7 Surahs every Muslim should recite and memorize

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There are 114 Surahs of the Quran and each of them is full of divine injunctions and blessings. All

are important for imparting either affirmative or prohibitive lessons or bestowing countless

blessings. However, there are certain Surahs that carry special significance to be recited and

memorize according to the Sunnah of the Prophet

Muhammad (PBUH) and the practice of pious companions of Muhammad (PBUH). These are:

Surah Al-Fatiha

Surah Al-Fatiha is an opening Surah, the gateway of the Quran, and most repeatedly recited Surah.

It is the Surah to be mandatorily recited in five fardh (obligatory) prayers. This Surah praises

Almighty Allah and thus, it has the status of Ibadah (worship).

• Surah Al-Kahf is another Surah of the Quran which has very promising rewards. Prophet

Muhammad (PBUH) said that one who recites Surah Al-Kahf every Friday, his sins between two

Fridays would be forgiven, and memorizing the first ten Ayahs of this Surah would save him from

the insurgency of Dajjal.

Surah Yaseen

Surah Yaseen is regarded as the heart of the Quran as Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) said, everything

has a heart and the heart of the Quran is Surah Yaseen. According to a Hadith, reciting Surah

Yaseen for a single time would reward ten times more than that of reciting the whole Quran. This

Surah, if memorized, would never let a person go astray.

Three Qul

Three Qul comprises three Surahs of Quran starting with the word, “Qul” which means “say”. These

are Surah Ikhlas, Surah Falak, Surah Nas and Surah Kafiroon. These are the Surahs in which Allah

has addressed the people.

Collectively, these Surahs are reciting for the deliverance of a deceased. Also, these Surahs are

recited before sleeping inviting Allah’s special protection.

Reciting Surah Ikhlas would provide a person with an angel who would protect him from calamities.

It comprises basic ingredients of faith and the oneness of Allah. Reciting Surah Ikhlas once would

give a reward of reciting one-third of the Quran. Recitation and memorization of Surah Nas shield a

person against Satin, Jinns, and magic.

Surah Rahman

Surah Rahman is regarded as the beauty of the Quran and its recitation and memorization cure a

person of all various problems and diseases. It purifies the heart of a person who recites and

memorizes it from all envoys, worries, evils, and jealousies. It improves mental health as well.

reminds a man how merciful Allah is.  is the Surah which describes the various blessings of Allah

upon human beings thus, demanding his gratitude towards Allah.

Ayat ul Kursi

Ayat ul Kursi (Surah Al Baqra) comprises one of the most recited Ayahs of the Holy Quran which

have the status of verbal prayer or worship as these Ayahs praise the Mighty Allah. These Ayahs

should be read every time when a person needs Allah’s help in especial. Its protects human from


Surah al Mulk

Surah al Mulk if recited before sleeping, Allah sends an angel to protect a person from any harm. It

is the Surah which ensures a person’s forgiveness and Allah’s mercy upon him.

All the Surahs of the Quran are important, and their recitation showers solace to the perturbed souls

of mankind. These aforementioned Surahs are of especial significance because of their relevance to

a situation, human requirement, and circumstances in which these Surahs revealed to the Prophet

Muhammad (PBUH). Thus, being a Muslim, it is highly imperative and rewarding to memorize

these Surahs of the Quran.

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