01-12-2006, 11:43 AM
The Prophet said that it is one of the names of Allah the distance between it and Allah's greatest name, is but like the distance between the black and white of the eye seen from a close angle.
[Hakim & Dhahabi in The Book of Excellence of the Quran 1/552]
Ibn Abbas RA said, concerning 'Bismillah', Allah evolved it for you, and never had He evolved it unto any community before you.
[Hakim in Al-Mustadrak & Dhahabi in 'The Book of Excellence of the Quran 1/551]
Surah al Fatihah (1)
A man came to the Prophet , embraced Islam then returned to his people. On his way there were a group of men who had with them a mad man in iron manacles. The group said, that they heard that the travelers friend (i.e. Prophet Muhammad) had something good with him and so he exorcised the mad man with Surah al Fatiha, and he was cured.
As reward they gave the traveler 100 sheep. He then returned to the Prophet and narrated the story. The Prophet asked if he did anything other than recite al-Fatiha, he said no. So the Prophet said that while these people make their livelihoods out of false incantations (i.e. worshipping false idols) the traveler earned the 100 sheep through something lawful; so he could keep the sheep.
[Abu Dawud 3398/a]
Once the Prophet 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 lilahi rabil alameen' (Praise be to Allah, Lord of the Worlds).
[Hakim 1/560; Dhahabi & Al-Albaani in 'The authentic series' 3/485]
The Prophet said, 'Whoever mastered the first seven (chapters or verses) from the Qur'an is a pontiff'.
[Hakim 1/564; Dhahabi]
The Prophet said, 'The mother of the Qur'an are the seven oft repeated verses'
The Prophet said, 'In the Fatiha of the Qur'an, there is a cure for all maladies(illnesses)'
Surah al Baqarah (2)
The Prophet said, 'The Qur'an and those who committed themselves to it will be presented on the Day of judgement, preceded by Surah al-Baqarah and Surah al Imran.
The Prophet 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 their learner on the day of Judgement, as if there were two large clouds or two flocks of birds'.
[Ahmad 21872 & Buraida al-Aslami Muslim 1/553]
The Prophet said, 'Recite Surah al Baqarah in your dwellings and do not keep them as tombs. He also said that whoever recited Surah al Baqarah at night would be crowned with a crown of paradise.'
[Baihaqi in Al-Shuaib]
The Prophet said, 'Do not make your house as tombs, for satan averts a dwelling wherein Surah al Baqarah is recited'
The Prophet was asked, 'Which part of the Quran is the best?'. He replied, 'The Surah in which the cow is mentioned'. He was then asked 'Which part of that Surah?'. He replied, 'The verse of the Throne and the last pasrt of Surah al Baqarah came down from under the Throne'
The Prophet said, 'Al Baqara is the top (or pinnacle) of the Qur'an. Eighty angels came down with each one of it's verses and extracted the verse of the throne from under the throne, and it was joined to the other verses'
The Prophet said, 'Whoever recited the Verse of the Throne at the end of each obligatory prayer, nothing could prevent him from going to paradise except death'
The Prophet said, 'Whoever recites 4 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 consciousness'
[Darimi 3249/A in the Book of Excellence of the Quran; an-Nasai in the Deeds during the Day and Night]; Ibn Hibban & Tabrani]
Abdullah ibn Masud (radiAllahu anhu) said, 'Whoever recited ten verses from al-Baqarah in the night, Satan shall not have access to that house, during the night till he wakes 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 ibn Masud (radiAllahu anhu) 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'
The Prophet said, 'Allah's most Magnificent name, which when used to implore Him, He responds, is found in three Surahs. Al Baqara, Al Imran and Taha'
[Hakim & Ibn Majah 3856]
The Prophet said to Muadh (radiAllahu anhu), 'Should I not teack you a supplication which, when used to implore Allah, Allah shall pay your debt, even it be a shuge as Mount Uhud? He then mentioned them (i.e. Surah al Imran verse 26 & 27)'
[Tabarani in Al Saghir 1/330]
Surah al An'am (6)
The Prophet said, 'This Surah was seen off by as many angels as could block the horizon'
[Hakim, Dhahabi & Baihaqi]
The Prophet said, 'The Qur'an was revealed in one fifth part, whoever memorised it in one fifth parts would not forget it. Except for Surah al An'am, which was revelaed in it's entirity, seen off by seventy angels from each hevaen until they delivered it to the Prophet. Never has it been recited over a sick person, without Allah granting him a cure'
[Baihaqi & Khatib]
Surah Yusuf (12)
The Prophet said, 'Teach your relative sthe recitation of Surah Yusuf, for, any Muslim who recites it or teaches it to his family and slaves, 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 Surah al Kahf in the same manner in which it was revealed, it will serve for him as a light on the Day of Judgement, from his domicile to Makkah. And whoever recited the last ten verses, and it happens that the Dajjal should appear after that, Dajjal will not be empowered over him'.
[Hakim 1/564 & Dhahabi]
The Prophet said, 'Whoever recited Surah al Kahf on a Friday, Allah will kindle for him abundant light to illuminate the period between the two Fridays (the Friday on which the recitation was made and the next Friday)'
[Hakim 2/367, however Baihaqi disagreed with it's authenticity in Sahih Al Jami 2/1104]
Bara bin Azib said, 'While aman was reciting surah al Kahf, the man saw his beast running away. When he looked up in it's direction he saw something like a cloud, and the man came and narrated the story to the Prophet who said, that it was tranquility and it came down with the Qur'an'.
Surah al Mu'minun (23)
Ibn Masud RA recited (Surah al Mu'minun from verse 115 to 118) in the ear of an afflicted person and the man was cured. The Prophet said, 'What did you reicte in his ear?'. Ibn Masud told him, and the Prophet said, 'By He in Whose hand lies my soul, Were a believing man to recite it over a mountain, it would have melted'.
[Fath al Qadir 3/502]
Surah as Sajdah (32)
The Prophet would not sleep until he recited Surah as Sajdah.
[Tirmidhi 5/165; Hakim 2/412 & Dhahabi in Sahih al Jamiea (22/789)]
Khalid ibn Ma'dan (radiAllahu anhu) said, "Recite the Deliverer, which is Alif Laam Tanzeel, for I have heard that a man who had committed many sins used to recite it and nothing else. It spread its wing over him and said, ‘O’ My Lord, forgive him, for he often used to recite me.’ So the Lord Most High made it an intercessor for him and said, ‘Record for him a good deed and raise him a degree in place of every sin."
Khalid (radiAllahu anhu) also said, "It will dispute on behalf of the one who recites it when he is in his grave saying, ‘O’ Allah, if I am part of Thy Book, make me an intercessor for him. But if I am not a part of Thy Book, blot me out of it.’ It will be like a bird putting its wing on him, it will intercede for him and will protect him from the punishment in the grave." He said the same about Tabaarakalladhi (Surah Mulk).
Khalid (radiAllahu anhu) did not go to sleep at night till he had recited them. Taus said that they were given sixty virtues more than any other Surah in the Holy Qur'an.
Surah Yasin (36)
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]
The Prophet said, 'Whoever recited Surah Yasin would seem (in terms of reward) as if he had recited the Qur'an ten times.'
[Maqal, Tirmidhi 2812/A & Dhahabi]
Surah ad Dukhan (44)
Ibn Masud (radiAllahu anhu) said, 'The 'ha-meems' are the embeleshment of the Quran
[Hakim, Dhahabi, Ibn Al Mundhir & Baihaqi]
The 'ha-meems' refer to the seven Surahs which have ha-meem at the start.
Surah al Fath (48)
The Prophet said, 'A Surah of the Qur'an was revealed to me tonight, indeed it is the dearest Surah to my heart, than anything under the sun'. Then the Prophet recited Surah al Fath verses 1-5.
Surah ar Rahman (55)
The Prophet went to the companions and recited Surah ar Rahman but they were all quiet. He told them that he went to the jinn and recited it to them and they were responsive. And when he would recite the verses 'And which of the favours of the Lord will you deny' the jinn would respond 'There is nothing among your bounties that we can deny, all praise belong to Allah'
[Tirmidhi, Ibn al Mundhir, Al Adhama & Hakim 2/474]
The Prophet said, 'Everything has a bride, and the bride of the Quran is Surah ar Rahman'
[Baihaqi in Shuab al Eiman]
Surah al Waqiah (56)
The Prophet said, 'Whoever recites surah al Waqiah at night would never encounter poverty' [Ibn Sunni 620]
The Prophet said, 'Surah al Waqiah is the Surah of Wealth, so recite it and teach it to your children'
Surah al Hadid (57)
The Prophet used to recite Surahs of Glorification before returing and he said that there is a verse in them which is better than a thousand verses.
NB These Surahs are: Al-Hadid, Al-Hashr, As-Saf, Al-Juma and At-Tagabun
Surah al Hashr (59)
The Prophet said, 'Whoever when he wakes in the morning says 'I seek refuge with Allah against the accursed satan' and then recited three verses from the last part of Surah al Hashr, will be assigned seventy thousand angels to pray for him until the evening, and should he die that day, he would have died a martyr'
[Ibn Ahmad, Darimi, Tirmidhi 5/182]
Surah al Mulk (67)
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 in Al-Awsat & Ibn Mardawaith]
The Prophet said, 'Surah al Mulk is the protector from the torment of the grave'
[Sahihul Jamiea 1/680, Hakim 2/498 & Nasai]
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]
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)."
Surah al Zilzilah (99)
The Prophet said, 'Whoever recited Surah Zilzilah would get the reward of reciting half the Qur'an. Whoever recited surah al Kaafiroon would get a reward as if reading a quarter of the Qur'an. Whoever recited Surah al Ikhlas would get a reward as if reading one third of the Qur'an'.
An old man, saying that his heart had difficulty in remembering, and tongue his sluggish asked the Prophet (salAllahu alayhi wasalam); "Teach me the reading of a comprehensive surah."
So Prophet (salAllahu alayhi wasalam) taught him to recite Idha dul dilatil ardhu dhildalaha up to the end. The man said, "I swear by Him who has sent you with the truth that I shall never recite more than that."
Surah Aadiyat (100)
The Prophet said, 'Whoever recietes Aadiyat his reqard equals one half of the Qur'an'
[Hakim 1/566 & Tirmidhi 2894]
Surah at Takathur (102)
The Prophet said, 'Whoever recited one thousand verses in one night would meet Allah with a smile on his face'. Someone said, 'O Apostle, who can recite a thousand verses?'. The Prophet then recited Surah and then said, 'By He in Whose hand my soul is, it is equal to a thousand verses'
[Al Khatib in Al Muttafaq wal Muftaraq & Dailami in Fath al Qadir 5/487]
Surah al Kafirun (109)
The Prophet said, 'Recite surah al Kafiroon and then go to sleep after coming to its end, for it is a clearance from shirk'
[Abu Dawud 4396 & Hakim 1/565]
Surah al Ikhlas (112)
A man said to the Prophet , 'I really love this surah'. The Prophet replied, 'And your love for it will enable you to enter paradise'
The Prophet said, 'By Him in Whose hand my soul is, it is equal to one third of the Qur'an!'
Anas (radiAllahu anhu) reported the Holy Prophet (salAllahu alayhi wasalam) as saying, "If anyone recites two hundred times daily, Qul huwallahu ahad the sins of fifty years will be wiped out, unless he is in debt."
[at-Tirmidhi and Darami].
The latter version has ‘fifty times’ and he did not mention ‘unless he is in debt’
Surah al Falaq (113)
The Prophet said, 'O Uqba, learn to recite Surah al Falaq, for you would never recite a surah more cherished by Allah and more profound in His sight that this surah'
[Durais, Ibn al Anbari, Hakim, Dhahabi & Ibn Mardawaih]
The Prophet used to seek refuge from the jinn as well as from the evil eye until Surah al Falaq and An Naas were revealed. Afterwhich he would recite these two for those purposes.
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