There are 144 Surahs of 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 which carry special significance to be recited and memorized according to the Sunnah of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and the practice of pious companions of Muhammad (PBUH). These are:


Surah Al-Fatiha


Surah Al-Fatiha is an opening Surah, 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 status of Ibadah (worship).
• Surah Al-Kahf is another Surah of 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 insurgency of Dajjal.


Surah Yaseen


Surah Yaseen is regarded as the heart of Quran as Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) said, everything has a heart and the heart of 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, it 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 recited for the deliverance of a deceased. Also, these Surahs are recited before sleeping inviting Allah’s especial protection.


Reciting Surah Ikhlas would provide a person with an angel who would protect him from calamities. It comprises basic ingredients of faith and oneness of Allah. Reciting Surah Ikhlas once would give reward of reciting one-third of Quran. Recitation and memorization of Surah Nas shield a person against Satin, Jinns and magic.


Surah Rahman


Surah Rahman is regarded as a beauty of Quran and its recitation and memorization cures a person from 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. It reminds a man how merciful Allah is. It 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 catastrophes.


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 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 were revealed to the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). Thus, being a Muslim, it is highly imperative and rewarding to memorize these Surahs of Quran.