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من قرأ الآيتين من آخر سورة البقرة في ليلة كفتاه


“Whoever recites the last two verses from Soorat al-Baqarah [2:285-6] at night, they will suffice him (1).” (2)


 Easy task and great reward, subhaanallaah!


What will they suffice YOU from?  Read reference #1.


(1) Ibn Qayyim (rahimahullaah) said: The correct (opinion is that) they will suffice (protect) him from the evil of that which will cause him harm. [al-Waabil as-Sayyib, p. 205]

An-Nawawee (rahimahullaah) said regarding the meaning of ‘they will suffice him’: “It has been said to mean: they will suffice him from Qiyaam al-Layl (night prayer) [*refer to EN below], protect him from the Shaytaan, protect him from the aafaat (diseases), and it’s possible (that it means) from all of them.” [Saheeh Muslim with Explanation of an-Nawawee]

The author of Fath al-Haqq al-Mubeen said: “(Sh. Abdul-Azeez Ibn Baaz -rahimahullaah- said:) and the meaning – and Allaah knows best – is that it suffices (protect) him from every harm.” [Fath al-Haqq al-Mubeen, p. 51, quoted from a treatise regarding the ruling of magic and sorcery]


(2) The hadeeth is Muttafaqun ‘alayhi (i.e. agreed upon by Bukhaaree and Muslim) and has been narrated by Ibn Mas’ood (radiyallaahu anhu).  In Bukhaaree, it can be found in Kitaab al-Maghaazee (12) #4008, and Kitaab Fadaa’il al-Qur’aan #5009.  In Muslim, it can be found in Kitaab Salaatul Musaafireen (43) #807 and 808.


*EN – Clarification: The word ‘suffice’ in ‘suffice him from Qiyaam al-Layl’ doesn’t imply ‘protection’ like it does when mentioned with the Shaytaan/diseases/harm etc. Here, suffice means that it gives him reward that would ‘suffice’. Al-Manaawee mentioned in Faydh al-Qadeer “…they will suffice him from Qiyaam in that night whilst reciting the whole Qur’aan…” “…or suffice him, because of the reward he gains as a result of reciting them, from seeking anything else.” This of course should NOT be an encouragement to recite the two verses and abandon Qiyaam al-Layl! Why?

Point of Benefit: There are things that have a reward similar to other actions, but they cannot be used as a replacement for them. An example of that: The Prophet (sallallaahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “Whoever says Laa ilaaha ill-Allaah wahdahu laa shareeka lah, lahu’l-mulk wa lahu’l-hamd wa huwa ‘ala kulli shay’in qadeer one hundred times in a day will have (a reward) equivalent to freeing ten slaves, one hundred hasanaat (good deeds) will be recorded for him and one hundred sayi’aat (bad deeds) will be erased from him, and he will be protected from the Shaytaan for that day until evening comes. No one can do anything better than what he has done except one who does more than that. Whoever says Subhaan Allaah wa bi hamdihi (Glory and praise be to Allaah) one hundred times in a day, his sins will be erased even if they were like the foam of the sea.” [Bukhari and Muslim] Just because the reward for saying the above statement is equivalent to “freeing ten slaves” doesn’t mean that saying it will suffice one from freeing an actual slave as a kaffaarah (expiation) for killing a believing soul by mistake or for having relation with one’s spouse during fasting hours in Ramadaan. Wallaahu A’lam.



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Soorat al-Kahf


“من قرأ سورة ( الكهف ) في يوم الجمعة أضاء له من النور ما بين الجمعتين”


“Whoever reads Soorat al-Kahf on the day of Jumu’ah,
will have a light that will shine in between the two Fridays (i.e. from one Friday to the next).”



To hear LISTEN to Soorat al-Kahf (*), click below:


Narrated by al-Haakim, 2/399; al-Bayhaqi, 3/249. Ibn Hajar said in Takhreej al-Adhkaar that this is a hasan hadeeth, and he said, this is the strongest report that has been narrated concerning reading Soorat al-Kahf. See: Fayd al-Qadeer, 6/198. It was classed as saheeh by Shaykh al-Albaani (rahimahullaah) in Saheeh al-Jaami’ #6470, and in Saheeh at-Targheeb #736.


(*) Recitor: سعود الشريم

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Narrated Mu’aath ibn Anas (radiyallaahu ‘anhu) the Prophet (sallaahu alaihi wa sallaam) said:

“Whoever recites “Qul huwallaahu ahad“(1) ten times, Allaah will build for him a house in Paradise.”(2)



(1)  This means to recite the entire Soorah (i.e. Soorat al-Ikhlaas, #112 with all 4 verses), not just repeat that one verse, wallaahu ‘alam, as has been clarified through other narrations (see an example in the note below).

(2)  The hadeeth is graded Saheeh by Sh. al-Albaanee (rahimahullaah) in Saheeh al-Jaami’ al-Sagheer, #6472.

Note:  In another narration with a saheeh isnaad (as reported by Sh. al-Albaanee rahimahullaah in as-Silsilah as-Saheehah #2/136):  Whoever recites “Qul huwa Allaahu ahad” until he finishes it (the soorah) ten times, Allaah will build for him a palace in Paradise; whoever recites it twenty times, two palaces will be built for him; and whoever recites it thirty times, three palaces will be built for him.

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