The Holy Qur’an is the word of Allah (SWT), and it is not created. Every alphabet in the Holy Qur’an is precisely from Allah (SWT), and the mode of the revelation of the Holy Qur’an to the Prophet (SAW) is widely known to Muslims. Allah (SWT) said in many verses that the Qur’an was revealed to the prophet (SAW) through Angel Jibril.
Every verse in the Holy Qur’an is essential, and every Muslim must believe that no single alphabet in the Holy Qur’an is unnecessary. The Qur’an has 114 Surah’s, while each Surah has a different number of verses. The Surah with the highest number of verses is Surat Al-Baqaroh, which has 286 verses. Also, Surah’s with the least number of verses are Surat Al-kawthar and Surat Al-A’sr, with three verses each.
However, despite the benefits of the entire Surah’s of the Qur’an, some Surah’s have specific benefits attached to them. No one infers these benefits, but they are benefits shown in various Ahaadith of the prophet (SAW). Among the Surah’s that have specific benefits attached to them are Surat Al-Baqorah and Surat Al-Imran. Moreover, the importance of Surat Al-Faatiha to the validity of every Solat is not a strange thing to Muslims.
Ibn ‘Abbas (May Allah be pleased with them) reported:
While Jibril was sitting with the Messenger of Allah (SAW), he heard a sound above him. He lifted his head and said: “This is a gate which has been opened in heaven today. It was never opened before.” Then an angel descended through it; he said: “This is an angel who has come down to earth. He never came down before.” He sent greetings and said: “Rejoice with two lights given to you. Such lights were not given to any Prophet before you. These (lights) are Fatihah-til-Kitab (Surat Al-Fatihah), and the concluding Ayat of Surat Al-Baqarah. You will never recite a word from them without being given the blessings it contains.”
The above Hadith highlights that Surat Al-Fatiha is a light, and it contains a lot of blessings. Allah (SWT) said he has a portion of the Surah while his slave also has the remaining portion of Surat Al-Fatiha. Also, one will get more blessings by reciting the last two verses of Surat Al-Baqarah.
An-Nawwas bin Sam’an (May Allah be pleased with him) reported:
I heard the Messenger of Allah (SAW) saying, “The Qur’an and its people who applied it, will be brought on the Day of Resurrection preceded with Surat Al-Baqarah and Surat Al-‘Imran arguing on behalf of those who applied them.”
The Hadith shows that the Qur’an will intercede for people who used to learn, memorize and work with the Holy book. At the same time, these two Surah’s will mediate for the people who recite them to incorporate them in their affairs.
Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) reported:
I heard the Messenger of Allah (SAW) saying: “Do not turn your houses into graveyards. Satan runs away from the house in which Surat Al-Baqarah is recited.”
Abu Mas’ud Al-Badri (May Allah be pleased with him) reported:
I heard the Prophet (SAW) saying, “He who recites the two Ayat at the end of Surat Al-Baqarah at night, they will suffice him.”
These hadiths show the additional benefits entailed in Surat Al-Baqarah, which also contains the great Aayat Al-Kursiy. The usefulness of Aayat Al-Kursiy as a means of asking for Allah’s protection is known in the Hadith of Abu Hurairah when Shaytaan came to steal from his house. The recitation of the last two verses of Surat Al-Baqarah also serves as protection to the reciter over the night.
If you want to ask for Allah’s protection, and you want to chase shaytan away for your abode make sure that you recite Surat Al-Baqarah regularly. Besides, if you want to have more deeds that will intercede on your behalf on the day of judgment, ensure that you recite Surat Al-Baqarah and Surat Al-Imran regularly. I ask Allah to make us among those people that will benefit from these two Surah’s.
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