VIRTUES OF RECITING THE SURAH OF THE HOLY QURAN

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)

Ahadith

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 [2], 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 [59], sura Ikhlas[112], 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 [109], 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.”

Surah Fatiha

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)

surah Yasin

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)

Surah Waqiah

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)

Surah Nasr

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”

Surah Ikhlaas

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.

Rewards of Reciting the Qur’anic Surahs

The benefits and recompense the Almighty Lord bestows on the reciters of the Quranic surahs have been taken on the authority of the Holy Prophet, Imam Ali ibn abi

Talib, Imam Jafar al Sadiq and other Imams of Ahl ul Bayt by Ibn Babwayh, Kulayni, Ayashi, Baqir Majlasi, Ali bin Ibrahim et al. WHEREVER HE, HIM, HIS, OR

MAN APPEARS READ AS HE/SHE, HIM/HER HIS/HER, MAN/WOMAN

The verse of “Bismillahir Rahmanir Rahim”
If we were to give an exhaustive account of the benefits of the recitation of “Bismillah…” we would need more than a single volume to do justice to it. Apart from being

part of every chapter in the Holy Qur’an (except the chapter of repentance [surah at-tawba]), it is also the most oft repeated verse in the Holy Qur’an.
It is narrated in Tafseere Burhaan that the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.) has said that when a person recites “Bismillah…” then five thousand ruby palaces are built for him in

Jannah Each palace has a thousand chambers made of pearls and in each chamber has seventy thousand thrones of emerald and each throne has seventy thousand

carpets made from special fabrics and upon each carpet is seated a Hur-ul-Ein. A person asked for the condition necessary to get this great reward and the Holy Prophet

(s.a.w.) replied that the person should recite the “Bismillah…” with conviction and understanding.
The Holy Prophet (s.a.w.) has also said that when a believer will have to cross the Pul-e-Siraat on the Day of Judgement, and he will say “Bismillah…” then the flames

beneath him will start dying down until Jahannam will cry out, ‘O believer, pass through quickly, your presence is causing my fire to die out !’
It is also mentioned that recitation of “Bismillah…” with a loud voice is from the signs of a true believer. Imam Ali Ridha (a.s.) said that “Bismillah…” is very close to the

chosen name of Allah (s.w.t.) [Isma A’adham].

SURAH AL FATIHAH (1)
As its first verse is nearer to ismi azam (the great name of Allah) than the white from the pupil of the eye; there is praise of Allah in the beginning, tawhid (oneness) in

the middle and prayer in the end; no salat is valid without its recitation; it is superior than all the treasures stored in the arsh, (Shaytan runs away whenever it is recited;

therefore:
recite 70 times to remove pains and ailments; recite 7 times or seventy times keeping the mouth near the forehead and putting the right hand on the forehead of the sick

person, then surely recovery is guaranteed; recite bismillahir rahmanir rahim to stay away from the burning fire of hell; recite bismillahir rahmanir rahim to receive the

recompense of four thousand virtues for its every letter, to cancell the punishment of four thousand transgressions and to occupy a position four thousand degrees higher

than what you deserve;
while crossing the pul sirat (bridge to paradise) whoever recites bismillahir rahmanir rahim would hear a voice from the flames of the fire, saying: “O believer, your light

has put off my heat.” when a teacher teaches bismillahir rahmanir rahim to a child the merciful Allah grants amnesty from punishment to the teacher and parents if they

have sinned. recite surah al Fatihah to cure any disease save the deadly disease which is the cause of the inevitable death.

AL BAQARAH (2)
Whoever recites surah al Baqarah and surah Aali Imran would go directly near the Ahl ul Bayt on the day of reckoning under the shade of these two surahs appearing as

clouds.
whoever recites the first 4 verses, the verse of Kursi with the two following verses, and the three last verses of surah al Baqarah would never come across any

undesirable event (his family and property would also remain) safe; Shaytan would not come near him, and he would never forget the Holy Quran.

This surah has 286 verses and is a ‘madani’ surah ie. it was revealed in Madinah. It is also the longest surah in the Holy Qur’an.
The Holy Prophet (s.a.w.) has said that whoever recites the first four verses of surah al-Baqarah, accompanied by the ‘ayatul kursi’ together with the last three verses of

this surah – and makes a habit of reciting these verses daily – his life, property and family will be protected and no evil shall come upon them. Shaitan will not come close

to him and he will not be from those who forget Allah (s.w.t.).

AALI IMRAN (3)
See (i) of surah al Baqarah.
If a person recites surah Aali Imran, the merciful Allah would grant immunity to him from the fire of hell. If surah of Aali Imran, written on paper with saffron, is hung

around the neck of a woman whose pregnancy does not last, she would, by command of Allah, would give birth to a child. If it is hung on a tree which does not produce

fruit and whose leaves fall down, by command of Allah, it would produce fruit.
If Aali Imran, written on paper in saffron, is hung around the neck of a barren woman, she would conceive and give birth to a child.
If it is hung around the neck, distress and hardship would go away, ease and comfort come to stay.

In this surah, there are a total of 200 verses and it was revealed in Madinah. The Holy Prophet (s.a.w.) has said that whoever recites surah Ale-Imran on Friday, then

until the setting of the sun, he will be showered by the Mercy of Allah (s.w.t.) and the angels will beg for his forgiveness.
The Prophet (s.a.w.) has also recommended this surah for those women who are not able to conceive. The surah should be written using saffron and then given to her to

wear as a talisman and by the Will of Allah (s.w.t.) she will conceive.
Imam Ja’far as-Sadiq (a.s.) has said that if a person faces hardship in earning his livelihood, he should write this surah and wear it as a talisman and Allah (s.w.t.) will

increase his sustenance greatly. The Imam (a.s.) also said that if anyone recites both surah al-Baqarah and Ale-Imran, then these surahs will come in the shape of clouds

on the day of judgement to protect him from the scorching heat.

AL NISA (4)
Whoever recites this surah on every Friday shall remain safe from the squeezing of the grave.

This surah was revealed in Madinah and has a total of 177 verses. In ‘tafseer al-burhan’ it is written that Imam Ali (a.s.) has said that whoever recites this surah on

every Friday, he will remain safe from the squeezing in the grave (‘fishare qabr’).

AL MA-IDAH (5)
Whoso recites this surah on every Thursday, would remain safe from wrongdoing and would not associate any partner with Allah.
Whoever recites this surah Allah adds ten good deeds and conceals ten evil deeds and his position near Allah goes up ten times more than what he deserves.

AL AN-AM (6)
Whoso recites this surah, the seventy thousand angels who came with it at the time of its descending, glorifying Allah, will pray for his forgiveness, and good fortune day

and night upto the day of judgement.
To seek fulfilment of legitimate desires pray a 4 rak-at salat, in sets of 2 rak-ats, with surah al Fatihah and surah al An-am in each rak-at, after the recitation of al An-am

say:
YA KARIM YA KARIM YA KARIM
YA AZIM YA AZIM YA AZIM
YA AZAM MIN KULLI AZIM
YA SAMI AL DU-A-I
YA MAN LA TUGHAYYIRUTUL AYYAMU WAL LAYLI
SALLI ALA MUHAMMADIN WA ALI MUHAMMAD
WARHAM ZAFI WA FAQRI WA FAQATI WA MASKANATI
FA INNAK ALAMU BIHA MINNI
WA ANTA ALAMU HAJATI
YA MAN RAHIMA SHAYKHA YAQUBA RADDA
ALAYHI YUSUFA QURRATA AYNIHI
YA MAN RAHIMA AYYUBA BADA HULULI BALA-IHI
YA MAN RAHIMA MUHAMMADAN ALAYHI WA ALIHIS SALAMU
WA MANIL YATIMA AWAHU
WA NASARAHU ALA JABABIRATI QURAYSH WA TAWAGHITIHA WA AMKANAHU MIN HUM
YA MUGHITHU YA MUGHITHU YA MUGHITHU
[O Munificent, O Munificent, O Munificent;
Great, O Great, O Great;
O Hearer of prayer;
O He whom the alternations of days and nights do not effect;
send blessings on Muhammad and on his children and have mercy on my weakness, poverty, destitution, and helplessness;
because, verily You alone knows (more than me) about these things, You also knows (more than me) about my needs;
O He who had mercy on prophet Yaqub and brought back his son, Yusuf, to meet him;
O He who had mercy on prophet Ayub when misfortunes and calamities surrounded from all sides;
O He who had mercy on Muhammad, peace be on him, and looked after him when he was an orphan, and assisted him against the evil and unjust chiefs of Quraysh;
O Helper, O Helper, O Helper.
Now beseech Allah to filful your legitimate desire, inshallah He would surely grant you what you want.
Whoso recites surah al An-am from the beginning upto taksibun, Allah would give him reward of the worship of forty thousand angels upto the day of judgement. The

same reward is available to those who recite this surah in the morning.
(iv) Whoso writes this surah with musk and saffron on a china plate, washes it with clean water and drinks it for 6 consecutive days Allah would bestow on him great

good and the reciter would never go insane, and would remain safe from every kind of ache and pain.

AL ARAF (7)
Whoso recites this surah every month would be on the day of judgfement, among those about whom verse 35 of this surah says:
“No fear shall come upon them, nor shall they grieve.”
If this surah is recited on Friday, the reciter would not be examined on the day of reckoning.
This surah would be a witness for the reciter on the day of judgement.
On the day of judgement Allah would hang a curtain between the reciter of this surah and Shaytan, and he would be treated as the companions of prophet Adam.
Whoso writes this surah with rose water and saffron on paper and hangs it around his neck, so long it remains there, no carninvorous animal would touch him.
Whoso recites this surah every month hypocrisy would not touch him, and the reciter would be accepted as the shiah of Imam Ali.

AL ANFAL (8)
See (vi) in al Araf (7).

Recitation of this surah breaks the neck of self-conceit, pride and other evils. The Holy Prophet would intercede on behalf of the reciter of this surah on the day of

judement and assure the almighty Lord that hypocrisy never touched the reciter of this surah.
Good deeds equal in number to all the hypocrites would be recorded in the name of the reciter of this surah.
Whoso writes this surah on paper and hangs around his neck as a tawiz would get his rights from the man – in-authority. He would have an upper hand over those who

quarrel with him or annoy him and come out fully satisfied.

AL BARA-AT OR TAWBAH (9)
Whoever recites this surah Allah would keep him safe from falling a victim to hypocrisy.
Whoever writes this surah on paper and keeps it in his headwear or on his body would be safe from thieves; if there is a fire in neighbourhood no misfortune would befall

on him.

YUNUS (10)
Whoso recites this surah once in two or three months would have no fear of going into the camp of those who live in ignorance (infidels); and Allah would raise him on

the day of judgement in the group of the favourites of Allah. Whoso recites this surah would get the reward mentioned in its verse 26 :
“For those who do good is the best reward and more. Neither darkness nor ignominy shall cover their faces. They are the dwellers of the garden where they will abide

for ever.”
Whoever recites this surah his reward would be equal to the number of the persons who have testified Allah or belied Him.
Whoever writes this surah on paper and keeps it in his house alongwith the names of all inmates any intrigue by any of these would be disclosed to him; whoever writes

this surah on a tray or china plate, washes it with clean water, kneads flour with that water, cooks it and gives a slice of the loaf to every one, the real culprit would not be

able to swallow it and would make confession of guilt.

HUD (11)
Whoso recites this surah every Friday Allah would raise him in the company of prophets on the day of judgement, no sin would be recorded in his register of deeds and he

would have a smooth sailing during the final reckoning.
Whoso recites this surah, Allah would give him recompense equal to the number of people who had testified or belied the prophets of Allah; and the recompense and

favours given to martyrs; and an easy reckoning.

YUSUF (12)
Whosoe recites this surah every day he would not encounter any distress on the day of judgement and would be among the virtuous servants of Allah; and would be as

beautiful as prophet Yusuf.
Whoso recites this surah is kept safe from adultery, and unlawful sexual activity.

AL RAD (13)
Whoever recites this surah often times lightning would never srike him; if he loves Ali and Ahl ul Bayt, would go into paradise without reckoning; he would have the

entitlement to intercede on behalf of his friends and relatives. Whoever recites this surah, his reward would be equal to the number of clouds which have passed over the

earth (countless, innumerable); and on the day of reckoning he would be among those who had fulfilled their promise made with Allah.
If this surah is written on paper after praying salat tahajjud and hung on the door of a tyrant he would die soon.

IBRAHIM (14)
Whoever recites this surah on Friday in 2 rak-ats and surah Hajr in 2 rak-at would never live in poverty, never go insane, nor would he ever experience fright, nor

confusion.
Whoever recites this surah, in his register, good deeds, equal in number to the people who had worshipped idols and who had not worshipped idols, would be recorded.
Whoso writes this surah on a piece of white cloth and ties it on the arm of a child, that child would not cry, weep and scream; and would not feel pain in teething and

weaning.

AL HIJR (15)
Whoever recites this surah good deeds equal to the number of muhajirin and ansar would be written in his record of deeds.
Whoever writes this surah with saffron on a china plate, washes it with clean water and gives it to a woman who has no milk she, after drinking it, would have enough

milk and she, after drinking it, would have enough milk to feed her child.
Whoso writes this surah on paper and wears on his body there would always be gain and profit in business dealings.

AL NAHL (16)
Whoever recites this surah regularly every month, would not have to take loan, and remain safe from seventy kinds of calamities, insanity, leprosy and leucoderma being

at the bottom of the list of such calamities; and his abode would be in the centre of paradise.
Whoso recites this surah, he would be exempted from giving account of the bounties Allah had bestowed upon him; and if he dies on the same day in which he has recited

this surah, he would get the reward of a man who dies after making his will for the lawfully earned wealth and property.

BANI ISRAIL (17)
Whoever recites this surah every day would come back in this world alongwith the Living Imam.
Whoever recites this surah, with love of parents in his heart, Allah would give him bounties equal to this world and twelve times of whatever is in this world.
Whoso writes this surah on a china plate, washes it with clean water and drinks it would get rid of stammering and fluently pronounce each and every word; also his

intelligence and understanding would improve.
Whoso writes this surah on a green silk piece of cloth and hang it around his neck, his expertise as marksman would be of the highest standard.
If a child does not speak as a normal child should, write this surah on a china plate with saffron, wash it with clean water and give it to the child to drink, inshallah the

child would start speaking.

AL KAHF (18)
Whoever recites the last part of this surah would wake up at whatever time he plans to wake up. It serves as an alarm clock.
Whoever recites this surah every Friday night he would atone for his omissions and inadvertencies committed during the period connecting two Fridays.
Whoso recites on Friday night verse 110 of this surah, there would be a light for him covering the distance upto Kabah and Bayt al Muqaddas and it would seek

forgiveness for him throughout the night, and after death he would be raised among the group of martyrs.
Whoever writes down this surah on of paper and inserts it in a glassbottle and keeps this bottle in the house, poverty would not come near him nor there would be any

need to take loan; and mischief mongers would not harass him.
If the bottle with written surah Kahf, as mentioned in (iv) is kept in the godowns where grains are stored, they would be protected from every type of harmful creatures

which destroy grains.

MARYAM (19)
Whoso recites this surah regularly would see that his dreams about wealth and children come true before he dies; and on the day of judgement would rise among the

companions of prophet Isa.
Whoever recites this surah, good deeds equal to ten times the number of people who attribute a son to Allah and those who testify or belie prophets Zakariyyah, Isa,

Musa, Ismail, Ibrahim, Is-haq and Yaqub. Whoever recites this surah a choice place in paradise would be given to him; and he would be resurrected with the pious people

of early Islamic era.
Whoso writes this surah on paper and wears it around the neck would only see good dreams. If it is inscribed on any wall of the house no calamity would befall on this

house and its inmates, rather their prestige in the eyes of people would enhance.
If a frightened person writes this surah on a china plate, washes it with clean ater and drinks it, he would get rid of fear.
Whoso writes this surah on paper and keeps it in a bottle inside the house he would always see good dreams. If a woman recites this surah in pregnancy, particularly

during labour, she would not feel the pangs of delivery.

TA HA (20)
Whoso recites this surah regularly his record of deeds would be given in his right hand, his mistakes would be forgiven; and recompense to his heart’s contend would be

given.
Whoso recites this surah would get recompense to the number of muhajirin and ansar.
Whoso writes this surah on a green silk cloth and wears it around the neck and goes to give an interview for marriage the result would be in his favour; or goes among

two quarrelling groups they would stop fighting; or goes to meet a man of authority he would get fair treatment and farvourable results.

ANBIYA (21)
Whoso sincerely recites this surah would live in paradise among the prophets of Allah; and in this world would command respect.
Whoever writes this surah on the skin of a dear and sleeps with it on his body, he would see nice and pleasing dreams.
Whoso writes this surah on the skin of a deer and wears it like a tawiz a little below the chest, would not wake unless it is removed; and in this manner sick can be cured;

and whoso cannot sleep (insomnia) on account of worries, fear or pain, would get rid of these troubles.

HAJJ (22)
Whoso recites this surah for 3 days consecutively, will go to Kabah to do hajj or umrah within a year, and if dies in the journey will go to paradise.
Whoso recites this surah would be given recompense equal to hajj and umrah performed from the beginning to the day of judgement.
If this surah is written on the skin of a deer and washed with water and sprinkled on the seat of a tyrant or oppressor, his rule would come to an end.

MUMINUN (23)
(i) Whoso recites this surah Allah helps him to live a purely virtuous and fortunate life.
Whoso recites this surah on every Friday regularly he would dwell in the most privileged part of paradise near the prophets of Allah and at the time of death tranquillity

would prevail in his soul and heart.
To get rid of the habit of drinking wine and other intoxicants write this surah on a piece of cloth, make a tawiz and hang it around the neck of the habitual person, inshallah

very soon he would be free for ever from this accursed curse.

NUR (24)
To safeguard the purity and chastity of your children recite this surah regularly; and this recitation would keep the women folk of your house safe from waywardness; and

by recitation of this surah everyday regularly no one from among the family would get into trouble till death; and after his death seventy thousand angels would

accompany his body upto the grave, and pray for his salvation.
Whoso recites this surah his recompense would be ten times more than the believing men and believing women. Whoso writes this surah on paper and keeps it under the

pillow, he would not see sensual dreams.

FURQAN (25)
Whoso recites this surah every night would never be punished and on the day of reckoning he would not be questioned, and would go into paradise to live in a privileged

area.

SHU-ARA (26)
Whoso recites all the 3 continuous surahs (Shu-ara, Naml, Qasas) every Friday night would be counted as a friend of Allah, live in the neighbourhood of Allah, would get

what he wants to full satisfaction, beyond imagination. Whoso recites this surah would be credited with virtues ten times more than the number of believing men and

believing women; he would come out from the grave reciting LA ILAHA ILLALLAHI (there is no god save Allah). Whoso recites this surah at daybreak, it would be as

though he has recited all the divine scriptures. Whoso writes it on a china plate, washes it with clean water and drinks it, would be cured if inflicted with a disease.
If this surah is written on paper as a tawiz and hung around the neck of a white cock, let it go, it would go on walking and stop at a place if there is a treasure buried

underneath or there is water. If this surah is regularly recited nothing would be stolen from the house of the reciter, nor he would be drowned or burned.

NAML (27)
Se (i) of 26.
Whoso recites this surah would be credited with virtues equal to ten times of the number of those who belied prophets Hud, Salih, Ibrahim; he would come out of the

grave reciting LA ILAHA ILLALLAH.
Whoso writes this surah on the skin of a deer and keeps it in the house, neither snake, nor scorpion,nor worms, nor rabid dog, nor wolf would come in the house, nor any

pain would inflict him.

QASAS (28)
See (i) of 26.
Whoso recites this surah would be credited with virtues ten times more than the number of those who testified and belied prophet Musa; and on the day of judgement

each and every angel would testify the truthfulness of the reciter.
Whoso writes this surah on a china plate, washes it with clean water, and drinks it all his sorrows, pains and worries would disappear.
If there is swelling and pain in the stomach, or an ailment in the liver, write this surah on a china plate, wash it with rain water, and drink it, inshallah the patient would be

fully cured.

AN KABUT (29)
Whoever recites this surah and surah Rum during the 23rd night of the month of Ramazan would, without exception, live in paradise, in the hereafter; and there is no

doubt that these recitations would be recorded as good deeds. Whoever recites this surah would be credited with virtues ten times more than the number of believing men

and believing women, hypocrite men and hypocrite women.
Whoso writes this surah on a china plate, washes it with clean water, and drinks it, it would cure shivering fever (malaria), cold, and intermittent pain for ever; and whoso

washes his face with it, the face would shine bright. Whoso recites this surah, lying on the bed, and rubbing gently the navel, would have a sound sleep.

RUM (30)
See (i) of 29.
Whoso recites this surah, the recompense is ten times more than the number of angels who are continuously singing the praises of Allah.

LUQMAN (31)
Whoso recites this surah every night Allah appoints angels to protect him from Shaytan and his agents till the next morning; and if it is recited in the morning these angels

would protect him from Shaytan and his agents till sunset.
Whoso recites this surah, honourable Luqman would be his friend on the day of judgement, and virtues ten times more than the number of those who have enjoined good

and forbidden from doing evil, would be credited to his record of deeds.
Whoever writes this surah on a china plate, washes it with clean water and gives it to a person suffering stomachache to drink, the illness would be cured. If there is

fever it will also be cured.
If blood is coming out of a wound write this surah on paper and tie it on the wound to stop the bleeding.

AL SAJDAH (32)
Whoever recites surah al Sajdah and surah Fatir at the beginning of the night would remain in divine protection till the next morning; likewise whoso recites them in the

morning would remain in divine protection throughout the day; and would be credited with many virtues, no one can imagine.
Whosoever recites this surah every Friday night would hold his record of deeds in his right hand, would not be examined on the day of reckoning, and would be in the

group of the lovers of Muhammad and aali Muhammad. Whoso recites this surah it is as though he has passed the night of Qadr in prayer. Whoso writes this on surah

paper and keeps it on the body as a tawiz, would remain safe from fever, headache and pain in the joints.
Whoso writes this surah on a china plate, washes it with clean water, and drinks it would never deviate from the right path, and would not have doubts about the oneness

of Allah.

AL AHZAB (33)
Whoso recites this surah regularly would be, alongwith his spouse, near the Holy Prophet on the day of reckoning.
Whoso recites this surah and makes his dependents recite it would remain safe from the punishment of the grave.
Whoso writes this surah on the skin of a deer, and, packed in a casket, keeps it in the house, there would be many marriage proposals for the daughters, sisters and other

girls in the house, even if the financial conditions are not good.

SABA (34)
Whoso recites this surah and surah al Fatir in the night would be in divine protection throughout the night, and whoso recites these two surahs in the morning would be in

divine protection throughout the day; and the recompense in this world and in the hereafter would be beyond imagination.
Whoso recites this surah would have a smooth sailing on the day of judgement.
Whoso writes this surah on paper and wears it around the neck four-footed beasts of prey would not attack him. Whoso writes this surah on a china plate, washes it with

clean water, drinks it and washes his face, fear would not come near him.

FATIR (35)
See (I) of (34)

YAS SIN (36)
For those who recite this sruah, the heart of the holy Quran, after sunset, Allah would post 1000 angels who would protect them from the mischief of the accursed

Shaytan and his agents throughout the night and keep him safe from every calamity; if this surah is recited in the morning he would be throughout the day among those

whom Allah protects from calamities and gives enough livelihood.
For him who recites this surah Allah would appoint 30,000 angels to seek forgiveness for him at the time of his funeral bath and accompany him upto the grave; and when

he is laid down in the grave these angels pray salat and invoke Allah to keep him safe from the squeezing of the grave; and a light comes out of from his grave till the day

of judgement, when he comes out of the grave to go for final reckoning, these angels would be with him to help at the time of crossing the sirat and mizan. He would be in

the company of prophets and messengers. No trouble, nor any grief would sadden him. He would not be among those who would be screaming for help. At that time

Allah would say: “O My servant, intercede on behalf of whomever you like; O My servant, whatever you ask I would give you.” He would not be questioned. He would

be given a clean document of deliverance, and be among the companions of the Holy Prophet. He would have no sin written in his record of deeds.
Whoso recites this surah, once in a lifetime, would be credited with virtues million times more than the number of Allah’s creatures in this world and in the hereafter; and

the same number of sins would be forgiven; would never encounter poverty and indebtness; would be safe from death by being buried under debris and from every illness

that gives pain; would be safe from the pangs of death and fear of the grave; and at the time of departure of the soul Allah would be his helper; there would be abundant

livelihood in this world and countless rewards in the hereafter; and when he meets Allah in the hereafter, He would say to the angels: “I am happy with this man, so O

angels, all of you, seek forgiveness for this man.”
Whoever recites this surah Allah would give him reward of reciting the whole Quran twelve times. If this surah is recited at the time of dying, Allah appoints angels ten

times more in number than its verses, who stand in a row before him, duty-bound to seek forgiveness for him, accompany his corpse, pray salat, till the body is laid down

in the grave.
If a sick person recites this surah or it is recited for him the time of death, Izrail does not take away his soul unless and until he is given the water of paradise to drink; in

the grave he would have peace and tranquillity, and would be happy and glad in paradise.
Whoso writes this surah on a piece of paper, wears it around the neck would remain safe from every calamity and illness.
Whoso writes this surah with rose water and saffron on a china plate, washes it with clean water and drinks it every day for 7 consecutive days (repeating the procedure

every time) he would keep in memory whatever he hears; would have an upper hand over whomsoever he debates; would enjoy respect among the people. If a mother

drinks this water she would have enough milk to feed her child.
Whoever writes this surah on paper and wears it around the neck as a tawiz, would remain safe from jealousy and evil-eye of men and jinn; would remain safe from

insanity, stupefied state, people’s criticism, and pains.
“Teach Yasin to your children, it is the bouquet of the holy Quran”, said Imam Jafar al Sadiq.

AL SAFFAT (37)
When this surah is recited over a dying person Allah would make his death painless and easy.
Whoever recites this surah every Friday would remain safe from every calamity and trouble, would receive enough means of livelihood, his property and children would

remain safe from enemies and the accursed Shaytan; if he dies the same day, he would die as a martyr and live in paradise among the martyrs.
Whoso recites this surah, Allah would credit him with virtues ten times more than the number of all the jinn and humans.
If this surah is written on paper and kept in a glass bottle and kept in a box every dweller of the house would remain safe from every harm even if jinn come there in

horde.
If this surah is written on a china plate and washed with water, and a weak trembling person have a bath with it, tranquillity would descend upon him.

SAD (38)
Whoso recites this surah during Friday night Allah would give him and the near and dear ones in the house so much good in this world and the next as would not be given

to any except a prophet or a high ranking angel; all of them would be allowed to go to paradise; even the servant is eligible for the reward.
Whoever recites this surah, would get heavenly reward equal to ten times the weight of the mountain Allah made subservient to prophet Dawud; and would be kept safe

from committing minor and major sins.
If this surah is written on paper and kept under the seat of a judge or an officer, that judge or officer would not remain in office for more than 3 days; his misdeeds would

be found out and he would be dismissed.

AL ZUMAR (39)
Whoso recites this surah in low clear voice Allah would give him honour and prestige in this would, even though he may have no property, wealth, family and high grade

job; and also in the next world unlimited facilities would be granted; all the prophets of Allah would pray and seek forgiveness for him.
If this surah is written on paper and worn around the neck as a tawiz or kept under the pillow, whoever comes to visit would go back praising and thanking the writer,

would become his admirer and would never say a bad word against him.

AL MUMIN (40)
If a believer recites this surah every night, Allah would forgive his past and future sins, grant him purity of heart and in the hereafter would give more rewards than he has

given in this world.
Whoever writes this surah paper and hangs it on the wall of an orchard there would be an abundant growth in the yield; likewise if hanged in the shop or any business site

the sale would increase in leaps and bounds.
If this tawiz is worn by a person who is suffering from big or small boils, swollen testicles, or trembling, inshallah, he would be cured.
To cure heart trouble, pain in the liver or spleen, write this surah on a china plate, wash with clean water, knead fine flour with it, dry it like biscuit, grind it and give it to

the patient to eat it.

HA MIM SAJDAH (41)
Whoever recites this surah would live a clean and pure life, and for him there would be a light around him to distinguish him on the day of judgement.
Whoever recites this surah, Allah would give him additional virtues equal to ten times of each letter of this surah.
To cure heart ailments write this surah on a china plate, wash it with clean water, knead flour with it, make balls, dry them, grind them, then give the powder to the patient

to eat it.
To cure cataract and eye sore, write this surah on a china plate, wash it with rain water, mix antimony, grind it thin and apply it to the eyes; if antimony cannot be

prepared wash the eyes with this water, inshallah, eye-sore would disappear.

AL SHURA (42)
Whoever recites this surah, would rise on the day of judgement with a shinning and bright face and go to paradise to live a happy eternal life.
Whoever recites this surah Allah appoints angels to pray salat for him and invoke His blessings; and when he dies they pray for His mercy.
If this surah is written with rain water on a china plate, washed with rain water, ground with antimony, then applied to eyes a person who has cataract, the catract would

disappear and with it all other eye ailments. Whoso writes this surah on paper and wears it around the neck like a tawiz would remain safe from the mischief of the

people; and if it is written on a china plate, washed with clean water and whoso drinks it would travel in peace and safety.

AL ZUKHRUF (43)
Whoso recites this surah would remain safe from worms and insects and squeezing in the grave, till he appears before the almighty Lord, who would send him to

paradise.
Whoso recites this surah would be told on the day of judgement: “O servant of Allah, there is no fear, worry or trouble.
Whosoever writes this surah on a china plate, washes with clean water, and drinks it would not need any medication for any disease. If the water is sprinkled on a person

afflicted with epilepsy he would atonce come to senses and the germs of epilepsy would be destroyed.

AL DUKHAN (44)
Whoso recites this surah in his obligatory and supererogatory salats, would rise on the day of jdugemetn among those who would be in peace and safety under the throne

of Allah, his examination would be leniently conducted and his record of deeds would be given in his right hand.
Whoso recites this surah, would receive a reward equal to the reward of liberating one hundred thousand slaves for each of its letters.
Whoso writes this surah on paper and wears it as a tawiz, would remain safe from those calamities connected with nights.
If this surah is written on a china plate, washed with clean water, whoso suffering from migraine drinks it would be cured; it would also cure hardness of stomach and

constipation.
If this surah is written on paper and kept in the trading premises, the sale and profits would increase day by day and if this tawiz is worn around the neck he would remain

safe from the mischief of men-in-authority, and he would be a popular man among the people.

AL JATHIYAH (45)
Whoso recites this surah would not go near the hell, and by the grace of the merciful Lord live in peace and tranquillity in the company of the Holy Prophet; all his faults

would remain hidden.
Whoso writes this surah on paper and wears it around the neck as a tawiz, would remain safe from the persecution and oppression of unjust men-in-authority; and he

would be a popular and very much liked person among the people; he would also remain safe from the mischief of backbiting; and if this tawiz is put around the neck of

the newly born child or tied to his arm, he would stay in divine safety and protection.

AL AHQAF (46)
Whoever recites this surah everyday or on every Friday, Allah would keep him away from trouble and hardships in this world and from painful punishment on the day of

reckoning; and virtues ten times the number of men walking on the earth would be recorded to his credit and all his evil deeds would be erased and his rank would be

enhanced tenfold.
If this surah is written on paper and worn around the neck as a tawiz by a child or his mother or wet nurse he would have enough milk, would grow strong, free from

orthopaedic diseases, and also from accidents and mishaps. Whoever writes this surah on a china plate, washes it with Zam Zam water and drinks it, would become a

popular person, people would pay attention to what he says, would have a fairly good retaining memory and would attain success in whatever job he undertakes.

MUHAMMAD (47)
Whoever recites this surah fickle-mindedness would never hamper him, doubts and misgivings would never come in his way, poverty and destitution would never afflict

him; he would remain safe from the mischiefs of disbelief and suspicion till he dies; and when he dies 1000 angels would pray salat for him at his grave and the reward

would be given to him, and these angels would accompany him till he comes before the almighty Lord under the protection of the Holy Prophet.
Whoever writes this surah on paper and wears it around the neck would remain safe, day and night, from every harm and all calamities and from the sorcery of a

sorcerer.

AL FAT-H (48)
Whoso recites his surah would remain safe from loss and destruction of wealth, property, movable an immorable. On the day of judgement he would rise among the

sincere and virtuous servants of Allah, would abide in the eternal land of bliss, would be given the rewards specifically reserved for those who took the oath of allegiance,

on the hand of the Holy Prophet, under the tree; and for those who were with Holy Prophet on the auspicious day of the fall of Makka. Also he would not be drowned in

water.
Whoever writes this surah paper and wears it around the neck as a tawiz, would remain safe from thieves and ruffians; at the time of quarrels and clashes would remain

safe from the resulting mischief which usually request in such cases; and only good would be his share.
Whoever writes this surah on a china plate, washes it with Zam Zam water and drinks it, people among whom he lives would pay attention to what he says; and he would

have an excellent retaining memory; also trembling on account of old age or fear or fright would stop at once.

AL HUJURAT (49)
Whoever recites this surah every day would be counted among those who had seen the Holy Prophet; would be given heavenly reward ten times the number of obedient

and disobedient creatures of Allah. Whoever writes this surah on paper and wears it as a tawiz around the neck would remain in peace protected from fear and

apprehension during war and fighting; he would always have good in this world and in the hereafter; also if he is under the influence and effect of an evil spirit, he would

get rid of the Shaytan and the Shaytan would never come near him again.
If this surah is written on a china plate, washed with clean water, and a mother drinks it her milk would come out, if it had dried; and she and her child would remain safe

from every kind of fear and harm.

AL QAF (50)
Whoever recites this surah in obligatory and supererogatory salats, Allah would add and multiply his means of livelihood, would give his record of deeds in his right hand

on the day of reckoning; and would leniently examine him. It is also said that at the time of death he would have a smooth sailing.
If this surah is written on paper and put around the neck of a man who is suffering from epilepsy, he would be fully cured.
If this surah is written on a china plate and washed with clean water and given to a mother having little milk in her breasts, would have enough milk to feed her child. In

some traditions it is written that she should drink the water directly from the plate or utensil.

AL DHARIYAT (51)
Whoever recites this surah either in day or night Allah would multiply his means of livelihood, and after death his grave would remain lit up till the day of judgement; he

would be credited with virtues ten times the number of blowings of the winds in his life time.
To cure stomach ache write this surah on a china plate, wash it with clean water and drink it. If this surah is written on a piece of paper and put around a pregnant

woman, her delivery would be normal and easy.
If this surah is recited when a dying man is undergoing pangs of death, he would die a peaceful death.

AL NAJM (52)
Whoever recites this surah regularly would command respect from the people and be a very popular figure, they praise and glorify him.
Allah would credit him with virtues ten times the number of those who had testified the Holy Prophet.
Whoever writes this surah on a lion’s skin and wears it around the neck as a tawiz would face boldly the men-in-authority and stand his ground before them; would

always have an upper hand over Shaytan; his opponents would be over powered and defeated with the power Allah that He would give him.

AL QAMAR (53)
Whoso recites this surah would rise on the day of judgement with a face as bright as the moon of the 14th night. It is advisable to recite this surah every night.
Whoso writes this surah on paper (on Friday) and wears it around the neck, would be a very popular figure among the people and would command respect and love; and

his affairs would be made easy and simple.

AR RAHMAN (54)
It is commendable to recite this surah after tahajjud salat as many times as there is:
FABI-AYYI AALAA-I RABBIKUMA TU KADHDHIBAAN
[Then which of the bounties of your Lord will you both believe?]
Say LAA BI SHAY-IN MIN AALAA-IKA RABBEE UKADHDHIBU
[None of the bounties of my Lord, I believe.]
Do not miss recitation of this sruah, recite it frequently because on the day of judgement it would take the form of a human being and stand nearest to the almighty Lord

and point out, when commanded, those who had recited it in their life of the world. Their faces then would shine bright. Allah would ask them to recommend for salvation

whomever they like, then they would go into paradise to dwell wherever they like.
Only the hypocrites are averse to this surah.
If after reciting this surah the reciter dies, he dies the death of a martyr.
Allah would have pity on a reciter if he is old and weak and bestow bounties on him.
Whoever writes this surah on paper and wears around the neck as a tawiz, Allah would make his difficult tasks easy, and if he is having sore eyes he would be fully

cured; he would remain in peace, safety and protection.
If its written text is hanged in the house the dwellers of the house would remain safe from harmful animals.

AL WAQI-AH (56)
Whoso recites this surah every Friday night Allah would like him and he would become a popular and likeable person among the people, he would never face severe

hardship, destitution, poverty and starvation in this world, nor any calamity would befall on him; he would be counted among the friends of Imam Ali ibn abi Talib, because

this surah was specifically revealed for him, and no one shares it with him.
By reciting this surah the reciter may have an idea about paradise, just as by reciting surah al sajdah and surah Luqman the conditions of hell can be visualised.
Whoso goes to sleep after reciting this surah would go before the almighty Lord with a face shining like the full moon on the day of reckoning; and he would not be a

careless person. Whoso writes this surah on paper and keeps it in the house, good and prosperity would increase. Whoso recites this surah, poverty and missery would

disappear from his life, and there would be plenty of sustenance, protection, good opportunity and wealth.
If this surah is recited on a dead body Allah would forgive his sins, and if it is recited on a dying person he would not suffer death pangs.

AL HADID (57)
If a person recites surah al Hadid and surah al Mujadilah in his obligatory salats regularly Allah would not punish him so long as he lives in this world; neither he nor his

family would face any trouble or worry, nor he would be afflicted with a detestable disease.
Whoever recited any surah which begins with sabbahanallah (glory be to Allah) or with yasabbihullah(they glorify Allah) would not die until he has the honour of seeing

the Imam al Qa-im, and after death he would live in the neighbourhood of the Holy Prophet.
Whoso recites this surah Allah would exempt him from punishment and would bestow bounties on him in paradise; and if a regular reciter is chained with handcuffs and

shackles, he would be set free by divine strategy. Whoso writes this surah on paper and wears around the neck as a tawiz no weapon made of steel would harm him in

normal life, and if he is a fighting soldier, in the battlefield, and he would fight fearlessly with utmost courage.
If an ammunition storehouse burst and goes in flames, he who is there should recite this surah to come out safe and sound.

AL MUJADILAH (58)
See (i) of 57.
Whoso recites this surah would get deliverance on the day of judgement.
If this surah is recited for a sick man, near him, he would be fully cured; or a tawiz with the written text of this surah is hung around his neck he would be cured.
If any valuabel article or document is kept or buried in safe place recite this sruah. It would remain safe there until its owner takes it out.
If this surah is recited near a sick man he would have a peaceful sleep.
Whoso recites this surah regularly his property would remain safe from thieves and burglars.
If this surah is written on paper and kept near the grains or seeds inshallah, the harmful pests, insects and rodents would not come near to destroy them.

AL HASHR (59)
Whoso recites this sruah, all the dwellers of paradise, the seven heavens, the seven earths, and also arsh, kursi, hijab, angels, space, winds, birds, trees, mountains, sun,

moon would seek forgiveness and safety for him, and if he dies on that day or night he would die a martyr.
Whoso recites this surah during Friday night would remain safe from all calamities till monring.
Whoso prays a 4 rak-at salat and recites this surah after reciting surah al Fatihah in every rak-at would achieve success and fulfilment in whatever legitimate activitity he

undertakes.
Whoso writes this surah on paper and wears it around his neck as a tawiz all his legitimate needs would be fulfilled.
Whoso writes this surah on a china plate, washes it with clean water would get rid of forgetfulness and his i.q. would go in higher grades.

AL MUMTAHINAH (60)
Whoso recites this surah regularly in his obligatory and supererogatory salats,Allah would fill his heart with belief, make his eyes bright, increase his intelligence, keep

poverty, destitution in sanity from him.
Whoso recites this surah angels seek forgiveness and safety for him; if he dies on the same day he would die a martyr, and believers would seek his intercession on the

day of reckoning.
Whoso writes this surah on a china plate, washes it with clean water and drinks it (three consecutive days) no disease of spleen would afflict him, and it would cure if he

is suffering from any disease of spleen.

AL SAFF (61)
Whoso recites this surah regularly in his obligatory and supererogatory salats would give him a place in the company of angels and prophets.
Whoso recites this surah, prophet Isa would seek forgiveness and safety for him so long as he lives in this world; and when he dies he would be among the companions of

prophet Isa on the day of judgement; who would also pray his funeral salat.
Who recites this surah regularly would remain safe from thieves and ruffians during journey till he safely returns to his house.

AL JUMU-AH (62)
Every shi-ah should recite this surah and surah al Ala during Friday night; and in Zuhr salat on Friday recite this surah and surah al Munafiqun, because the Holy Prophet

used to do so, therefore whoso does so is following the Holy Prophet in letter and spirit, as a result Alalh would send him to paradise knowing this if any one does not

recite this surah and surah al Munafiqunhe is not a true follower of his sunnah.
Whoso recites this surah virtues ten times the number of those who assemble to pray Jumu-ah salat all over the world, would be credited to his account in his record.
Whoso recites this surah every night or every day would get rid of fear of that which is frightening him; he would also be free from worries and troubles.
Whoso recites this surah at the day break and sunset on Friday would remain safe from the mischief of Shaytan; and Allah’s forgiveness would be available to him till the

next day.

AL MUNAFIQUN (63)
See (I) of (62).
Whoso recites this surah secures freedom from hypocrisy and doubts.
If this surah is recited to get rid of boils, eye-sore and internal or external pain, the reciter would soon be relieved of these ailments.

AL TAGHABUN (64)
Whoso recites this sruah, on the day of reckoning, it would intercede for him and remain with him till he would go to paradise.
Whoso recites this surah before going to sleep he would surely see Imam al Qa-im before he dies, and after death would live in the neighbourhood of the Holy Prophet.
Whoso recites this surah would be kept safe from accidental death.
Whoso recites this surah and goes to meet a man-in-authority who is against him, Allah would keep him safe from his evil and mischief.

AL TALAQ (65)
Whoso recites this surah and surah al Tahrim in his obligatory functions would be kept protected from fear and grief on the day of reckoning; he would go to paradise

because these two surah are particularly related to the Holy Prophet.
Whoso recites this surah Allah would prompt him to turn sincerely repentant unto Allah.

AL TAHRIM (66)
Whoso recites this surah Allah would prompt him to turn sincerely rependant to Allah.
If this surah is written on a china plate, washed with clean water and sprinkled on an epileptic he would be fully cured.
If this surah is recited for a man who has been bitten by a scorpion, the poison would not spread in his body and he would be fully cured; and likewise a man afflicted with

palsy would also be cured.
Whoso recites this surah regularly he would become able to pay all his debt, however much they are.

AL MULK (67)
Whoso recites this surah before going to sleep would remain in Allah’s protection till the day of judgement and would go to paradise.
Whoso recites this surah regularly remains safe from the chastisement of grave because all his limbs and parts of body would tell Munkar and Nakir that this man had

been reciting surah al Mulk throughout his life.
Whoso memorises this surah, it would be his companion in the grave and save him from all punishments till the day of judgement, intercede for him and take him to

paradise.
If this surah is recited for isal thawab of brothers-in-faith it reaches them with the speed of lightning and keeps them from the punishments of the grave.

AL QALAM (68)
Whoso recites this surah in his obligatory and supererogatory salats Allah would never allow poverty and destitution afflict him and would not punish him, and give him

that reward which He has reserved for those whom He likes very much.
If this surah is written on paper and put around the neck of a person suffering from toothache it would disappear atonce, and also any injury to the teeth would be healed

immediately.

AL HAQQAH (69)
Whoso recites this surah his belief in and love for Allah, the Holy Prophet and Imam Ali ibn abi Talib would grow to the highest limit till he meets the Lord of the worlds

who would take his account leniently for a very short time.
If this surah is written on paper and put around the neck of a pregnant woman, her child would remain safe and sound in her womb.
If it is written on a china plate, washed with clean water and a child drinks it at the time of weaning, he would grow into a very intelligent man with an excellent memory

so that learning the holy Qruan by heart would be very easy for him.

AL MA-ARIJ (70)
Whoso recites this surah often times Allah would cancel his mistakes on the day of reckoning and send him to paradise to live with the Holy prophet; and he would be

among those believers who gave answer to the call of prophet Nuh.
If a person is captive, or under detention, in a prison, he should recite this surah there, because as soon as he completes it Allah would arrange his release and he would

safely go back to his family. Whoso recites this surah before going to sleep he would not have secretion of semen till morning.

NUH (71)
Whoso recites this surah in his obligatory and supererogatory salats would stay with favourites of Allah in paradise, amidst beautiful women and houries.
Whoso recites this surah and beseeches Allah for fulfilment of his legitimate desires and needs Allah would give him what he wants without delay.
Whoso recites this surah regularly would not die unless he sees the place he would be allotted in paradise.

JINN (72)
Whoso recites this surah often times would neither be affected by the evil eye of Jinn in his worldly life, nor sorcery would harm him, nor jinn would be able to give him

any trouble; and he would live in the company of the Holy Prophet in paradise.
Whoso recites this surah would get the reward equal to the reward given for freeing as many slaves as the number of all those jinn who believed in the Holy Prophet and

those jinn and devils who disbelieved in him; and jinns would run away from the place where this surah is recited.
If a person goes to meet a man-in-authority after reciting this surah he would not be harassed or victimised by him; and if a prisoner recites this surah he would be soon

released easily; and if a man in trouble recites this surah his worries and troubles would soon disappear.

AL MUZZAMMIL (73)
Whoso recites this surah after Isha salat or late in the night, it would guard him for 24 hours. This surah purifies the life of the reciter, and his death would be peaceful.
The reward for reciting this surah is equal to the reward of those who set free as many slaves as the number of jins and devils; Allah would remove poverty and other

worries from the reciter of this surah, he would have a trouble free time on the day of judgement; and whoso recites this surah regularly would see the Holy Prophet in his

dream who would listen to his lawful desires and fulfil them.
Whoso recites this surah hundred times during Friday night Allah would forgive him hundred faults, and a thousand virtues would be recorded in his record of deeds.

AL MUDDATHTHIR (74)
Whoso recites this surah in obligatory salat Allah creates love of the Holy Prophet in his heart and treats him as one of the close friends of the Holy Prophet; and he

would not face any trouble in the life of this world. Whoso recites this surah would get reward ten times the number of those who believed in the Holy Prophet or

disbelieved in him.
Whoso recites regularly this surah and at the end beseeches Allah to give him the memory to learn the holy Quran by heart, Allah would grant him such a memory to

memorise the holy Quran before he dies; also whatever he seeks from Allah, He would fulfil his lawful desires.

AL QIYAMAH (75)
Whoso recites this surah regularly, and acts upon it, would rise from the grave on the day of reckoning fresh, smiling, looking good and join the company of the Holy

Prophet, and would pass mizan and sirat with ease, because the Holy Prophet and Jibrail would give witness that he was an upright man who believed in the day of

judgement and so always carried out the divine commands.
He would have more than enough means of livelihood and would be under divine protection; and no man-in-authority would harm him

AL DAHR (76)
Whoso recites this surah on Thursday mornings would live in the company of the Holy Prophet in paradise, and particularly he would be given a privilege to have beautiful

wives.
Whoso writes this surah on a china plate, washes it with clean water, and drinks it, would get rid of heart ailments, also it would make his body and mind strong.

AL MURSALAT (77)
Whoso recites this surah, knowing its meaning and interpretation, would sincerely love the Holy Prophet; would never associate others with Allah; and if he recites it at a

time of quarrel or conflict with his opponent he would have an upper hand over his enemy; also a man-in-authority or a judge would also help him against his enemy.
If this surah is written on a china plate, washed with onion water and given to a person who has stomach ache to drink, the pain would go.

AL NABA (78)
Whoso recites this surah daily for one year he would go to hajj in the following year.
Whoso recites this surah and memorises it would not be examined on the day of reckoning more than the time in which this surah is written down, or a salawat is recited

or a salat is prayed, then he would be sent to paradise.
Whoso writes this surah on paper and wears it as a tawiz around the neck lice would not enter in his hair; and there would be a marked increase in his energy, strength

and prestige.
Whoso recites this surah to remain awake would be able to do so.
Whoso recites this surah in journey in the night for protection, his belongings would not be stolen by robbers or thiefs throughout the night.

AL NAZI-AT (79)
Whoso recites this surah would die in peace and tranquillity; Allah would raise him from the grave smiling and happy; Allah would not punish him on the day of judgement,

rather refreshing drinks would be given him to drink and then he would be sent to paradise. In this world if he recites it to encounter his enemies, they would run away

without inflicting any harm on him; and the fear of the person with whom he has some business would disappear and he would remain fully safe.

ABASA (80)
Whoso recites this surah would come out from his grave happy and smiling on the day of reckoning and have prestige and high position under the mercy of Allah in

paradise.
To have a safe and protected journey recite this surah at the beginning of the journey.

AL TAKWIR (81)
Whoso recites this surah, Allah would not humiliate him on the day of reckoning when his record of deeds would be made known, then he would look at the Holy Prophet

who would provide him protection.
If this surah is recited for a person who is suffering eye-sore or secreting tears, he would be cured inshallah. To cure eye troubles write this surah on paper and hang

around the neck of the patient.

AL INFITAR (82)
Whoso recites this surah and surah al Inshiqaq in his obligatory and supererogatory salats, Allah would have a glance of mercy on him on the day of judgement throughout

the progress of reckoning, would not humiliate him by disclsonig his hidden deeds, at the time of making known his record of deeds, and would forgive him.
If this surah is written on paper and put around the neck of a person who is under detention or in prison he would get his freedom and would also be free from fears and

threats very soon.
Whoso recites this surah at the time when it rains, Allah would forgive him his sins equal to the drops of rain. To remove eye-sore and improve eye sight recite this surah

and breathe it over the eyes.

AL TATFIF (83)
Whoso recites this surah in his obligatory salats Allah would keep him away from the fire of hell; he would not be questioned nor he would have to pass over the bridge of

hell; he would go to paradise directly after drinking cool scented water.
If this surah is recited at the place where money, valueable articles and documents are kept, Allah would see that they remain safe from every possible calamity.

AL INSHIQAQ (84)
See (i) of 82.
Whoso recites this surah, his record of deeds would not be used against him.
If this surah is written on paper and put around the neck of a pregnant woman as a tawiz, she would deliver the child easily without delay; but as soon as the child comes

out the tawiz should be removed at once because this surah would take out every thing from her inside.
If this surah is written on paper and hung as a tawiz for the protection of cattle they would remain safe from all calamities; if it is hung on the wall of a house it would

remain safe from wild animals.

AL BURUJ (85)
Whoso recites this bountiful surah would rise on the day of judgement among the prophets, messengers and virtuous servants of Allah; and Allah would give him reward

ten times the number of those who prayed salat of Jumu-ah and were present of on the day of Arafa, and also keep him free from fear and hardship.
If the written text of this surah on paper is put around the neck of a child as a tawiz his weaning would be made easy.
Whoso recites this surah, while sitting on the bed, he would remain in Allah’s protection till morning.

AL TARIQ (86)
Whoso recites this surah in his obligatory salats, Allah would bestow prestrige and position on him on the dayof judgement, virtues equal to the number of stars in the sky

would be credited to his record of deeds; and he with his believing friends would go to paradise.
If this surah is writrten on a china plate, washed with clean water and with this washes a wound, the wound would heal and swelling would disappear.
If this surah is recited over an utensil and then medicine is given in it, pain would go away.

AL ALA (87)
Whoso recites this surah in his obligatory and supererogatory salats it would be said to him: “Enter paradise from whichever door your like.”
Imam Ali ibn abi Talib used to recite this surah in his Isha salat. He said: “If you know the blessings of this su rah you will recite it 20 times every day. Whoso recites this

surah it is as though he has recited the heavenly scriptures sent down on Musa and Ibrahim.”
Whoso recites this surah would receive reward equal to the number of each letter of the scriptures given to prophet Ibrahim, prophet Musa, and the holy Prophet.
If this surah is recited to remove pain in the ear or neck or heal a sickness, it would do so very soon. It would also cure piles, broken limb.
If written text of this surah is put around the neck of a person suffering piles, it would be cured very soon.

AL GHASHIYA (88)
Whoso recites this surah regularly in his obligatory and supererogatory salats, he would receive Allah’s mercy in this world and in the hereafter; he would be protected

from the fire of hell, and he would have a smooth sailing during the reckoning.
If this surah is recited for a child (human or animal) who screams very much, he would get rid of this habit and have an ordinary life of a child.
If a person is suffering pain in a molar tooth or in the teeth recite this surah to remove pain, uneasiness.
If some one eats food after reciting this surah over it, Allah would keep him safe from any harm in the food.
If this surah is recited for a man who is straying he would come back on the right path.

AL FAJR (89)
Recite this surah in your obligatory and supererogatory salats because it is related to Imam Husayn, so the reciter would be in the company of Imam Husayn on the day

of judgement and in paradise.
Moreover, Allah would forgive his sins equal in number to the reciters of this surah, and on the day of judgement a light would be with him. In this world he would remain

in the protection of Allah for 24 hours after the recitation.
Whoso writes this surah on paper, and wears it around his neck as a tawiz and sleeps with his wife, Allah would give him a blessed and virtuous son who would be a

source of comfort to him.
This written surah as a tawiz can also be put around the neck of the wife.

AL BALAD (90)
Whoso recites this surah would inshallah enjoy high reputation among the pious people in this world and in the next world live with the prophets and martyrs as their

friend.
Whoso recites this surah Allah would keep him safe from His anger and displeasure and exempt him from the fire of hell.
If this surah is written on paper and put on around the neck of a new born child as a tawiz the child would inshallah remain safe from those ailments which usually afflict

children, moreover the child would not cry much and fits would not attack him.

AL SHAMS (91)
Whoso recites surahs al Shams, al Layl, al Zuha and al Inshirah on any day or any night, there is nothing which would not give witness for his recitation of these four

surahs on the day of judgement, so much so that the reciter’s hair, face, blood, muscles and bones would give witness and everything on earth would come forward to

stand witness for him. Then Allah would say: “I have accepted the evidence of all of you for my servant, now I send him to paradise. Whatever he likes will be given to

him there, and more through My mercy and favour.”
Whoso recites this surah is like that very rich man who gives away in charity all that which he has; and if the reciter is not a man of means, Allah would provide for him

favourable turn of circumstances and divine guidance, he would be guarded wherever he might be, many benefits would be made available to him; he would be a amiable

and popular man among the people; Allah would increase his means of sustenance and he would be freed from losses, worries and poverty.
Whoso writes this surah on a china plate, wash it with clean water and drinks it, inshallah, his trembling would go away.

AL LAYL (92)
As (i) of (91)
Whoso recites this surah would receive from Allah gifts and benefits which would please him very much; all his worries and hardships would disappear; Allah would

make him self-sufficient and well-to-do.
Whoso recites this surah 15 or 20 times before going to sleep, he would see pleasing dreams and no evil would come near him during his sleep, as he would be under

Allah’s protection.
Whoso recites this surah in Isha or tahajjud salat is as if he has recited 1/4th of the holy Quran; Allah would accept this salat.
If this surah is recited in the ear of an unconscious person or an epileptic he would, inshallah, at once, become a normal man, regaining his senses.

AL ZUHA (93)
As (i) or (91)
Whoso recites this surah, it would intercede for him on the day of judgement; and virtues ten times the number of beggars and orphans who have lived in days gone by

would be written in his record of deeds.
If this surah is written over the name of a person who has disappeared, inshallah, he would come back safe and sound.
If a person keeps something at some place and forgets to bring it with him, and recites this surah that thing would remain in Allah’s protection till he goes there and takes

it.

AL INSHIRAH (94)
As (i) of 91.
Whoso recites this surah Allah would give him safety and conviction.
Whoso recites this surah on the chest, every ailment in the chest such as palpitation of heart etcetera,, would be cured.
If this surah is written on a china plate, washed with clean water and given to a person whose urine is not passing through, inshallah, after drinking it his urine would pass

through easily.
If a patient suffering cold drinks this water inshallah he would be fully cured.

AL TIN (95)
Whoso recites this surah in his obligatory and supererogatory salats Allah would send him to paradise.
Whoso recites this surah would receive reward from Allah, inshallah, beyond his imagination; he would be treated like a sahabi (companion) of the Holy Prophet; and he

would live in paradise happy and fully satisfied.
If this surah is recited over the food before eating Allah would not let any harmful ingredient in it does any harm to the eater, even if it contains lethal poison.

AL ALAQ (96)
Whoso recites this surah and dies thereafter on the same day, he dies like a martyr and would have all the facilities a martyr, who had fought alongwith the Holy Prophet,

has.
Whoso recites this surah would inshallah receive the reward given for reciting the whole Quran, and given to a warrior who fights in the cause of Allah.
Whoso recites this surah while travelling on a ship Allah would not let him drown if such a situation develops on the sea or river.
Whoso recites this surah over his storehouse or godown Allah would keep it safe from every kind of calamity, theft and pilferage; and if it is a treasure or safe his wealth

and belonging would remain safe in it.
If a man recites this surah before going on a journey he would inshallah remain safe from calamities, hardships and worries during the journey.

AL QADR (97)
Whoso recites this surah in loud voice is like him who fights in the cause of Allah, and whoso recites it in slow voice is like him who has shed his blood in the cause of

Allah; whoso recites this surah ten times in a single sitting his ten thousand sins would be forgiven.
To remain safe from dehydration take a new earthen utensil, fill it with clean water, recite this surah 30 times over it, then drink it; and also use it for wuzu.
Whoso recites this surah in his obligatory salats Allah would appoint an announcer who would announce: “O servant of Allah, all your past sins have been forgiven, now

live like a pious Muslims.” Whoso recites this surah, his reward would be equal to that man who fasts for the whole month of Ramzan; and whoso recites it in the night of
Qadr (laylatul qadr) is like him who fights in the cause of Allah; and if this surah is recited on the door a godown or a storehouse or a safe, the goods in it or belongings in

the safe would remain under Allah’s protection, and save the owner no one would be able to take out anything from it.
Whoso recites this surah, he, alongwith his friends and helpers, would be the favourites of Allah on the day of judgement.
If this surah is written on a new and clean utensil and a person afflicted with facial paralysis continuously looks on it, Allah would free him from the paralysis.
Whoso recites this surah 15 times after the Isha salat, would remain in Allah’s protection till the next night, and if he recites 7 times every night, Allah would protect him

till daybreak.
Whoso recites this surah over his gold, silver and jewelry Allah would increase his belongings and all his valuables would remain safe from theft and damage. The same

would happen if this surah is recited over water and with it these valuables are washed and cleaned.

AL BAYYINAH (98)
Whoso recites this surah becomes a staunch believer in tawhid, keeps no relation with polytheists, follows strictly laws given by the Holy Prophet, so on the day of

judgement his reckoning would be very easy.
Whoso recites this surah, Imam Ali ibna abi Talib would take care of him on the day of judgement and keep him in his company.
As (vi) of (97)
If this surah is written on a loaf of bread and a suspected thief eats it he would confess at once. If the name of a suspected thief is written on a ring and this surah is

recited over it, it would move if he is the thief. If this surah is written on paper and put around the neck of a patient, suffering jaundice, as a tawiz, the disease would

disappear, this tawiz would also cure whiteness in the eye and white spots on the body.
If this surah is written on a china plate, washed with clean water, and a pregnant woman drinks, her delivery would be easy, and the child would be born in very pleasant

circumstances and would be loved and admired very much.
If this surah is written on a paper and put around the neck as a tawiz swelling of every kind would, inshallah, disappear.

AL ZILZAL (99)
Whoso recites this surah regularly in his supererogatory salats would never be in a place where an earthquake quakes, he would not die in an earthquake or by a lightning,

nor he would die on account of any calamity, till he dies a natural death; and when he is going to die an angel would come and sit near his head and say to Izrail; “treat

him kindly since he is a favourite of Allah, as he used to remember Allah very much.” Along with angel this surah would also say the same words. Izrail would say that

Allah has also commanded him not to take out his soul without his permission. When the reciter sees the place allotted to him in paradise, he would give permission to

Izrail to take out his soul.
He would die a very peaceful death. After death seventy thousand angels would take him to paradise. At the time of entering into paradise Allah would say: “My servant

you are a decoration for My paradise, live wherever you like. All the facilities of paradise are at your disposal.” Whoso recites this surah would get reward of a man who

has recited one fourth Quran.
As (iv) of 97.
Whoso writes this surah on paper and wears around the neck as a tawiz and goes to a man of authority his fear of that man-in-authority would disappear and he would

come out fully satisfied from the interview.
As (vi) of 97.

AL ADIYAT (100)
Whoso recites this surah regularly Allah would raise him on the day of judgement with special companions of Imam Ali ibn abi Talib, and he would move in their company

all the time.
Whoso recites this surah Allah would give him reward equal to the man who has recited the whole Quran.
Whoso recites this surah regularly all his debts would be repaid in full.
If this surah is recited for a frightened person his fright and fear would disappear and his safety would be guaranteed.

AL QARI-AH (101)
Whoso recites this surah often times Allah would keep him safe from Dajjal, antichrist, so he would not say yes to the call of Dajjal; he would also not go near the fire of

hell, his good deeds would outweigh his sins at the time of reckoning.
Whoso writes this surah on paper and hangs it in the house, his poverty would go and prosperity would come in. If the written text of this surah as a tawiz is put around

the neck, failing business would suddenly become a highly profitable enterprise.

AL TAKASUR (102)
Whoso recites this surah before going to sleep he would remain in Allah’s protection, and hardships and worries of the grave would not trouble him.
Whoso recites this surah in his obligatory salats reward to be given to a hundred martyrs would be credited to his account, and if this surah is recited in supererogatory

salats the reward would be equal to the reward of fifty martyrs.
Whoso recites this surah in his obligatory salats forty rows of angels would pray with him.
Whoso recites this surah would not be asked to give account of those favours he enjoyed in this world.
Whoso recites this surah at the time when it starts raining all his sins would be forgiven.
Whoso recites this surah at Asr time he would remain in Allah’s protection till the sunset next day.
Whoso recites this surah a voice is heard in the skies, saying: “Who is he who gives thanks to Allah like this man.”

AL ASR (103)
Whoso recites this surah in his optional salats Allah would raise him, on the day of judgement , with a smiling face and glittering eyes, ten virtues would be credited to his

record of deeds; he would be among the companions of Imam Ali ibn abi Talib, and eventually Allah would send him to paradise.
If this surah is recited over the place where valuables are kept concealed, these things would remain safe there, till the owner himself takes it out.

AL HUMAZAH (104)
Whoso recites this surah in his optional salats Allah would remove his poverty and make easy for him earning of livelihood, keep him safe from accidental death; and

virtues equal to the number of those who ridiculed the Holy Prophet and his companions would be credited to his account.
If this surah is written on paper and put around the neck of a man whose eyes are aching, the pain would be cured. Recite this surah and breathe over the man who is a

victim of an evil eye, the effects of the evil eye would disappear, inshallah.

AL FIL (105)
Whoso recites this surah in his obligatory salats, plains, mountain trees and even the particles of sand would bear witness that he was a sincere prayer of salats, and on

the day of judgement an announcer would announce:
“Allah has accepted the witnessing, you go to paradise without reckoning because Allah has accepted you as His friend and approved your deeds.”
In this world Allah would keep him safe from ignorable and mean qualities which transform a human being to a beast.
If this surah is recited over a weapon it would hit the target and destroy enemies’ weapons.
If this surah is recited and breathed over a person in trouble, his worries and troubles would disappear.
The reciter of this surah would always have an upper hand over his opponent.

AL QURAYSH (106)
The reciter of this surah is like him who has circumambulated holy Kabah and stayed in the holy masjid for continued prayers.
Whoso recites this surah often times, Allah would, on the day of judgement, give him one of the means of transport of paradise which would take him to a very slect part

of paradise.
If this surah is recited over the food before eating it, it would not harm the eater; and it would have cure of every ailment, inshallah.
If this surah is recited over water and it is sprinkled over a man with a heart ailment whose cause is not known, Allah would cure this ailment.

AL MA-UN (107)
Whoso recites this surah in his obligatory and optional salats, his fasts and salats would, inshallah, be approved, and he would not be examined for the misdeeds he has

done in the world; and in this world he would by protected by Allah as long as the zakat -payers are paying the zakat.
Whoso recites this surah a hundred times after the Fajr salat Allah would protect him till the next Fajr salat.

AL KAWTHAR (108)
Whoso recites this surah in his obligatory and optional salats Allah would give him, on the day of judgement, water from the river Kawthar to drink and he would be in the

company of the Holy Prophet under the tree of Tuba, in paradise; and the virtues ten times the number of those who sacrifice animals on the day of hajj would be

recorded in the record of his deeds.
He who recites this surah a hundred times on Friday night would, inshallah, see the Holy prophet in his dream.

AL KAFIRUN (109)
Al Kafirun is one fourth part of the Quran. After reciting this surah say: “I worship the one and only Allah, and my religion is Islam.”
Whoso recites surah al Ikhlas and this surah before going to sleep, Allah would never let polythism touch him.
Whoso recites this surah and sura al Ikhlas in any of his obligatory salats Allah would forgive his, his parents’ and his children’s sins, and if his name is written in the

register of unfortunate and disobedient persons, it would be erased from it and written in the register of virtuous and fortunate people, and on the day of judgement he

would be raised with the martyrs.
Teach your children this surah to recite at the time of going to sleep because no harm would come to the reciter while he is sleeping.
Whoso recites this surah, Shaytan does not come near him, and on the day of judgement Allah would dispel his fear and fright.
Whoso recites this surah ten times at daybreak and seeks fulfilment of his legitimate desires in this world or in the hereafter, Allah would hear and give him what he

wants.

AL NASR (110)
Whoso recites this surah in his obligatory or optional prayers, Allah would protect him from the mischief of his enemies; and on the day of reckoning he would have a

document of safety in his hand in which it would be written that Allah has granted him safety from the heat of hell-fire. All along the way to paradise whoever meets him

would congratulate him on his good fortune.
In this world also he would get good and bounties from sources of which he has no knowledge.
He would get reward like the man who was with the Holy Prophet on the day of the fall of Makka. If he recites it after surah al Fatihah in prayers his salat would be

accepted.

AL LAHAB (111)
At the time of reciting this surah send la-nat (curse) on Abu Lahab who belied and opposed the Holy Prophet tooth and nail.
Whoso recites this surah Allah would not keep him and Abu Lahab in one place; and as Abu Lahab’s abode is hell, the reciter would live in paradise.
If this surah is recited before gong to sleep, Allah would keep him in His protection.
If a sick person recites this surah in bed his ailment would be cured.

AL IKHLAS (112)
This surah is one third of the holy Quran.
See(iii), (iv) of 109.
Whoso recites this surah a hundred times before going to sleep Allah would forgive his sins comitted in forty years.
Whoso does not recite this surah in any of the five salats in a day all his five salats would go waste, rendered null and void.
Whoso recites this surah in his obligatory salats Allah grants him good in this world as well as in the next life and forgives him, his parents and his children.
When the Holy Prophet prayed the funeral salat of Sad bin Maz, seventy thousand angels were praying with him including Jibrail, because Sad used to recite this surah

very much, sitting, standing, walking, riding, all the time.
Recite this surah and bismillahir rahmanir rahim on the right side, on the left side, upward and downward.
When a person goes to see an unjust man-in-authority, he should recite this surah 3 times and close the fist and open it when the interview is finished.
Imam Jafar al Sadiq said that in salats this surah or surah al Kafirun can be recited in place of any other surah but no other surah should be recited in place of these two

surahs.
Do not recite this surah in one breath.
Whoso recites this surah ten times at the time of going out from the house remains in the protection of Allah till he comes back.
Imam Ali ibn abi Talib used to recite this surah in every salat. The Holy Prophet said:
“O Ali, surah al Ikhlas is your favourite and beloved surah because you are the favourite and the beloved of Allah.”
Whoso recites this surah in his bed Allah forgives his sins committed in 50 years.
Whoso recites this surah once is like he who has recited one third of the Holy Quran, Injil, Tawrat and Zabur.
Imam Ali ibn abi Talib said: “Whoso recites surah al Ikhlas before dawn whatever frightens him would disappear, he would not make any error that day however much

Iblis might try.
Whoso recites surah al Fatihah once and this surah 30 times in each of the first two rak-ats of tahajjud all the sins he might have committed would inshallah be forgiven.
The Holy Prophet said: “O Ali, you are like surah al Ikhlas. Whoso recites this surah once it is as if he has recited one third of the Quran; whoso recites it twice it is as if

he has recited two third of the Quran; whoso recites it thrice it is as if he has recited the whole Quran. Just like it is your case. Whoso loves you in his heart for him is the

reward equal to one third worship of all the people; whoso makes your love known to the people, for him is the reward equal to two-third worship of all the virtuous

people; whoso gives expression to your love with his limbs (by deeds), for him the reward is equal to the whole worship of all the virtuous people.” Say 3 times

kazalikallahu rabbi (like this is my Allah) when you finish reciting this surah.
Whoso recites this surah on the graves of believing men and believing women earns great rewards. Allah likes very much those who recite this surah regularly.
It is a fortress for protection against every kind of affliction and calamity.
If this surah is recited for a dead person the reward is of reciting the whole Quran.
If this surah is recited over the eyes of a man suffering eye-sore he would be cured.
Whoso recites this surah ten times while passing by a graveyard for those believers buried therein, would earn reward equal the number of buried believers.
Imam Muhamamd bin Ali al Baqir said:
“Once Ali gave 400 advices to his companions in a single sitting to make better the day to day life and have a good knowledge of religion:
Recite surah al Ikhlas before daybreak; also surah al Qadr and Ayat ul Kursi; all fears would disappear, and the reciter would not do any wrong the whole day however

much Iblis might try.
Go out on a Thursday morning in quest of fulfilment of your needs. Whenever a man goes out of his house he should recite the last verses 190 to 200 of Aali Imran,

Ayatul Kursi al Qadr and al Fatihah if he wants his efforts to be fruitful in this world and get a reward in the hereafter.
When Shaytan creates evil ideas in your mind seek Allah’s protection, saying:
amantu billahi wa bi rasulihi mukhlisan lahud din
At the time of putting on new garments; do wuzu, pray a 2 rak-at salat; in each rak-at recite surah al Fatihah, Ayatul Kursi, surah al Ikhlas, surah al Qadr; and give thanks

to Allah for providing comforts of life and good position in society.
Recite regularly:
la hawla wa la quwwata illa billahil aliyyil azim.
The reciter would not disobey Allah, always an angel would seek forgiveness for him, and Allah would have mercy on him.
Say assalamu alaykum (peace be on you all whenever you enter your house, and if there is no one in the house say: assalamu alayna min rabina (peace be onus from our

Lord).
And while going in the house recite surah al Ikhlas because it would drive away poverty and bring prosperity. Imam Jafar al Sadiq said:
One day the Holy Prophet asked his companions:
“Who among you always fast?”
“O, prophet of Allah, I do,” replied Salman Farsi.
“Who among you remain awake the whole night?” asked he.
“I do,” said Salman.
“Who among you recite the whole Quran every day?” He asked.
“I do”, said Salman.
These replies annoyed some of his companions. One of them said:
“O Prophet of Allah, Salman is a Persian, so in order to prove his superiority over us, the Quraysh, he said that he always fast, though we have seen him eating and

drinking water during day time; we have seen him sleeping in the nights; we have seen him quiet without uttering a single word.”
The Holy Prophet said:
“Ask Salman. He will give you the answer.”
Then Salman said:
“I fast thrice in a month. “Whosoever comes with a good deed for him shall be ten like thereof,” says Allah; and I join the fasts of the month of Shaban with the fasts of

the month of Ramazan. In this way I am like him who fasts for the whole year.
I have heard my beloved friend, the Messenger of Allah, saying that whoever, after doing wuzu, in a state of cleanliness, goes to sleep is like him who remains awake the

whole night. So I go to sleep after doing wuzu. I have heard the Holy Prophet saying:
“O Ali, your example in my ummah is like surah Ikhlas; and whoever recites surah al Ikhlas once has, in fact, recited one third of the Quran, so whoso recites it 3 times

has, in fact, recited the whole Quran.
Whoso loves you, O Ali, from the bottom of his heart, his one third belief has perfected, then makes it known publicly his two third belief has perfected, and then helps

you by deeds his belief has perfected in full.
By Allah who commissioned me as a true prophet, O Ali, I swear that if the people living on earth love you like those dwelling in the heavens, Allah would not send any

one to hell.”
So I recite surah al Ikhlas thrice daily.”

AL FALAQ (113)
Whoso recites, even from early age, every night 3 times surah al Falaq, 3 times surah al Nas, and 100 or 50 times surah al Ikhlas, Allah would keep him safe from every

evil-eye, all ailments that afflict children, all stomach ailments, low and high blood pressure; and so long as he keeps reciting like this he would remain safe from diseases

till he dies.
According to the Imams of Ahl ul Bayt it is better to recite surah al Falaq and surah al Ikhlas in the rak-at of witr, in tahajjud.

AL NAS (114)
See (I) of 113.
Whoso recites this surah on any pain-giving part of the body, the pain would disappear.
Whoso recites this surah before going to sleep he remains in the protection of Allah till morning; and there is protection and freedom from grief, sorrow, and pain for the

reciter of this sruah; and if it is recited in a house, it would remain free form jinn and evil spirits; and if written text of this surah is put around the neck of children as

tawiz, they would remain safe from jinn.

Benefits of reading quranic Surahs, How to recite Quran

Isa bin Muhammad (Alaihir Rahmah) says that I once saw Abu Bakr bin Mujahid (Alaihir Rahmah) after his death in a dream reading 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 holy Quran in my

grave” and that is why I am praying.” (Faizan-e-Sunnat)

Ahadith

The Holy Prophet said:
1) The best of you is he who learn 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 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 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.
Learn 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 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.
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 Holy Quran and then to forget it is a sin.
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 arabic 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.

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BUILD A PALACE IN JANNAH VIRTUES OF SURAH IKHLAS

Virtues of Surah Ikhlas

From Qutaadah ibn al-Nu’maan (may Allaah be pleased with him) who said that a man stayed up to worship Allaah at the time of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) just before dawn and recited “Qul huwa Allaahu ahad,” but did not recite anything else. In the morning, the man came to the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) and told him about this, thinking that perhaps he was not doing enough. The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “By the One in Whose hand is my soul, it is equivalent to one-third of the Qur’aan.” (al-Bukhaari, 4627).

Ahmad reported from Abu Sa’eed al-Khudri that a man said, “O Messenger of Allaah, I have a neighbour who prays at night and he only ever recites ‘Qul huwa Allaahu ahad’” – as if he did not think much of this. The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “By the One in Whose hand is my soul, it is equivalent to one-third of the Qur’aan.” (al-Musnad, 10965)

Abu Sa’eed al-Khudri (may Allaah be pleased with him) said: “The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said to his Companions: ‘Could any one of you not recite one third of the Qur’aan in one night?’ They found the idea too difficult, and said, ‘Who among us could do that, O Messenger of Allaah?’ He said, ‘Allaahu’l-ahad, al- samad [i.e., Soorat al-Ikhlaas] is one third of the Qur’aan.’” (Reported by al-Bukhaari, 4628)

‘Aa’ishah reported that when the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) went to bed, he would cup his hands together, blow into them and recite into them Qul huwa Allaahu ahad [Soorat al-Ikhlaas], Qul a’oodhu bi Rabbi’l-falaq [Soorat al-Falaq] and Qul a’oodhu bi Rabbi’l-naas [Soorat al-Naas] (these are the last 3 soorahs of the Qur’aan – Translator). Then he would wipe as much of his body as he could with his hands, starting with his head and face, and the front of his body. He would do this three times. (Reported by al-Bukhaari, 4630)

‘Aa’ishah also reported that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) sent a man in charge of a small military campaign, and when he recited Qur’aan whilst leading his companions in prayer, he would always end with Qul huwa Allaahu ahad. When they came back, (his companions) mentioned that to the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him), who told them to ask him why he did that. So they asked him, and he said, “Because it is a description of the Most Merciful, and I love to recite it.” The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “Tell him that Allaah loves him.” (Reported by al-Bukhaari, 6827)

‘Abd al-Rahmaan ibn Abzaa reported that the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) used to recite Sabbih isma Rabbik al-A’laa (Soorat al-A’laa, #87), Qul yaa ayyuhaa’l-kaafiroon (Soorat al-Kaafiroon, #109) and Qul huwa Allaahu ahad (Soorat al-Ikhlaas, #112) in his witr prayer, and when he had finished, he would repeat Subhaan al-Malik al-Quddoos (Glory be to the King, the Holy) three times, making the last vowel long on the third recitation. (Reported by al-Nisaa’i, 1721)

‘Uqbah ibn ‘Aamir said: “I met the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him)… and he said to me, ‘O ‘Uqbah ibn ‘Aamir, shall I not teach you some Soorahs the like of which have not been revealed in the Tawraat (Torah) or the Zaaboor (Psalms) or the Injeel (Gospel) or in the Qur’aan? There is no night comes but you should not recite (i.e., every night you should recite) Qul huwa Allaahu ahad [Soorat al-Ikhlaas], Qul a’oodhu bi Rabbi’l-falaq [Soorat al-Falaq] and Qul a’oodhu bi Rabbi’l-naas [Soorat al-Naas].’” ‘Uqbah said: “So every night I would recite them. It became my duty to recite them, because the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) had commanded me to do so…” (Musnad Ahmad, 16810)

Abu Hurayrah reported that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) heard a man reciting Qul huwa Allaahu ahad, and said, “It is his right.’ They asked, ‘O Messenger of Allaah, what is his right?’ He said, ‘Paradise is his right.’ (Reported by Imaam Ahmad, 7669)

The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “Whoever recites Qul huwa Allaahu ahad ten times, Allaah will build for him a house in Paradise.” (Saheeh al-Jaami’ al-Sagheer, 6472).

Quran the words of Allah has many virtues. Each of Quran’s Surah is important but some of the Surat’s have special importance. The greatest virtue of Holy Quran is that it’s one letter recitation is equal to 10 Good deeds. Imagine if we recite only a page Daily, how many deeds we can earn!! SubhanAllah. Some of the virtues of Holy Quran were mentioned in our previous post: Virtues of Quran part 1 In this post, we will mention Virtues of Surah al-Ikhlas

Build a house in Paradise by Reciting Surat Ikhlas: The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “Whoever recites Qul huwa Allaahu ahad ten times, Allaah will build for him a house in Paradise.” (Saheeh al-Jaami’ al-Sagheer, 6472).

Reciting Surah Ikhlas is Equivalent to one third of Qur’an: Abu Sa’eed al-Khudri (may Allaah be pleased with him) said: “The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said to his Companions: ‘Could any one of you not recite one third of the Qur’aan in one night?’ They found the idea too difficult and said: ‘Who among us could do that, O Messenger of Allaah?’ He said, ‘Allaahu’l-ahad, al- samad [i.e., Soorat al-Ikhlaas] is one third of the Qur’aan.’” (Reported by Bukhari, 4628)

It’s Sunnah to Recite Surat al-Ikhlas before sleeping: Aa’isha (R.A) reported that when the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) went to bed, he would cup his hands together, blow into them and recite into them Qul huwa Allaahu ahad [Soorat al-Ikhlaas], Qul a’oodhu bi Rabbi’l-falaq [Soorat al-Falaq] and Qul a’oodhu bi Rabbi’l-naas [Soorat al-Naas] (these are the last 3 soorahs of the Qur’an). Then he would wipe as much of his body as he could with his hands, starting with his head and face, and the front of his body. He would do this three times. (Reported by al-Bukhaari, 4630)

Surah Ikhlas is one-Third of Qur’an: Narrated Qutaadah ibn al-Nu’maan (R.A) who said that a man stayed up to worship Allah at the time of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) just before dawn and recited “Qul huwa Allaahu ahad,” but did not recite anything else. In the morning, the man came to the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) and told him about this, thinking that perhaps he was not doing enough. The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “By the One in Whose hand is my soul, it is equivalent to one-third of the Qur’aan.” (al-Bukhaari, 4627).

The love for Surat Ikhlas: Aa’isha (R.A) also reported that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) sent a man in charge of a small military campaign, and when he recited Qur’aan whilst leading his companions in prayer, he would always end with Qul huwa Allaahu ahad. When they came back, (his companions) mentioned that to the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him), who told them to ask him why he did that. So they asked him, and he said, “Because it is a description of the Most Merciful, and I love to recite it.” The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “Tell him that Allaah loves him.” (Reported by al-Bukhari, 6827)

Reciting Surat al-Ikhlas every night: Uqbah ibn ‘Aamir (R.A) said “I met the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) and he said to me: ‘O Uqbah ibn ‘Aamir, shall I not teach you some Soorahs the like of which have not been revealed in the Tawraat (Torah) or the Zaaboor (Psalms) or the Injeel (Gospel) or in the Qur’aan? There is no night comes but you should not recite (i.e., every night you should recite) Qul huwa Allaahu ahad [Soorat al-Ikhlaas], Qul a’oodhu bi Rabbi’l-falaq [Soorat al-Falaq] and Qul a’oodhu bi Rabbi’l-naas [Soorat al-Naas].’” ‘Uqbah said: “So every night I would recite them. It became my duty to recite them, because the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) had commanded me to do so…” (Musnad Ahmad, 16810)

Paradise is His Right: Abu Hurayrah (R.A) reported that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) heard a man reciting Qul huwa Allaahu ahad, and said, “It is his right.’ They asked, ‘O Messenger of Allaah, what is his right?’ He said, ‘Paradise is his right.’ (Reported by Imaam Ahmad, 7669)

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50 VIRTUOUS DEEDS TO DO FOR ALL MUSLIMS

All narrations have been declared ‘authentic’ by Shaykh al-Albani.

1) Whoever reads Surah Ikhlas ten times, Allah will build a palace for him in Paradise. ‘Umar (may Allah be pleased with him) exclaimed, “If that’s the case, then we will increase in our palaces!” The Prophet ? (may the peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) responded, “Allah is better and greater (in reward).” [Ahmad]

2) Whoever reads Surat al-Kahf on Friday, it will act as a light/protection for him from one Friday to the next. [Bayhaqi]

3) Whoever memorizes the first ten verses from Suratul Kahf, he will be protected from the trial of the Dajjal (Anti-Christ). [Ahmad]

4) Whoever reads Ayatul Kursi after every obligatory prayer, nothing will keep him from Paradise except death. [Nasaa’i]

5) When you go to your beds at night, read Surat al-Kafirun then sleep upon completing it, for it will be a protection from Shirk (associating partners with Allah). [Ahmad]

6) Whoever performs their ablution carefully and then affirms (their faith by testifying): “Ash-hadu an laa ilaha il Allah wahdahu laa shareeka lahu wa anna Muhammadan `abduhu wa rasuluhu; Allahumma-ja’lni min at-tawaabeen waj-a’lni min al-mutatahireen”: ‘I testify that there is no true deity except Allah Alone, Who has no partners, and that Muhammad ? is His slave and Messenger; O Allah, make me from those who repent and purify themselves’ – the eight gates of Jannah are opened for him so he may enter through whichever of these gates he desires.[Tirmidhi]

7) Whoever makes ablution then says upon finishing: “Subhanaka Allahumma wa bihamdika;, Ashhadu an laa ilaha ila anta, Astaghfiruka wa atoobu ilayk”: ‘Glory be to You O Allah and all praise belongs to You; I bear witness that there is none worthy of worship except You. I seek Your Forgiveness, and I turn to You,’ – it is written in a parchment, then sealed; and is not opened till the Day of Resurrection. [Nasaa’i]

8) While we were praying one day with the Messenger of Allah ?, a man from among the people said, “Allahu Akbaru Kabeera, walhamdulillahi Katheera, wa Subhan’Allahi bukratan wa aseela”, ‘Allah is the Greatest above everything else, and All Praise is for Allah abundantly, and Glory be to Allah in the morning and evening.’ The Prophet ? asked, “who said those words?” A man replied, “I did, O Messeger of Allah.” The Prophet ? then said, ‘I am amazed by your speech, for they caused the doors of heaven to open.’ Ibn Umar (may Allah be pleased with him) added to this narration, “I never left saying those words after I heard the Messenger of Allah say that. [Muslim]

9) One day we were praying behind the Messenger of Allah ? and when he ? raised his head from the position of ruku` (bowing position), he said: “Sami Allahu leman hamidah” – ‘Allah hears the one who praises Him’. A man from behind added: “Rabbanna wa la kal hamd – hamdan katheeran tayyiban mubarakan fih” – ‘Our Lord, all praise is due only to You, praise which is abundant, excellent and blessed.’ When we finished [the prayer] the Prophet ? said: ‘Who spoke?’ The man said, ‘I did’. He ? said, ‘Indeed I saw some 30 angels all scuffling to see which one of them could record it.’ [Muslim]

10) Whoever prays twelve units of prayer voluntarily in a day and night, Allah will build him a house in Paradise. [Muslim]

11) Whoever observes four rakaat (units) before dhuhr (midday) prayer, and four rakaat after prayer, the fire will not touch him. [Abu Dawud]

12) May Allah have mercy on a person who prays four rakaat before ‘Asr (afternoon) prayer.[Abu Dawud]

13) Whoever stands in night prayer and recites ten verses (from the Qur’an) will not be written as a heedless person. And whoever recites 100 verses will be written as a devout slave. And whoever recites 1000 verses will be written as one who has mountains of good deeds. [Abu Dawud]

14) The voluntary prayer of a man where no one can see him is 25 times greater than voluntary prayer in front of the people. [Abu Ya’la]

15) Whoever prays four rakaat of Duha (mid-morning) prayer, and then another four (for a total of eight rakaat), a house is built for him in Paradise. [Tabarani]

16) Verily, Allah and His angels pray for the ones who fill in (or complete) the rows [in prayer], and whoever fills in a gap, Allah will raise his status because of it and will build a house for him in Paradise. [Ahmad]

17) Whenever a servant prostrates to Allah, Allah writes a reward for him, wipes out one of his sins and elevates his rank by one degree; so prostrate as much as you can. [ibn Majah]

18) Whoever prays fajr (morning prayer) in congregation then sits remembering Allah until the sun rises, then prays two units of prayer has the reward like that of Hajj and Umrah. [Tirmidhi]

19) “Whoever prays to Allah for forty days in congregation, not missing the first takbeer (of prayer), he will be recorded as being free from two things: free from the Fire and free from hypocrisy. [Tirmidhi]

20) The best of prayers with Allah is the fajr (morning) prayer, prayed in congregation on Friday. [Abu Nu’aym] (There is a difference of opinion among the scholars if this narration is a hadith or a statement of ibn Umar – Allah knows best)

21) Whoever says, “Subhan’Allah al-Adheem wa biHamdihi” – ‘Glory be to Allah the Most Great and for Him is all praise’, will have a date-palm tree planted for him in Paradise. [Tirmidhi]

22) Whoever says “Subhanaka Allahumma wa bihamdika, ash-hadu an laa ilaha illa anta, astaghfiruka wa atubu ilaika” – ‘(O Allah, You are free from every imperfection; praise be to You. I testify that there is no true god except You; I ask Your Pardon and turn to You in repentance)’ in a gathering of remembrance, it will be like a seal to stamp it (the remembrance) with, and he who says it in a gathering of vain talk, it will be an expiation for it (the vain talk). [Nasaa’i]

23) Indeed, (saying) “SubhanAllah” – ‘Glory be to Allah (and He is high above any imperfection)’ and “Alhamdulillah” – ‘All praise and thanks is only for Allah alone’, and “Laa ilaha ilAllah” – ‘There is no deity worthy of worship except ’llah’, and “Allahu Akbar” – ‘Allah is Greater than everything’, cause a slave’s sins to fall away just as the leaves of a tree fall. [Ahmad]

24) Would any of you like to accumulate 1000 rewards every day? Say “SubhanAllah“, ‘Glory be to Allah and He is high above any imperfection’ 100 times and Allah will record for you 1000 rewards or He will remove 1000 mis-deeds. [Muslim]

25) Verily, Allah has chosen four words from all speech: “SubhanAllah” (Glory be to Allah and He is high above any imperfection), and “Alhamdulillah” (All praise and thanks are for Allah alone), and “Laa ilaha ilAllah” (There is no deity worthy of worship except Allah), and “Allahu Akbar” (Allah is the Greater than everything). Therefore whoever says SubhanAllah twenty deeds will be recorded for him and twenty sins will be removed from him. And whoever says Allahu Akbar will get the same. And whoever says Laa ilaha ilAllah will get the same. And whoever says “Alhamdulillahi Rabbil `Alamin” – ‘All praise and thanks is for Allah alone, the Lord of all things’, from his heart, thirty good deeds will be recorded for him and thirty sins will be dropped from him. [Nasaa’i]

26. Abu Hurayrah (may Allah be pleased with him) narrates, “The Prophet ? (may the peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) passed by me once while I was planting some crops. He said, ‘O Abu Hurayrah! What are you planting?’ I answered, ‘some crops.’ The Prophet ? said, ‘Shall I inform you of crops which are far better than all this? Saying: “SubhanAllah” – ‘Glory be to Allah (and He is high above any imperfection)’ and “Alhamdulillah” – ‘All praise and thanks is for Allah alone’, and “Laa ilaha ilAllah” – ‘There is no deity worthy of worship except Allah’, and “Allahu Akbar” – ‘Allah is Greater than everything’. With every one of these [words], a tree will be planted for you in paradise’.” [Sunan ibn Majah]

27. Whoever is stingy about spending his wealth, and fears to fight the enemy, and is in terror of enduring the night should repeat frequently “SubhanAllahi wa biHamdihi” – ‘Glory be to Allah the Most Great and for Him is all praise’. By Him in whose Hand is my soul, they (those words) are more beloved to Allah than two mountains of gold and silver. [Abu Nu’aym]

28. Whoever enters a market and says: “Laa ilaaha illAllah waHdahu laa shareeka lah, lahul mulku wa lahul Hamdu yuHyi wa yumeetu wa huwa Hayyun laa yamoot, bi yadihil khayr, wahuwa `alaa kulli shay’in Qadeer” – ‘There is nothing worthy of worship but Allah, He is alone without partner, to Him belongs dominion and praise, he causes life and death and He is the Living and does not die. In His Hand is all the good, and He is over all things competent’; Allah will write for him a million good deeds, erase a million of his bad deeds and raise him a million levels and build for him a house in Paradise. [Tirmidhi]

29. Shall I guide you to something greater than remembering Allah (all) night and day? Say: “Alhamdulillahi `adada maa khalaq, Alhamdulillahi mil`a maa khalaq, Alhamdulillahi `adada maa fee-s-samawati wa maa fil`ardhi, Alhamdulillahi`’adada maa ahsaa kitabahu, wa Alhamdulillahi `alaa maa ahsaa kitaabahu, wa Alhamdulillahi `adada kuli shayy, wa Alhamdulillah mil`a kuli shayy” – ‘Praise be to Allah by the multitude of what He created; Praise be to Allah by the abundance of what He created; Praise be to Allah by the multitude of what is in the heavens and the earth; Praise be to Allah by the multitude of what His book enumerates; And Praise be to Allah for what His book enumerates; And Praise be to Allah as abundantly as everything.’ Then Glorify Allah similarly (by): learn these (phrases) and teach them to those who will follow after you. [At-Tabarani]

30. Whoever sends blessings on me (the Prophet ?) 10 times in the morning and 10 times in the evening will have my intercession (Shafa’ah) on the Day of Judgment. [At-Tabarani]

31. Whoever says: “Radheetu billahi Rabba, wa bil Islaami Deena, wa bi Muhammad Nabiyya” – ‘I am pleased with Allah as my Lord, and with Islam as my Religion, and with Muhammad as my Prophet,’ Paradise would be (made) mandatory for him. [Abu Dawud]

32. Whoever supplicates for his brother (in Islam) in his absence, an angel is appointed to his side who says “Ameen (so be it) and may you also be blessed with the same.” [Muslim]

33. Whoever defends the honor of his brother in his absence will be entitled to Allah’s Protection from the Fire. [Tirmidhi]

34. Whoever removes a harmful thing from the path of the Muslims, Allah shall write for him a virtue whose reward is Paradise. [At-Tabarani]

35. Whoever extends the time to his debtor [to return the loan] , or forgives the debt, will be in the shade of the Throne (of Allah) on the Day of Resurrection. [Muslim]

36. Whoever gives respite to a poor person or writes off his debt, Allah will put him under His shade on a day on which there will be no shade except His (Judgment Day). [Muslim]

37. Whoever asks Allah for Paradise three times (Allahumma inni as’aluk al-Jannah), then Paradise will say: “O Allah! Enter him into Paradise!” And whoever seeks protection with Allah from the Fire three times (Allahumma najjini min an-Nar), the Fire will say: “O Allah! Protect him from the Fire!” [Tirmidhi]

38. Whoever is easy-going, gentle and kind, Allah will make the fire forbidden for him. [Hakim]

39. Whoever abstains from asking others for some financial help, Allah will give him (help) and save him from asking others; Allah will make him self-sufficient.” [Bukhari]

40. Whoever builds a Masjid for the sake of Allah even if it is like a nest which a bird builds for its eggs, Allah will build for him/her a house in Paradise. [Tirmidhi]

41. In Paradise there are rooms whose outside can be seen from the inside and the inside can be seen from the outside. Allah has prepared them for those who feed the poor, who are gentle in speech, who fast regularly and who pray at night when (other) people are asleep. [Ahmad]

42. If a Muslim plants a tree, or sows a field and men and beasts and birds eat from it, all of it is charity from him. [Muslim]

43. Whoever visited a sick person or visits his brother in Islam, a caller calls from the skies: “You have done well and your walk was good also, and you have earned a place in paradise”. [Tirmidhi]

44. If a man visits his sick Muslim brother, it is as if he walks reaping the fruits of Paradise until he sits, and when he sits he is showered in mercy, and if this was in the morning, seventy thousand angels pray for him until the evening, and if this was in the evening, seventy thousand angels pray for him until the morning. [Tirmidhi]

45. Whoever says, “Astaghfirullah al-lathi laa ilaha illa huwa, al-Hayyul Qayyum wa atubu ilayh” – ‘I ask forgiveness from Allah the One whom there is no deity worthy of worship except He, the Ever-Living and Sustainer and I repent to Him’ three times, Allah would forgive his sins even if they were as much as the foam of the sea. [Abu Dawud]

46. Shall I teach you some words that if you were to say them, Allah would forgive you? “Laa ilaha ilAllahul `Aliyyul ‘Adheem, laa ilaha ilAllahul Hakimul Kareem, la ilaha ilAllahu SubhanAllahi Rabbis-Samawaati as-Sabi’ wa Rabbil ‘Arshil ‘Adheem. Alhamdulillahil Rabbil `alameen” – ‘There is no deity worthy of worship except Allah, The Most High, The Great. There is no deity worthy of worship except Allah, The Most Wise, The Most Generous. There is no deity worthy of worship except Allah, Glory be to Allah (and He is high above any imperfection), The Lord of the Seven Heavens and the Lord of the Great Throne. All praise and thanks is for Allah Alone, Lord of all that exists.’ [Ahmad]

47. From the acts that guarantee forgiveness is being generous with the spreading of salaam [i.e., frequently greeting] and good speech. [at-Tabarani]

48. Glad tidings for the one who finds in his book (i.e. his book of deeds) lots of seeking forgiveness (repentance). [ibn Majah]

49. He who has taken food and says at the end, ”Alhamdulillah’illadhi at`amani hadha, wa razzaqanihi min ghairi hawlin minni wa la quwwatin” – ‘All praise and thanks is due to Allah Who has given me food to eat and provided it without any endeavor on my part or any power,’ all his past sins will be forgiven.’ [Ahmad]

50. Whoever seeks forgiveness for believing men and believing women, Allah will write for him a good deed for each believing man and believing woman. [At-Tabarani]

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LAYLATUL QADR THE NIGHT OF POWER BETTER THAN THOUSAND MONTHS

Crowning Glory

Laylatul Qadr is the crowning glory of the holy month of Ramadhaan. It is associated with the sending down of the Qur’an Majeed, the last Book of Allah on His last Prophet Muhammad (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam), for the guidance of mankind. The Qur’an Majeed describes this Night.

“We have indeed revealed this (message) in the Night of Power: And what will explain to you what the Night of Power is? The Night of Power is better than a thousand months. Therein come down the Angels and the Spirit (Jibraeel) by Allah’s permission, on every errand: Peace! This until the rise of Morn!” (Surah 97)

The Night of Power is the night of spiritual bliss. Our Nabi (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam) is reported to have said concerning Ramadhaan:

“Verily this month has come to you; and therein is a night which is better than a thousand Months. Whosoever is deprived of it, is deprived of all good; and none is deprived of its good except a totally unfortunate person”. (Ibn Majah)
“Whosoever stands up (in prayer) at the Night of Power out of faith and hopeful of reward, all his past sins will be forgiven.”(Targhib)

Better than a thousand months

A thousand months are equivalent to 83 years and 4 months. Fortunate is the person who spends this night in prayer. The man or woman, who prays for the whole night during this Night, will deserve blessings and reward for the period as if he or she had been praying for eighty three years and four months consecutively. Since the Night of Power is better than one thousand months no one can actually measure the extent as to how much better it is.

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The Holy Prophet Muhammad (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam) said: “Laylatul Qadr has been bestowed by Allah to my Ummah (People). It was not given to any people before this.” (Dur-Mansoor).

How manifest and replete the special bounties and mercies of Allah Ta’ala are upon this Ummat is quite really beyond imagination. It will therefore be extremely foolish to allow ourselves to be deprived of these great blessings at the expense of sheer laziness and a few hours of extra sleep.

Which Night is it?

Although there are different reports in different traditions regarding the exact night, it is almost unanimous that the blessed night occurs in one of the last ten nights of Ramadhaan and more probably in one of the last ten odd nights i.e. 2lst, 23rd, 25th 27th or 29th night.

The popular opinion is, however, in favour of the 27th Night of Ramadhaan but that is not absolutely certain. The traditions indicate that it is to be sought in one of the last ten nights and preferably in the last three odd nights. It was therefore the practice of the Holy Prophet (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam) and his companions to make I’tikaaf in the Mosque for the whole time offering Divine service during the last ten days of Ramadhaan.

Hazrath Aisha (Radhiallaahu Anha) reported that the Apostle of Allah said: “Search for the Blessed Night in the odd (nights) from the last ten (nights) of Ramadhaan” (Bukhari).

Hazrath Aisha has narrated another saying:
“I asked: O Messenger of Allah! Tell me if I were to find a Night of Power, what should I recite therein?” Holy Prophet Muhammad (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam) advised her to recite:

Al-laa-hum-ma in-na-ka ‘afoow-wan tu-hib-bul-’af wa fa-fu ‘an-ni.
O Allah! You are Forgiving, You love forgiveness, so forgive me. (Bukhari).

Special attention should therefore be given to the excessive recitation of this dua on the blessed night. Furthermore one may engage in lengthy rakaats of Tahajjud salaat, Tilaawat of the Qur’an? Dua, Zikr, etc.

The worship and the vigil of the Night of Power are a treat to the soul. The heart tends to melt into tears of heartfelt gratitude. The body is in a state of angelic ecstasy The soul strives to reach nearer to Almighty Allah. In this holy month of Ramadhaan let us strive to seek the Night of Power and its bliss. May Allah reward us with His bountiful blessings. Aameen.

Lailat-ul-Qadr – The night of Power

In this night (27th of Ramadan), the Holy Quran was sent down from LOH-E-MEHFOOZ (the Preserved Tablet) to the earth. Messenger of ALLAH (Blessings of Allah and peace be on him) told us to search for Shab-e-Qadr in the odd numbered nights, in the last ten days of Ramzan. So, the 21st, 23rd, 25th, 27th or 29th night of Ramadan could be Shab-e-Qadr.

Hazrat Aisha Radiallah Anha stated that Rasool Allah peace be upon him said, “Look for Lailat-Ul-Qadr in the odd nights of the last ten days of Ramadhan.” (Bukhari)

Hazrat Aisha Radiallah Anha stated that as much Rasool Allah peace be upon him tried (Ibadat) in the last Ashra (ten days) of Ramadhan, did not try in any of the Ashra.” (Muslim)

Hazrat Aisha Radiallah Anha stated that I asked Rasool Allah peace be upon him, “If I find Lailatul Qadar then what should I do? HE peace be upon him said, recite this Dua.”ALLAH HUMMA INNAKA A’FUVUN TOHIB BUL AFVA FA’AFU ANNI” (Tirmidhi)

Dear visitors, please take advantage of this night, from sunset till sunrise. Offer nawafil (prayers), recite QUR’AAN, do repent (Istaghfar), and Pray for pardon, recite many many Salawat (Darood Sharif & Salaam) and make benediction (Dua’as).

Special DU’AA of Lailatul QADR:
“ALLAH HUMMA INNAKA A’FUVUN TOHIB BUL AFVA FA’AFU ANNI” (Tirmidhi)
“O Allah! You are the Forgiver and You like forgiving so forgive me”

21st Night of Ramadhan-Ul-Mubarak – 1st night of Laitlat-Ul-Qadr

1) Pray 4 cycles of ritual prayer (raka’t) (2 cycles of 2 raka’ each).
In each raka’, after Surah FATIHA recite Surah QADR (Inna anzalna .. )once and Surah IKHLAS (Qul-hu-wal-lah..) once. After completion recite SALAAT-O-SALAAM (Durood Sharif) seventy (70) times. Benefit: Insha Allah, Angels will pray for forgivenss for that person.

2) Offer 2 cycles of ritual prayer (raka’t)
In each raka’, after Surah FATIHA, recite Surah QADR once and Surah IKHLAS three times. After completion of this salah, recite any Astaghfar seventy times.
Astaghfar: “Allah Hummagh Fir Li Wa Tub A’laiyya Inna Ka Innta Tawwabur Raheem” OR “Astaghfirullah Rabbi Min Kulli Zambiyon Wa Atoobu ilaiyh”
Benefit: Effective for forgivness of sins.

3) In this night (21st), recite Surah QADR 21 times.

23rd Night of Ramadhan-Ul-Mubarak – 2nd night of Laitlat-Ul-Qadr

1) Offer 4 cycles of ritual prayer (raka’t) (2 sets of 2 raka’ each)
In each raka’, after Surah FATIHA, recite Surah QADR once and Surah IKHLAS three times.
Benefit: Effective for forgivness of sins.

2) Offer 8 cycles of ritual prayer (raka’) (4 sets of 2 raka’ each)
In each raka’, after Surah FATIHA, recite Surah QADR and Surah IKHLAS once. After completion of this salah (namaaz) recite the third kalima (Kalima Tamjeed) 70 times. After that, plead to Allah Almighty for forgiveness of sins.
Kalima Tamjeed: “Subhan Allahi Wal Hamdu Lillahi Wa La ilaaha illal laho Walla Hu Akbar.Wala Haowla Wala Quwwata illa Billa Hil Aliyil Azeem”.
Benefit: Allah Willing (Insha’Allah), Allah will forgive whoever performs this prayer

3) In the 23rd night recite Surah YAASEEN once and Surah RAHMAAN once.

25th Night of Ramadhan-Ul-Mubarak – 3rd night of Laitlat-Ul-Qadr

1) In this night offer 4 cycles of ritual prayer (raka’t) (2 sets of 2 raka’ each)
After Surah FATIHA, recite Surah QADR one time and Surah IKHLAS five times in each raka’. After completion of this salat recite the first Kalima Tayyab 100 times.
Kalima Tayyab: “Laa ilaaha illal Laho Mohammadur Rasoolullah”.
Benifit: Insha Allah, Allah Tala will give him/her unlimited Sawab (good Deeds)

2) Offer 4 cycles of ritual prayer (raka’) (2 sets of 2 raka’ each)
In each raka’, after Surah FATIHA, recite Surah QADR three times and Surah IKHLAS three times. After completion of this salah, recite any Astaghfar 70 times.
Astaghfar: “Allah Hummagh Fir Li Wa Tub A’laiyya Inna Ka Innta Tawwabur Raheem” OR “Astaghfirullah Rabbi Min Kulli Zambiyon Wa Atoobu ilaiyh”
Benefit: This salat is good for the pardoning of sins.

3.Offer two cycles of ritual prayer (raka’).
In each raka’, after Surah FATIHA, recite Surah QADR once and Surah IKHLAS fifteen times. After Salat, recite the second Kalima (Kalima-e-Shahaadat) 70 times.
Kalima Shaadat: “Ashadu Anlaa ilaaha illal Lahu Wa Ash Hadu Anna Mohammadan Abduhu Wa Rasoolohu”. Benefit: The reward of this namaaz is freedom from the punishment of the grave.

4) Recite Surah Dukhan. Allah Willing (Insha’Allah) they will be granted freedom from the punishment of grave.

5) Recite Surah Fath seven times. Beneficial for the fulfillment of desires and wishes.

27th Night of Ramadhan-Ul-Mubarak – 4th night of Laitlat-Ul-Qadr

1) In the 27th night, pray 12 cycles of ritual prayer (raka’) (3 set of 4 raka’ each)
In each raka’, after Surah FATIHA, recite Surah QADR once and Surah IIKHLAS fifteen times. After salah recite any Astaghfar 70 times.
Astaghfar: “Allah Hummagh Fir Li Wa Tub A’laiyya Inna Ka Innta Tawwabur Raheem” OR “Astaghfirullah Rabbi Min Kulli Zambiyon Wa Atoobu ilaiyh”
Benefit: Inhsa Allah, Allah tala will give sawab equal to Ibadah of Ambiya Karam’s (Messengers of Allah) Ibadah.

2) Pray two cycles of ritual prayer (raka’).
In each raka’, after Surah FATIHA recite Surah QADR 3 times and Surah IKHLAS 27 times, and plead to Allah for the forgiveness of sins.
Benefit: Allah Willing (Insha’Allah), the Allah Almighty will forgive all their previous sins.

3) Pray four cycles of ritual prayer (raka’). (2 sets of 2 raka’ each).
In each raka’, after Surah FATIHA, recite Surah TAKAASUR once and Surah IKHLAS three times.
Benefit: Whoever offers this salah, they will be saved from hardship at the time of death, and Allah Willing (Insha’Allah), they will be freed from the punishment of the grave.

4) Pray two cycles of ritual prayer (raka’).
In each raka’, after Surahh FATIHA, recite Surah IKHLAS seven times and after salah recite this seventy times:
“ASTAGHFIRUL LAA HAL AZEEMAL LAZEE LAA ILAAHA ILLA HUWAL HAIY YUL QAYYOOMU WA ATOOBU ILAIH”
Benfit: Before the person gets up from the praying area, Allah Almighty will pardon them and their parents, and Allah Almighty will Command the angels to adorn the Paradise for them and it is said that they will not die until they see the blessings (ne’mat) of Paradise with their own eyes.

5) Pray two cycles of ritual prayer (raka’).
In each raka’, after Surah FATIHA, recite Surah ALAM’NASHRAH once, Surah IKHLAS three times and after salah, recite Surah QADR 27 times.
Benefit: Effecive for unlimited Sawab of Ibadah.

6) Pray four cycles of ritual prayer (raka’). (1 set of 4 raka’).
In each raka’, after Surah FATIHA’ recite Surah QADR three times and Surah IKHLAS fifty times and after completion of this salah (namaaz), recite this once in prostration (sajdah):
“SUBHAAN ALLAAHI WAL HAMDU LILLAAHI WALAA ILAAHA ILLAL LAAHU WALLAA HU AKBAR”
Benefit: After that whatever wish one may have, either worldly or religious, may be pleased. Allah Willing (Insha’Allah), their supplication will be fulfilled.

7) In this night, recite Surah Mulk 7 times. It is good for freeing from punishment.

29th Night of Ramadhan-Ul-Mubarak – 5th night of Laitlat-Ul-Qadr

1) Pray four cycles of ritual prayer (raka’). (2 sets of 2 raka’ each).
In every raka’, after Surah FATIHA recite Surah QADR once and Surahh IKHLAS three times. After salah, recite Surah ALAM’NASHRAH 70 times.
Benefit: Efective for the completion of Imaan.

2) Offer four cycles of ritual prayer (raka’). (2 sets of 2 raka’ each).
In each raka’, after Surah FATIHA, recite Surah QADR once and Surah IKHLAS five times. After salah, recite SALAAT-O-SALAAM (Darood Sharif) 100 times.
Benefit: Effective for forgiveness of sins.

3) Recite Surah WAAQIAH seven times. Beneficial for increase in Rizq.

In any night of RAMAZAN-UL-MUBARAK, after taraavih recite Surah QADR seven times. Allah Willing (Insha’Allah), the one who does so, will be saved from all troubles and afflictions.

On this great night it’s of great benefit to perform Salat-Ul-Tasbih.

Salatul Tasbih

For forgiveness of All Sins

Benefits of Salat-Ul-Tasbih
Our Beloved Prophet Mohammed (Sallallaho Alihiwassallam) said to his uncle (father’s brother) Sayyiduna Abbass (may Allah be pleased with him) Oh uncle shall I not give you Shall I not grant you Shall I not award you Shall I not do mercy on you When you do 10 things Allah will forgive your sins: of the future and of the past; new and old; those you have forgotten and those you did knowingly; big and small; hidden and revealed. Then he (Sallallaho Alihiwassallam) explained the taught the way to pray Salatul Tasbih and then said if you can pray this salah once a day, if you can not pray once a day then every Friday, and even if this is not possible then once a month and even if this is not possible then once a year and even if this is not possible then at least once in a lifetime (Abu’Dawood & Tirimzi)

How to perform Salatul Tasbih?
This salaat (namaz) is offered in four rakat at a time and can be read in any part of the day and night besides Zawal and Sunrise and Sunset makrooh times, keeping in mind the forbidden times for performing Salat (namaaz). But is is preferred before Zuhr (Fatawa Alamgeeri)

The Tasbih to be read in Salaat-Ul-Tasbeeh:
” Subhaan Allahi Wal Hamdulillahi Wa Laa ilaha illal Laahu Wallahu Akbar “

Method:
Goal is to recite above Tasbih 300 times in Four Rakah with the following method.
In the first rakaat, after reading Sana “Subhaana Kallahumma…”, read the above tasbih 15 times.
Now recite Aaoz “Aoozubillah…”, Bismillah “Bismillah…”, Then read sura Fatiha and a Surah or minimum of three small Ayayhs then read the tasbih 10 times again.
Go to ruku saying Takbeer (Allah Hoo Akbar), after reciting “Subhaana Rabbiyal Azeem” minimum of three times read the tasbih 10 times in Ruku.
Saying “Samee Allahu Liman Hamidah Rabbana Lakal Hamdh” get up from ruku to qiyam position.
Now read the tasbih 10 times.
Go to Sajdah saying Takbeer (Allah Hoo Akbar) and after reciting “Subhaana Rabbiyal A’la” minimum of three times read the tasbih 10 times in Sajdah.
Now go after first Sajdah go to Jalsa (sitting position) saying Takbeer (Allah Hoo Akbar). Sitting in Jalsa read tasbih 10 times.
Go to sajda again saying Takbeer (Allah Hoo Akbar) and after reciting “Subhaana Rabbiyal A’la” minimum of three times read the tasbih 10 times in Sajdah again.
Get up to begin 2nd rakat saying Takbeer (Allah Hoo Akbar).
Do rakah #2 in same fashion, but before reading Bismillah “Bismillah…”, and Surah Fatiha, read the tasbih 15 times. Follow the rest as you did in first Rakat.
After second Sajdah of Second Rakat sit in Qaidah Oola (first sitting) read Attahiyat, Durood and Dua then get up for 3rd rakaat without saying Salam.
Begin third Rakat, just like the first Rakat, with Sana “Subhaana Kallahumma…”, read the above tasbih 15 times. Follow the rest as you did in first Rakat untill you sit for Qaidah Akihra (last sitting) after second sajdah of fourth Rakah.
In Qaidah Akihra Attahiyat, Durood, Dua finish Salah with Salam.

Special notes for Salat-Ul-Tasbih:
1) Do not count loudly. It will break Salah
2) Do not count on fingers or by holding a Bead Tasbih in hand. It is Makruh.
3) You may count by pressing the fingers as a reminder. For example if you are in Ruku. You me press pinky of your right hand first for the first count, then the finger next to it for second count, then the middle finger for third count, following this method untill you reach the pinky of left hand will give you an exact count of ten. Use the same method in Qayam, Sajdah and Jalsa.
4) If missed a count then make it up in the next posture. For example if forgot to recite Tasbih after Surah in Qayam. Then you may recite Tasbish 20 times instead of 10 in Rukuh after “Subhaana Rabbiyal Azeem”. Missed Tasbih cannot be recited in Qayam after ruku and Jalsa between Sajdah. If you missed the Tasbih in Ruku then recite 20 in the first Sajdah instead of the Qayam after rukuh. Similarly if missed the Tasbih in first Sajdah then do not make it up in Jalsa. Instead recite missed tasbih in the second Sajdah. If Tasbih has been missed in last sajdah of second or fourth Rakah then you can recite the missed ones before Attahiyat in Qaidah.
5) If you miss a wajib in Salah and have to do Sajdah Sahaw. You dont have to recite Tasbih in Sajdah sahoo, since the 300 count has been estalished. But if you had missed Tasbih in any of the postures and remeber it now. Then you may recite the missed Tasbih in Sajdah Sahaw now.
6) It is preferable to recite after Surah Fatiha Sura Takathuur in the first raka’, Surah Wal A’sr in the second raka’, Surah Kaferoon (qul ya aiyuhal Kafiroon) in the third and Surah Akhlas (Qul hu Allah-hu ahd) in the fourth raka’. If one does not remember these surah they can recite the ones they prefer.

May Allah accept this dua’ (supplication) for the sake of the trustworthy PROPHET MOHAMMED (Allah’s Grace & Peace be upon him)

LAILATUL-QADR
Its excellence is great, since in this night the Noble Qur’aan was sent down, which leads one who clings to it, to the path of honour and nobility, and raises him to the summit of distinction and everlasting life. The Muslims who adhere strictly to the Sunnah of Allaah’s Messenger SAW do not raise flags on this night, nor suspend colourful decorations. Rather they vie in standing during it (Lailatul-Qadr) in Prayer out of sincere faith and hoping for reward. Here, O Muslim, are the Qur’aanic Aayaat and authentic prophetic ahaadeeth referring to this night:

* Its excellence

As regards its excellence it is more than sufficient to mention that Lailatul-Qadr is better than a thousand months, He, the Mighty and Majestic, says:

” Verily! We have sent it (this Qur’aan) down in the Night of Decree (Lailatul-Qadr). And what will make you know what the Night of Decree is? The Night of Decree is better than a thousand months. Therein descend the angels and the Rooh (i.e. Gabriel) by Allaah’s Permission with all Decrees, Peace! until the appearance of dawn.” (Al-Qadr 97: 1-5)

And in it every decreed matter for the year is conveyed, He, the Most High says:

” We sent it (this Qur’aan) down on a blessed Night. Verily, We are ever warning (mankind of Our Torment). Therein (that Night) is decreed every matter of ordainment. Amran (i.e. a command or this Qur’aan or His Decree of every matter) from Us. Verily, We are ever sending (the Messenger). (As) a Mercy from your Lord. Verily! He is the All-Hearer, the All-Knower.” (Ad-Dukhaan 44: 3-6)

* When is it?

It is reported from the Prophet SAW that it is within the twenty-first, twenty-third, twenty-fifth, twenty-seventh, twenty-ninth or the last night of Ramadhan.

Imaam ash-Shaafi’ee, rahimahullaah, said: To me it is as the Prophet SAW used to answer according to the question posed, it would be said to him: “Shall I seek it in such and such night?” So he would reply: “Seek it in such and such night.” And Allaah knows best. (Reported from him by al-Baghawee in Sharhus-Sunnah)

The most correct saying is that it occurs in the odd nights of the last ten nights of Ramadhan and this is shown by the hadeeth of ‘Aa’ishah, RA, who said: “Allaah Messenger SAW used to practice I’tikaaf in the last ten nights and say: ‘Seek out Lailatul-Qadr in the (odd nights) of the last ten days of Ramadhan.” (Bukhari, Muslim )

However if the servant is too weak or unable, then he should at least not let the last seven days pass him by, due to what is reported from ‘Ibn ‘Umar, who said: Allaah’s Messenger SAW said: “Seek it in the last ten, and if one of you is too weak or unable then let him not allow that to make him miss the final seven.” (Bukhari, Muslim)

This explains his, SAW saying: “I see that your dreams are in agreement (that it is in the last seven) so he who wishes to seek it out then let him seek it in the last seven.” (Bukhari)

It is also known from the Sunnah, that knowledge of the exact night upon which Lailatul-Qadr falls was taken up because the people argued, ‘Ubaadah ibn as-Saamit, RA said: The Prophet SAW came out intending to tell us about Lailatul-Qadr, however two men were arguing and he said: “I came out to inform you about Lailatul-Qadr but so and so, and, so and so were arguing, so it was raised up, and perhaps that is better for you, so seek it on the (twenty) ninth and (twenty) seventh and the (twenty) fifth.” (Bukhari)

Some ahaadeeth indicate that Lailatul-Qadr is in the last ten nights, while others indicate that it is in the odd nights of the last ten, so the first are general and the second more particular, and the particular has to be given priority over the general. Other ahaadeeth state that it is in the last seven – and these are restricted by mention of one who is too weak or unable. So there is no confusion, all the ahaadeeth agree and are not contradictory.

In conclusion: The Muslim should seek out Lailatul-Qadr in the odd nights of the last ten: the night of the twenty-first (the night before the twenty-first day), the twenty-third, the twenty-fifth, the twenty-seventh and the twenty-ninth. If he is too weak or unable to seek it out in all the odd nights, then let him seek it out in the odd nights of the last seven: the night of the twenty-fifth, the twenty-seventh and the twenty-ninth. And Allaah knows best.

* How should a Muslim seek Lailatul-Qadr?

One who misses this blessed night then he has missed much good for no one misses it except one from whom it is withheld. Therefore it is recommended that the Muslim who is eager to be obedient to Allaah should stand in Prayer during this night out of Eemaan and hoping for the great reward, since if he does this, Allaah will forgive his previous sins.

He SAW said: “Whoever stands in (Prayer) in Lailatul-Qadr out of Eemaan and seeking reward then his previous sins are forgiven.” (Bukhari)

It is recommended to supplicate a great deal in it, it is reported from ‘Aa’ishah, RA that she said: “O Messenger of Allaah! What if I knew which night Lailatul-Qadr was, then what should I say in it?” He said: “Say: Allaahumma innaka ‘affuwwun tuhibbul ‘afwa fa’fu ‘annee.” (O Allaah you are the one who pardons greatly, and loves to pardon, so pardon me.) (at-Tirmidhi, Ibn Majah)

O brother! You know the importance of this night, so stand in Prayer in the last ten nights, in worship, detaching oneself from the women, ordering your family with this, and increasing in actions of obedience and worship in it.

From ‘Aa’ishah, RA who said: “The Prophet SAW used to tighten his waist-wrapper (izaar) – (meaning detached himself from his wives in order to worship, and exerted himself in seeking Lailatul-Qadr), spend the night in worship, and wake the family in the last ten nights.” (Bukhari, Muslim)

From ‘Aa’ishah, RA: “Allaah’s Messenger SAW used to exert himself in the last ten nights more than he would at other times.” (Muslim)

* Its sign

[Many people believe in all sorts of superstitions about Lailatul-Qadr, and false beliefs from them are that the trees prostrate, and buildings sleep! And these things are clearly futile and baseless.] Allaah’s Messenger SAW described the morning after Lailatul-Qadr, so that the Muslim may know which day it is. From Ubayy, RA who said: that he SAW said: “On the morning following Lailatul-Qadr the sun rises not having any rays, as if it were a brass dish, until it rises up.” (Muslim, Abu Dawood, at-Tarmidhi, Ibn Majah)

From Abu Hurairah, RA who said: “We were discussing Lailatul-Qadr in the presence of Allaah’s Messenger SAW, so he said: ‘Which of you remembers (the night) when the moon arose and was like half a plate?'” (Muslim) [Qaadi 'Iyaad said: "It contains an indication that it was towards the end of the month - since the moon does not appear like that when it arises except towards the end of the month."]

From Ibn ‘Abbaas, RA who said: Allaah’s Messenger SAW said: “Lailatul-Qadr is calm and pleasant, neither hot nor cold, the sun arises on its morning being feeble and red.” (at-Tayaalisee, Ibn Khuzaimah, al-Bazzaar with hasan isnaad)

Let us seek abundance rewards from our Creator by performing extra actions in these last few days of the noble month of Ramadhan as it could be our last…

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SALATUL TASBIH THE GREATEST SALAT FOR FORGIVING SINS

Hadiths on the merit of saying Laa ilaha illahlah

1. The Prophet — Allah bless and greet him — said: “Whoever says: there is no god but Allah enters Paradise.” Tabarani narrated it from Abu Dharr in the Kabir (7:55), Ibn Hibban in his Sahih (31), al-Hakim in his Mustadrak (4:251), al-Mundhiri in al-Targhib (2:422), al-Haythami in Majma` al-zawa’id (1:18), Ibn `Adi (7:2639), Abu Nu`aym in the Hilya (7:174), and al-Bazzar from `Umar.

2. The Prophet — Allah bless and greet him — said: “Whoever says there is no god but Allah enters Paradise even if he commits adultery and even if he steals (i.e. even if he commits great sins).” (Nasa’i, Tabarani and others from Abu al-Darda’ – sahih).

3. The Prophet — Allah bless and greet him — said: “Whoever witnesses that there is no god but Allah and that Muhammad is Allah’s Messenger, Allah forbids the Fire from touching him.” Narrated by Bukhari and Muslim from `Ubada ibn al-Samit.

Ibn Hajar in Fath al-Bari, book of riqaq ch. 14 (1989 ed. 11:324) says that the hadiths of “Allah forbids the Fire from touching him” are even more explicit than those of “Allah will enter him into Paradise” in establishing that the one who declares Allah’s oneness is saved even if he does not heed the orders and the prohibitions.

4. The Companions were talking about Malik ibn Dukhshum, and they wished that the Prophet — Allah bless and greet him — would curse him so that he should die or meet some calamity. The Prophet — Allah bless and greet him — said: “Does Malik ibn Dukhshum not testify to the fact that there is no god but Allah and that I am the Messenger of Allah?” They said: “Yes, he no doubt says this but it is not in his heart.” The Prophet — Allah bless and greet him — replied: “No-one ever witnesses that there is no god but Allah and that I am Allah’s Messenger and then enters the Fire nor is consumed by it.” Anas said: “This hadith impressed me so much that I ordered my son to write it down and he did.” Muslim narrates it.

5. The Prophet — Allah bless and greet him — said that Allah will save a man of his community the record of whose sins fills 99 books, each book extending as far as the eye can see. Against all this will be weighed the one good deed that he has, which is his witnessing that there is no god but Allah and that Muhammad is His Messenger, and it will outweigh all the rest. The Prophet — Allah bless and greet him — then said: “Nothing is of any weight with Allah’s Name.”
[The hadith begins: innallaha sayukhallisu rajulan min ummati...] Narrated from `Abd Allah ibn `Amr ibn al-`As by Ahmad, Tirmidhi (Iman 17 – hasan gharib), al-Hakim, and Bayhaqi in Shu`ab al-iman.

6. Bukhari narrates in his Sahih (Volume 9, Book 93, Number 601): Ma`bad ibn Hilal al-`Anazi relates: Some of us from Basra gathered and went to Anas bin Malik in company with Thabit al-Bunani so that he might ask Anas about the Hadith of Intercession on our behalf. Anas was in his palace, and our arrival coincided with his late morning (Duha) prayer. We asked permission to enter and he admitted us, sitting on his bed. We said to Thabit, “Do not ask him about anything else first but the Hadith of Intercession.” He said, “O Abu Hamza! Here are your brethren from Basra coming to ask you about the Hadith of Intercession.” Anas then said:
The Prophet — Allah bless and greet him — talked to us saying: On the Day of Resurrection the people will surge one group after another like waves, and then they will come to Adam and say: “Please intercede for us with your Lord.” He will say: “I am not fit for this. You should go to Ibrahim as he is the Intimate Friend (khalil) of the Beneficent.” They will go to Ibrahim and he will say: “I am not fit for this, but you should go to Moses as he is the one to whom Allah spoke directly.” So they will go to Musa and he will say: “I am not fit for this, but you should go to `Isa as he is a soul created (directly) by Allah, and His Word (Be!).” They will go to `Isa and he will say: “I am not fit for this, but you should go to Muhammad.”

They will come to me and I will say: “I can do it.” Then I will ask for my Lord’s permission and it will be given; then He will inspire me to praise Him with such praises as I cannot fathom. So I will praise Him with those praises and will fall down prostrate before Him. Then it will be said: “O Muhammad, raise your head and speak, for you will be heard; ask, for your will be granted your request; intercede, for your intercession will be accepted.” I will say: “O Lord, my Community! My Community!” And then it will be said: “Go and take out of the Fire all those who have in their hearts faith the weight of a barley grain.”

I will go and do so and return to praise Him with the same praises, and fall down prostrate before Him. Then it will be said: “O Muhammad, raise your head and speak, for you will be heard; ask, for your will be granted your request; intercede, for your intercession will be accepted.” I will say: “O Lord, my Community! My Community!” And then it will be said: “Go and take out of the Fire all those who have in their hearts faith the like of a small ant or a mustard-seed.”

I will go and do so and return to praise Him with the same praises, and fall down prostrate before Him. Then it will be said: “O Muhammad, raise your head and speak, for you will be heard; ask, for you will be granted your request; intercede, for your intercession will be accepted.” I will say: “O Lord, my Community! My Community!” And then it will be said: “Go and take out of the Fire all those who have in their hearts the smallest iota of faith.” I will go and do so.

When we left Anas, I said to some of my companions: “Let us pass by al-Hasan (al-Basri) who is hiding himself in the house of Abu Khalifa and request him to recount to us what Anas ibn Malik has just told us.” So we went to him and we greeted him and he admitted us. We said to him: “O Abu Sa`id! We came to you from your brother Anas ibn Malik and he related to us a Hadith about the intercession the like of which I have never heard.” He said: “What is that?” We told him of the Hadith and at the end we said: “He stopped at this point.” He said: “What then?” We said: “He did not add anything after that.” He said: “Anas related the Hadith to me twenty years ago when he was a young fellow. I don’t know whether he forgot or if he did not like to let you depend overly on what he might have said.” We said, “O Abu Sa`id! Do tell us.” He smiled and said: “Man was created hasty. I only mentioned it because I was going to inform you of it. Anas told me the same as he told you and said that the Prophet — Allah bless and greet him — added:
I will then return for a fourth time and praise Him similarly and prostrate before Him the same as before. And then it will be said: “O Muhammad, raise your head and speak, for you will be heard; ask, for your will be granted your request; intercede, for your intercession will be accepted.” I will then say: “O Lord, allow me to intercede for whoever said: la ilaha illallah.” Then Allah will say:
By My Power,
by My Majesty,
by My Supremacy,
and by My Greatness,
I shall take out of the fire whoever said: la ilaha illallah.

7. This is confirmed by another well-known hadith whereby the Prophet — Allah bless and greet him — said: “My intercession is for those people of my Community who commit major sins.” Narrated by Tirmidhi, Qiyama 11; Abu Dawud, Sunna 31; Ibn Maja, Zuhd 37; and Ahmad 3:213.

8. Adhana fi al-nasi anna man shahida an la ilaha illallah wahdahu la sharika lahu mukhlisan dakhala al-janna. “It was proclaimed among the people that whoever witnesses that there is no god except Allah, alone, without partner, enters Paradise.” Narrated by Ibn `Adi on the authority of `Umar.

8a. Man shahida an la ilaha illallah dakhala al-janna. “Whoever witnesses that there is no god but Allah alone enters Paradise.” al-Bazzar narrates it from `Umar.

9. Bashshir al-nasa annahu man qala la ilaha illallahu wahdahu la sharika lahu wajabat lahu al-janna. “Announce to the people the tidings that whoever says: No god except Allah alone, without partner, Paradise is guaranteed for him.” Narrated by al-Nasa’i from Sahl ibn Hunayf and Zayd ibn Khalid al-Jahni.

10. `Uthman ibn `Affan said: I heard Allah’s Messenger say: “Verily, I know a phrase which no servant utters truthfully from his heart except the Fire is made unlawful for him.” `Umar ibn al-Khattab said: “I shall tell you what that phrase is. It is the kalima of sincerity with which Allah has empowered Muhammad and his Companions, the kalima of fear of Allah which Allah’s Prophet enjoined upon his uncle Abu Talib on his deathbed: the witnessing that there is no god but Allah.” Ahmad related it in his Musnad (1:63 #449).

11. Sa`id ibn al-Musayyib relates: When the death of Abu Talib approached, Allah’s Apostle came to him and said: “Say: la ilaha illallah, a word with which I will be able to negotiate or argue (uhajju) for you in Allah’s presence.” Narrated by Bukhari in his Sahih (Volume 8, Book 78, Number 672). Muslim also narrates it in his Sahih.

12. Mafatih al-janna shahadatu an la ilaha illallah. “The keys to Paradise are the witnessing that there is no god but Allah.” Ahmad related it from Mu`adh and Haythami said in Majma` al-zawa’id: “The men in its chain has been declared trustworthy (thiqa) although there is interruption in the transmission.” It is confirmed by the next hadith.

12a. Li kulli shay’in miftahun wa miftahu al-jannati shahadatu an la ilaha illallah. “Everything has its key, and the key to Paradise is the witnessing that there is no god but Allah.” Narrated by Tabarani from Mu`qal ibn Yasar. Wahb confirmed its authenticity as related in one of the chapter-titles in Bukhari’s Sahih.

13. Ibn `Abbas narrated in his Commentary that the Prophet — Allah bless and greet him — said concerning the meaning of the verse: hal jaza’u al-ihsani illa al-ihsan – “Is the reward of goodness anything other than goodness?” (55:60): “Allah says: Can there be any other reward than Paradise in the Hereafter for one whom I blessed in his worldly life with the recitation of the kalima of la ilaha illallah?” `Ikrima and al-Hasan also said that the reward of la ilaha illallah cannot be anything but Paradise.

14. “If anyone comes on the Day of Resurrection who has said la ilaha illallah sincerely with the intention to win Allah’s pleasure, Allah will make Hellfire forbidden for him.” Narrated by Bukhari, vol. 8 p.288 #431.

Tirmidhi comments on the preceding hadith: “It is narrated from al-Zuhri that he was asked about the Prophet’s saying whereby “Whoever says la ilaha illallah enters Paradise” and he said: “This was only in the beginning of Islam, before the revelation of obligations and the orders and prohibitions.” The hafiz Abu Bakr ibn al-`Arabi (d. 543) comments on this in `Aridat al-ahwadhi (10:105): “There is no justification for Ibn Shihab’s (al-Zuhri) explanation.” This is confirmed by the hadith of `Utban ibn Malik. Ibn Hajar in Fath al-Bari, Riqaq ch. 14 (1989 ed. 11:324) mentions that the opinion of al-Zuhri and of Sa`id ibn al-Musayyib that the hadith “Whoever says la ilaha illallah applied only in the beginning of Islam was incorrect since the hadith of Abu al-Darda’ and Abu Dharr whereby the Muslim enters Paradise “even if he commits adultery or steals” and the Prophet — Allah bless and greet him — mentioned this precisely to contradict the logic of those who say that great sins will prevent entry into Paradise.

15. Lan yuwafiya `abdun yawma al-qiyamati yaqulu la ilaha illallah yabtaghi biha wajh Allah illa harrama Allahu `alayhi al-nar. “No servant is true to his word on the Day of Resurrection, saying: No god but Allah in order to seek Allah’s good pleasure, except Allah will make the Fire unlawful for him.” Narrated by Ahmad and Bukhari from `Utban ibn Malik.

16. “The best of my sayings and of the sayings of all Prophets before me is: There is no god but Allah alone, without partner, to Him belong all sovereignty and glory, and He has power over all things.” Narrated by Tirmidhi from `Amr ibn Shu`ayb, from his father, from his grandfather (hasan gharib).

17. Afdalu al-a`mali al-imanu billahi wahdah, thumma al-jihad, thumma hujjatun mabrura, tufdilu sa’ir al-a`mali kama bayna matla` al-shamsi ila maghribiha. “The best deed is belief in Allah alone, then fighting in the way of Allah, then pilgrimage that is accepted: these outweigh all deeds the distance of East to West.” Narrated by Ahmad from Ma`iz with a sound chain.

18. Alaysa yashhadu an la ilaha illallah wa anni rasulullah? Qalu innahu yaqulu dhalika wa ma huwa fi qalbihi. Qala la yashhadu ahadun an la ilaha illallah wa anni rasulullah fa yadkhulu al-nara aw tut`imuhu. Qala anas fa a`jabani hadha al-hadith fa qultu li ibni uktubhu fa katabahu. It is narrated on the authority of `Utban ibn Malik that he came to Madina and said: Something was wrong with my eyesight, so I said to the Prophet: “It is my ardent desire that you should grace my house with your presence and pray there so that I should take the spot where you prayed as a place of worship.” (Another version also in Muslim has: I sent for the Prophet — Allah bless and greet him — the message: “Come and lay for me a place for worship [khutta li masjidan].” Imam Nawawi said: It means: “Mark for me a spot that I can take as a place for worship by obtaining blessing from your having been there [mutabarrikan bi atharika].”) So the Prophet — Allah bless and greet him — came there, with those of the Companions whom Allah wished. He entered (my home) and performed prayer. Then the Companions began to talk among themselves about Malik ibn Dukhshum, and they wished that the Prophet — Allah bless and greet him — would curse him so that he should die or meet some calamity. After the Prophet — Allah bless and greet him — finished praying he said: “Does Malik ibn Dukhshum not testify to the fact that there is no god but Allah and that I am the Messenger of Allah?” They said: “Yes, he no doubt says this but it is not in his heart.” The Prophet — Allah bless and greet him — replied: “No-one ever witnesses that there is no god but Allah and that I am Allah’s Messenger and then enters the Fire or consumes it.” Anas said: “This hadith impressed me so much that I ordered my son to write it down and he did.” Narrated by Muslim. Imam Nawawi says about: “In this hadith is evidence for obtaining blessings through the relics of saints (al-tabarruk bi athar al-salihin).”

19. Al-imanu bid`un wa sab`una baban fa adnaha imatat al-adha `an al-tariq wa arfa`uha qawlu la ilaha illallah. “Belief is seventy and some branches. Its lowest branch is the removal of harm from the road while its highest is to say: There is no god but Allah.” Narrated by Muslim, Tirmidhi, Nasa’i, Ibn Majah, and Ahmad.

20. Man kana akhir kalamihi la ilaha illallah dakhala al-janna. “Whoever breathes his last with the words: la ilaha illallah, enters Paradise.” Narrated from Mu`adh by Ahmad, Abu Dawud, and al-Hakim.

Imam Nawawi in his book al-Tarkhis fi al-ikram bi al-qiyam li dhawi al-fadl wa al-maziyya min ahl al-Islam (p. 84) said:
The hadith master Abu al-Baqa’ told us: Hafiz Abu Muhammad informed us: Abu Tahir al-Silafi informed us: Abu `Ali al-Burdani said: I heard Hannad ibn Ibrahim al-Nasafi saying: I heard Abu Ishaq Ibrahim ibn Muhammad al-Qattan saying: I heard Abu `Abd Allah `Umar ibn Ahmad Ibn Ishaq al-`Attar saying: I heard Abu `Abd Allah Muhammad ibn Muslim ibn Warah al-Razi saying: I and Abu Hatim Muhammad ibn Idris al-Razi were present with Abu Zur`a al-Razi at the time of his death, so I said to Abu Hatim: “Come, let us remind him to say the shahada.” Abu Hatim said, “I would be ashamed before Abu Zur`a to remind him of the shahada; but come, let us recall the hadith, perhaps when he hears it he will say it.” I started and said:
Muhammad ibn Bashshar told us:
Abu `Asim al-Nabil told us:
from `Abd al-Hamid ibn Ja`far -
then I got confused about the hadith as if I never heard it or read it.
So Abu Hatim started and said:
Muhammad ibn Bashshar told us:
Abu `Asim al-Nabil told us:
from `Abd al-Hamid ibn Ja`far -
then he too got confused as if he never read it or heard it before.
Then Abu Zur`a, may Allah be pleased with him, spoke and said:
Muhammad ibn Bashshar told us:
Abu `Asim al-Nabil told us:
`Abd al-Hamid ibn Ja`far told us:
from Salih ibn Abi `Urayb:
from Kathir ibn Murrah:
from Mu`adh ibn Jabal, may Allah be pleased with him, he said:
the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and give him peace, said: “Whoever speaks as his last words: la ilaha illallah” – then Abu Zur`a’s spirit came out with the letter ha’ (the last letter of the word Allah) before he could say “he will enter Paradise.” That was in the year 262.

21. Man mata wa huwa ya`lamu annahu la ilaha illallah dakhala al-janna. “Whoever dies knowing full well that there is no god but Allah, enters Paradise.” Narrated by Muslim and Ahmad from `Uthman.22. Idhhab bi na`layya hatayni fa man laqita min wara’a hadha al-ha’it yashhadu an la ilaha illallah mustayqinan biha qalbahu fa bashshirhu bi al-janna. The Prophet — Allah bless and greet him — said to Abu Hurayra: “Go with these two sandals of mine and whoever you meet behind this wall that witnesses that there is no god except Allah with certitude in his heart, give him glad tidings that he will enter Paradise.” Narrated by Muslim from Abu Hurayra. The latter then met `Umar, who prevented him from announcing this to the people and the Prophet — Allah bless and greet him — agreed with him on the grounds that they would then rely upon it to the exclusion of everything else. The prevention of this news from reaching the ears of the ignorant is confirmed by the hadith of Mu`adh and that of `Ubada ibn al-Samit through al-Sunabihi, both narrated by Muslim in the same chapter (Book of iman ch. 10).

23. Man shahida an la ilaha illallah wa anna Muhammadan rasulullah harrama Allahu `alayhi al-nar. `Abd al-Rahman ibn Usayla al-Sunabihi said: When I entered upon `Ubada ibn al-Samit at the time of his death I burst into tears so he said: “Why are you crying? By Allah, if I were asked to testify I would testify for you, and if I were given intercession I would intercede for you, and if it were in my power I would certainly help you! By Allah, I never heard a hadith from Allah’s Messenger in which there was benefit for you except I narrated it to you, all but one: and I shall narrate it to you now since I am about to breathe my last. I heard Allah’s Messenger say: “Whoever witnesses that there is no god but Allah and that Muhammad is Allah’s Messenger, Allah forbids the Fire from touching him.” Muslim and Tirmidhi narrated it. Qadi `Iyad said: “In this hadith is the proof for the permissibility of keeping certain types of knowledge away from the common people due to the inability of their minds to understand it correctly, as long as it does not concern an obligation of religion or stipulations for punishment.” Nawawi, Sharh Sahih Muslim (Iman Ch. 10 #47).

24. Ya Mu`adh ibn Jabal ma min ahadin yashhadu an la ilaha illallah wa anni rasulullah sidqan min qalbihi illa harramahu allahu `ala al-nar. Qala ya rasulallah afala ukhbiru al-nasa fayastabshiru? Qala idhan yattakilu. The Prophet — Allah bless and greet him — said: “O Mu`adh ibn Jabal! No one witnesses that there is no god but Allah and that I am Allah’s Messenger truthfully from his heart except Allah has made him unlawful for the Fire.” Mu`adh said: “O Messenger of Allah, shall I not tell the people so that they will be glad?” He replied: “If you do, they will rely on it (and leave everything else).” Narrated by Muslim, Ahmad and Bayhaqi from Anas. Muslim says: “Mu`adh narrated it at the time of his death to avoid sinning (by keeping it to himself).”

25. As`adu al-nasi bi shafa`ati yawma al-qiyama man qala La ilaha illallah khalisan mukhlisan min qalbihi. Abu Hurayra inquired from the Prophet: “O Messenger of Allah, who will be the most fortunate of people to receive your intercession on the Day of Resurrection?” The Prophet — Allah bless and greet him — replied: “O Abu Hurayra, I knew, because of your love of what I say, that no one other than you would ask me of this hadith. The most fortunate of people to receive my intercession on the Day of Resurrection are those who said: la ilaha illallah purely and sincerely from the heart.” Narrated by Bukhari from Abu Hurayra.

26. Usama ibn Zayd killed an idolater in battle after the latter had said: “There is no god but Allah” (la ilaha illallah). When news of this reached Allah’s Messenger he condemned Usama in the strongest terms and he said to him: “How can you kill him after he said La ilaha illallah?” He replied: “But he said it with the sword hanging over his head-” The Prophet — Allah bless and greet him — said again: “How can you kill him after he said La ilaha illallah?” He replied: “O Messenger of Allah, he said it in dissimulation (taqiyyatan).” The Prophet — Allah bless and greet him — said: “Did you split his heart open (to see)?” and he did not cease to reprove him until Usama wished that he had not entered Islam until after he had killed that man so that he might have been forgiven all his past sins through belief. Narrated by Bukhari, Muslim, Ahmad, Tayalisi, Abu Dawud, Nasa’i, al-`Adni, Abu `Awana, al-Tahawi, al-Hakim, and Bayhaqi.

27. Al-Miqdad said: I asked, “O Messenger of Allah, suppose I and one of the idolaters battled and he cut off my hand, then I was positioned to strike him and he said: la ilaha illallah! Do I kill him or spare him?” He said: “Spare him.” I said: “Even if he cut off my hand?” He said: “Even so.” I asked him again two or three times whereupon he said: “If you kill him after he says la ilaha illallah then you are like him before he said it, and he is like you before you killed him.” Narrated by Ahmad, Abu Dawud, Nasa’i, Shafi`i in his Musnad, and Bayhaqi in the Shu`ab.

28. Innallaha la yu`adhdhibu min `ibadihi illa al-marid wa al-mutamarrid `ala Allah wa aba an yaqula la ilaha illallah. The Prophet — Allah bless and greet him — said: “Allah does not punish, of his servants, except the rebel against Allah who refuses to say: there is no god but Allah.” Ibn Majah narrated it.

29. afdalu al-dhikri la ilaha illallah. The Prophet — Allah bless and greet him — said: “The best remembrance of Allah is to say: There is no god but Allah.” Tirmidhi (hasan), Nasa’i, Ibn Majah, Ibn Hibban, Bayhaqi in Shu`ab al-iman, from Jabir ibn `Abd Allah.

30. Al-tasbih nusfu al-mizan, wa al-hamdu lillah tamla’uhu, wa LA ILAHA ILLALLAH laysa laha duna Allahi hijabun hatta tukhlisu ilayh. The Prophet — Allah bless and greet him — said: “Saying subhan allah (glory to Allah) is half the balance and saying al-hamdu lillah (all praise belongs to Allah) fills it, and there is no veil between la ilaha illallah and Allah Himself (i.e. it is not even weighed in the Balance), it reaches Him directly.” Narrated by Tirmidhi from `Abd Allah ibn `Umar. Suyuti in al-Jami` al-saghir said it is sound (sahih).

31. Kunna `inda al-nabiyyi sallallahu `alayhi wa sallam fa qala hal fikum gharib? ya`ni ahl al-kitab qulna la ya rasulallah fa amara bi ghalqi al-abwabi wa qala irfa`u aydikum wa qulu la ilaha illallah! farafa`na aydina sa`atan thumma qala al-hamdu lillah! allahumma innaka ba`athtani bi hadhihi al-kalimai wa wa`adtani `alayha al-jannata wa anta la tukhlifu al-mi`ad! thumma qala abshiru fa innallaha qad ghafara lakum. Ya`la ibn Shaddad relates that his father Shaddad ibn Aws told him as `Ubada ibn al-Samit was present and confirmed it: “We were sitting with Allah’s Messenger and he asked if there was any stranger – the narrator said: i.e. People of the Book – in the gathering. We said that there was none. He said: Shut the door, raise up your hands and say: “There is no god but Allah.” We raised our hands and recited the kalima tayyiba for some time. He then exclaimed: “al-hamdu lillah! O Allah, You have sent me with this word and have ordered me to teach it and have promised me Paradise for it, and You do not take back Your promise. Be glad, for Allah has forgiven you!” The chain of this hadith is fair (hasan). Narrated from Ya`la ibn Shaddad’s father and `Ubada ibn al-Samit by Ahmad, Nasa’i, Tabarani, al-Hakim, al-Mundhiri in al-Targhib, and others. Al-Haythami said in Majma` al-zawa’id: “The sub-narrators in its chain are trustworthy.”

32. `Abd Allah ibn Salam relates: As we were travelling with Allah’s Messenger he heard the people asking: “Which action is the best, O Allah’s Messenger?” He said: “Belief in Allah, fighting in Allah’s way, and pilgrimage that is accepted.” After this he heard a call coming from a valley saying: “I bear witness that there is no god but Allah and that Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah” whereupon he said: “And I bear witness to the same, and I bear witness that no one bears witness to the same except he clears himself of shirk (associating a partner to Allah).” Ahmad and Tabarani in al-Awsat relate it with a sound chain, as stated by Haythami in Majma` al-zawa’id.

33. The Prophet — Allah bless and greet him — came out and heard the adhan. When he heard the mu’adhdhin say: la ilaha illallah, he said: khala`a al-andad, which means: “He (the speaker) has disowned (the existence of) partners (to Allah).” Ibn Abi al-Dunya narrated it, and Suyuti cites it in his commentary of verse 2:18 in al-Durr al-manthur.

34. Yakhruju min al-nari man qala la ilaha illallah wa kana fi qalbihi min al-khayri ma yazinu sha`ira, thumma yakhruju min al-nari man qala la ilaha illallah wa kana fi qalbihi min al-khayri ma yazinu badhra, thumman yakhruju min al-nari man qala la ilaha illallah wa kana fi qalbihi min al-khayri ma yazinu dharra. “There will come out of the Fire whoever said: There is no god but Allah, and there is in his heart a bead’s worth of goodness; then there will come out of the Fire whoever said: There is no god but Allah, and there is in his heart a grain’s worth of goodness; then there will come out of the Fire whoever said: There is no god but Allah, and there is in his heart an atom’s worth of goodness.” Related by Bukhari, Muslim, Ahmad, Tirmidhi (hasan sahih), Bayhaqi, Nasa’i, Tabarani, Ibn Majah, and Ibn Khuzayma from Anas.

35. Mu`adh ibn Jabal said that the last he spoke with the Prophet — Allah bless and greet him — he asked him: “What action is most beloved to Allah?” And the Prophet — Allah bless and greet him — replied: “That you die with your tongue still moist with the mention (dhikr) of Allah.” Related by Tabarani and al-Bazzar (hasan). Note that hadith #29 stipulates that the best dhikr is La ilaha illallah.

36. Ala unabbi’ukum bi khayri a`malikum wa azkaha `inda malikikum wa arfa`iha fi darajatikum wa khayrin lakum min infaqi al-dhahabi wa al-waraqi wa khayrin lakum min an talqu `aduwwakum fa tadribu a`naqahum wa yadribu a`naqakum qalu bala qala dhikrullah. The Prophet — Allah bless and greet him — said: “Shall I tell you something that is the best of all deeds, constitutes the best act of piety in the eyes of your Lord, will elevate your status in the hereafter, and carries more virtue than the spending of gold and silver or taking part in jihad and slaying and being slain in the path of Allah? It is the dhikr or remembrance and mention of Allah.” Narrated from Abu al-Darda’ by Ahmad, Tirmidhi, Ibn Majah, Ibn Abi al-Dunya, al-Hakim (sahih), al-Dhahabi (who confirmed al-Hakim), and others.

37. Ma `amila adamiyyun `amalan anja lahu min `adhabi al-qabri min dhikrillah. The Prophet — Allah bless and greet him — said: “A human being cannot do anything that is more effective in saving him from the punishment of the grave than the dhikr or remembrance of Allah.” Narrated from Mu`adh ibn Jabal by Ahmad. Haythami said in Majma` al-zawa’id that the sub-narrators in its chain of transmission are the men of sound hadith, although the Tabi`i link is missing; however, Tabarani narrated it through a second chain which is entirely sound (sahih). Also narrated with the word al-`abd (Allah’s servant) instead of adamiyyun (a human being) by Malik in his Muwatta’, Tirmidhi, Ibn Majah, al-Hakim (sahih), and al-Dhahabi (who confirmed al-Hakim).

38. Anas reports that the Prophet — Allah bless and greet him — was once asked the same question as Mu`adh in hadith #35, and he replied: “Knowledge of Allah.” It was then asked: “And which action adds to this in merit?” He repeated: “Knowledge of Allah.” They said: “We ask about actions and you answer concerning knowledge?” The Prophet — Allah bless and greet him — said: “A few actions are greatly useful as long as there is knowledge; while a lot of actions are useless if there is ignorance.” Anas said: “He spoke of this at length.” Ibn `Abd al-Barr reports it in Fadl al-`ilm with a weak chain. See also Ithaf al-sadat al-muttaqin (1:85), Suyuti’s al-Durr al-manthur (2:221), and al-Mundhiri’s al-Tarhib wa al-Targhib (3:525).
This hadith is confirmed by hadith #37 and by the first phrase of hadith #17 whereby “the best deed is belief in Allah alone.” The hadith is further confirmed by our decisive knowledge that the purpose of creation is knowledge of Allah, as indicated by Ibn `Abbas’s explanation of the verse wa ma khalaqna al-jinna wa al-insa illa li ya`budun “I did not create the jinn and humankind except to worship (= know) Me” (51:56) and the verse fa`lam annahu la ilaha illallah “Know that there is no god except Allah” (47:19).

39. Wal-ladhi nafsi bi yadihi law ji’a bi al-samawati wa al-ardi wa man fihinna wa ma baynahunna fa wudi`na fi kaffati al-mizani wa wudi`at shahadatu an la ilaha illallahu fi al-kaffati al-ukhra la rajahat bihinna. “By Him in Whose hand is my soul, if the heavens and the earth and all that are in them and everything that is in between were brought and placed in one pan of the Balance, and the witnessing that there is no god but Allah were placed in the other, the latter would outweigh the former.” Related by Tabarani and by Suyuti in al-Durr al-manthur. Haythami in Majma` al-zawa’id stated that the sub-narrators in its chain are trustworthy, but that the Tabi`i link is missing.

40. After the passing of the Prophet — Allah bless and greet him — from this world Abu Bakr said to the Companions: “I asked Allah’s Messenger what basic thing was necessary for salvation and he replied that whoever accepts the Word which I brought and which I offered to my uncle Abu Talib and which he rejected: this Word constitutes salvation for him.” Related by Ahmad (1:6), Tabarani in al-Awsat, Tayalisi in his Musnad, Ibn Sa`d in his Tabaqat (2/2:84-85), Abu Ya`la, Ibn Abi Shayba, Bayhaqi in Shu`ab al-iman (1:107-108 #92-93) and al-Bazzar. See above, hadiths #10-11. This hadith is sound although in Ahmad the link between al-Zuhri and Abu Bakr and `Uthman is not named other than “a man from the trustworthy people among the Ansar,” while Bayhaqi’s and Tayalisi’s narration from al-Zuhri is from Sa`id ibn al-Musayyib from `Abd Allah ibn `Amr ibn al-`As.

Blessings and peace on the Prophet, his Family, and his Companions.

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THE HOLY QURAN INSTRUCTS US TO RECITE DUROOD SHARIF HOLY PROPHET MUHAMMAD (P.B.U.H.)

Al-Qur’an 33:56 instructs us to read Durood Shareef

We are informed in Al-Qur’an 33:56 that ”Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala) sends His Salaat (Blessings and Honours) on the Prophet (Muhammad) & also His angels. O you who believe! Send your Salaat (blessings) on him (Muhammad) and you should greet him with the Islamic way of greeting (Assalamu ‘Alaykum).” In other words, we are informed in this ayat (verse) of Al-Qur’an to read Durood Shareef and to send Salaam on our Most Beloved Prophet Muhammad Mustafa (Peace and Blessings of Allah Almighty be upon him).

In the eyes of Allah Almighty reading Durood Shareef is of paramount importance, otherwise Allah Almighty would not have commanded us to do so, as is the case in this ayat above. When Allah Almighty Himself, alongwith His Angels is sending Durood Shareef on the Beloved Prophet Muhammad Mustafa (Peace and Blessings of Allaha Almighty be upon him), then this is an important duty on the UMMAH to do likewise i.e. to practice what Allah Almighty and His Angels are doing.

70 Billion Angels sent for Durood Shareef

It is reported by Hadrat Ka’ab (May Allah Almighty be pleased with him) that 70,000 angels descend on the Beloved Prophet Muhammad Mustafa’s (Peace and Blessings of Allah Almighty be upon him) Mosque daily, surround it and touch it with their heavenly wings, and continue reciting Durood Shareef and leave for the heavens in the evening. They are replaced by another 70,000 angels who stay till dawn to be replaced by another 70,000 angels in the morning, and each angel cannot return after its initial visit. This process will keep continuing until the Day of Judgement. A rough calculation reveals that to date almost 70 BILLION ANGELS have been sent by Allah Almighty to the Beloved Prophet Muhammad Mustafa’s (Peace and Blessings of Allah Almighty be upon him) Mosque to read Durood Shareef upon him. And only Allah Almighty knows how many more will be sent until the Day of Judgement. This is indeed an indication of the utmost highest regard Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala) has for His Most Beloved Prophet Muhammad Mustafa (Peace and Blessings of Allah Almighty be upon him). Therefore we must not under-rate the significance, importance and the merits of reading Durood Shareef for our Beloved Prophet Muhammad Mustafa (Peace and Blessings of Allah Almighty be upon him).

The Last Messenger of Allah, Muhammad [saw] is the greatest benefactor of humanity and a source of guidance for all Muslims. Loving him is an essential part of faith.

Narrated Anas bin Malik ? , the Prophet [saw] said “None of you will have faith till he loves me more than his father, his children and all mankind.” (Agreed Upon )

The best way to express love for the Prophet [saw] is to send peace and blessings upon him. Regarding this, Allah says in the Holy Quran:

“Indeed, Allah confers blessing upon the Prophet, and His angels [ask Him to do so]. O you who have believed, ask [Allah to confer] blessing upon him and ask [Allah to grant him] peace.” (Chapter 33, Surah Al-Ahzab, Ayah 56)

‘Durood’ is a Persian word which has been adapted into Urdu. The equivalent for ‘Durood’ in Arabic is ‘Salaah’, which means blessings, mercy and supplications. When attributed to Allah , the meaning of ‘Salaah’ is that He sends His Grace and Blessings on the Prophet [saw]. With regards to the angels and people, it means that they make supplication to Allah to confer His blessings upon the Prophet [saw].

Reciting
(‘sallallahu alyihi wa sallam’) whenever the name of the Prophet [saw] is heard, written or read is an act of great virtue and excellence.

Elevation of Status
Anas bin Malik ? relates that the Prophet [saw] said, “He who sends blessings on me once Allah sends blessings on him ten times and removes from him ten sins and raises him by ten degrees.” (Sunan Nasai)

Worthy of Intercession
Abu al-Darda’ ? relates that the Messenger of Allah [saw] said, “Whoever sends blessings on me ten times in the morning and ten times in the evening will have my intercession on the Day of Judgment.”
(Sahih al-Jami’ as-Sagheer)

Relief from Misery and Sorrow
Ubayy bin Ka`b ? relates: I said, “O Messenger of Allah [saw], I send much blessings on you. What proportion of my prayer should I devote to (sending blessings on) you?” He said, “As much as you like.”
I said, “A quarter?” He said, “As much as you like, and if you increased it would only be better for you.”
I said, “Then a half?” He said, “As much as you like and if you increased then it would only be better for you.”
I said, “Then two thirds?” He said, “As much as you like and if you increased it would only be better for you.”
I said, “I’ll devote all of my prayers to sending blessings on you.” The Prophet [saw] said, “In that case it will suffice you from your worries and your sins will be forgiven.”
(Jami’ Tirmidhi)

Source of Blessings
‘Abdurrahman bin ‘Auf ? relates that the Messenger of Allah [saw] went out once and he followed him until he entered a grove of palm trees and prostrated. His prostration was so long that ‘Abdurrahman feared that Allah had taken his soul. ‘Abdurrahman came to look at him and he raised his head and said: “What is wrong, Abdurrahman?” Abdurrahman mentioned what had happened, and the Prophet [saw] said: “Gabriel ? came to me and said: ‘Shall I not give you glad tidings? Allah says to you, “Whoever sends blessings upon you, I confer blessings upon him. Whoever sends salutations to you, I send peace on him.”’ Therefore, I prostrated to Allah in thanks”.
(Musnad Ahmed and Al-Hakim)

Acceptance of Supplications
Abdullah bin Mas’ud ? narrates: I was once praying, and the Prophet [saw], Abu Bakr? and Umar ? (were all present). When I sat down (in the final tashahhud), I praised Allah, then sent salaams on the Prophet [saw], then started praying for myself. At this, the Prophet [saw] said:
‘Ask (in this manner) and you shall be given! Ask, and you shall be given it!’
(Jami’ Tirmidhi)

Increase in Reward
Abu Huraira ? relates that the Prophet [saw] said, “Whoever sends blessings on me once, Allah writes ten good deeds in his book of deeds.” (Fadal as-Salaah ala an-Nabi)

Occasions for Invoking Blessings

There is no restriction of time and place, nor are there any special requirements for sending peace and blessings on the Prophet [saw].
• No matter when or where a believer supplicates for blessings and peace on the Prophet [saw], it is delivered to him ( Musnad Ahmed)
• The Prophet [saw] has taught us to send peace and blessings upon him in the last part (tashahhud) of the salaah (Jami’ Tirmidhi)
• It is prescribed (masnoon) to send peace and blessings upon the Messenger of Allah [saw] after the second takbeer of the funeral prayers (Musnad Shaf’i)
• Sending peace and blessings upon the Prophet [saw] after hearing the call to prayer (adhaan) and before making supplications is a means of receiving ten blessings from Allah (Sahih Muslim)
• The supplication for peace and blessings made at the grave of the blessed Prophet [saw] is conveyed to him by the angels appointed for this purpose. (Sahih al-Jami’ as-Sagheer)
• Supplications for the Prophet [saw] made on Fridays are presented to him. (Sahih al-Jami’ as-Sagheer)
• The etiquette of making supplications, which have a greater likelihood of acceptance, is to first praise Allah , then send peace and blessings upon the Prophet [saw] and then supplicate (Jami’ Tirmidhi)
• It is recommended (masnoon) to send blessings upon the Prophet of Allah [saw] in every gathering because gatherings where this is not done may become a means of chastisement from Allah (Jami’ Tirmidhi)
• Sending blessings on the Prophet [saw] ten times in the morning and ten times in the evening will be a source of intercession on the Day of Judgment (Sahih al-Jami’ as-Sagheer)
• It is recommended to send blessings on the Prophet [saw] at the beginning of sermons and preaching, at gathering of learning (especially when ahadith of the Prophet [saw] are being taught), at the time of engagement or marriage, when writing and at the beginning of every righteous deed. It will be a cause for attaining Allah’s pleasure and mercy and facilitate the task at hand.

• Imam Nawawi states that the prescribed (masnoon) way of sending blessings (durood) upon the Prophet [saw] is . Thus we should only use those words which have been taught to us by the Prophet [saw] in authentic traditions (sahih ahadith).

• Fatima ? says that whenever the Prophet of Allah [saw] entered the mosque he recited:

“I enter the mosque in the name of Allah; Peace be upon the Messenger of Allah [saw]. O Allah! Forgive my sins and open the gates of mercy for me. “
And when he left the mosque, he recited these words:

“I exit (from the mosque) in the name of Allah; Peace be upon the Messenger of Allah [saw]. O Allah! Forgive my sins and open Your gates of bounties for me.” (Sunan Ibn Majah)

• It is narrated by Aisha ? that the Prophet [saw] after finishing his prayers would recite these words three times:

“Exalted is your Lord, the Lord of might, above what they describe; and peace upon the messengers. And praise to Allah , Lord of the worlds.” (Jami’ Tirmidhi)

• Whenever Abdullah bin Umar ? returned from a journey, he would visit the grave of the Messenger of Allah [saw] and make the following supplication:

“Peace be upon you O Messenger of Allah [saw]!” (Fadal as-Salaah ala an-Nabi)

• It was narrated by Abdullah bin Mas’ud ? that the Messenger of Allah [saw] said: “Some angels appointed by Allah go around on earth, and convey to me the salutations (salaam) sent by my ummah.” (Sunan Nasai)

• Narrated Abu Huraira ?: The Prophet [saw] said: “If any one of you greets me, Allah returns my soul to me and I respond to the greeting” (Sunan Abu Dawud)

In the life of barzakh (stage of afterlife before Day of Judgment), the salutations (salaam) are conveyed to the Prophet [saw] through appointed angels. How is that possible? Regarding this we have not been given any knowledge. We should be firm in our belief that Allah has Supreme Power and nothing is impossible for Him; and that we should accept without questions matters which have not been revealed to us.

Prescribed Words of Blessings for the Prophet [saw]

1.
“O Allah! Send Your mercy on Muhammad [saw] and on the family of Muhammad [saw], as You sent Your mercy on Abraham and on the family of Abraham, for You are the Most Praise-worthy, the Most Glorious. O Allah! Send Your blessings on Muhammad [saw] and the family of Muhammad [saw], as You sent your blessings on Abraham and on the family of Abraham, for You are the Most Praise-worthy, the Most Glorious.”
(Sahih Bukhari)
2.
“O Allah! Send Your mercy on Muhammad [saw] and on his wives and on his off spring, as You sent Your mercy on the family of Abraham; and send Your blessings on Muhammad [saw] and on his wives and on his offspring, as You sent Your blessings on the family of Abraham, for You are the Most Praise-worthy, the Most Glorious.”
(Sahih Bukhari)
3.
“O Allah! Send Your mercy on Muhammad [saw] the unlettered Messenger and on the family of Muhammad [saw], as You sent Your mercy on Abraham and on the family of Abraham. And send Your blessings on Muhammad [saw] the unlettered Messenger and the family of Muhammad [saw], as You sent your Blessings on Abraham and on the family of Abraham. Verily You are the Most Praise-worthy, the Most Glorious.”
(Al Mustadrak ala as-Sahihain lil-Hakim)
4.
“O Allah! Send Your mercy on your servant and messenger, Muhammad [saw], as You sent Your mercy on the family of Abraham; and send Your blessings on Muhammad [saw] and on the family of Muhammad [saw], as You sent Your blessings on Abraham.”
(Sahih Bukhari)
5.
“O Allah! Bestow Your mercy upon Muhammad [saw] the unlettered Messenger and the family of Muhammad [saw]”
(Sunan Abu Dawud)
6.
“O Allah! Send Your mercy on Muhammad [saw] and on the family of Muhammad [saw]” (Sunan Nasai)

Sayyidah Halima Sa’adiya (radi Allahu anha), the wet-nurse of the Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam), believed the Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) to be Noor. She said that when she used to feed the Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) milk in his infancy, she never felt the need for a light in her house. (Bayaanul Miladun Nabwi; Tafseer Mazhari).

Sayyidah Safiya (radi Allahu anha), the aunt of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) states that on the eve of the birth of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) she was present in his house. She said that she saw his Noor became more powerful than the light from the lamp. (Shawaahidun Nubuiwat)

Sayyiduna Ali Murtuza (radi Allahu anhu) said that when the Beloved of Allah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) spoke, Noor (light) used to be seen emerging from between his blessed teeth. (Muwahibul Laduniya; Anwaarul Muhammadiyah)

Sayyiduna Abu Hurairah (radi Allahu anhu) states that when the beloved Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) smiled, then the walls use to glow with his Noor. (Muwahibul Laduniya; Shifa Shareef)

Sayyiduna Anas (radi Allahu anhu) states that the day in which the Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) arrived in Madinatul Munawwarah, everything in Madinatul Munawwarah became bright through his Noor. (Tirmizi Shareef; Ibn Majah)

Ummul Mo’mineen, Sayyidah Aisha Siddiqa (radi Allahu anha) is recorded to have said: “In total dark nights, I used to put the thread into a needle with the help of the Noor of the Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam).” (Shara Shifa Bar Hashia Naseemur Riaz)

Sayyiduna Imam-e-Azam Abu Hanifa (alaihir rahmah) praises the Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) in the following poem: “You are that Noor that the full Moon is brightened by your Noor and you are with your beauty and elegance a shining sun.” (Qasidaul Nu’maan)

Sayyiduna Jabir bin Abdullah Ansari (radi Allahu anhu) reports: I asked: “O Prophet of Allah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam), What did the Almighty Allah first create?” The Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) replied: “Allah first created my Noor (Light) of His Noor. This Noor travelled about according to the Will of Allah. At that time, there was no Heaven, Hell, Lawh (Divine Tablet), Pen, Earth, Skies, Sun, Moon, Jinn or Human Beings. When He decided to create, He divided that Noor into four parts. From one part He created the Pen, from the second, the Lawh and from the third, he made the Arsh (Throne).

“He divided the fourth part into a further four parts. From one, He created those Angels who carry the Arsh, from the second, the Kursi (Divine Chair) and from the third, He created the Angels.

“He again divided the remaining parts into a further four parts. From one, He created the skies. The second was used in creating the planets. From the third, Heaven and Earth were created.

“Once again, He divided the fourth part into a further four parts. From one part He created the power with which the believers see. From the second, He created in the hearts of the Believers the Noor of Marifat. From the third, He created in the tongues of the Believers, Noor, so that they can read the Kalima of Tauheed”. (Dalaa’il-un-Nubuwwat, Imam Baihaqi)

This astonishing Hadith Shareef proves that Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) is the life of this world and everything in it. When he is the life of this world, then everything that happens in it is clear to him and nothing is concealed from him. Who then can deny that he is not Noor (light)?

There has come to you a Light from Allah, and a Manifest Book. (Quran 5:15)

In this verse, the word Light has been explained by a number of classic Quranic exegetes as follows:

Jalal al-Din al-Suyuti: “It is the Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace)” (Tafsir al-Jalalayn, 139).

Ibn Jarir al-Tabari: “By Light He means Muhammad (Allah bless him and give him peace), through whom Allah has illuminated the truth, manifested Islam, and obliterated polytheism; since he is a light for whoever seeks illumination from him, which makes plain the truth” (Jami’ al-bayan, 6.161).

Fakhr al-Razi: “There are various positions about it, the first being that the Light is Muhammad, and the Book is the Quran ” (al-Tafsir al-kabir, 11:194).

al-Baghawi: “It means Muhammad (Allah bless him and give him peace), or, according to a weaker position, Islam” (Ma’alam al-Tanzil, 2.228).

Qurtubi (Ahkam al-Quran , 6.118) and Mawardi (al-Nukat wa al-‘uyun, 2.22) mention that interpreting Nur as “Muhammad” (Allah bless him and give him peace) was also the position by [the Imam of Arabic grammar Ibrahim ibn Muhammad] al-Zajjaj (d. 311/923).

All of which shows that the Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace), is a light from Allah, according to the Quran. This is the interpretation of the earliest exegetes, for al-Tabari was the sheikh of the salaf (early Muslims) in tafsir; while explaining Nur as “Islam” is an interpretation that came later.

As for the Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace) being a bashar or ‘human being’, there is no doubt of this, because it is Quran and ‘aqida. Yet the Quran does not simply state that he is a human being, but rather says,
Say, “I am but a man like you who is divinely inspired that your god is but One God.” (Quran 18:10)

The important qualificatory phrase in this verse shows us that the Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace) was a completely different sort of human being from anyone else, then or now. For none of us can say he is divinely inspired as the Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him and give him peace) was. Rather, as is said in a poetic ode to the Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace) which is often sung at gatherings after singing the Qasida al-Burda [Ode of the Prophetic Mantle] by al-Busayri:
Muhammad is a human being, but not like humankind;
He is a ruby, while people are as stones.

Though the Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace) is the Light of Allah, he is of course a created light. Someone who believes otherwise has made the mistake of the Christians with Jesus (upon whom be peace), or the Hindus with their Avatars. We saw in the discussion at the end of question (5) above that an ascriptive (idafa) construction like Nur Allah does not show that this Nur or ‘Light’ is an attribute of Allah. Rather, the ascriptive construction in this case is a kind called idafa tashrif, or an ‘ascription of ennoblement’, like the title Bayt Allah ‘The House of Allah’ for the Kaaba in Mecca, named this for its nobility, not that Allah lives inside, much less that it is divine attribute. Or like the she-camel that was sent to Thamud, which was called in the Quran Naqat Allah ‘The She-Camel of Allah’ as an ascription of ennoblement; namely, because of its inviolability in the Shari’a of that time.not that it was ridden by Allah, or was a divine attribute.

As for the Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace) being the first of creation, among the Islamic scholars who have compiled works on his characteristics is the hadith master (hafiz) Jalal al-Din al-Suyuti with his two-volume hadith work al-Khasa’is al-kubra [The greater compendium of unique attributes], of which the first chapter is entitled “The Uniqueness of the Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace) in Being the First of the Prophets to Be Created, the Priority of His Prophethood, and the Taking of the Covenant with Him.” The chapter’s first hadith was reported by Ibn Abi Hatim in his Tafsir [Quranic exegesis], and by Abu Nu’aym in Dala’il al-nabuwwa [Proofs of prophethood], from numerous chains of transmission, from Qatada, who related it from Hasan [al-Basri], from Abu Hurayra (Allah be well pleased with him), that of the Quranic verse
And lo, We took from the prophets their covenant, and from you, and Noah, Abraham, Moses, and Jesus son of Mary; and We took from them a momentous covenant. (Quran 33:7)

that the Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace) said, “I was the first of the Prophets to be created and the last of them to be sent.” Suyuti records nine other hadiths indicating that the Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace) was the first of the prophets to be created; among them the hadith reported by Bukhari in his Tarikh [History], and by Ahmad, Tabarani, Hakim, and Bayhaqi, that Maysara al-Fajr (Allah be well pleased with him) said, “I asked, ‘O Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him and give him peace), when were you a Prophet?’ and he said, ‘While Adam was between soul and body'” (al-Khasa’is al-kubra, 3-4).

As for “a hadith in Tirmidhi that states that the prophets (upon whom be peace) were created from the Nur of Allah and the first amongst them was the prophet Muhammad (Allah bless him and give him peace),” I find it hard to imagine that it is in Tirmidhi or elsewhere with an acceptable channel of transmission, for Suyuti would hardly have failed to mention it in his Khasa’is, since this is the sort of thing the book is about, and Suyuti is a hadith master (hafiz), yet it is not there. In any case, the Quran is sufficient about the Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace) being a light from Allah. Finally, in the metaphysic of the Sufis, or at least those whom I have met, the Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace) is both the ‘Light of Allah’ and ‘a human being’, and the inability to join between the two aspects is a lack of understanding of the greatness of al-Haqiqa al-Muhammadiyya, the ‘Muhammadan Reality’.

To gain an idea of their point of departure, we may note that the entire universe has been created by Allah in order that His names and attributes might be manifest, that is, in order that He might be known, for He says,
Nor did I create men and jinn, except to worship Me. (Quran 51:56)

al-Baghawi: Mujahid [ibn Jabr al-Makki (d. 104/722)], said this means ‘except to know Me’ which is a sound interpretation, since if He had not created them, they would not have known His existence and His oneness (Ma’alam al-tanzil, 5.230).

Now, the divine names, such as, al-Rahman ‘the All-merciful’, al-Karim ‘the Most Generous’, al-Rafi’ ‘He-Who-Raises’, al-Khafid ‘He-Who-Lowers’, al-Sabur ‘the Most Patient’ al-Muntaqim ‘the Avenger’, and the others, entail and comprise the existence of the entire spectrum of human conditions.but particularly, ultimately, eternally, and at their fullest manifestation.the outcomes of paradise and hell.

These outcomes in their turn entail a logos or determining order that governs them, an illuminatory law that renders them and the states of their inhabitants transparent and intelligible, an ultimate standard. This is what we call the Shari’ia or ‘Sacred Law’, inseparable in principle from its divine origin, for it is one with Allah’s speech, the Quran , and the sunna, His act of inspiration to the Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace). Part of the Law is that “none of you shall enter paradise by his works” (rather through Allah’s mercy), but the levels within it do correspond to works whose qualities and conditions are given in the revelation.

From the point of view of manifesting the divine attributes and names.their ultimate outcomes consisting in the destinies of human beings, without which they would remain unmanifest.the appearance of the Islamic Shari’a, in its final and perfected form at the end of human history, is the raison d’être, or ‘reason for being’, of the whole created universe; and ontologically prior to it in the timelessly preeternal knowledge of Allah Most High.

And the focal point of this light of lights, the head of the whole matter of its appearance, and the site of its manifestation.in a sense the résumé of all created being and occasion for its appearance.is the al-Haqiqa al-Muhammadiyya, or ‘Muhammadan Reality’ the Holy Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace), whose consciousness was identical with this Shari’a.

We cannot ever claim to know all of the Prophet’s perfections (Allah bless him and give him peace), only that Allah describes him in His book as ‘light'; while at the same time, he had to be a human being, in order that the Sacred Law could be manifest, and the imperative of obeying it be binding on every human being. And Allah knows best.

The Messenger of Allah (sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) said, “Allah has angels who go around on earth, conveying to me the salaam of my ummah.” [Narrated by al-Nasaa’i, 1282; classed as saheeh by al-Albaani in Saheeh al-Targheeb, 1664]

The Messenger of Allah (sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) said, “Send blessings upon me for your greeting will reach me no matter where you are.” [Narrated by Abu Dawood, 2042; classed as saheeh by al-Albaani in Saheeh al-Jaami’, 7226]

The Messenger of Allah (sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) said, “If any one of you greets me, Allah returns my soul to me and I respond to the greeting”. [Sunan Abu Dawud 2036. Shaykh Al Albani declared this narration hasan in his Silsila Al Ahaadeeth Al Saheeha, no. 2266]

One Day Sayedena Ali [as] Asked . O Muhammad [s], I pray you tell me what the Lord Almighty created before all other beings of creation

This was his blissful reply:

Verily, before your Lord made any other thing,
He created from His own Light
the light of your Prophet [s]

and that Light rested haithu mashaAllah, where Allah willed it to rest. And at that time there existed aught else

-not the Preserved Tablets, not the Pen, not Heaven nor Hell, not the Angelic Host, not the heavens nor the earth; there was no sun, no moon, no star, no jinn nor man nor angel–none was as yet created, only this Light.

Then Allah – glorified be He – by Divine decree willed the Creation to be. He therefore divided this Light of the Prophet [s] into four parts.

From the first part of Sayedena Muhammad [s] Light He created the Pen,
from the second the Tablets,
from the third the Divine Throne. [ from the light of Sayedena Muhammad[s]]

Now it has become known that when the Lord had created the Tablets and the Pen, the Pen had on it one hundred nodes, the distance between two nodes being that of two years wayfaring. The Lord then commanded the Pen to write, and the Pen asked, “Oh Lord, what shall I write?”
The Lord said,
“Write: La ilaha illAllah, 70,000 years the pen wrote.
Then ordered to write for 70000 years Muhammadan Rasulullah.”

There upon the Pen exclaimed, “Oh, what a beautiful, great name is that of Muhammad that it is to mentioned in one with Thy hallowed Name, oh Lord.”
The Lord then said, “Oh Pen, mind your manners! This name is the name of My Beloved, from his Light I have created the Throne and the Pen and the Tablets; you, too, are created from his Light. Had it not been for him, I would not have created a single thing.”

When Allah Almighty had spoken these words, the Pen split in two from awe of the Lord, and the place from which its speech issued became blocked, so that to this very day its nib remains cloven in two and clogged up, so it does not write, which is the sign of this great divine secret. Therefore, let no one fail in veneration and honoring of the Holy Prophet, or become lax in following his shining example, or contravene the noble custom he has taught us. { This is the secrets of Lam Alif }

18.60 And when Moses said unto his servant: I will not give up until I reach the point where the two rivers meet, though I march on for ages.

Then again the Lord commanded the Pen to write. “What shall I write, oh Lord?” asked the Pen. The Lord of the Worlds then said, “Write that which will be until the Day of Judgment!” Said the Pen, “Oh Lord, with what shall I begin?” Said the Lord, “With these words you shall commence: BismiAllah al-Rahman al-Rahim.” In perfect respect and deference, the Pen then set out to write these words upon the Tablets, and it completed writing them in seven hundred years.

When the Pen had written these words, the Almighty spoke and said, “It has taken you seven hundred years to write three of My Names; the Name of My Majesty, My Mercy and My Compassion. These blessed words I have made as a present to the nation of My Beloved Muhammad. [ MHMM ]

By My Majesty I pledge that whenever any servant from this nation pronounces the words of the Bismillah with a pure intention, I will write seven hundred years of countless reward for this servant, and seven hundred years of sins I will erase.”

Now, the fourth part of this Light of Prophet [s] I have again divided into four parts:

from one part I have created the Throne-bearing Angels (hamalat al-`Arsh)
From the second I have created the Kursi, the Divine court (the upper Heaven supporting the Divine Throne, the `Arsh);
from the third I created all the other heavenly angels;
and the fourth part I have partitioned once more into four:

From its first part I made the skies, from its second I made the earths, from its third I made the Jinn and the fire.
Its fourth part I have again divided into four parts:

from one part I made the light upon the faces of the believers;
from the second part I made the light within their hearts,
imbuing them with knowledge of the divine;
from the third the light upon their tongues which is the light of Tawhid (the Unity of Allah),

From the fourth part I made the different lights of the soul of Muhammad .
This lovely soul came into being 360 thousand years before the creation of the world,
v and it was shaped most beautifully and made of incomparable matter.
v Its head was made from guidance, its neck from humility,
v its eyes from modesty, its forehead from closeness (to Allah),
v its mouth from patience, its tongue from truthfulness,
v its cheeks from love and admonition,
v its belly from abstemiousness and other worldliness,
v its feet and knees from following the straight path,
v and its noble heart was filled with mercy.

This much-honored soul was taught with mercy and equipped with all manner of wondrous powers. It was given its message and its prophetic qualities were installed.

Then the Crown of Divine Proximity was placed upon its blessed head, eminent and exalted above all else, embellished with Divine Pleasure and given the pure, holy name of Habibullah (Beloved of Allah). [ YA-Seen [s] ]

The Twelve Veils
Allahs Dressing of The Light of Sayedena Muhammad [s]
{ BismAllah=786=21, 12 is the Mirror of 21, 12 Months, 12th Rabil Awal, 12 tribes, 12 Represent Completion }
After this the Lord Almighty, blessed be He, created twelve Veils. Each Month is a Dress of Allahs Tajalli on The Lights of Creation.

The first of these was the Veil of Power within which the Prophet’s soul remained for twelve thousand years, reciting Subhana rabbil-’ala (Glory be to my Lord, the Lofty). First Lunar Month Muharram etc..
The second was the Veil of Grandeur in which he was veiled for eleven thousand years, saying, Subhanal ’Alim al-Hakim (Glory be to my Lord, the All-Knowing, the Wise).
Ten thousand years he remained shrouded in the Veil of Kindness, saying Subhana man huwa da’im, la yaqta (Glory to Him who is perpetual, who never ends). Mawlid
The fourth veil was the Veil of Mercy, therein the noble soul remained for nine thousand years, praising Allah, saying: Subhana-rafi’-al-`ala (Glory be to the Elevated, the High).
The fifth veil was the Veil of Bliss, and therein he remained for eight thousand years, glorifying the Lord and saying, Subhana man huwa qa’imun la yanam. (Glory to Him who is ever existent, who sleeps not).
The sixth veil was the Veil of Munificence; he remained enfolded in it for seven thousand years, praising, Subhana-man huwal-ghaniyu la yafqaru (Glory be to Him who is rich, who never grows indigent).
Then followed the seventh veil, the Veil of Rank. Here the enlightened soul remained for six thousand years, praising the Lord and saying: Subhana man huwal Khaliq-an-Nur (Glory to Him who is the Creator, the Light).Rajab
Next, He veiled him in the eighth veil, the Veil of Guidance where he remained for five thousand years, praising Allah and saying, Subhana man lam yazil wa la yazal. (Glory to Him whose existence does not cease, who does not vanish).
Then followed the ninth veil, which was the Veil of Prophethood where he stayed for four thousand years, glorifying the Lord: “Subhana man taqarrab bil-qudrati wal-baqa.” (Glory to Him who draws nigh to His Omnipotence and Immortality). Ramadan
Then came the Veil of Eminence, the tenth veil where this enlightened soul remained for three thousand years, reciting praises on the Creator of all Causes, saying, “Subhana dhil-’arshi ‘amma yasifun.” (Glory be to the Owner of the Throne, above all else attributed to Him).
The eleventh veil was the Veil of Light. There he remained for two thousand years, praying, “Subhana dhil-Mulk wal-Malakut.” (Glory to the Lord over the heavenly and earthly Kingdoms).
The twelfth veil was the Veil of Intercession, and there he remained for one thousand years, saying “Subhana-rabbil-’azhim” (Glory to my Lord, the Sublime). {Dhul Hajj Thats why you make Haji on the 12th Month}

Creation of the Beloved AHMAD
Thereafter the Lord created a tree which is known as the Tree of Certainty.

This tree has four branches. He placed this blessed soul upon one of its branches, and it continued to praise Allah for forty thousand years, saying, Allahu dhul-Jalali wal-Ikram. (Allah, Possessor of Might and of Kindness).

After it had thus praised Him with many and varied praises, the Almighty created a mirror, and He placed it so as to face the soul of Habibullah,{ secrets of the number 11 } and commanded his soul to gaze into this mirror.
The soul looked into the mirror and saw itself reflected as possessing the most comely and perfect form.

He then recited five times, Shukran lillahi ta’ala (thanks be to Allah, Exalted be He), and fell down in prostration before his Lord.
He remained in each sajda for one hundred years, saying Subhanal-aliyyul-azhim, wa la yajhalu. (Glory be to the High, the Sublime, who ignores nothing);
Subhanal-halim alladhi la yu’ajjalu. (Glory be to the Mild One who hastens not);
Subhanal-jawad alladhi la yabkhalu. (Glory be to the Generous who is unstinting).

Therefore the Causer of all Being obliged the nation of Muhammad [s] to perform sajda (prostration) five times a day – these five prayers in the course of one day and night were a gift of honor to the nation of Muhammad [s].

From the Light of Muhammad
Next the Lord created a lamp of green emerald [ Bible book of revelations describes the Emerald Throne of the Heavenly King] from the Light,

and attached it to the tree by a chain of light.
Then He placed the soul of Muhammad [s] inside the lamp and commanded it to praise Him with the Most Beautiful Names (Asma al-Husna).

This it did, and it began to recite each one of the Names for one thousand years. When it reached the Name ar-Rahman (the Merciful), the gaze of Mercy fell upon it and the soul began to sweat from modesty.

Drops of sweat fell from it, as many as there were to be prophets and messengers, each drop of rose-flavored sweat turning into the soul of a prophet.

They all assembled around that lamp in the tree, and the Almighty addressed the soul of the Prophet Muhammad r, “See here this multitude of prophets whom I have created from the pearl-like drops of your sweat.”

Obeying this command, he gazed upon them, and as the light of the eye enfolds the object, so the souls of all these prophets were suddenly engulfed in the light of Muhammad[s], and they cried, “Oh Lord, who has wrapped us in light?”

The Lord answered them, “This is the Light of My Beloved Muhammad, and if you will believe in him and confirm his prophetic message, I will grant you the honor of prophethood.”
Thereupon all the souls of the prophets declared their belief in his prophethood, and the Lord said, “I bear witness to your acknowledgment,” and they all assented. As it is declared in the Holy Quran:
And when God took oath with the Prophets: That I have given you of Book and Wisdom; then there shall come to you a Messenger confirming what is with you–you shall believe in him and you shall help him; do you agree? He said. And do you take My load on you on that condition They said, ‘We do agree.’ God said, ‘Bear witness so, and I shall be with you among the witnesses.’ (The House of Imran, 3:75-76)

Then this pure, holy soul took up its recital of the Most Beautiful Names again.

When it came to the Name al-Qahhar,[ R- Rab, Ha- Hadi , Qaf- Wal Quran al Majid] its head began to sweat once more from the intensity of His Divine Majesty and Awe, and from these beads of sweat the Almighty created the souls of the blessed angels.

From the sweat on His face RasulAllah [s], the Almighty created the Throne and the Divine Court,
the Tablets and the Pen, the sun, the moon and the stars.
From the sweat of his chest He created the scholars, the martyrs and the righteous believers.

From the sweat on his back were made the Bayt-al-Ma’mur (the heavenly house),
the Kabatullah (the Kaaba), and the Bayt-al-Muqaddas (the Haram of Jerusalem),
and the Rauda-i-Mutahhara (the Tomb of the Holy Prophet r at Madinah), as well as all other mosques in the world.

From the sweat on his brows were made the souls of all the believers, and from the sweat of his lower back (the coccyx) were made the souls of all the unbelievers, fire worshippers and idolaters.

From the sweat of his feet was made all the ground from east to west, and all that is within it. From every drop of sweat the soul of one believer or unbeliever was created. That is the reason the Holy Prophet [s] is referred to as “Abu Arwah”, Father of Souls. All these souls gathered round the soul of Muhammad [s], circling round him with praise and glorification for one thousand years; then the Lord commanded these souls to look at the soul of Muhammad [s]. The souls all obeyed.

Who Gazed at the Soul of Muhammad
Now, those among them whose gaze fell upon his head were destined to become kings and heads of state in this world. Those who gazed at his forehead became just chiefs. Those who gazed at his eyes would become hafiz of the Word of Allah (i.e. one who commits it to memory). Those who saw his eyebrows became painters and artists. Those who saw his ears were to be of those who accept admonition and advice. Those who saw his blessed cheeks became performers of good and reasonable works. Those who saw his face became judges and perfumers, and those who saw his blessed lips became ministers.
Whoever saw his mouth was to be of those who fast much. Whoever looked at his teeth would be of comely appearance, and whoso saw his tongue was to become the ambassador of kings. Whoever saw his blessed throat was to become a preacher and mu’adhdhin (who calls the adhan). Whoever looked at his beard was to become a fighter in the way of Allah. Whoever looked at his upper arms was to become an archer or a diver in the sea, and whoever saw his neck became a merchant and a trader.
Whoso saw his right hand became a leader, and who saw his left hand became a dispenser (who holds the scales and measures out provisions). Whoso looked at the palms of his hands became a generous person; whoso looked at the backs of his hands became a miser. Whoso saw the inside of his right hand became a painter; who saw the fingertips of his right hand was to be a calligrapher, and who saw the tips of his left hand would be an ironworker.
Whoso saw his blessed chest would be of the learned, ascetic and scholarly. Whoso saw his back would be a humble person and obeying the laws of the Shari’a. Whoso saw his blessed sides would be a warrior. Whoever looked at his belly would be of the contented ones, and whoever looked at his right knee would be of those who perform ruk’u and sujud. Whoever looked at his blessed feet became a hunter, and who saw the bottom of his soles became one of those who take to the road. Who saw his shadow were to become singers and saz (lute) players.
All those who looked but saw nothing were to become unbelievers, fire worshippers and idolaters.
Those who didn’t look at all were to become those who would declare themselves to be gods, such as Nimrod, Pharoah and his like.

Now all the souls lined up in four rows.
v In the first row stood the souls of the prophets and messengers, on whom be peace; in
v the second row were placed the souls of the holy saints, the Friends of God;
v in the third row stood the souls of the believing men and women;
v in the fourth row stood the souls of the unbelievers. All these souls remained in the world of spirits in the presence of Allah Almighty until their time had come to be sent into the material world.

No one but Allah Almighty knows how much time elapsed from the time of the creation of the Prophet Muhammad’s [s] blessed soul to his descent from the spiritual world into his physical form.

It is narrated that the Holy Prophet Muhammad [s] asked the angel Jibra’il [as],
v “How long is it since you were created?”
v The angel answered, “Oh Rasulullah, I don’t know the number of years,
v all I know is that every seventy thousand years a tremendous light shines forth from behind the Canopy of the Divine Throne;
v since the time of my creation this light has appeared twelve thousand times.”
v “Do you know what this Light is?” asked Sayedena Muhammad [s].
v “No, I don’t know,” said the angel. “It is the light of my soul in the world of the spirit,” replied the Holy Prophet r. Consider then, how immense a number it must be if 70,000 is multiplied by 12,000 !
Muhammad (S): The Last Prophet The Messenger of Islam

BENEFITS OF SALAAT & SALAAM

*It has come in the hadeeth shareef that when people gather in any gathering and they do not remember Allah Ta’ala nor is durood and salaam sent on His Nabi (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam),on the Day of Qiyamat their gatherings will be a means of regret even though they have entered jannat, due to being deprived of the reward of the remembrance of Allah and durood and salaam.

*It has been reported in the hadeeth shareef that Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) said: “Send durood and salaam upon me in abundance on Friday because your durood and salaam is presented before me (especially on the day of Friday).”

*It has been narrated in another hadeeth that whoever sends durood on me on Friday his durood is (especially) and most certainly presented before me.

*It has come in another hadeeth: “Whoever sends salaam to me (especially in a standing position at my Rowdha my soul is returned to me (i.e. I turn my attention to him) until I give the answer to his salaam).”

*In yet another hadeeth it has come that Huzoor Aqdas Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam said: “On the Day of Qiyamat the person most nearest to me will be the person who conferred most Durood upon me.”

*It has come in another hadeeth that Nabi (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) said: “A miser is he, before whom my name is mentioned and he does not send durood upon me.”

*It has come in another hadeeth that Huzoor (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) has said: “You should send durood upon me abundantly because this durood is a means of purifying your own self.”

*It has come in another hadeeth that Huzoor Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam said: “May that person be disgraced before whom my mention is made and he does not send durood upon me.”

*In one other hadeeth it has come that Nabi Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam has said: “Before whomever my name is mentioned he should send durood upon me because that person who sends durood upon me once, Allah Ta’ala will send ten mercies upon him.”
*In another hadeeth Huzoor Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam has said: “Whoever mentions me should send durood upon me.”

In yet another hadeeth Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam has explained the means of how the durood reaches him, that, verily, there are some angels ordered by Allah who roam around the assemblies and gatherings of the earth and around the Muslims, to present the durood of my ummat before me.

*In another hadeeth Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam said: “Once I met Jibraeel Alayhis Salaam and he gave me glad tidings by saying:’Your Lord says: Whoever sends durood upon you I will descend upon him My Special Mercy And whoever sends salaam upon you, then I will descend upon him My Special Peace. On this I performed a Sajda-e-Shukr (ie. prostration of gratitude) in the Court of Allah`.

*In another hadeeth it has been reported that Hazrat Ubay bin Kaab Radiallahu anhu came in the service of Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam and said:
“O Rasulullah! I have devoted (made wakf) all my time of zikr and du’aa in sending durood upon you.’ Huzoor Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam said: “Then all your dificulties will be solved, your needs will be fulfilled and your sins will be forgiven… (until the end of the hadeeth)

*It has come in another hadeeth that whoever sends durood upon me once Allah Ta’ala will send ten mercies upon him.

*In yet another hadeeth shareef it has been narrated that one day Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam came;and on the blessed face of Nabi Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam the signs of happiness and joy were visible. Nabi Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam said: “Just now Jibraeel Alayhis Salaam came to me and said that your Lord has said: O Mohammad! Will you not be happy with this good news that from your ummat whoever will send durood upon you once I will send ten mercies upon him and from your ummat whoever sends salaam upon you once I will send peace upon him ten times.’

*It has come in another hadeeth shareef that Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam said: ‘Whoever sends durood upon me once Allah Taala sends ten mercies upon him, ten of his sins are forgiven, in jannat ten of his stages are raised and ten rewards are written for him.’

*It has come in another hadeeth shareef that the person who sends durood upon Nabi Akram Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam once, Allah and His Angels sends seventy mercies upon him.

* Hazrat Anas Radiallahu anhu says:’That every du’aa is prevented from reaching the Court of Allah until the person making du’aa sends durood upon Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam and upon the family of Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam (then it reaches the Court of Allah and is accepted).

Reciting Durood-e-Pak on Juma-tul-Mubarak.

The Most important and the most blessed day of the week is friday i.e Juma-tul-Mubarak. And the most importand thing to do on this day is reciting Durood Sharif on this day. Here are some Hadith regarding this day and its blessings.

Hadith 1

Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) said, “Increase your reading of the Durood Shareef during the nights and days of Jummah. Certainly Durood Shareef is presented to me”. (Jaami’us Sagheer)

Hadith 2

Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) said, “Increase your reading of the Durood Shareef during the day of Jummah for this is a Day of Witnessing. It is on this day that the Angels present themselves. Whenever any of you read the Durood Shareef, the Durood Shareef is presented to me even before the gathering closes”. (Jaami’us Sagheer)

Hadith 3

Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) said, “Increase your reading of the Durood Shareef during Jummah for your Durood Shareef is presented to me on Friday. He who increases the reading of the Durood Shareef achieves closeness to me”. (Jaami’us Sagheer)

Hadith 4

Nabi Muhammad (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) said, “Increase your recital of the Durood Shareef on the days and nights of Jummah. I will be a witness and intercessor on the Day of Qiyamah for that person who does so”. (Jaami’us Sagheer)

Hadith 5

Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) said, “When Thursday arrives, Almighty Allah sends the Angels who possess tablets of silver and pens of gold. They record (upon the tablets, the names of those) who read the Durood Shareef on the nights of Thursday and Friday”. (Sadaatud Daarain)

Hadith 6

Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) said, “When the night of Jummah arrives, increase your recital of the Durood Shareef”. (Sadaatud Daarain)

Hadith 7

Sayyiduna Ali (radi Allahu anhu) narrates that Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) said, “For that person who reads a hundred Durood Shareefs on Jummah, then on the Day of Qiyamah, he will be accompanied by a Noor, whose intensity is so brilliant if it had to be distributed among the creation, it would serve all”. (Dalaa’ilul Khayraat)

Hadith 8

Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) said, “On the Day of Qiyamah, that person will be closest to me who used to read Durood Shareef in abundance. The person who reads the Durood Shareef on Fridays, Almighty Allah fulfils a hundred needs of his, seventy needs of the Hereafter and thirty of this world. Almighty Allah also commands an Angel to present the Durood Shareef to me as you would receive a present. This Durood Shareef is then preserved in a white record”. (Sadaatud Daarain)

Hadith 9

Sayyiduna Ali (radi Allahu anhu) has reported that, “There are certain Angels who only descend on the world on the days and nights of Jummah. They possess pens of gold, containers of silver and pages of Noor, they record the names of those who read the Durood Shareef”. (Sadaatud Daarain)

Hadith 10

Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) said, “Among the days, the most excellent is the Day of Jummah. It is on this day that Nabi Adam (alaihis salaam) was created and it is on this day that he passed away. It is on this day that Qiyamah will occur and it is on this day that mankind will be overtaken by unconsciousness. Therefore, on this day, increase your reading of the Durood Shareef for your Durood Shareef is presented to Him”.When the Sahaba inquired as to how this was possible when the body of person is supposed to be eaten by the earth after death, Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) replied, “Verily Almighty Allah has made it Haraam upon the earth to devour the bodies of the Ambiya”. (Sadaatud Daarain)

Hadith 11

Sayyiduna Abu Hurairah (radi Allahu anhu) narrates that Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) said, “Whosoever performs the Salaatul Asar on Jummah, remains at the same placewithout moving, and recites the following Durood eighty times, ‘Allahumma salli ala Sayyiduna Muhammaddin Nabiyyil Ummi wa ala ahlihi wa sallam,’ eighty years of his sins are forgiven and on his record of deeds, he will receive reward (Thawaab) equivalent to eighty years of Salaah.”

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THE HOLY QURAN ABOUT THE UNSEEN WORLD

Knowledge of the Unseen

Bismillah Hir Rahmaan Nir Raheem

1. WHAT IS KNOWLEDGE?

It is truly said: KNOWLEDGE is power – a great power, with tremendous potentialities and unfathomable capabilities. The ever growing expanse of knowledge in the modern age in all direction has amply unfolded and demonstrated the great significance and influence of knowledge over all things existing on the surface of the earth and beyond.

The Holy Quran – the most accomplished and the final revealed Divine Book has laid great stress on the acquisition of knowledge and it’s blessings, inviting human endeavour in seeking and preserving more and more knowledge for leading a successful life in this world and the Hereafter.

The very first Revealed verses of the Holy Quran proclaim in an unambiguous manner that the acquisition of knowledge is the most fundamental pre-requisite for survival and development of existence (Wajud) in all its pervasive sense. Says the Holy Quran: “He (Allah the Almighty) taught (man) the use of the Pen (the basic implement in the field of knowledge) and taught man which he knew not (a divine invitation for research and advancement of knowledge so as to lead the life in conformity and obedience to Divine Pleasure).” 1

At another place it is said: “O my Lord! Advance me in knowledge.”2 These divine Revelations brought in focus the significance of knowledge to motivate and enlighten the human mind to seek more and more knowledge in any conceivably beneficial manner.

The Holy Quran is a treasure house of Knowledge and Wisdom.It contains references or mentions at more that 800 places relating to knowledge and it’s derivatives, i.e. the innumerable branches of knowledge which continue to grow as the life advances from stage to stage. Similarly, references to “books” and “writing” are at more than 600 places in the Holy Quran. This clearly indicates the divine emphasis on knowledge and its acquisition at all levels of life.

In a tradition (Hadith), the Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) has said: “I have been raised as a teacher and an accomplisher of (refined) manners.” 3 The Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) has laid great emphasis as a compulsive obligation of the Ummah to seek more and more knowledge and brought forth the blissful significance of knowledge. 4

Hazrat Ali (Karramallahu wajhul Kareem) has said: “The real dignity to men is through learning.” The Holy Quran itself bears testimony to the significance of knowledge when its says that it was on account of his knowledge that Almighty Allah chose Hazrat Talut (alaihis salaam) as the King of the Bani Israel, “Allah hath filled Talut with Knowledge and bodily prowess.” 5 The superiority of Hazrat Adam (alaihis salaam) – the epitomic symbol of human progeny – over angels (and all the creations) was on account of this knowledge alone. 6

All these examples illustrate the significance and dignified evaluation of the acquisition of knowledge in the fields of human pre-eminence, viz. the Prophetic assignment, the leadership and Five Regent kingship for guidance the human destining as the Vicegerent of Allah on earth.

1. Surah Alaq: Verses 4-5

2. Surah Taha: Verse 114

3. Ibn-i-Abd al-Birr: Jami bayan al I’lm wa fazlihi, p. 47

4. ibid., p. 46, 49

5. Surah Baqarah: Verse 247

6. Surah Baqarah: Verse 31

2. THE TWO CATEGORIES OF KNOWLEDGE

In its abstract sense, there are two kinds of Knowledge (or learning); the one which is taught in Madrasahs, school, colleges and universities (in the progressive order). For a lay-man as well as for the majority of the populace this is what constitutes the knowledge and it is believed to be sufficient to satisfy our material quest and urge in this behalf.
However, there is yet another branch of knowledge which is taught and acquired directly or straightaway through the divine agency, with the functional audio-visual aids, such as books, papers, pens or such-like paraphernalia, needing neither the teaching institutes, such as schools, colleges, universities, etc. nor the professional teachers and degree holders. This is the transcendental or divine sector of knowledge, which in Quranic terminology is known as “I’lm-i-Ghayb” or the “Knowledge of the Unseen” 7 and which constitutes one of the fundamental tenets of Islamic belief. In fact, the belief and unbelief in the Unseen (Ghayb) is the distinguishing mark of a person being a Muslim or a Heathen. 8

This is the branch of knowledge which is super human in nature surpassing the human intellect as also the five proverbial senses on their own. The Knowledge of the Unseen (I’lm-i-Ghayb) is superior to and dominant over all other knowledge in any field of human activity, defying all methods of imparting and receiving education and knowledge. This is essentially an emblem of Divine Grace bestowed upon the chosen servants of Allah, like the gentle blissful rain showered upon the hearts and minds of the esteemed recipients on earth.

7. Surah Kah’f: Verse 65

8. Surah Baqarah: Verse 3

3. VERSES OF THE QURAN PERTAINING TO I’LM-I-GHAYB

There are many verses in the Holy Quran in which there is mentioned or reference to I’lm-i-Ghayb (The Knowledge of Unseen). It is clear from these verses that this I’lm-i-Ghayb pertain and belong to Almighty Allah alone.
The following verses of the Holy Quran corroborates this proposition:-

A. “With Him are the Keys of the Unseen; the treasure that none knows but He.” 9

B. “I know the secrets of the heaven and earth.” 10

C. “Say: O Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam)! The Unseen isfor Allah”. 11

D. “The Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) is asked todeclare: Say, I tell you not that the Treasures of Allah are with me, nor do know on my own, what is hidden (In the Unseen).” 12

From these verses, it is learnt that the Knowledge of the Unseen (I’lm-i-Ghayb) belongs as His most exclusive supreme prerogative to Allah the Almighty. None on his own, can know the Unseen (Ghayb) unless bestowed by Almighty Allah as a grace (and not as a matter of right to claim).

A little probe into these verses would reveal that while even the minutest part of the Ghayb remains in the Divine Authority, it is not to be said anywhere that Allah the Almighty does not grant this knowledge even to anyone among his servants nor that the treasure of the Ghayb remain un-bestowed and unshared by anyone else. This the prime point of consideration on which the Ummah must devote thoughtful attention to avoid any pitfalls in assuming or imbibing any self-founded notions of I’lm-i-Ghayb.

This point is stressed again and again in the Holy Quran:

A. “He (Allah the Almighty) alone is the Knower of the Unseen; He does not make anyone acquainted with the mysteries except the apostle whom He has chosen.” 13

B. “Allah will not disclose to you the secret of the unknown, but He chooses of His apostles whom He pleases.” 14

9. Surah An’am: Verse 59

10. Surah Baqarah: Verse 33

11. Surah Yunus: Verse 20

12. Surah Hud: Verse 31

13. Surah Jinn: Verse 26

14. Surah Ale Imran: Verse 179

4. LEVELS OF I’LM-I-GHAYB POSSESSED BY THE AMBIYA (ALAIHIMUS SALAAM)

This, however, does not mean that Allah the Almighty restricts and retains the Knowledge of Unseen exclusively to Himself and does not reveal any part of it to any other person. No, not at all. Allah the Almighty has revealed and honoured His apostles as much and as and when He willed, for guidance and enlightenment to cope with the circumstances and situations confronting them viz-a-viz the enemies of Allah, and to fulfill the mission assigned to them. These phenomena have been illustrated at various places in the Holy Quran.
Some of the relevant verses are quoted below:-

A. Regarding Hazrat Adam (alaihis salaam) and the Angels, it is said: “He (Allah) taught the names (nature and qualitative attributes) of all the things and placed them before the Angels”. 15

B. Regarding Hazrat Da’ud (alaihis salaam), it is said, “He (Allah) gave Da’ud power and wisdom and taught him whatever (else)He willed.” 16

C. In respect of the I’lm-i-Ghayb to Hazrat Sulaiman (alaihis salaam), it is said, “O People! We have been taught the speech of the birds, and on us has been bestowed (a little of) all things.” 17

D. For Hazrat Lut (alaihis salaam), it is said, “And to Lut We gave Judgement and Wisdom.” 18

E. About Hazrat Yaqub (alaihis salaam) it was said, “He was, by Our instructions full of Knowledge (and experience), but most men know not.” 19

F. Hazrat Yaqub (alaihis salaam) himself told his sons about this blessing from Allah thus, “Did I not say to you, I know from Allah that which you know not.” 19

G. About Hazrat Yusuf (alaihis salaam), it is said, “When Yusuf attained his full manhood, We gave him Power and Knowledge; thus do We reward those who do the right things.” 20

H. Regarding Hazrat Musa (alaihis salaam), it is said, “When he reached full age and was firmly established (in life), We bestowed on him Wisdom and Knowledge.” 21

I. It is said about Hazrat Khizr (alaihis salaam): “So they found one of our servants on whom We had bestowed Mercy from Ourselves and whom We had taught knowledge (of special significance) from Our Own Presence.” 22

These verses of the Holy Quran make it clear that Allah the Almighty bestowed the Knowledge of the Unseen (Ghayb) on His chosen servants, but is unfortunate that most people do not know this; on the contrary, even they refuse to believe it without realising the consequence thereof! These pious souls, at times on their own, disclosed this Divine bestowment in order to convince the people and clear their doubts and put them on the right track of faith and Belief.

J. For example, Hazrat Isa (alaihis salaam) spoke to his followers thus, “And I declare to you whatever you eat and whatever you store in your houses.” 23 (It meant that whatever they had eaten in the houses – within four walls – and whatever they had preserved therein, was well known to the Prophet of Allah.

K. On another ocassion, Hazrat Yusuf (alaihis salaam) spoke to his fellow prisoners before telling them the meaning of their dreams. He said, “Before any food comes to you, I shall surely reveal to you the truth and meaning of this. It is due to the knowledge bestowed upon me by Allah that I have to reveal to you what you did not know.” 24

These verses reveal that Allah the Almighty has bestowed I’lm-i-Ghayb to His chosen Apostles. To deny this, amounts to the denial and rejection of the Holy Quran itself. This is not an ordinary or routine knowledge. Elaborate precautionary and protective measures are adopted before such messages relating to the “Unseen” are despatched. Special angels are sent (on earth) who stay around the Apostles, on whom the Knowledge of the Unseen (I’lm-i-Ghayb) is bestowed. 25

The grant of I’lm-i-Ghayb is admitted by a great honour and whosoever of the Apostles are bestowed this Unique Divine blessing become the holders of great Divine Treasure. However, there is no uniform and set pattern of Divine Message transmitted to each recipient in accordance to their status.

According to the Holy Quran the status and nature of responsible of the Apostles vary from one to another. “Those Apostles, we bestowed with gifts (endowed with ranks, etc.) as willed by Allah.” 26 Likewise the grant of I’lm-i-Ghayb to Prophets varies according to their nature of assignment relating to their prescribed mission.

The story of Hazrat Musa and Khizr (alaihimus salaam) so vividly described in the Holy Quran explains this aspect of the proposition. Hazrat Musa met Khizr (alaihimus salaam) and requested him to enlighten him with the specific knowledge which Allah bestowed on him. Hazrat Khizr (alaihis salaam) accepted, but advised Hazrat Musa (alaihis salaam) to be patient and not to utter any word until he would permit him to do so. Whatever Hazrat Khizr (alaihis salaam) did was beyond the understanding of Hazrat Musa (alaihis salaam).

The promise of keeping silence on events taking place before his eyes was too much for Hazrat Musa (alaihis salaam) to sustain and at last (he broke the silence) Hazrat Khizr (alaihis salaam) revealed the secrets of the events. Hazrat Khizr (alaihis salaam) did not keep him in his company any more. Details of the story is found in the Holy Quran 27 This clearly shows that the nature of I’lm-i-Ghayb even to Prophets of Allah was not uniform nor of equal measure.

15. Surah Baqarah: Verse 31

16. Surah Baqarah: Verse 251

17. Surah Namal: Verse 16

18. Surah Anbiya: Verse 74

19. Surah Yusuf: Verse 96

20. Surah Yusuf: Verse 22

21. Surah Qasas: Verse 140

22. Surah Kah’f: Verse 65

23. Surah Ale Imran: Verse 49

24. Surah Yusuf: Verse 37

25. Surah Jinn: Verse 26

26. Surah Baqarah: Verse 253

27. Surah Kah’f: Verse 65-82

5. I’LM-I-GHAYB OF THE HOLY PROPHET MUHAMMAD (SALLAL LAAHU ALAIHI WASALLAM)

The Knowledge of the Unseen (I’lm-i-Ghayb) was also bestowed upon the Holy Prophet Muhammad (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam). This I’lm-i-Ghayb was, in essence, the most revealing and surpassing miracle given to the Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam).

This miracle, in it’s totality and persuasiveness, surpassed all miracles given to other Prophets taken together. More or less 124 000 Apostles were raised at different periods of time with some specific knowledge of the hidden realm, i.e. I’lm-i-Ghayb. But the Knowledge of the Unseen bestowed upon the Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) was limitless in scope and magnitude. This is to say that each and every miracle in the nature of I’lm-i-Ghayb given to different Prophets was also given to the Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam).

The Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) was the epitomic symbol of all the previous Prophets in the past in respect of their qualitative characteristics and quantum of knowledge and spiritual enlightenment. Relating to this bestowment of knowledge and observation upon the Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam), the Holy Quran says: “Allah has sent down to you O Prophet! the Book and Wisdom and taught what you knew not. Great is the Grace of Allah upon you.” 28 In this virtuous essence the Quranic verse asserts that after bestowment of this everlasting treasure of knowledge now there remains no realm of knowledge and enlightenment which is not in the grip of the Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam). This is what the Holy Quran describes as the “Fazl-i-Azim” (The Great Grace) – whatever the Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) was taught by way of knowledge was taught by Allah the Almighty. 29

If the teacher says to the pupil: I have taught you to read and you knew nothing before this, then he is justified to make this claim and there is nothing derogatory on his part to make such a claim; it cannot be termed as insolence to degrade the student. But if the student says to his teacher, you knew nothing and it was your teacher who gave you knowledge, then though, this logic cannot be denied. Nonetheless, it demonstrates that the student is guilty of insolence and misbehaviour towards his teacher. Such an example can hardly be traced in the annals of civilised behaviour.

Whatever the Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) knew was through the knowledge bestowed upon him by Allah the Almighty. This being the fact, if before imparting the knowledge through the Holy Quran, Almighty Allah mentioned the state of the Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam): “You knew nothing of the Book nor of the Faith (Imaan).” 30; it is consonance with the Almighty state of Divine Grandeur. It does not at all behove mortals like us to utter such words in respect of the Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam). This would be downright degrading and insulting the high virtuous status of the Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam).

The uncontroversial fact remains that Allah the Almighty granted the I’lm-i-Ghayb to the Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) and if anyone denies and suspects the veracity of this Divine Truth, he is surely guilty of falsehood and diminishing the eminence of Divine Favour. If there be such a one, he ought to be condemned as a blasphemer, worthy of being expelled from the rank and file of Muslimhood. The quality of a true Muslim is that he accepts and believes as true each and every command of Almighty Allah and acts upon it ungrudgingly and unreservedly and induces others to do so.

The Darbar (seat of pre-eminences) of the Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) is a grand Darbar surpassing the grandeur of worldly kings and monarchs. It is an act of misbehaviour and misdemeanour even to utter loud words in his august presence; such an act causes the loss of other virtuous deeds of a Believer, forfeiting the Divine Grace. There is a stern warning against those who slip away slyly from his assembly without seeking his permission, this amounts to misbehaviour. For them there is stern foreboding of dire punishment on the day of Judgement. It is said: “Deem not the summons of one Apostle among yourselves, like the summons of one of you to another. Allah doth knows those of you who slip away under shelter of some excuse; then those of you who slip away under shelter of some excuse; then beware those who withstand the Apostle’s orders, lest some trial befell them or a grievous penalty be inflicted on them.” 31 We can guess what would be the state of awe-inspiring grandeur of the Holy Company graced by the Holy Presence of the Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) where even the slightest misdemeanour is caught up as a misdeed inviting punishment from the providence.

The companions of the Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) used to sit in his presence in due respect holding their breaths and not making any gestures to disturb the dignity of the assembly. They would only utter respectful words like: “O Prophet of Allah! May my parents be sacrificed at the alter of your dignity.” To every question put to them, their reply used to be, “Allah and his Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) know better.”

28. Surah Nisa: Verse 113

29. Surah Aala: Verse 6

30. Surah Nur: Verse 63

31. Surah Shura: Verse 52

6. THE THREE DIMENSIONS OF THE GHAYB OF THE HOLY PROPHET(SALLAL LAAHU ALAIHI WASALLAM)

In the light of the foregoing evidence it must be admitted that the Holy Prophet Muhammad (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) was endowed with the Knowledge of the Unseen (I’lm-i-Ghayb) as a Grace from Allah.

We can examine the issue from three angles.

A. The Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) was granted this treasure of knowledge directly from the Providence, i.e. without the means of any agency conveying the “knowledge.”

B. Through the revelation of the Holy Quran which is the Treasure-House of all Knowledge operating in the universe.

C. The Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) was sent as a “Shahid” (Witness), i.e. a person who is in constant touch will the affairs taking place in the world, examining and analyzing them as an observer with an insight to assess and analyse their influence in day-to-day matters. He thus remained ever aware of the God-gifted vigilance possessing full knowledge as an eye-witness, with powers of Haqq-ul-Yaqeen and Ain-ul-Yaqeen – the faculty of witnessing things with unwavering faith and certitude.

By examining the Holy Prophet’s (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) Knowledge of the Unseen under the first view-point, viz. the bestowment of I’lm-i-Ghayb directly from Allah the Almighty, we might refer to the following verses of the Holy Quran:-

A. “These are some of the stories of the Unseen which We haverevealed to you, O Prophet!” 32

B. “Such is one of the stories of what happened Unseen which We revealed by inspiration unto you.” 33

C. “The Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) does not withhold grudgingly a knowledge of the Unseen.” 34

Examining the Knowledge of the Unseen of the Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) from the second point of view, the following verses of the Holy Quran are enough to open our eyes:-

A. “And We have sent down to you the Book explaining all things, a Guide, a Mercy and Glad Tidings to Muslims.” 35

B. “The Quran is not a tale invented, but a confirmation of what (went) before it – a detailed exposition of all things.” 36

C. “Nothing We have omitted from the Book.” 37

D. “Surely there has come to you from Allah a Light and a Perspicuous Book.” 38

E. “Nor is there ought of the Unseen, in Heaven, or earth butit is recorded in the Clear Book.” 39

F. “There is no grain in the darkness (or depth) of the earth,nor anything, fresh or dry, (green or withered), but is inscribed in a record clear.” 40

It is seen that in these verses, first there is the mention of the Holy Quran being the Kitab-i-Mubeen – the Book Manifest making everything clear, without even the minutest part remaining under any shadow of doubt or omitted. It is worth observing that the Book manifest contains the mention of all things (with all their attributes), under the sun. Now just imagine what shall be the expanse and depth of the knowledge of the Person on whom the Book was revealed. Surely each and everything mentioned in the Book must have been in full view of the recipient. The phenomena must be pondered over in a most dispassionate and open-minded manner without casting any aspersions over the Divine bestowment on the Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam).

Examining the Knowledge of the Unseen possessed by the Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) as a SHAHID or witness to all affairs, the following verses carry us to the visionary world of enlightenment where we stand completely wonder-struck at the very idea of the extent of the knowledge which Allah the Almighty revealed to him so as to make him the true representative of Divine rights, not alone on this earth, but even forces of heavenly kingdom operating at the present moment as well as that would take place in the universe and the Hereafter. It is but essential that we should bow our heads and accept the truth of Divine assertions, and spare ourselves the repercussions, should any shade of wavering creep our mind and vision. It is beyond our capacity to guess the extent of Knowledge of the Unseen (I’lm-i-Ghayb) bestowed upon the Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) by Almighty Allah. Only Allah knows that He has bestowed upon His beloved Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam).

A. “Surely We sent you as a Witness, as a Bringer of Glad Tidings and as a Warner.” 41

B. “And We shall bring you as a Witness against the people.” 42

C. “Surely we have sent to you (O men!) an Apostle to be a Witness concerning you.” 43

D. “And one day We shall raise from all peoples a Witness against them from among themselves and We shall bring as witness against them from among themselves and We shall bring you as a Witness against them. 44

From these verses it is clear that on the day of Judgement not only the Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) shall be a Witness over his own Ummah, but shall also testify before Almighty Allah on behalf of the peoples of other Prophets. Now this testimony or evidence can only be given by the person who is an eye-witness to all events and incidents under scrutiny on the Day of Judgement.

This, in other words, means that the Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) is fully informed and kept in touch with all those events which he shall be witness to. Incidently, this also means that he is keeping watch over our deeds and misdeeds at all times. We should therefore beware of our activities lest any of them displeases or grieves him.

This fact is further corroborated by the (under noted) traditions (Ahadith) of the Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam):-

A. In one tradition it is said: “As I see in front of me, so I see things clearly behind me.” 45

B. In the second tradition the Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) is reported to have said: “I saw Prophet Musa (alaihis salaam) in the valley of Azraq, while passing from Mecca to Madina. He was reciting Talbiah. On another ocassion, I saw Prophet Yunus (alaihis salaam) wearing a long woollen overcoat and riding a red camel.” 46

C. In the third Tradition, the Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) is described witnessing Paradise and Hell. 47

D. From the fourth Tradition it is learnt that the Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) knows each inmate by name going in the Paradise or in the Hell. 48

E. From the fifth Tradition, it is learnt that when a man enquired from the Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) whether he would go into Jannah or Jahannam, the Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) replied without a moment’s pause that, “You shall go to Jahannam.” 49

F. The sixth Tradition says: “My entire Ummah was presented before me with each individual’s scroll of deeds, good as well as bad.” 50

G. In the seventh Tradition, the Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) said: “One night, my Ummah was presented before me at my Hujrah and I know each of them as clearly as anyone knows his colleague.” 51

At one place in the Holy Quran, it is said: “Does he possess the Knowledge of the Unseen that he sees the dead?” 52 It is understood from this verse that only such a person possesses I’lm-i-Ghayb as is capable of seeing things beyond normal reach in terms of time and space. At various places in the Holy Quran, the transcendental power of witnessing things by the Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) has been described. 53 The truth is that when a Chosen Friend of Allah has seen Allah, nothing remains hidden from him. The Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) said, “I saw Allah the Almighty. He placed His Hand on my back. I felt the coolness in my breast. Within an instance everything became visible clear before me and I recognised everyone.” 54

32. Surah Hud: Verse 49

33. Surah Yusuf: Verse 102

34. Surah Takweer: Verse 24

35. Surah Nahl: Verse 89

36. Surah Yusuf: 111

37. Surah An’am: Verse 38

38. Surah Maida: Verse 15

39. Surah Nam’l: Verse 75

40. Surah An’am: Verse 59

41. Surah Fatah: Verse 8

42. Surah Nisa: Verse 41

43. Surah Muzammil: Verse 15

44. Surah Nahl: Verse 89

45. Muslim Shareef, vol.2, p. 116

46. Ibn-i-Majah, pp. 20, 208

47. Muslim Shareef, vol.2, p. 180

48. Miskhat Shareef, p. 19

49. Bukhari Shareef, vol.3, p. 855

50. Muslim Shareef, vol. 1, p. 207; Musnad-i-Ahmad; Ibn-e-Maja

51. Ref: Anba al-Mustafa, p. 19; ref: Tibrani

52. Surah Najam, Verse 35

53. Surahs Mujadilah: Verse 7; Surah Ibrahim: Verse 19; SurahBaqarah: Verses 243 & 258; Surah Nur: 41; Surah Feel.

54. Tirmizi Shareef; Miskhat Shareef, Karachi, p. 72

7. THE PROPHET (SALLAL LAAHU ALAIHI WASALLAM) ALSO DISTRIBUTEDPORTIONS OF HIS I’LM-I-GHAYB TO HIS SERVANTS

So far we have been discussing the vast expanse and depth of the Holy Prophet’s (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) knowledge and meditative understanding of the cosmic forces operating in the universe together with the super human forces operating in the universe with super human visual insight of the Unseen as a special gift from the Divine Grace, transcending and surpassing human intellect, unmatched in the entire history of mankind.
We are apt to feel and think if the Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) kept the whole repository of these God-gifted treasures, of the knowledge, particularly relating to the Unseen confined to himself alone or he also, as charitable gesture, passed on some part of it to his devotees who were eager and capable to receive and preserve the rare and priceless beneficence from Almighty Allah.

It is learnt from different Traditions of the Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) that he not only favoured his devotees and admirers with this rare and Divine gift, but did so in a greater and open-hearted manner, taught them how communion with Divinity may be maintained and carried forward as the intellect advances and progresses in the realm or history. This is an expression of Divine Dispensation of charity among the fellow beings, the humanity at large for whose benefit the vast universe has been created.

A. This is what the well-known and famous devoted Companion of the Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) Abu Zarr Ghaffari (radi Allahu anhu) has to say in this respect, “The Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) did not leave this material world without telling us in effect that there is not a single birdflying in the atmosphere about which he left anything unsaid.” 55

B. Another companion, Hazrat Huzaifa (radi Allahu anhu) reports, “Only the Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) stood amongst us (to deliver a sermon) and disclosed before us every detail of events that were to take place that moment onward till the Day of Judgement; he left nothing. Anyone who could retain in his memory remembered it; and the one who forgot it, could not revive it afterwards.” 56

C. It is reported in the Tradition: “The Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) did not leave the world without telling the description of every disrupter (creating disturbance on earth) till the coming of the Day of Resurrection; everything, i.e. his name, his father’s name and the name of the tribe or clan to which he belonged.” 57

D. The Battle of Badr took place on the 17th of Ramadaan. Before the fighting (Jihad) started, the Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) went over the field and disclosed the identity of the enemies of Islam and indicated by placing his hand at different spots and telling “here so and so will be slain.” When the battle was over, it was discovered that each and every person about whom the Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) had indicated, was found at the very spot lying dead, neither inch more or less. 58

E. There is a lengthy Tradition (Hadith) of the Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) which is an eye-opener for any sceptic who entertained misgivings about the truth of the Holy Prophet’s (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) Knowledge of the Unseen. It is reported by Hazrat Anas bin Malik (radi Allahu anhu), who says: “After the decline of the sun (noon) the Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) came out of his Hujrah, and led the Zohr Prayer. After completing the prayer the Holy Prophet mounted the pulpit and delivered the sermon about the Day of Judgement and the big events that will take place before the advent of the Day. Then addressing the companions he asked them if any one of them had any question to ask from him. He proceeded, ‘I swear in the name of Allah, there is nothing that you would ask me and I will not answer it (no query, whatever its nature shall remain unanswered), so long as I am here.'” Hazrat Anas (radi Allahu anhu) reports that on hearing this the companions burst in tears, (for it forbode the grave tidings of his leaving the world). But the Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) continued, saying again and again: “Ask me. Ask me (as none after me will tell you).” 59

The following verse of the Holy Quran bears testimony to his truth: “The Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) does not withhold grudgingly a Knowledge of the Unseen.” 60 It amounted to saying, “whatever you ask will be answered and whatever you will require, shall be granted.”

The insistence of the Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) on oath in the Name of Allah and urging the audience again and again to ask and enquire about anything indicates beyond a shadow of doubt that by the Grace of Almighty Allah, the Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) was endowed with the Knowledge of the Unseen and was extremely generous to satisfy every enquirer in his quest for knowledge including the Unseen.

An Arab Scholar, Shaikh Ahmad bin Muhammad Al-Siddique Al-Ghamari Al-Hasani has written a very learned book entitled “Motabiqa al-Ikhtia’at al-Asriya.” (Mufti Ahmad Mian Barkati has translated this book in Urdu with the title “Islam aur Asri Eijadaat” printed and published at Lahore in 1980). In this book the learned scholar has collected forebodings of the Unseen, which the Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) has disclosed on various ocassions. One is explicably amazed and wonderstruck while going through these details how gracefully the Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) was honoured by Allah the Almighty about even the minutest details of the Unseen. It appears that the past, the present and the future lay clear before the Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) like a mirror. Why this should not be so! because the Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) has himself said: “The keys of the Unseen were brought before me and placed over my hand.” 61

Thus the Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) was made the key Bearer (Owner) of the treasures of the earth, 62 because one who possesses the keys, enjoys the right of possession too. This however does not mean that Allah the Almighty has divested himself of the Divine Powers of the Unseen. On the contrary, it indicates the Absolute Authority and Power of Allah even to bestow any one of His Choice anything as He pleases. It also demonstrates how much Allah has favoured and honoured the Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam)! These are, in fact, the keys with which the hidden meanings and interpretations of the Holy Quranic treasures are opened. The Holy Quran as the Divine Book, we all see and recite, but whatever the Prophetic Vision observes behind the contents of words and letters we cannot even imagine and visualize with our limited blurred vision of intellect.

I might refer to but one verse of the Quran: “Against them make ready your strength to the utmost of your power, including steeds of war, to strike terror into (the hearts of) the enemies of Allah.” 63

In this verse the word “power” seems to denote nothing in particular, i.e. weapon or means to subdue the enemy, but when the Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) lifts the veil from the word “power” then the human wisdom simply gets perplexed to the extreme, as the real significance, as expressed and stressed by the Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) is definitely beyond the reach of human intellect. Expressing the real significance of the word “power”, he said: “Beware this power is Rami! Beware this power is Rami! Beware this power is Rami!” 64

In the Arabic language, the word “Rami” means to throw or strike. One of the important ritual observance during the course of hajj, is to throw small stones at the Satan which ritual is known as “Rami.” In this Hadith (Tradition) the Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) meant all such weapons which demand throwing or hurting from a distance at the enemy. The simplest form of this “throw” is by the hands with as much power as one is capable of, and this power is in the hands of those nations in possession of those weapons, especially firing cannon shells, hurting missiles, rockets or even bombs of any description. All these weapons are thrown at the enemies from a distance and these are the secrets of “power.” If you refer to Ahadith (Traditions) you will discover an ocean of the Knowledge of the Unseen spring up from its bottom.

55. Anba al-Mustafa, p. 8 ref: Musnad-i-Ahmad and Tabaqat-i-Ibn-i-Sa’ad

56. Anba al-Mustafa, p. 7 ref: Bukhari, Muslim and Musnad-i-Ahmad

57. Miskhat Shareef, Bab al-Fitan

58. Muslim Shareef, Kitab al-Jihad, vol. 2

59. Bukhari Shareef, Kitab al-E’tisaam, vol. 3, p. 855

60. Surah Takweer: Verse 24

61. Bukhari Shareef, p. 848 and Muslim Shareef, vol. 2, p. 116

62. Bukhari and Muslim Shareef

63. Surah Anfal: Verse 60

64. Muslim Shareef, vol. 2, p. 143

8. CONCLUSIVE FACTS CONCERNING I’LM-I-GHAYB

From what has been discussed with apparent justification and presentable conviction, the following broad basic realities about the Knowledge of the Unseen must be borne in mind to avoid any pitfalls from any biased and intense quarters in this behalf.

A. This first thing to be noted in this connection is that the “Unseen” is a reality, concrete and irrefutable.

B. That the “I’lm-i-Ghayb” or the “Knowledge of the Unseen” belongs exclusively to Allah the Almighty as His Exclusive Divine Prerogative, none having any share in it, or any power to controvert and refute His Exclusive Domain. His knowledge is total.

C. Allah the Almighty bestows this Knowledge of the Unseen (I’lm-i-Ghayb) to his chosen servants.

D. Allah the Almighty has granted this Knowledge of the Unseen to the Apostles and Prophets.

E. Allah the Almighty has granted this Knowledge of the Unseen to the Holy Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam).

F. The Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) bestowed this Knowledge of the Unseen (I’lm-i-Ghayb) to his companions who in turn passed this knowledge to the qualified persons who were entrusted with the mission to propagate the Religion of Allah to succeeding generations.

No doubt, the great poet philosopher of Islam, Allama Iqbal, has aptly summed up the illustrious personality of the Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) in one of his beautiful couplets:

“Lauh bhi tu, Qalam bhi tu, tera wajud Al-KitabGhumbad-e-Abgina rang tere muheet mein habab”

“You are O Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) theScroll (of human destiny), you are the pen of Divine(with powers) to scribe and delineate the affairs of the universe, you are the personification of the Book of Allah.This vast glassy canopy (the sky) is not more than a bubblein the vast ocean of your August Knowledge.”

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