The 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.“