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 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
Surah al Fatiha #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 Dawood 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 Quran?' 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 Quran is a pontiff'.
[Hakim 1/564; Dhahabi & Al-Albaani in Al-Silsila As-Sahiba 5/385]
The Prophet said, 'The mother of the Quran are the seven oft repeated
The Prophet said, 'In the Fatiha of the Quran, there is a cure for all
Surah al Baqara #2
The Prophet said, 'The Quran and those who committed themselves to it will
be presented on the day of judgement, preceded by Surah al-Baqara and Surah
The Prophet said, 'Learn how to recite Surah al-Baqara for there is a
blessing in it, and there is sorrow for abandoning it, and it is unbearable
for the idle' and that 'al-Baqara 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-Baqara in your dwellings and do not keep
them as tombs. He also said that whoever recited Surah al Baqara 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-Baqara 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 Baqara came down from under the Throne'
The Prophet said, 'Al Baqara is the top (or pinnacle) of the Quran. 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
The Prophet said, 'Whoever recites 4 verses from the first part of Surah al
Baqara, the verse of the Throne, two verses after the verse of the Throne
and three verses from the last part of Surah al Baqara, 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 said, 'Whoever recited ten verses from al-Baqara 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 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, '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 Anam #6
The Prophet said, 'This Surah was seen off by as many angels as could block
[Hakim, Dhahabi & Baihaqi]
The Prophet said, 'The Quran was revealed in one fifth part, whoever
memorised it in one fifth parts would not forget it. Except for Surah al
Anam, 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 Mecca. 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
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 Quran'.
Surah al Muminun #23
Ibn Masud recited (Surah al Muminun 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 lie smy soul, Were a believing man to recite it over a mountain,
it would have melted'.
[Fath al Qadir 3/502]
Surah as Sajdah #32
The Prophet would not sleep until he recited Surah as Sajdah.
[Tirmidhi 5/165; Hakim 2/412 & Dhahabi in Sahih al Jamiea (22/789)]
Surah Yasin #36
The Prophet 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 Quran ten times.'
[Maqal, Tirmidhi 2812/A & Dhahabi]
Surah ad Dukhan #44
Ibn Masud said, 'The 'ha-meems' are the embeleshment of the Quran'
[Hakim, Dhahabi, Ibn Al Mundhir & Baihaqi]
The 'ha-meems' refer to the seven Surahs which have ha-meem at the start.
Surah al Fath #48
The Prophet said, 'A Surah of the Quran was revealed to me tonight, indeed
it is the dearest Surah to my heart, than anything under the sun'. Then the
Porphet 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
[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-Tagabon
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 Quran 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
The Prophet said, 'Surah al Mulk is the protector from the torment of the
[Sahihul Jamiea 1/680, Hakim 2/498 & Nasai]
Surah al Zilzilah #99
The Prophet said, 'Whoever recited Surah Zilzilah would get the reward of
reciting half the Quran. Whoever recited surah al Kafiroon would get a
reward as if reading a quarter of the Quran. Whoever recited Surah al Ikhlas
would get a reward a sif reading one third of the Quran'.
Surah Aadiyat #100
The Prophet said, 'Whoever recietes Aadiyat his reqard equals one half of
[Hakim 1/566 & Tirmidhi 2894]
Surah al Hakumut ta kathur #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 Kafiroon #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 Dawood 4396 & Hakim 1/565]
Surah al Ikhlas #112
A man said to the Prophet, 'I really love this surah'. The Porphet 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 Quran!'
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.
[Ref: The Excellence of the chapters and verses of the Quran by Mohammad
Abdul Bashir Rafiuddeen, translated by Mohammad Sani Adams and Abdur Rahman
Hayat. Revised by Dr. Ba-Joudah Umm ul Qura Uni, Mecca and Dr. Rahim, Madina
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