The Virtues of Sūrat Al-Baqarah
In his Musnad, Ad-Dārimi recorded that Ibn Mas’ūd said, “Shayṭān 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 Shayṭān 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 Shayṭān 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
1 Al-Ḥākim 2:260.
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.