Sunday, November 13, 2011

The Virtues of Sūrat Al-Baqarah


The Virtues of Sūrat Al-Baqarah

In his Musnad, Ad-Dārimi recorded that Ibn Mas’ūd said, “Shayān departs the house where Sūrat Al-Baqarah is being recited, and as he leaves, he passes gas.” Ad-Dārimi also recorded that Ash-Sha’bi said that ‘Abdullāh bin Mas’ūd said, “Whoever recites ten Ayāt from Sūrat Al-Baqarah in a night, then Shayān will not enter house at night. (These ten Ayāt are) four from the beginning, Ayāt Al-Kursi (255), the following two Ayāt (256-257) and the last three Ayāt.”

In another narration, Ibn Mas’ud said, “Then Shayān will not come near him or his family, nor will he be touched by anything that he dislikes. Also, if these Ayāt were to be recited over a senile person, they would wake him up.”1

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1 Al-ākim 2:260.

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Source: Tafsīr Ibn Kathir (Abridged) vol.1|Tafsīr of Sūrat Al-Baqarah, Chapter 2, p. 96|Abridged by a group of scholars under the supervision of Shaykh Safiur-Rahman Al-Mubarakpuri, Maktaba Dar-us-Salam, 2003.