shaytan, the rejected one) then say Bismillah….. and start reading.
If Almighty Allah opens the locks of your heart, then you would become aware of the marvels, wisdom and knowledge found in the Holy Qur’an, with the result that you would not have to ponder on other sources. Because whatever there is, found in its pages, as the Almighty says in the Holy Qur’an:” Nothing have we omitted from the Book” (Surah Anam Verse 38).
There is no such thing in the Universe but, it is found in the Book of Allah Ta’ala.
S’ad bin Ubadh may Allah Ta’ala be pleased with him reports that the Messenger of Allah Ta’ala, peace and blessings be upon Him said:” One who learns the Holy Qur’an and forgets it(out of carelessness) will meet Allah Ta’ala as a leper.” (Mishkat).
Another Hadith, the Messenger of Allah Ta’ala, peace and blessings be upon him said:” The sins of my Ummah-(nation) were presented before me, but no sin was graver then the one that, forgot a Sunnah or ayah after learning it.”!!!
Emphasis have been put on with black dots as these need be read daily, if possible as du’as, guidance, mercy, forgiveness and to obtain you needs and desires(Halal never pray for haram needs or desires) Insahallah. Especially the Faatiha it can be read for anything and everything. Surah Waqi’a for provision, Surah Mulk should be memorised off by heart, from grave punishment, Ayatul-Kursi is from protection from jinns, shaytan and evil. Further details of these Surah and more will now follow.
The Excellence of Surah Fatiha
The Surah Fatiha is the greatest and most virtuous Surah of the Holy Qur’ an; it consists of the Sab’a mathaani (seven verses which are which are repeatedly recited) and it Surah Faatihah represents the Grand Holy Qur’ an.!The Opening of the Book is a cure from every disease.!!!It has come down to us that it is equal to two-thirds of the Holy Qur’an. Were the Faatiha to be put in one balance of the scales and the Holy Qur’an in the other, the Faatiha would outweigh the rest seven times.
This Surah is a spiritual ascension (miraj) for the worshippers.
When thou art seeking sustenance and achievement of thy purpose from slaves and free men and the speedy possession of what thou desirest, then be at rest from fears complaints. For in Faatihatul-kitab lies secrets of secrets for obtaining what is hoped for. Perverse, then, in the study of it at all times; and in the morning, at noon, afternoon, and the sunsets prayer daily recite it ninety times completed by ten more ( I’ve understood that to mean one hundred times) And thou shalt gain what thou wilt of respect and might, of awe-inspiring greatness and exalted power. (Al-Ghazali).
O Allah hear our prayer and accept us by the mystery of the Faaitha (and the worshippers shall recite it, then raise they hands on high and say) I ask forgiveness of Allah-( Astagh-firullah) [devotions after the prayer-rite( salat-namaz)]
The Excellence of Surah Baqarah ( 2)
The shaytan runs away from the house wherein Surah Baqarah is recited.Recite Surah Baqarah for its recitation is a source of blessings and its forsaking is a source of regret and only useless people are unable to recite it.
Everything has a hump and the hump of the Qur’ an is Surah Baqarah.
The Last two verses of Surah Baqarah (2 : 285-286)
Reciting from Aa-ma-nar Rasul-lu… till the end of the Surah will prevent shaytan from coming even near one’s house.Allah has completed the Surah Baqarah with such two verses that have been given to me from the treasures kept beneath the Throne; so learn them and teach them to your wives and children for they are a source of mercy, a form of recitation and prayers.
From Ibn Abbas (RA) He said: While Gabriel was sitting with Rasulullah sallahu-alayhi-wasallam he heard a voice from above, and raised his head. Then he said, “That is the door of heaven, opened today, which was never opened before”. And an angel descended from it, and he said,” That is an angel come down to earth who never came down before.” And he gave a greeting and said,” Receive good news of two lights brought to you, which never before brought to a Prophet, Fatihtul-kitab and the last verses(khawatim) of Surahtul-Baqarah; of these thou shalt never recite a single letter without being granted thy request”.
The Excellence of Aayaatul – Kursi ( Baqarah 2 : 255)!!!
Aayatul – Kursi is the greatest verse of the Qur’ an.Its is the leader of the verses of the Qur’ an.If Aaytul – Kursi is blown on yourself shayaan or jinns alike will not dare come near you.
Ibn as-suna traced a Tradition-( Hadith) from Ail may Allah Ta’ ala, ennoble his face said; Rasualullah sallallau-alayhi-wasallam ” That Faatihatul-Kitab and the Throne-verse and Al-Imran Verses (3:18-19a) [18 starts with- Shahidallahu annah] and [19a is- innad-deena-' in-dall-hil lslam] and (3: 26-27) [ 26-27 starts from Qul-lilla-humma-malikal-mulki... to the end of bi-gheera-hisaaba] are hung upon the Throne; between them and Allah there is no veil… And Allah Most High Said, ” I have sworn that none of my servants shall recite you after every prayer-rite without my making Paradise his placing him in the enclosure of holiness; and without my glancing at him with my eye of mystery, seventy glances every day; and without my supplying for him daily, seventy needs, the least of them forgiveness; and without my sheltering him from every enemy and giving him victory.
The Excellence of Surah An’ aam ( 6 )
It has mentioned that when Surah An’ aam was revealed, Rasulullah – Sallallaahu-alayhi-wasallam said” Al-Hadulillah” and then he said ” By Allah, so many angles came to convey this Surah that the corners of the heavens became covered with their great numbers.
The Excellence of Surah Kahf ( 18 )
Whoever recites it on the eve of Jum’ ah, it will provide a Nur-(lights) for him from one Jumu’ ah till the following Jum’ah.Whoever recites the last ten verses of Suratal kahf, and if Dajjaal-(anti-christ) happens to reveal himself ( during the reciter’s life time), he will have no influence on him (the reciter). According to another the words the first ten verses is mentioned. According to one riwayah the words whoever commits to memory ten verses of Surah Kahf is mentioned. According to one riwayah the words first three verses is also mentioned.
That who recites the last five verses of Surah Kahf, at his sleep time, Allah will wake him any time of the night.
The excellence of Aytul-Kreema (21: 87)
The prayer of Distress La-e-la-haa-ill anta subhaanaka innee kuntu mi-naz-zali-meen (There is no god except thee. Glory be to thee. Verily I am from those who have wrong themselves.) The Messenger of Allah peace and blessings be upon him, said : “Zuh-nun ( Prophet Yunus ) while in he was in the stomach of the fish/ whale said this (as mentioned above). Any distressed Muslim who utters these words shall surely be relieved of this distress”.
The excellence of Surah Nur (24)
In it verse (35): ‘Allah is the light of Heavens and the earth,’ the parable of His light and its blessings, that the believer will look by the light of Allah.
The excellence of Surah Ya-Sin ( 36 )
Everything has a heart and the heart of theHoly Qur’ an is Ya-Sin. That who recites, Allah will count for him with its recitation , Ten times the recitation of the Holy Qur’ an.Rasualullah sallallau-alayhi-wasallam said ” that who recites it at the outset of the day, and he presents it before performing his need, then it is done for him.”Recite Surah Yaseen (morning and evening ) especially when in the presence of someone in his dying moments or after he has died, for it is mentioned in the Hadeeth that Surah Ya-Sin is the heart of the Qur’ an and anyone who recites it for the pleasure of Allah and for the (reward of) the hereafter, Allah will forgive him, and (also) read it in the presence of a dying person.
This is the du’a of Mid-Shab’an. Begin after the sunset prayers by reciting Ya-Sin three times, the first with the intention of long life, the second with the intention of warding off calamity, and the third with the intention of averting dependence other then men. Another riwayah-(narration) is between Magrib and Isha’ prayer; the first to be read with the intention of raising one’s maqam(station) the second with the intention of rizq (provision) the third with the intention of protection from enemies.
The excellence of Surah Fath ( 48 )
Rasuallullah sallahu-alayhi-wasallam said that Surah Fath is most beloved to him from among all the things upon which the sun rises.
The excellence of Surah Rahman (55)
Rasualullah sallallau-alayhi-wasallam said: “For every thing a bride and the bride of the Holy Qur’ an is the Most Forgiving Surah.
The excellence of Surah Waqi’ a (56)
Rasualullah sallallau-alayhi-wasallam said : ” That who recites Al-Waqi’ a Surah during the night then poverty will ever strike him.!
The Excellence verses of Surah Hashr ( 59: 22-24 )
whoever reads this in the morning, seventy thousand angels shall seek forgiveness for him till the evening and whoever so reads it in the evening then seventy thousand angels shall seek forgiveness for him till the morning and if he passes away then his death shall be recorded as that of a martyr.
The Excellence of Surah Mulk ( 67 ) !!!
According to one hadeeth Rasulullah sallallau-alayhiwasallam said ” It is my desire that Suratal-Mulk should be in the heart of every Mu’min-(believer) “.!!! ( That is commit to memory, to learn off-by-heart.) Accordingly to one hadeeth when punishment is given to a person in the grave from the legs, they (the legs) say : ” you may not punish him for he used to recite Surahtal-mulk through me ( i.e by standing in Salaah and reciting it); then when punishment is given out to him through his chest, stomach and head each of them say: ” you may not punish him for he used to recited Surahtal-Mulk through me.” Hence this Surah saves him from the punishment of the grave.!!! The virtue of this Surah is mentioned in the Tauraah as well. anyone who recites it in the night, he has accomplished a great deal and has excelled.!
The excellence of Surah Qadr (97)
According to the Hadeeth , Surah Qadr is equivalent to an quarter of the Qur’ an.
The excellence of Surah Zilzaal ( 99 )
According to one Hadeeth this Surah is equivalent to an Quarter of the Qur’an and according to another, it is equivalent to half of the Qur’ an.
According to one hadeeth a Sahabi (RA) asked Rasualullah sallallau-alayhi-wasallam “O Messenger of Allah , show me a (concise) Surah of Qur’ an which is comprehensive and which I may recite constancy”, Rasualullah sallallau-alayhi-wasallam Mentioned Surah Zilzaal. The Sahabi (RA) said : “By Him who has sent as a Rasul, I will never recite much more than this.” Saying this, he departed. Upon this Rasualullah sallallau-alayhi-wasallam said twice: ” This poor person has attained salvation! This poor person has attained salvation!”
The excellence of Kaafirun ( 109 )
According to a Hadeeth , Suratal-Kaafirun is equivalent to a quarter of the Qur’ an. According to the Hadeeth , there are two Surahs which are excellent, and which are recited in the two Rak’ aat (Sunnah) before ( the Fard of) Fajr : Kaafirun and Ikhlaas.
The Excellence of Suratun Nasr ( 110 )
According to the Hadeeth , Suratun Nasr is equivalent to an quarter of the Qur’ an.
The Excellence of Suratal-Ikhlaas ( 112 )
According to the Hadeeth, Suratal-Ikhalaas is equivalent to a third of the Qur’ an.
The excellence of Suratal-Falaq ( 113 ) and Surtun-Nas ( 114 )
Mu’ aw-wazatain as it is also called, is used to invoke Allah’s protection against the mischief of jinn and the evil gaze (nazr) of men.
According to the Hadeeth no one ever begged of Allah with the likeness of these Surahs and no one ever sought refuge in Allah with the likeness of these two Surahs. According to one riwayah recites these two when you go to sleep and when you wake up.
Rasualullah sallallau-alayhi-wasallam is reported to have said: Recite Qul A’ oozu bi-rabbil falaq , for you are unable to recite any other Surah which is very much loved and speedily accepted by Allah as this Surah. Thus as far as you can help it, do not forsake it.”
- From Al-Hisnul Haseen by Allamah Muhammed Al-Jazri – From The Gainful Invocation of Hadith and the Holy Qur’an by Ahmed Abdul Jawad. – Muslim Devotions – A Study of Prayer-manuals in Common Use.- Taqbaate Kubra by Sayed Ibraheem Dasuti(RA).
- What Happens After Death by Maulana Ashiq llahi.
On Reciting the Qur’ an From The Book of Assistance
by Imam Abdallah Ibn Alawi Al-Haddad
You must have a wird ( any repeated devotional act), of the Mighty Book to be read every day. The least you should do is read one juz’ (one thirtieth of the Qur’ an ), so that you complete it once month, and the most is to complete to every three days.
Know that great merit attaches to reciting the Qur’ an, and an influence in illuminating the heart. The Messenger of Allah, may blessings and peace be upon him, has said : ” The best of my nation’s devotions is the recitation of the Qur’ an”. And Ali may Allah ennoble hid face, has said:” The one who recites the Qur’an while standing in prayer receives one hundred rewards for each letter; the one who recites it outside the prayer but in a state of ritual purity receives twenty-five rewards for each letter; and the one who recites it without ritual purity receives ten rewards for each letter.”
Beware of concentrating , while reciting, on reciting a large amount to the exclusion of reflection and correct recitation. You must reflect and comprehend while you recite; slow, melodious recitation will assist you in this. Feel in your heart the Magnitude of the Speaker ( Transcendent and Exalted is He!) and that you are before Him, reciting His Book to Him, in which He addresses His commands, prohibitions, counsels and exhortations to you. When reading verses on unification and glorification be full of reverence and awe, when reading verses of promises and threats be full of hopeful expectation and apprehension, and when reading the commands and prohibitions be thankful, acknowledge your shortcomings, ask for forgiveness and determine to show ardour.
Know that the Qur’ an is the ocean where from the jewels of knowledge and the treasures of understanding are extracted. Any believer who is grant the way to understand it, his Opening ( fath; Victory in a general sense. The same word can be used for the conquest of a city, the dispelling of hardships, achievement of success in any endeavour, and the unveiling of the Eye of the heart so that it begins to perceive the Unseen; it is usually in this latter sense that the term is used in sufi texts), becomes permanent, his light complete, his knowledge vast, and he never tires of reading it night and day, for he found therein his goal and his purpose. This is the quality of the sincere seeker. Shaykh Abu Madyan, may Allah me pleased with him, has said: ” A seeker is not a seeker until he is able to find in the Qur’ an everything that he desires.”
Be careful to read those suras and verses which are recommended in the sunna at particular times ; for examples al-Sajda; The Prostration [ 32 ], al-Mulk; The kingdom [67 ], al-Waqi’ a; The Event [ 56 ], and the last two verses of al-Baqara; the Heifer , every night before going to sleep. al-Dukan; The Smoke [ 44 ], on Sunday and Thursday evenings, and al-Kahf; The Cave [ 18 ], on Thursday night and Friday. Read if you can, the Seven Saving Ones every night they are; al-Sajda ,YA-SIN[ 36 ], al-Dukhan [ 44 ], al-Waqi’a [ 56 ], al-Hasher [ 59 ], al-Mulk [67 ], And Insan; Man[ 76 ].for their merit is great. Also morning and evening the first few verses of suratal-Hadid; The Iron [ 57 ], the last few verses of suratal-Hasher; The Gathering , sura Ikhlas, three times and the two refuge-taking suras al-Falaq & al-Nas [114,113] three times each; similarly, al-Ikhlas and he last two suras of the Qur’ an together with the al-Kursi verse; The Foot stool [ 2:255 ], and suratal-Kafirun;The Disbelieves , immediately before going to sleep, making these the last thing that you utter.
And Allah Ta’ala says the truth, and He guides to the way.
The specific benefits of some Surah’s and Verses.
Surat Al-Fatiha – The Opening Chapter
1. Allah’s Messenger (SAW) said: ‘The most excellent Sura of the Qur’an is ‘Praise be to Allah, Lord of the Universe’ Al-Hakim and Baihaqi transmitted it from Anas, for whom Allah’s Good Pleasure is prayed.
2. ‘Fatihat al-Kitab – the First Sura – contains healing for every disease.’ Baihaqi transmitted it from ‘Abdul-Malik bin ‘Umair (RA)
3. ‘The First Surah has been sent down from a treasure under the Throne.’ Ibn Rahawaih transmitted it from ‘Ali, for whom Allah’s Good Pleasure is prayed.
4. ‘If anyone recites the First Sura and the Throne Verse (2:255) in a house they (the inmantes of the house) will not be afflicated by an evil eye of a man or a jinn in that day.’ Ad-Dailami transmitted it from ‘Imran bin Husain, from whom Allah’s Good Pleasure is prayed.
Surat Al-Baqara – The Heifer.
1. The Prophet, (saw), said: ‘Everything has a hump, and the hump of the Qur’an is Surat al-Baqara; if anyone recites it in his house during the night no devil will enter it for three nights; if anyone recites it in his house during the day-time no devil will enter it for three days.’ Ibn Hibban Tabarani and Baihaqi transmittted it from Sahl bin Sa’d, for whom Allah’s (swt) Good Pleasure is prayed.
2. The Throne Verse (2:255): The Prophet (saw) said: There is a verse in Surat al-Baqara which is the chief verse of the Qur’an and when it is recited in a house in which there is a devil he will certainly get out of it: It is the Throne verse.’ Al-Hakim, and Baihaqi transmitted it from Abu Huraira, for whom Allah’s (swt) Good Pleasure is prayed.
3. The last verses of Surat al-Baqara: The Prophet (saw) said: ‘Allah (swt) finished Surat al-Baqara with two verses which He has given me from His Treasure which is under the Throne: so learn them and teach them to your womenfolk and children, for they are a blessing, a recitation and a supplication.’ al-Hakim transmitted it from Abu Dharr, for whom Allah’s (swt) Good Pleasure is prayed.
Surat Al Waqi’a – The Inevitable Event
1. The Prophet (SAW) said: ‘He who recites Surat al Waqi’a every night will never be afflicted by want’ Baihaqi transmitted it from ibn Mas’ud, for whom Allah’s Good Pleasure is prayed.
Surat An-Nur – The Light
1. It contains this verse (Allah is the Light of the heavens and the earth….) (24:35). So, recite it and ask Allah (swt) for the Light and the Bessing it contain, for the believer sees by the Light of Allah (swt).
Virtues of reciting some Surahs of the Qur’an
Here are some benefits of reciting certain Surahs (chapters) in the Qur’an:
Surah Al-Fatihah (1)
Once the Prophet (peace be upon him) was traveling when he disembarked and began walking alongside a companion.
He asked him, “Shouldn’t I tell you the best part of the Qur’an?” Then he recited “Alhamdu lillahi rabbil alameen” (Praise be to Allah, The Cherisher and Sustainer of the Alamin (mankind, jinn and all that exists). The first verse in Surah Al-Fatihah; (1:1)
Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) said: “Whoever masters the first seven (chapters or verses) from the Qur’an is a great scholar.”
Also Prophet Muhammad said: “In the Fatiha of the Qur’an, there is a cure for all maladies (illnesses).”
Surah Al-Baqarah (2)
Prophet Muhammad said: “The Qur’an and those who committed themselves to it will be presented on the Day of Judgment, preceded by Surah Al-Baqarah and Surah Al-Imran.”
Prophet Muhammad also said: “Learn how to recite Surah Al-Baqarah for there is a blessing in it, and there is sorrow for abandoning it, and it is unbearable for the idle and that Al-Baqarah and Al-Imran are like two flowers which will shade those who learned them by heart on the Day of Judgment, as if there were two large clouds or two flocks of birds.”
Also Prophet Muhammad said: “Recite Surah Al-Baqarah in your dwellings and do not turn them into graves.”
He also said that “whoever recited Surah Al-Baqarah at night would be crowned with a crown of Paradise.”
Prophet Muhammad said: “Do not make your house as graves, for Satan shuns a dwelling wherein Surah Al-Baqarah is recited“
Prophet Muhammad was asked, “Which part of the Qur’an is the best?” He replied, “The Surah in which the cow is mentioned.“
He was then asked “Which part of that Surah?” He replied, “The verse of the Throne (Ayat Al-Kursi) and the last part of Surah Al-Baqarah came down from under the Throne.”
Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) said: “Whoever recites four verses from the first part of Surah Al-Baqarah, the verse of the Throne, two verses after the verse of the Throne and three verses from the last part of Surah Al-Baqarah, Satan would never come near him or the members of his family on that day, and nothing he despises would come near him or the members of his family, and never are these verses recited over a madman without him regaining his sanity.“
Abdullah Bin Masoud (may Allah be pleased with him) said, ” Whoever recited 10 verses from Al-Baqarah in the night, Satan shall not have access to that house, during the night till he wakes up 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 the Throne and three from the last part of the Surah.”
Surah Al-Imran (3)
Abdullah Bin Masoud (may Allah be pleased with him) said, “What an excellent treasure Surah Al-Imran is to the pauper when he recites it in prayer during the last part of the night.”
Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) said:
“Allah’s most magnificent name, which when used to implore Him, He responds, is found in three Surahs: Al-Baqarah, Al-Imran and Taha.”
Surah Al-An’am (6)
Prophet Muhammad said: “This Surah was seen off by as many angels as could block the horizon.”
Surah Yusuf (12)
Prophet Muhammad said: “Teach your relative the recitation of Surah Yusuf, for any Muslim who recites it or teaches it to his family, Allah shall ease for him the agony of death, and give him the strength that will prevent him from envying a fellow Muslim.“
Surah Al-Kahf (18)
The Prophet said: “Whoever recited Surrah Al-Kahf on a Friday, Allah will kindle for him abundant light to illuminate the period between the two Fridays (the Friday on which he recited the Surrah and the next Friday).”
Surah Al-Mu’minun (23)
Ibn Masoud (may Allah be pleased with him) recited Surah Al-Mu’minun from verse 115 to 118 in the ear of an afflicted person and the man was cured.
Prophet Muhammad said: “What did you recite in his ear?’ Ibn Masud told him, and the Prophet said, “By Him in Whose hand lies my soul, were a believing man to recite it over a mountain, it would have melted.”
the opening surah, mashallah every1 reads in der salah & we r all familiar wit it, these r some of its virtues
Hadhrat Abu Sa’id (ra) said “RasoolAllah (saw) before leaving the mosque sed, shall i teach u d greatest surah in the quran, then RasoolAllah (saw) started to say “Al hum do lillahi Rabbil Aaalameen” – Surah Fatiha. (Bukhari)
Hadhrat Saib said “RasoolAllah (saw) recited Surah Fatiha & blew it over me, so it wud keep me away from calamities” (at tabraani)
Hadhrat Anas said “RasoolAllah (saw) said – when u recite Surah Fatiha & Surah Ikhlaas upon lying on ur bed, u will be safeguarded & fearless from everythin apart from death” (Mazhari)
and finally 2 sum up d virtues of surah fatihaa , RasoolAllah (saw) sed ” The mother of the Quran are seven oft repeated verses i.e “Surah Fatiha” (Bukhari)
Surah Al Baqarah
RasoolAllah (saw) said “Shaytan is barred from any house where Al Baqarah is recited” (muslim)
Alsoooo RasoolAllah (saw) said ” Whoever recites Ayah Tul Kursi, after each compulsory salah, there will nothing between him & jannah, xcept death” (ibn habbin & darimi)
Abu Umamah (ra) reported “RasoolAllah (saw) sed, recite surah Baqarah, for 2 hold on 2 it is a blessin & leave it is a regret” (muslim)
RasoolAllah (saw) sed – “The Quran wil be brought on d day of qiyamah, along with its companions who used 2 recite it & at the front will be Al Baqara & Al Imran, pleadin for their companion who used to recite them” (muslim)
Surah Al Imran
our butifull RasoolAllah (saw) said ….
“what an excellent treasure Surah Al Imran is 2 d pauper, wen he recites it in d middle of d nite” (darimi)
“if anyone recites Al Imran on friday, angels will invoke blessins on him til d nite comes” (darimi & masabih)
Khilafa Hadhrat Uthman (ra) narrated “RasoolAllah (saw) said, if any1 recites surah al Imran @ nite, the reward of spendin a nite in prayer will be recorded for him” (muslim)
Surah Al Anaam
RasoolAllah (saw) “Never has Surah Anaam been recited over a sick person, without Allah (swt) curin them”
our butifuullllll Ameer Ul Momineen Hadhrat Umar (ra) reported RasoolAllah (saw) as sayin ” Surah Anam is from d core of d Quran” (al qurtubi)
Surah as Sajdaa
the Prophet (saw) would not sleep until he had read surah as sajda (tirmidhi)
RasoolAllah (saw) said
“whoever recites this surah in the nite, seekin Allah (swt) pleasure, all his sins will be forgiven” (ibn hibban)
Surah ad Dukhaan
RasoolAllah (saw) said about dis surah
whoever recites this surah, 70 thousand angels will ask forgiveness for him (tirmidhi)
“surahs beginnin with Ha Meem are butifull, fresh & fragnant, splendid meadows, whoever desires to walk around in the fresh splendid meadows of jannah, should recite these” (al qurtubi)
RasoolAllah (saw) sed “whoeva recites this surah will be saved from poverty” (bayhaqi)
Surah Al Kaafiroon
RasoolAllah (saw) said
“recite al kafiroon, as it is a clearence from shirk” (abu dawud)
“its equivalent 2 a quarter of d Quran” (tirmidhi)
its Equivalent 2 fourth of d quran (tirmidhi)
also dont hold me 2 dis lol, cos i havent got a source but inshallah il find i heard der is a hadiths in which RasoolAllah (saw) says – “whoeva recited dis surah, it is as though he was with me when makkah was freed”
RasoolAllah (saw) said
“its equal 2 a 3rd of d quran” (bukhari)
“if any1 recites this surah 200 hundred times daily, this sins of 50 years will be wiped out” (tirmidhi)
Ummul Momineen Hadhrat Aisha (ra) said “RasoolAllah (saw) used 2 recite dis surah along wit Al Falaq & An Nas, & put his hands 2geva & blow it on 2 dem & den rub it over his body, before he went 2 sleep” (bukhari)
Surah Al Falaq
RasoolAllah (saw) sed -
“Recite this surah, bcos der isnt a surah more cherished by Allah (swt) & more prefound in his sight ” (tirmidhi)
“this surah was revealed to keep away the jinn & the evil eye” (tirmidhi)
The Virtues and Benefits of Surah Yasin (36)
1. The Prophet (SalAllahu alayhi wasalam) said, ‘Surely everything has a heart, and the heart of the Qur’an is Yasin. I would love that it be in the heart of every person of my people’[Bazzar]. (S.Muhammad Ali Sabuni, Tafsir-al-SabuniVol.2)
2. The Prophet (SalAllahu alayhi wasalam) said, ‘Whoever recites Yasin once Allah will record the reward of reciting the Qur’an ten times.’[Maqal, Tirmidhi 2812/A & Dhahabi]
3. It has been reported by Aisha (radiAllahu anha)that the Prophet (SalAllahu alayhi wasalam) said that there is a surah in the Qur’an that intercedes for itsreciter and forgive its listener. Know! It is Surah Yasin. It is called ‘Mu’amma’ in the Torah. It was enquired, what is Mu’amma? The Prophet (SalAllahu alayhi wasalam) said, ‘it embraces the person with the goodness of this world and removes the dismay of the Hereafter’[Hashiya of Tafsir Jalalalayn , pg 368].
4. The Prophet said, ‘Whoever recited Surah Yasin in the night seeking Allah’s pleasure, Allah would forgive him’[Ibn Hibban, Darimi 3283/A, Abu Yala, Tabarani, Baihaqi & Ibn Mardawaih]
5. Ma`qil ibn Yasar (Allah be pleased with him) relates that the Messenger of Allah (Allah’s blessings and peace be upon him, his family, companions, andfollowers) said,”Ya Sin is the heart of the Qur’an. No one reads it intending thereby Allah and the Next Abode except that Allah forgives them. Recite it for your deceasedones.” [Related by Ahmad, Abu Dawud, Nasa'i (this wording is his), and Hakim, who deemed it rigorously authenticated (sahih)]
6. Imam Ghazali explained that this is because soundness of faith rests on acknowledging Resurrection and Judgment, and Surat Ya Sin details this in the most emphatic of ways. Imam Fakhr al-Din al-Razi concurred.
7. Imam Tibi explained in his commentary on Mishkat al-Masabih that Surat Ya Sin was called ‘the Heart of the Qur ‘an ‘ because of what it contains of overwhelming proofs, decisive signs, subtle spiritual meanings, eloquent admonition, and stern warnings.
The Virtues and Benefits of Surah al Waqiah (56)
8. The Prophet said, ‘Whoever recites surah al Waqiah at night would never encounter poverty’ [Ibn Sunni 620]
9. The Prophet said, ‘Surah al Waqiah is the Surah of Wealth, so recite it and teach it to your children’[Ibn Asakir]
The Virtues and Benefits of Surah al Mulk (67)
10. The Prophet said, ‘There is a surah in the Qur’an which is only thirty verses. 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 inAl-Awsat & Ibn Mardawaith]
11. The Prophet said, ‘Surah al Mulk is the protector from the torment of the grave ‘[Sahihul Jamiea 1/680, Hakim 2/498 & Nasai]
12. Jabir (radiAllahu anhu) said it was the custom of the Holy Prophet sallallahu alaihe wasallam not to go to sleep until he had read Tabarakalladhi Biyadihil Mulk and Alif Laam Meem Tanzeel. [Ahmad, Tirmidhi and Darami]
13. Anas (radiAllahu anhu) reported Rasulullah (sallallahu alaiyhi wasalam) as saying, “There is a Surah which will plead for its reciter till it causes him to enter paradise” (Tabarakalladhi Biyadihil Mulk). [Tabrani]
Benefits Of Each Surah in Quran
Chapter 1: Surah Al Fatihah
This Surah is the core of the wajib prayers of every Muslim. Its recitation is equal to the whole Qur’an. This Surah has the healing power of all sickness except death. Recite Surah Al Fatihah before beginning any important task in life.
Chapter 2: Surah Al Baqarah
If you recite the four Ayaat of this Surah followed by Ayatul Kursi and then the three Ayaat of this Surah, you won’t have any sort of difficulty concerning your health, wealth and family members. Also you’ll not forget the Holy Qura’n and Shaitan will stay away from you.
Chapter 3: Surah Aale Imran
Recite this Surah on Friday and let Allah (SWT) shower his blessings till sunset and the angels will pray for the forgiveness of the reciter.
If written with saffron and hung in the neck of a woman with the intention of pregnancy then with Allah (SWT)’s command, the woman would be pregnant.
Chapter 4: Surah An Nisa
Recite this Surah every Friday and relieve yourself from the squeezing of the grave.
Chapter 5: Surah Al Maidah
The reciter of this Surah will get good deeds added to his account equal to the number of Jews and Christians. His bad deeds will be erased and his position in Allah (SWT)’s eyes will be high.
Chapter 6: Surah Al An’am
If you recite this Surah on a regular basis, angels will ask for forgiveness till the Day of Judgement. Write this Surah with saffron, soak and drink its water for 6 days, lots of good things will come to you, problems and ailments will stay away and you’ll keep healthy. There is great reward in reciting this Surah because Allah (SWT)’s name is mentioned 70 times.
Chapter 7: Surah Al Ar’af
Recite this Surah at least once a month; you’ll be safe from grief and sorrow on the Day of Judgement. Recite it on Friday; you’ll be with people whose account won’t be taken. Write it with rose water and saffron, drink it and keep safe from enemies and dangerous animals.
Chapter 8: Surah Al Anfal
If you write this Surah and keep it with you, it’ll enable you to get your rights from your superior.
Chapter 9: Surah At Tawbah
Recitation of this Surah keeps away from enemies, thieves and fire.
Chapter 10: Surah Yunus
If there has been a misunderstanding in your family and you want to know who is at fault, write this Surah together with the name of all family members, and the problem will be solved.
Chapter 11: Surah Hud
If you recite this Surah on Friday, you will be with the Prophet (SAWW) on the Day of Judgement. All your sins will be forgiven and you will get the position of a martyr.
Chapter 12: Surah Yusuf
The reciter of this Surah will be safe from envy. Pangs of death will be made easy. If you write this Surah and drink its water, you’ll have good luck and sustenance.
Chapter 13: Surah Ar Ra’ad
Recitation of this Surah increases sustenance and makes you triumphant against enemies. Even thunder declares the Glory of Allah (SWT).
Chapter 14: Surah Ibrahim
Pray 2 rakaat every Friday (in 1st rakaa, Surah Ibrahim and 2nd rakaa Surah Al Hijr) after Surah al Fatihah, to be safe from sudden calamity and poverty.
Chapter 15: Surah Hijr
To prosper in business, tie this Surah on your hand or keep it in your pocket.
Chapter 16: Surah An Nahl
Recite every month to be safe from debts and calamities.
Chapter 17: Surah Bani israel
If you recite this Surah on every Thursday night, you will see the 12th Imam before you die. If a child is stammering, or does not have clear speech, write this Surah, soak in water and let him drink, he will be able to talk clearly.
Chapter 18: Surah Al Kahf
To wake up from sleep at a certain time, recite the last ayah of this Surah. If you recite this Surah every Thursday night, you’ll die the death of a martyr. If you write this Surah in a bottle with narrow neck, you will be safe from debt, poverty and other problems. If you recite the last ayah of this Surah before sleeping, a light will appear and it will go till the Holy Qa’aba and the angels will pray for you. If the person is in Mecca, the light will go to Al bayt ul Ma’mun and angels will pray for him.
Chapter 19: Surah Maryam
If you keep this Surah with you, you’ll have good dreams. If this Surah is hung on the wall, you will be protected from thieves and frightened people will become calm.
Chapter 20: Surah Taha
By reciting this Surah regularly, your book of accounts will be given to you in your right hand on the Day of Judgement. If a man writes this Surah on a green silk cloth and goes to a family where he intends to get married, he will not be refused. When a girl wants to get married she must bathe with the water that this Surah was soaked in. If anyone wishes to get married, he should write ayah 131-132 and tie on his hand.
Chapter 21: Surah Al Anbiya
When one cannot sleep owing to fear and worry, the person should tie his Surah to ones waist.
Chapter 22: Surah Al Hajj
The reciter of this Surah will get rewards of all previous and future pilgrims. If one recites this Surah on every third day, he will go for Hajj in the same year and if he dies while going he will go straight to heaven.
Chapter 23: Surah Al Mu’minoon
To stop someone from drinking alcohol, write this Surah on a white cloth and tie it to your neck. Recite this Surah regularly and be happy at the time of dying.
Chapter 24: Surah An Nur
Recite this Surah day and night and none of your family member will be in trouble. Also 70,000 angels will follow the funeral and pray for your forgiveness.
Chapter 25: Surah Al Furqan
The reciter of this Surah will enter Paradise on the Day of Judgement without accounting for anything, on one condition that he must have faith. Keep this Surah on you to ward off dangerous pests.
Chapter 26: Surah Ash Shu’ara
Every illness can be cured if this Surah is soaked and the water drunk.
You’ll be protected from drowning/burning and be safe form wrongful death.
Recite this Surah and reap the reward tenfold as many mu’minoon and mu’minaat.
Chapter 27: Surah An Naml
The reward of this Surah is to stand on the day of Judgement reciting Shahadatain.
Chapter 28: Surah Al Qasas
This Surah when soaked in rainwater and drunk may cure stomach and liver pains.
Soak the Surah in water, drink and help dispel all your doubts and misgivings, sorrows and grief.
Chapter 29: Surah Al Ankabut
Relieve malaria, cold, heaviness of chest by drinking the water this Surah has been soaked in. Recite this Surah and sleep like a baby.
Chapter 30: Surah Ar Rum
As many angels there are between the heavens and earth, the reciter of this Surah will be rewarded ten times as many good deeds.
Chapter 31: Surah Luqman
Soak the Surah in water to alleviate all types of diseases as well as relief from severe stomach problems.
Chapter 32: Surah As Sajda
Write this Surah on deerskin and receive tons of proposals. Keep the Surah on you and be safe from fevers, headaches and pain of joints. Recite this at night and Allah (SWT) would give the records of deeds in the right hand.
Chapter 33: Surah Al Ahzab
Write on deerskin and keep it in a casket at home, all good marriage proposals will be brought. If you teach this Surah to all at home, the pangs of the grave will be kept against you. Good deeds will be written for you and you’ll be close to the Ahlulbayt on the Day of Qiyamah.
Chapter 34: Surah As Sabaa
Reciter of this Surah and Surah Fatir will stay in peace at night. and if recited at daytime, no unpleasant incident will occur. You will get good in the world and the hereafter. Write this Surah, tie it on you, and be protected form dangerous animals.
Chapter 35: Surah Al Fatir
Recite ayah 42 of this Surah and your headache will be cured.
Chapter 36: Surah Yaseen
Recite Surah Yaseen and your sins are forgiven. Recite regularly and the rewards are equal to completing the Holy Quran twelve times. If you recite this Surah for a sick person, angels will pray for his forgiveness and at time of death they will also attend his funeral. Written with rosewater and Saffron and drunk for 7 days, one’s memory would be that he would memorise what he listens. If in dispute one would win. Produces much milk for a weaning mother.
Chapter 37: Surah As Saffat
Protect yourself from misfortunes and calamities by reciting this Surah every Friday. Be blessed with health, wealth and children. Allah (SWT) will keep him safe from evils of shaitan and he will die the death of a martyr. If read over a dying person, he will pass away peacefully and easily.
Chapter 38: Surah Saad
Recite regularly; you will be saved from committing big and small sins.
Chapter 39: Surah Az Zumar
Allah (SWT) bestows great honours and onlookers will respect you, if you recite this Surah. Keep the Surah on you and everyone will praise you. Also the fire of hell will not touch you. Increases love between Husband and Wife.
Chapter 40: Surah Al Mu’min
Purification of the heart. Past and future sins are forgiven. Kept at the place of work, it brings prosperity. If one has white/black spots/pimples/ boils, keep this Surah on you to get cured. Soak it, use the water to make dough, dry and grind, take a pinch to cure liver, spleen, heart, trembling problems and unconsciousness.
Chapter 41: Surah Hamim Sajda
Write in a utensil, wash with water and knead flour with that water, make balls, dry it and grind it. Give it to a person who has pain in heart, pain would be removed.
N.B. Following are merits of All Suwar starting with “Ha Mim”:
i) Whoever recites in prayer E Shab you’ll have liberty to enter the garden of heaven.
ii) Souls of Prophets, believers and pious ones will send salawaat and pray for forgiveness of the reciter of this Surah.
iii) Reciter of this Surah, his mouth will have a pleasant scent and Allah (SWT) showers his blessings on him and neighbours.
Chapter 42: Surah Ash Shu’ra
On the day of Judgement there will be light on your face. Soak it and use the water to make a dough, dry and grind it, having a pinch of it daily cures eye diseases. Drink water during a journey to safeguard from troubles.
Chapter 43: Surah Az Zukhruf
The reciter is saved from the squeezing of the grave. Water soaked with this Surah is good for disease and epilepsy.
Chapter 44: Surah Ad Dukhan
The water in which this Surah has been soaked will cure constipation and stomach ails. Save your self from shaitan and get good dreams by keeping it under your pillow. If you recite on Thursday night, sins will be forgiven and 70,000 angels will ask for forgiveness till the next day. Recite this Surah on Thursday night and Friday morning, Allah (SWT) will build a house in Jannah. If a patient of Migraine drinks water of Surah Ad Dukhan he would instantly be cured.
Chapter 45: Surah Al Jathiya
The reciter of this Surah will not enter hell. Keep this Surah on yourself and remain safe from backbiters, also no one will talk bad about you. If it is hung around a newborn child, it will keep him safe.
Chapter 46: Surah Al Ahkaf
Rid the habit of forgetfulness by reciting this Surah. Soak it in Zam Zam water and drink the water, people will love and listen to you.
Chapter 47: Surah Muhammad
The reciter of this Surah will not have doubts on his religion and will be free from kufr and shirk. He will also be free from problems and diseases. After his death, 1000 angels will recite salawaat for him.
Chapter 48: Surah Al Fath
Forget forgetfulness by reciting this Surah. Surah soaked in Zam Zam water cures trembling during old age. Your children and family will be safe traveling
Chapter 49: Surah Al Hajarat
Cancel misunderstandings by reciting this Surah. A breast-feeding mother will get more milk if she keeps this Surah on her.
Chapter 50: Surah Qaaf
By reciting this Surah the pangs of death will be easier. Epilepsy will disappear. Sustenance will be increased and a breast-feeding mother will get more milk. Drink it’s water and you will not get stomach ails. For any eye problem, read ayah 23, blow water and wash your face with it.
Chapter 51: Surah Adh Dhariyat
Recite this Surah to make things easier, like pangs of death, deliveries, and e.t.c
Chapter 52: Surah At Tur
A prisoner will be let free if he recites this Surah regularly. A scorpion bite will heal if the water soaked with the Surah is sprinkled over it.
Chapter 53: Surah An Najm
If you recite this Surah regularly, you will have a peaceful life, people will love, respect and honour you.
Chapter 54: Surah Al Qamar
On the Day of Judgement, the face of the reciter of this Surah will shine. If you write this Surah on a Friday and keep it with you in your amama (cap), you will be honoured wherever you go.
Chapter 55: Surah Ar Rahman
The reciter of this Surah will die a martyr and enter paradise. If you recite this Surah on Friday morning, you will get great reward. Keep it on you at all times to make your work easy. Eyes will be cured. Hang it on the wall to ward of all insects
Chapter 56: Surah Waqia
If you recite this Surah regularly, your sustenance will increase, you will not face poverty, people will love you, and you’ll not be grieved. Death pangs will be easy and your sins forgiven.
Chapter 57: Surah Al Hadid
Recite this Surah to make a wound heal fast. Also recite this Surah for release of prisoners.
Chapter 58: Surah Mujadilah
If you recite or tie this Surah to a sick or restless person, he will get peaceful sleep and remain calm. If you recite this Surah day and night, you will be safe from theft. If you will recite this Surah on hand and throw it on an enemy, he will be friendly towards you.
Chapter 59: Surah Hashir
To have a good memory and be intelligent, write this Surah and drink the water you soak it in.
Chapter 60: Surah Al Mumtahanah
Cure any spleen disease by drinking the water this Surah has been soaked in for three days.
Chapter 61: Surah As Saff
If recited during journey, you will be saved from thieves and other problems.
Chapter 62: Surah Al Jum’ah
One who recites this every morning and evening will be saved from shaitan’s promptings. Also you will be free from worries.
Chapter 63: Surah Munafiqun
Recited regularly, this Surah cures, boils, eye- sores, internal pains and many other sicknesses.
Chapter 64: Surah Taghabun
The reciter of this Surah will be saved from sudden accidental deaths and cruel people.
Chapter 65: Surah At Talaq
The 6th Imam says those who recite this Surah in Wajib prayer he will be protected from the Fear of Day of Judgement and will have a place in Heaven. By reciting this Surah regularly, Allah (SWT) will accept his repentance in full.
Chapter 66: Surah At Tahrim
Regularly recitation helps clear debts. Soak the Surah in water; sprinkle it over a sick person for comfort, and on an epileptic patient for cure. For good sleep, recite before going to bed.
Chapter 67: Surah Al Mulk
One who memorises this Surah will be saved from the chastisement of the grave and if you recite it for a dead person, his difficulties will immediately decrease. Also the reciter of this Surah will achieve what he seeks and be in Allah (SWT)’s protection.
Chapter 68: Surah Al Qalam
One who recites this Surah regularly will have no problems in his sustenance.
Also hung around the neck, tooth pain will subside.
Chapter 69: Surah Al Haqqah
The child of a pregnant woman would be safe if this Surah is hung around her neck.
The water from this Surah will make a child intelligent if it’s given to the child.
Chapter 70: Surah Al Ma’arij
Recite this if you wish for a certain prisoner to be released. Recited at night, you’ll be safe from shaitan’s promptings.
Chapter 71: Surah An Nuh
Recite the Surah regularly to get your wishes granted and have a house built for you in Jannah by reciting it every morning and night.
Chapter 72: Surah Al Jinn
Keep yourself safe from the witchcraft. A prisoner who recites this regularly will be released. Recitation of this Surah keeps your treasures safe and away from debts. Keep it on you for good memory.
Chapter 73: Surah Al Muzammil
The reciter of this Surah will have a peaceful death and keep him away from bad situations. Recited in prayer E Shab or Isha, he’ll be free from sins for the whole day.
If you recite this Surah without missing a day, you’ll see the Prophet in your dreams and whatever you’ll ask from Allah (SWT), would be granted to you. Recited on a Thursday night a hundred times, a hundred sins will be forgiven and a hundred good deeds added to his account and his wish granted.
Chapter 74: Surah Al Muddaththir
You should recite this Surah if you want to memorise the Holy Qur’an. Your memory will be excellent and you will not die until you have memorized the Qur’an. You will also have no bad luck in life.
Chapter 75: Surah Al Qiyamah
Recite this Surah regularly, you will rise from your grave with light, your livelihood will increase, you will be under Allah (SWT)’s protection, people will love you and you will be purified and become humble. Your heart will become strong when you drink the water from this Surah. Recite this Surah and act on it; it will come to you smiling with good news on the Day of Judgement.
Chapter 76/77: Surah Ad Dahr/Al InsanYou will go to Paradise if you recite it regularly, on every Thursday morning; the reward is a 100 hoors in heaven, 4000 gardens and a house near the Prophet. The water of this Surah will cure heart disease.
Chapter 78: Surah An Naba
Recite this Surah daily, you will visit the Holy Qa’aba within a year. If you recite it with the intention of staying awake, you will remain awake. Recite whilst traveling, you will have a safe journey. The water from this Surah will cure stomach ailments.
Chapter 79: Surah An Nazi’a’t
Reciter of this Surah will get as much reward as ten times the stars in the sky.
Chapter 80: Surah Abasa
The reciter of this Surah will rise from his grave joyfully. The reciter of this Surah will return safely from a journey. One will enter paradise under its shade.
Chapter 81: Surah Al Takweer
All eye problems will disappear if this Surah is written and hung around the neck. Also by reciting this Surah, eyesight is improved.
Chapter 82: Surah Al Infitar
Your faults are hidden during the day of Judgement if this Surah is recited regularly.
Chapter 83: Surah Al Mutaffifin
The fire of hell will not touch you if you recite this Surah.
Recite on any of your treasures or property to safeguard them.
Chapter 84: Surah Al Inshiqaq
Make an amulet of this Surah for a pregnant lady and remove once the child is born.
It also helps in the easy delivery.
Chapter 85: Surah Al Buruj
Recite this Surah for a sound sleep. It also keeps you far from dangerous places.
To stop breast-feeding, make an amulet for the child and this will help him wean the habit.
Chapter 86: Surah Al Tariq
If you recite this Surah on the medicine before having it, it will become more effective.
The water in which you soak the Surah will heal a wound faster if you wash with it.
Chapter 87: Surah Al A’la
To relieve earaches, recite this Surah and blow on the part that is affected.
This Surah is also recommended for curing piles, neck pains and broken limbs.
Chapter 88: Surah Al Ghashiyah
Recite this Surah to calm a scared and crying child. This Surah cures toothaches.
Chapter 89: Surah Al Fajr
This is Imam Husain (AS)’s Surah. If you have difficulty conceiving, tie an amulet of this Surah around your waist and then sleep with your spouse.
Chapter 90: Surah Al Balad
The water of this Surah will relieve nose problems and an amulet will ward off diseases in a child.
Chapter 91: Surah Ash Shams
By reciting this Surah daily, it will increase your livelihood and people will always be in agreement with you. Your heart will be strong and you will have good memory.
Chapter 92: Surah Wal Layl
Recite this Surah 15 times before sleeping and see only good dreams. And if you recite this Surah in the ear of a person who is unconscious or suffering form epilepsy, he will be cured.
Chapter 93: Surah Wad Duha
Write this Surah over the name of a person who has disappeared, he will come back.
If you have forgotten anything, recite this Surah and the thing will remain in Allah (SWT)’s protection.
Chapter 94: Surah Al Inshirah
Cure chest pains by reciting this Surah and wear an amulet for palpitations. If a person whose urine has stopped, write this Surah, soak it in water and then drink it, it will cure the ailment,.
Chapter 95: Surah Wat Teen
Poison will not affect the person who recites on his food
Chapter 96: Surah Al Alaq
Recite this Surah for safe travel, from drowning, safekeeping treasures. Recite this Surah in the day or at night and if you die in the course of it, you will die a martyr’s death.
Chapter 97: Surah Al Qadr
i) Recite 10 times in one sitting, 1000 sins are forgiven.
ii) Recite 15 times after Isha prayers, you’ll be safe until the next night.
iii) Recite this Surah in wajib prayer, all your sins will be forgiven.
iv) Recite this Surah once in Ramadhan and get the reward of fasting for the whole month.
v) Recite this Surah in front of your employer, your work will be done.
vi) Recited 7 times on a mu’mins grave, his sins are forgiven.
Chapter 98: Surah Al Bayyinah
Hang around the neck for cure of jaundice/white spots on body. Soak the Surah in water, drink and pregnancy stays safe and body swellings disappear. Recite it on food there will be no effect of poison.
Chapter 99: Surah Az Zilzaal
Recite this Surah to keep you safe from earthquakes and accidental deaths and you will die peaceful and enter heaven. Whoever has been afflicted with facial paralysis should look at this Surah to get cured.
Chapter 100: Surah Al A’adiyat
Regular recitation of this Surah will be rewarded equally to the whole Qur’an. Your debts will be paid and you will be free from fears. If you are in pain, write this Surah in a new utensil and soak it with rainwater, then add a pinch of Sugar. Drink this water for the pain to subside.
Chapter 101: Surah Al Qariah
This Surah will increase your livelihood when you recite it regularly. Keep it with you; the door of sustenance will open for you.
Chapter 102: Surah At Takathur
If you recite this Surah when it rains, your sins will be forgiven. Before sleeping, you will be safe from the squeezing of the grave. If you recite in wajib prayer, you will get the reward of 100 martyrs and in Nafila prayer the reward of 50 martyrs. Recite this Surah for headache and it will get cured.
Chapter 103: Surah Al ASR.
If you recite this Surah on a regular basis, you will have a peaceful death. Also, recite this Surah to cure fever.
Chapter 104: Surah Al Humazah
An amulet of this Surah worn around your neck will save you from evil eyes.
For eye pain, recite this Surah and you will be cured.
Chapter 105: Surah Al Feel
Troubles will fly away when this Surah is recited over a worried person.
Chapter 106: Surah Al Quraish
The reciter of this Surah will get the thawaab of a tawaf of Khana e Q’aaba and itteqaf. Doors of sustenance will be open. If you recite this Surah over a heart patient, he will be cured. You recite it on food and it will not harm you.
Chapter 107: Surah Al Ma’un
Recite this Surah after Isha prayers and you will be under Allah (SWT)’s protection. If you recite this Surah 41 times with 10 salawaats in the beginning and end, you and your children will never be dependant on any body. If you recite this Surah 100 times you will be under Allah (SWT)’s protection till next morning.
Chapter 108: Surah Al Kauthar
If you recite this Surah on a Thursday night, you will see the Prophet (SAW) in your dreams. Whoever recites this in his wajib and Nafila prayers will get to drink the water of Kauther.
Chapter 109: Surah Al Kafiroon
If this Surah is recited 100 times before the rising of the sun on a Friday Morning, your wishes will be granted. If you recite this Surah, you will get the reward of reciting quarter of the Holy Qur’an. Whenever you travel to accomplish a mission, recite these five surahs: Surah Al Kafiroon; An Nasr;At Tawheed;Al Falaq and An Naas after which you recite “deeni Islam.”
Chapter 110: Surah An Nasr
The reciter of this Surah will get the reward of being with the Prophet on the day he conquered Mecca.
Chapter 111: Surah Al Lahab
The reciter of this Surah should curse Abu Lahab. Reciting this Surah regularly, helps in the cure of stomach ails. For a peaceful sleep, recite before going to bed.
Chapter 112: Surah Al Ikhlaas
The reciter of this Surah gets the reward of a quarter of the Holy Qur’an. Recite 12 times, there will be palaces, 100 times 25 years sins are forgiven, but on the grounds he has not killed and not usurped someone’s rights. Recite 1000 times, death will not come until the palace is built in Jannah. Before entering home, recite once and sustenance is increased. Recite 10 times for a safe journey. In prayer E Shab, this Surah ,if recited 30 times in both rakaat all your sins are forgiven. Recite 11 times in the graveyard to gift the buried ones.
Chapter 113: Surah Al Falaq
In Ramadhan recitation of this Surah in wajib and Nafila prayer, you are rewarded the thawaab of Mecca’s fasting. In Layl prayer the recitation of this Surah and Surah an Naas is accepted by Allah (SWT)
Chapter 114: Surah An Naas
Recitation of this Surah every night keeps the false doubts, evil, jinn’s are kept away. An amulet for a child keeps evil away. Whenever this Surah is recited where there is pain, it will vanish.
Surah Al Fatihah
i) Pain subsides if the Surah is recited on any body pain.
ii) If this Surah does not give relief from pain, nothing else can.
3) Imam Jafar As Sadiq (AS) said: “AL – HAMD” whose beginning is Praise, middle is Purification and the end is Supplication. “
4) Anyone who listens to some one reciting the Surah, he will receive the equal reward.
Insha Allah please do remember the entire Ummah in your kind and concerned duahs.