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Surah al-Mujadilah (The Pleading One)
There are 22 ayaat in this Surah and it was revealed in Madinah. The Holy Prophet (S) said that the one who recites this Surah will be from among the thankful servants of Allah (S.w.T.) on the Day of Judgement. If Surah al-Mujadilah is recited near a sick person, or worn by the sick person as a talisman, he will be cured of his illness. If recited on anything that has been buried in the ground, it will remain protected until the person himself removes it.
Reciting this Surah brings a feeling of ease to a restless person. Constant recitation also protects one from thieves. Imam Ja’far as-Sadiq (a.s.) has said that recitation of this Surah keeps one safe from the evil designs of Jinn and men. If recited on dust or sand and then thrown towards the enemy, he is easily overcome.

Surah al-Hashr (The Banishment)
This Surah is ‘madani’ and it has 24 ayaat. It is narrated that whoever recites this Surah will be sent salutations from Jannah, Jahannam, the angels, the Heavens, the Earth, the trees, the birds, the sun and the moon and these will pray for the forgiveness of his sins. When he dies, he will die a martyr. If a person recites both Surah ar-Rahman and Surah al-Hashr then one angel will be assigned to protect him at all times.
If a four-rak’ah prayer is recited where after Surah al-Hamd Surah al-Hashr is recited, then whatever important work one goes to do will be successful (with the condition that it is not a sin). Drinking water in which this Surah has been dissolved is good for memory and concentration. If this Surah is recited for forty consecutive days without missing a day, it will make even the hardest task become an easy one.

Surah al-Mumtahanah (The Examined One)
This Surah was revealed in Makkah and it has 13 verses. It is narrated from Imam Ali Zainul Abideen (a.s.) that if a person recites this Surah in any of his prayers (salaat), his heart will become filled with faith and belief. On the Day of Judgement, all the believing men and women will pray for him to be forgiven by Allah (S.w.T.).
Recitation of this Surah increases the acuity of vision and protects the reciter and his children from insanity. The Holy Prophet (S) has said that angels send salutations and pray for the forgiveness of the one who recites this Surah. If he dies on that day then he will have died as a martyr. Drinking water in which this Surah has been dissolved also acts as a cure for some ailments.

Surah as-Saff (The Ranks)
This Surah has 14 ayaat and it was revealed in Madinah. It is narrated that is a person recites this Surah, as long as he remains alive, Prophet Isa (a.s.) seeks forgiveness from Allah (S.w.T.) for him and he will be from among the friends of Prophet Isa (a.s.) on the Day of Reckoning.
Imam Muhammad al-Baqir (a.s.) has said that the person who recites this Surah will be placed in the group of angels and Prophets on the Day of Judgement. If this Surah is continually recited during a dangerous journey, the reciter is protected until he reaches his destination.

Surah al-Jumu’ah (The Friday)
This is a ‘madani’ Surah and it has 11 ayaat. Imam Ja’far as-Sadiq (a.s.) has said that if this Surah is recited frequently in the mornings and evenings, the reciter is protected from the influence of Shaitan and his temptations. His sins are also forgiven.
In another narration it is said that if a person recites this Surah daily, he will be safe from every dangerous and frightening thing.

Surah al-Munafiqun (The Hypocrites)
There are 11 verses in this ‘madani’ Surah. It is narrated that Imam Ja’far as-Sadiq (a.s.) said that it is required of our followers that they recite, in their prayers on Thursday nights, Surah al-Jumu’ah and Surah al-A’ala, and on Fridays, at the time of noon prayers, Surah al-Jumu’ah and Surah al-Munafiqun. Whoever does this, it will be like he has obeyed the command of the Holy Prophet (S), and his reward will be Jannah.
The Holy Prophet (S) said that by the recitation of this Surah, a person stays free from Shirk and hypocrisy. Recitation of this Surah over a wound will heal it and over any ache will cure the ache. In fact, it is a cure for all diseases and ailments.

Surah at-Taghabun (The Loss And Gain)
This Surah has 18 ayaat and it was revealed in Madinah. It is narrated from the Holy Prophet (S) that the person who recites this Surah will be safe at the time of his death.
Imam Ja’far as-Sadiq (a.s.) has said that if a person recites this Surah in the faraa’idh (compulsory prayers) then on the Day of Judgement this Surah itself will intercede on his behalf until he is allowed to enter Jannah. It is also narrated that one who recites this Surah will be protected from the tyranny of the rulers.

Surah at-Talaq (The Divorce)
This Surah was revealed in Madinah and it has 12 verses. Imam Ja’far as-Sadiq (a.s.) has said that if Surah at-Talaq and Surah at-Tahrim are recited in the faraa’idh then the reciter will be protected by Allah (S.w.T.) from the fear of the Day of Judgement and he will enter Jannah.
In another narration it is said that the one who recites this Surah will be given the inspiration to perform Tawbatan Nasuha (the sincere repentance to Allah [s.w.t.]).

Surah at-Tahrim (The Prohibition)
This ‘madani’ Surah has 12 ayaat. It is narrated from the Holy Prophet (S) that the one who recites this Surah will be from those who always seek sincere repentance from Allah (S.w.T.). The recitation of this Surah and drinking of its water acts as a cure from many ailments and diseases.
If this Surah is recited by a person who is not getting sleep then he will be able to sleep and if recited by a person who is frightened, he will become calm. Frequent recitation also helps a person who is in debt to clear his debts.

Surah al-Mulk (The Kingdom)
This Surah was revealed in Makkah and it has 30 ayaat. It is also called Munjiyah because it saves the one who recites it from the torment of the grave. The Holy Prophet (S) likened the recitation of this Surah to the staying awake on the night of Qadr. He (S) also wished that every believer would memorize this Surah and know it by heart. He said that this Surah will remove its reciter from Hellfire and take him to Jannah.
Imam Ja’far as-Sadiq (a.s.) said that reciting this Surah at night keeps one under the protection of Allah (S.w.T.) until morning. Recitation on the night of Eid gives the reward of staying awake the whole night in worship. If recited on a person who has just died, his soul gets immediate relief. Memorizing this Surah has great reward. If memorized, this Surah acts as a protection from the torment of the grave, and it intercedes on behalf of the one who has memorized it on the Day of Judgement.

Surah al-Qalam (The Pen)
There are 52 verses in this ‘makki’ Surah. The Holy Prophet (S) has said that the one who recites this Surah will never face financial difficulties. Writing this Surah and tying it to any part of the body that is suffering from pain alleviates the pain.

Surah al-Haqqah (The Sure Calamity)
This Surah was revealed in Makkah and it has 52 verses. Imam Ja’far as-Sadiq (a.s.) has advised that this Surah should be recited often in prayers as this is a sign of faith. This Surah has praise for Imam Ali (a.s.) and insult for Mu’awiya ibn Aba Sufyan.
The Holy Prophet (S) has said that reciting this Surah makes the accounting of deeds on the Day of Reckoning easier. If this Surah is worn as a talisman by a pregnant woman, then her baby will be safe. Giving water in which this Surah has been dissolved to a child will make his memory and intellect improve. Imam Muhammad al-Baqir (a.s.) said that the one who recites this Surah will never loose his religion.

Surah al-Ma’arij (The Ways of Ascent)
This Surah has 44 ayaat and it was revealed in Makkah. It is narrated from the Holy Prophet (S) that the reward for reciting this Surah is equivalent to the total number of people who keep up prayer and safeguard the property which has been entrusted to them.
Imam Muhammad al-Baqir (a.s.) has said that the one who recites this Surah will have his sins hidden on the Day of Judgement and he will enter Jannah alongside the Holy Prophet (S). If a prisoner recites this Surah, he will secure his release. Imam Ja’far as-Sadiq (a.s.) said that if this Surah is recited before sleeping, one keeps safe from the temptations of Shaitan.

Surah Nuh
This Surah has 28 ayaat and it is ‘makki’. The Holy Prophet (S) said that those who recite this Surah will get a reward equal to the number of people who believe in Prophet Nuh (a.s.).
Imam Ja’far as-Sadiq (a.s.) said that those who believe in Allah (S.w.T.), His Prophet (S) and recite the Holy Qur’an, should never leave out Surah Nuh as they will gain a place among the favoured servants of Allah (S.w.T.) by reciting it. He will get three places in Jannah instead of one and he will be given 200 houries. Any supplications made after reciting this Surah are quickly answered. The one who recites this Surah often will not die until he sees his place in Jannah.

Surah al-Jinn
This ‘makki’ Surah has 28 ayaat. It is narrated from Imam Ja’far as-Sadiq (a.s.) that frequent recitation of this Surah is a protection from Jinn and the reciter will be in the company of the Holy Prophet (S) on the Day of Resurrection. This Surah also protects one from the evil actions of an unjust person.
Prisoners secure early release by reciting this Surah and those who recite it properly will never face poverty or starvation. Keeping this Surah in one’s possession ensures safety from the Jinn, victory in debate or confrontation, and safety of possession and wealth. Debts are also easily paid back.

Surah al-Muzammil (The Wrapped)
There are 20 ayaat in this Surah and it was revealed in Makkah. Some scholars say that it was revealed in Madinah. It is narrated from the Holy Prophet (S) that a person who recites this Surah will never face bad times. The person who recites it in the Isha or Tahajjud prayers always remains pure of heart and even dies while he is in a pure state.
Imam Ja’far as-Sadiq (a.s.) said that a person who recites this Surah properly will get a chance to meet the Holy Prophet (S) and if he prays for something from Allah (S.w.T.) he will get it. Reciting Surah al-Muzammil a hundred times on Thursday night leads to the forgiving of a hundred major sins and procures a hundred rewards. Recitation of this Surah protects one from insanity and from being a slave to people.

Surah al-Mudathir (The Clothed One)
This Surah was revealed in Makkah and it has 56 ayaat. Imam Muhammad al-Baqir (a.s.) has said that the person who recites this Surah in his compulsory prayers will attain a rank near the Holy Prophet (S) in the hereafter and will be protected from any misfortunes in this world.
If this Surah is recited daily and then a dua is made after its recitation, then the dua will be answered and the need will be fulfilled. If one makes dua that he wishes to memorize the whole Qur’an then he will not die until he has memorized it.

Surah al-Qiyamah (The Resurrection)
This Surah has 40 ayaat and it is ‘makki’. It is narrated from the Holy Prophet (S) that the person who recites this Surah will be counted from among those who believed in the Day of Judgement and his face will be shining when he is raised from his grave. It is also narrated that frequent reciters will be raised with handsome and attractive faces on the Day of Judgement.
Recitation of this Surah increases sustenance and protects the life and possessions of the reciter. He is liked by people. Surah al-Qiyamah also makes a person chaste, humble and sincere. Drinking water in which this Surah has been written keeps the heart safe from ailments.

Surah ad-Dahr (The Period)
This Surah is also called al-Insan (The Man). It was revealed in Makkah and it has 31 ayaat. It is narrated from the Holy Prophet (S.w.T.) that the reward for reciting this Surah is Jannah and its bounties.
If a person recites this Surah, especially on Thursday mornings, he will be rewarded with a hundred houries and four thousand slaves in Jannah and he will be given a place close to that of the Holy Prophet (S). Reciting it win war brings victory. Drinking water in which this Surah has been dissolved is good for those with heart problems.

Surah al-Mursalaat (The Emissaries)
This is a ‘makki’ Surah and it has 50 ayaat. The Holy Prophet (S) has said that the one who recites this Surah will not be counted from the Mushrikeen (polytheists). He will always be victorious over his enemy.
It is narrated from Imam Ja’far as-Sadiq (a.s.) that drinking this Surah after it is written, and then dissolved in water that is mixed with the water from an onion, acts as a cure from aches and pains. Keeping this Surah, written on deerskin, as a talisman, enables one to reduce the amount of time he sleeps and he will be able to stay awake for a longer time.

Surah an-Naba (The Great Event)
There are 40 verses in this ‘makki’ Surah. Imam Ja’far as-Sadiq (a.s.) has said that whoever recites this Surah everyday will be fortunate enough to visit Masjidul Haraam in the same year. The Holy Prophet (S) said that memorization of this Surah carries great reward.
If this Surah is recited with the intention of staying awake, then the reciter will not fall asleep and if it is recited before travelling then the journey will become easy. Drinking water in which this Surah has been dissolved cures stomach problems.

Surah an-Nazi’aat (Those who Pull Out)
This Surah was revealed in Makkah and it has 42 ayaat. The Holy Prophet (S) has said that the reward for reciting this Surah is ten times the number of entities in the Heavens.

Surah ‘Abasa (He Frowned)
This Surah has 42 verses and it was revealed in Makkah. It is narrated from the Holy Prophet (S) that the person who recites this Surah will come out of his grave laughing on the Day of Resurrection.
Writing this Surah as a talisman on deerskin and keeping it in one’s possession makes one successful in all his endeavours. If it is recited during a journey, then the traveller will return home safely. Whoever recites this Surah with Surah at-Takweer will be under the shade of the Holy Prophet (S) in Jannah.

Surah at-Takwir (The Covering Up)
This ‘makki’ Surah has 29 ayaat. The Holy Prophet (S) said that the person who recites this Surah will be happy on the day when the book of deeds of people will be opened. Whoever wishes that Allah (S.w.T.) should show him His Mercy on the Day of Judgement should recite this Surah.
Recitation of this Surah is especially good for the eyes. It improves vision and removes any ailments of the eyes.

Surah al-Infitaar (The Cleaving Asunder)
There are 19 ayaat in this Surah and it was revealed in Makkah. The Holy Prophet (S) said that if a person recites this Surah frequently in his prayers then on the Day of Judgement there will be no curtain between Allah (S.w.T.) and himself and when his book of deeds will be opened, Allah (S.w.T.) will protect him from humiliation.
If a prisoner writes this Surah and keeps it with him, he will be released sooner and he will be saved from any dangers. It is narrated from Imam Ja’far as-Sadiq that even if the sins of the one who recites this Surah are equal to the drops of rain, he will still be forgiven. This Surah is also good for the eyes and one should blow gently into the eyes after reciting this Surah.

Surah al-Mutaffin (The Defrauders)
This Surah was revealed in Makkah and it has 36 verses. Imam Ja’far as-Sadiq (a.s.) has said that if a person recites this Surah in his faraa’idh prayers, he will be safe from Jahannam. He will not even see it, hear it or even come close to it. His accounts for deeds will not be taken.
It is narrated from the Holy Prophet (S) that if this Surah is recited on a treasure, it will remain safe. In fact, reciting it on anything keeps it safe, even from the vermin of the Earth.

Surah al-Inshiqaq (The Bursting Asunder)
This Surah has 25 ayaat and it was revealed in Makkah. The Holy Prophet (S) has said that the one who recites this Surah will not get his book of deeds from his back on the Day of Reckoning.
If written and worn by a pregnant woman, the delivery of the baby becomes easy. However, it is important that after delivery, this Surah should be kept away from her. If this Surah is tied on any animal (eg. camels or horses) then it keeps them safe.

Surah al-Buruj (The Mansion of Stars)
This ‘makki’ Surah has 22 ayaat. It is narrated from the Holy Prophet (S) that the one who recites this Surah will be near the Prophets and Messengers on the Day of Judgement. The reward for reciting this Surah is ten times the number of people who gather on the plains of Arafah.
Reciting this Surah saves one from dangers and if recited before sleeping, one is kept under the protection of Allah (S.w.T.) for the whole night. When trying to wean a baby (stop it from breastfeeding and start eating solid foods), this Surah should be written and tied as a talisman around the baby’s neck.

Surah at-Taariq (The Night-Comer)
This Surah has 17 ayaat and it is a ‘makki’ Surah. The Holy Prophet (S) has said that the reward for reciting this Surah is equivalent to ten times the number of heavenly bodies in space.
Imam Ja’far as-Sadiq (a.s.) has narrated that if Surah at-Taariq is recited in compulsory prayers, then the reciter is honoured by Allah (S.w.T.) and will get the opportunity of being with the Prophets (a.s.). Reciting this Surah over anything keeps it safe. If recited before taking medicine, then the medicine will be a sure cure. The water in which this Surah has been dissolved should be poured gently on a wound and it will heal with the Grace of Allah (S.w.T.).

Surah al-A’ala (The Most High)
There are 19 verses in this Surah and it was revealed in Makkah. It is narrated that the reciter of this Surah will get the reward equal to ten times the number of letters in the divine books that were revealed to the Holy Prophet (S), Prophet Ibrahim (a.s.) and Prophet Musa (a.s.). It is also said that in the hereafter, he will be told to enter Jannah through whichever door he pleases.
Imam Ali (a.s.) used to recite this Surah often in his compulsory prayers. Surah al-A’ala is also good for relieving ear pains and other ailments.

Surah al-Ghashiyah (The Overwhelming Calamity)
This is a ‘makki’ Surah and it has 26 ayaat. It is narrated from the Holy Prophet (S) that the one who recites this Surah will not face difficulty in the accounting of deeds on the Day of Judgement and Allah (S.w.T.) will show Mercy to him and save him from Jahannam.
Reciting this Surah near a baby removes fright from him and stops his crying. Imam Ali (a.s.) has said that if this Surah is recited over a part of the body which is paining, the pain will go away and if recited over food items, it removes any bad effects of that food.

Surah al-Fajr (The Daybreak)
This Surah was revealed in Makkah and it has 30 ayaat. Imam Ja’far as-Sadiq (a.s.) urged believers to recite this Surah in their prayers as it is the Surah of Imam Husayn (a.s.) and the one who recites it often will be in the company of Imam Husayn (a.s.) on the Day of Judgement.
It is narrated from the Holy Prophet (S) that the one who recites this Surah, Allah (S.w.T.) will forgive his sins amounting to ten times the number of people who recite this Surah. On the Day of Reckoning he will have a shining light. If this Surah is written as a talisman and then tied to one’s back, after which he goes into his wife, then Allah (S.w.T.) will give him a child who will be a means of pride and blessings for him.

Surah al-Balad (The City)
This Surah has 10 verses and it was revealed in Makkah. the Holy Prophet (S) has said that whoever recites this Surah will be safe from the Wrath of Allah (S.w.T.) on the Day of Reckoning. Those who recite this Surah in their faraa’idh prayers, will be counted among the pious and will given a highly status in the company of the Prophets and martyrs.
Writing this Surah as a talisman and tying it around the neck of a child keeps him safe from illness. Water in which this Surah has been dissolved, if put in the nostrils, acts as a cure for nose ailments.

Surah as-Shams (The Sun)
This is a ‘makki’ Surah and has 15 ayaat. It is narrated from the Holy Prophet (S) that the reward for reciting this Surah is compared to the things upon which the sun and the moon shine.
Imam Ja’far as-Sadiq (a.s.) has said that the person who recites Surah as-Shams, al-Layl, ad-Dhuha and al-Inshirah will, on the Day of Judgement, find all creatures of the earth testifying on his behalf and Allah will accept their testimony and give him a place in Jannah. Recitation of this Surah also leads to an increase in sustenance, courage and popularity amongst the people.

Surah al-Layl (The night)
There are 21 ayaat in this Surah and it was revealed in Makkah. The holy Prophet (S) has said that the reward of reciting this Surah is so much that the one who recites it will be pleased when he sees it in his Book of Deeds. His inspiration of good deeds (Tawfiq) will also increase.
If recited 15 times before sleeping, one will dream about what pleases him most. Reciting it in the I’sha prayers, carries the reward of completing a quarter of the holy Qur’an and is guaranteed that the prayers are accepted.

Surah adh-Dhuha ( The Brightness)
This Surah was revealed in Makkah and has 11 verses. It is narrated from the holy Prophet (S) that Allah (S.w.T.) is pleased with person who recites this Surah.
If recited together with name of a person who has gone missing, he will return home safe and sound. If something is forgotten somewhere by mistake, the recitation of this Surah keeps its safe until you get it back.

Surah al-Inshirah (The Expansion)
This Surah has 8 ayaat and it is ‘makki’. The Holy Prophet (S) said that Allah (S.w.T.) grants good fortune and Yaqeen (certitude) in religion, to the person who recites this Surah.
Recitation of this Surah is also good for relieving chest pains. Drinking water in which this Surah has been dissolved is a cure for problems while urination and heart ailments.

Surah at-Teen (the Fig)
This Surah was revealed in Makkah and has 8 verses. Imam Ja’far as-Sadiq (a.s.) has said the reward for reciting this Surah in prayers is a great palace in Jannah
It is narrated from the Holy Prophet (S) that the reward given to the person who recites this Surah cannot be counted. If recited on food, it’s evil effects are removed. The one who recites this Surah is compared to the person who has visited the Holy Prophet (S) and had his needs fulfilled by him.

Surah al-Alaq (The Clot)
There are 19 ayaat in this Surah and it was revealed in Makkah.Imam Ja’far as-Sadiq (a.s.) said that whoever recites this Surah in the daytime or at night, and then passes away, he will be counted amongst the martyrs who died while fighting on the side of the Holy Prophet (S)
It is highly recommended to recite this Surah while travelling and it acts as a safety from accidents. If recited on a treasure, it remains safe.

Surah al-Qadr (The Majesty)
This is a ‘makki’ Surah with 5 ayaat. Imam Mohammad al-Baqir (a.s.) has said that whoever recites this Surah with a loud voice, it is as if he has lifted his sword to fight in the way of Allah (S.w.T.) and whoever recites it slowly in his mind, it is as if he has been sacrificed in the way of Allah and has died a martyr.
If a person recites this Surah ten times, one thousand sins of his are forgiven. If recited in compulsory prayers, all previous sins are forgiven. It is narrated from the Holy Prophet (S) that reciting this Surah once carries the reward of fasting for the whole month of Ramadhan. Constant recitation of this Surah, increases sustenance.
If Surah Qadr is recited 11 times before sleeping, the reciter remains safe the whole night. Recitation in front of an enemy keeps one safe from his evil designs. For the paying back of loans, one should seek forgiveness and should recite Surah Qadr as many times as possible.
Imam Ja’far as-Sadiq (a.s.) said that for pious children, one should keep his right hand on his wife and recite this Surah 7 times before going into her. If recited seven times on the grave of a believer, his sins will be forgiven.

Surah al-Bayyinah (The Clear Evidence)
This Surah has 8 ayaat and it is a ‘madani’ Surah. The Holy Prophet (S) said that if people knew the benefits of reciting this Surah, they would leave their work in order to learn it.
If a person recites this Surah at night, then Allah (S.w.T.) sends angels to protect the reciter and his faith is also secure. The angels seek forgiveness for him. The reward for reciting this Surah is equal to all those things on this Earth upon which the sun shines.
Writing and drinking water of this Surah is beneficial for cure of ailments. Surah al-Bayyinah is also good for pregnant women and helps to ensure their safety and the safety of their babies. Reciting this Surah before eating food removes any ill effects of the foods.

Surah al-Zilzaal (The Earthquake)
This Surah was revealed in Madinah and it has 8 ayaat. It is narrated from Imam Ja’far as-Sadiq (a.s.) that whoever recites this Surah in his nawafil (recommended) prayers will not die as a result of an earthquake and will be saved from all the natural calamities.
The experience of death is made easy for the one who recites this Surah and he sees the light of Jannah as he is about to die. Then, seventy thousand angels accompany his soul to the heavens. Keeping this Surah in one’s possession is a safety from tyrant rulers.

Surah al-‘Aadiyaat (The Assaulters)
There are 11 verses in this Surah and it was revealed in Makkah. In a tradition from the Holy Prophet (S) it is said that the reward for reciting this Surah is equivalent to ten times the number who are present in ‘Arafah and Muzdalifa at the time of Hajj.
Imam Ja’far as-Sadiq (a.s.) has said that those people who recite Surah al-‘Aadiyaat everyday will be counted from the companions of Ameerul Mu’mineen (a.s.) and it has also been narrated that reciting this Surah daily carries the reward of reciting the entire Qur’an. If a person has many creditors, recitation of this Surah will help clear his debts.
If recited by a person in fear, this Surah brings him to safety; if recited by a hungry person, it helps in his finding sustenance; if recited by a thirsty person, his thirst will be quenched.

Surah al-Qari’ah (The Terrible Calamity)
This is a ‘makki’ Surah which has 11 ayaat. Imam Muhammad al-Baqir (a.s.) has said that the person who frequently recites this Surah will be saved from the heat of hellfire.
If a businessman or a person in financial difficulties keeps this Surah in his possession, the doors of sustenance will be opened to him. Recitation of this Surah in prayers also increases in one’s sustenance. Water in which this Surah has been dissolved is useful in keeping away unwanted pests (eg. Insects and rodents).

Surah at-Takathur (The Multiplication of Wealth)
This Surah has 8 ayaat and it was revealed in Makkah. The Holy Prophet (S) said that whoever recites this Surah before going to sleep at night will be saved from the torments of the grave. If this Surah is recited in faraa’idh prayers, the reciter will get the reward of a hundred martyrs. If recited in the nawafil prayers, he will get the reward of fifty martyrs.
It is especially recommended to recite Surah at-Takathur in the ‘Asr prayers and the person who does this remains under the protection of Allah until the day ends. Recitation of this Surah is a cure from headaches. Another way of reciting salaat al-Wahshat (apart from the commonly known way) is to recite Ayahul Kursi once and Surah al-Ikhlas twice after the al-Hamd of the first rak’aat and then recite Surah at-Takaathur ten times after the al-Hamd of the second rak’aat.

Surah al-‘Asr (The Time)
There are 3 ayaat in this ‘makki’ Surah. Imam Ja’far as-Sadiq (a.s.) has said that the person who recites this Surah in his recommended prayers will have a shining face on the Day of Judgement.
The one who recites this Surah will be patient in adversity and will be counted from among the people of truth. If this Surah is written after ‘Isha prayers and kept, it will be a safety from the tyrant ruler in whose presence one is brought.

Surah al-Humazah (The Slanderer)
This Surah was revealed in Makkah and it has 9 ayaat. The Holy Prophet (S) said that the reward for reciting this Surah can be compared to ten times the number of disbelievers who were present in Makkah.
Reciting Surah al-Humazah in compulsory prayers keeps a person safe from poverty. Sustenance comes towards him. His death will not be of a sudden and terrifying nature. This Surah is also a cure for pain in the eyes and should be recited before blowing gently into the eyes for relief from pain. Keeping this Surah in a talisman around one’s neck acts as a protection from the ‘evil eye’.

Surah al-Feel (The Elephant)
This is a ‘makki’ Surah with 5 verses. It is narrated from Imam Ja’far as-Sadiq that whoever recites this Surah in his faraa’idh prayers, the mountains will bear witness on the Day of Judgement that he prayed and he will be taken to Jannah on the command of Allah (S.w.T.).
The person who recites this Surah is kept safe from his enemies and has his difficulties and problems solved quickly. Recitation of this Surah is also helpful in remaining safe from evil tyrant rulers.

Surah al-Quraysh
This Surah has 4 ayaat and it was revealed in Makkah. The Holy Prophet (S) said that the one who recites this Surah will get the reward of ten times the number of people performing Tawaaf and I’tekaaf.
The recitation of Surah al-Feel and al-Quraysh in the compulsory prayers carries great reward. If this Surah is recited on food, its ill effects are removed. Those with heart conditions should recite this Surah and then gently blow into some drinking water and drink it. If a poor person recites this Surah before sunrise, Allah (S.w.T.) will make it easy for him to get his sustenance.

Surah al-Maa’un (The Daily Necessities)
This Surah was revealed in Makkah and it has 7 verses. It is narrated from Imam Muhammad al-Baqir (a.s.) that if a person recites this Surah in any of his prayers, then they will be accepted.
The sins of those who recite this Surah are forgiven. If recited a hundred times after the Fajr prayers, one remains safe until the next day’s Fajr time. Imam Ja’far as-Sadiq (a.s.) said that if a person recites Surah al-Maa’un fourty-one times every day, he and his family will remain free from being dependant on others for their sustenance. (It is recommended that salawaat should also be recited after the first and last ten times)

Surah al-Kawthar (The Heavenly Spring)
There are 3 ayaat in this ‘makki’ Surah. It is narrated from Imam Ja’far as-Sadiq (a.s.) that the person who recites this Surah in any of his prayers, will drink from the fountain of Kawthar. The reward for reciting this Surah is compared to ten times the number of cattle slaughtered on Eid-ul-Adh’ha every year until the Day of Resurrection.

Surah al-Kaafirun (The Disbelievers)
This Surah is ‘makki’ and has 6 verses. The Holy Prophet (S) said that reciting this Surah carries the reward of reciting a quarter of the Holy Qur’an. The recitation of this Surah drives away Shaitan and keeps one safe from Shirk.
It is also among the five Surahs that have been recommended to be recited during a journey, the others being Surah an-Nasr, at-Tawhid, al-Falaq and an-Naas. Reciting Surah al-Kafirun and at-Tawhid in compulsory prayers is a means for forgiveness of sins for the reciter, his parents and his children. If a person dies after reciting this Surah, it is as if he has died a martyr. Recitation of this Surah before sleeping keeps one safe the whole night.

Surah an-Nasr (The Assistance)
This Surah was revealed in Madinah and it has 3 ayaat. It is narrated that whoever recites this Surah in compulsory prayers will always be victorious over his enemies. On the Day of Judgement he will be given a book in which it will be written that he is free from hellfire.
Recitation of this Surah in the prayers ensures that the prayers are accepted. The one who recites this Surah frequently is held in the same status as those who were with the Holy Prophet (S) when Makkah was conquered.

Surah al-Lahab (The Flame)
There are 5 verses in this Surah and it is ‘makki’. Imam Ja’far as-Sadiq (a.s.) advised that whenever a person recites this Surah, he should curse Abu Lahab because of his he mistreated the Holy Prophet (S) and showed disrespect to him.
It is narrated that recitation of this Surah is good for relieving back pains and reciting it before sleeping keeps one safe in the night.

Surah at-Tawhid (The Unity)
This Surah was revealed in Makkah and it has 4 verses. It is also known as Surah al-Ikhlaas. It is narrated from the Holy Prophet (S) that whoever recites this Surah once will get the reward equal to ten times the number of people who have believed in the Islamic teachings.
This Surah has many other rewards and its recitation is compared to reciting a third of the Holy Qur’an. Reciting it once is a means of blessings for the reciter, if recited twice then the blessings are also showered upon the children of the reciter. Reciting it thrice brings blessings on the entire family of the reciter. If Surah al-Ikhlas is recited 11 times, the reciter will have palaces built for him in Jannah.
When a person recites this Surah 100 times, all his sins for the past 25 years are forgiven (except the sins of killing an innocent person or usurping the property of people). The one who recites it 1000 times will not die unless he sees his place in Jannah.
The Holy Prophet (S) once advised a poor person to always say ‘salaam’ when entering his house, even if there was nobody there, and then recite Surah at-Tawhid. After a little while, the man became abundantly wealthy.
It is narrated that if a person does not recite this Surah in any of his five daily prayers, it is as if he has not prayed. In fact, if a person does not recite this Surah in any of his prayers for seven consecutive days, and he dies, it will be as if he died while following the religion of Abu Lahab.
It is makruh to recite this Surah in one breath. This Surah has numerous other benefits and is a cure for many ailments. It should be recited when travelling or when facing a tyrant ruler.

Surah al-Falaq (The Dawn)
This is a ‘madani’ Surah and it has 5 ayaat. It is narrated from the Holy Prophet (S) that whoever recites this Surah in the month of Ramadhan in any of his prayers, it is as if he has fasted in Makkah and he will get the reward for performing Hajj and ‘Umra.
Imam Muhammad al-Baqir (a.s.) said that in the prayer of Shafa’a (in Salaatul-layl) one should recite Surah al-Falaq in the first rak’aat and an-Naas in the second.

Surah an-Naas (The Man)
This Surah was revealed in Madinah and it has 6 ayaat. Surah an-Naas and al-Falaq are together called Ma’udhatayn. Imam Ja’far as-Sadiq (a.s.) has said that whoever recites this Surah in his house every night, will be kept safe from Jinnaat and the evil designs of Shaitan.
If this Surah is put around the neck of a child as a talisman, the child will be protected from Jinnat. Reciting the Ma’udhatayn before sleeping is a means of safety and if recited on any part of the body that is paining, the pain will be relieved.

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