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The Quran is a holy book which is a complete code of guidance for the mankind. It is the duty of every Muslim to read and understand it carefully with meanings. It is the last holy book revealed to Holy Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) through the angel Jibrael. Each and every Surah and verse of this holy book has its own importance and significance. It is stated in the Quran, “And this is a Book which We have sent down, bringing blessings and confirming (the revelations) which came before it: that thou mayest warn the Mother of Cities and all around her. Those who believe in the Hereafter believe in this (Book), and they are constant in guarding their prayers.” (Al-Anam, 6/155). The Holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) said,” O People of the Quran, do not make the Quran a pillow, that is do not be lazy and be careless, and read the Quran in the day and night like it is the Haq of Recitation, and spread it, that is, read with good voices or do not take compensation for it, and whatever is in it, reflect upon it so that you may attain success, and do not hurry in its reward because the reward for it is great (which will be given in the Akhirah). (Bahiqi)

1. Surah Fatiha
Quran learning & recitation is obligatory upon every Muslim and Surah Fatiha is the most recited and easiest surah of the holy Quran. According to our beloved Prophet, Surah Fatiha is the greatest Surah of the Holy Quran. Surah Fatiha is the opening surah, the gateway of the Quran. There are many popular names of this surah, each name has a different aspect of meaning and reflects its rewards and benefits.

Umm al-Kitab: It means mother of the Book. Abu Hurairah (R.A) narrated the Messenger of Allah saying as: “The chapter commencing with “All praises and thanks are due to Allah the Lord of the Worlds” is the Mother of the Quran, the Mother of the Book, the Seven Oft Repeated Verses and the Great Quran.” (Tirmidhi)
•     Sab’ul-Mathani: This means The Seven Oft Repeated Verses. The importance of this name is reflected when these seven verses are regularly recited in every prayer five times a day.
•     Ash- Shifa: Ash-Shifa means The Cure. The Holy Prophet said: “Surah Fatiha is a cure from every illness”. (Darmi, Bahiqi)
•     Asas al-Quran: As a Muslim we all admire one Allah. This is our fundamental belief. This surah is named Asas al-Quran because it contains all the basic, essential and most significant teachings of Islam about one Allah. Ubadah bin As-Samit reported Allah’s Messenger saying as:“Whoever does not recite Surat Al-Fatihah in his prayer, his prayer is invalid. (Bukhari)

2.     Surah Baqarah
The longest surah of the Holy Quran is Surah Baqarah. Al-Baqarah means “The Cow”. It is the second surah of the Quran. Verse 255 of Surah Baqarah is known as Ayat ul Kursi. This verse is also known to be the Throne of Allah. Recitation of this verse keeps you away from evil eye and black magic. It is mostly recited for the purpose of protection. According to hadith and what our beloved prophet pbuh has taught us, any person who recites Surah Baqarah at his home, he will keep his house away from Satan (evil) for three days. It has been reported from Abu Huraira that the Holy Prophet peace be upon him said,” Do not make your houses as graveyards. Satan runs away from the house in which Surah Baqarah is recited.” (Muslim 4:1707) Abu Hurairah reported that the Prophet (S.A.W) said, ‘Everything has a hump, and the hump of the Qur’an is al-Baqarah’. [at-Tirmidhi, ad-Darami]

3.     Surah Al Kahf
The 18th surah of the Holy Quran is Surah Al Kahf. It came to the believers with great virtues. Surah Al Kahf holds a great importance on the day of Friday. Any Muslim who wishes to seek forgiveness and be amongst the ones shining on the Day of Judgment must recite Surah Al Kahf. Messenger of Allah peace be upon him said, “Whoever reads Surat al-Kahf on the day of Jumu’ah (Friday), a light will shine for him from beneath his feet to the clouds of the sky, which will shine for him on the Day of Resurrection, and he will be forgiven (his sins) between the two Fridays.’ Here the light stands for ‘Noor’ which is a blessing of Allah upon His believers. As a Muslim we all know about the arrival of Dajjal and the destruction he will bring with him. To protect ourselves from his destruction we can learn the first ten verses of Surah Al Kahf. The Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (PBUH) said:“ The person who memorizes the first ten verses of surah Kahf will be protected against the Dajjal”.

4. Surah Yaseen
Like all other things have a heart, so does the Quran and the heart of the Quran is Surah Yasin. It has been stated clearly by our beloved prophet Muhammad (S.A.W),”Surely everything has a heart, and the heart of the Quran is Yaseen. I would love that it be in the heart of every person of my people.” (Tafsir-al- Sabuni Vol.2).” Any Muslim who recites Surah Yasin in a day is confirmed to be rewarded with equal to ten times recitation of the Holy Quran. It is mentioned in the following hadith of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH):“Whoever recites Yaseen once, Allah will record the reward of reciting the Quran ten times.” (Tirmidhi 2812/A).

5. Surah Mulk
Surah Mulk is a makki Surah with thirty verses and its rewards are not fixed for a certain time in a day, you can recite it as many times you wish to in a day. Specifically if you recite Surah Mulk before sleeping, Allah sends down Angels to protect you from any harm. As a Muslim we all know that there is only one Surah in the Holy Quran which will plead Allah to forgive its reciter and this is Surah Mulk. Abu Hurairah reports about Messenger of Allah PBUH, I heard Holy Prophet pbuh saying,:” There is a Surah in the Quran which contains thirty ayat which kept interceding for a man until his sins are forgiven. This Surah is ‘Blessed is He in Whose Hand is the dominion.’ (Surah Al- Mulk 67).” (Al- Tirmidhi and Abu Dawud).

6. Surah Kausar
The shortest surah of the Quran is Surah KAusar. It was revealed as a messahe for the betterment of humans. Though it is a small surah with just three verses but its recitation will bring you under the protection of Allah against your enemies.

7. Surah Kafiroon
Surah Kafiroon is a Makki surah. This is bedt known for keeping shatan away. Reciting Surah Kafiroon rewards you with the recitation equal to quarter of the Quran. It is also known that recitation of Surah Kafiroon eleven times after fajar and eleven times after isha ends jealousy from one’s heart and increases love and affection. The Holy Prophet Muhammad (SAW) said, ‘Recite surah al Kafirun and then go to sleep after coming to its end, for it is a clearance from shirk’.

8. Surah Ikhlas
Any person who recites Surah Ikhlas, Allah has promised to create for him hpuses in Paradise. It is a Surah with great virtues and rewards; its recitation is equal to the recitation of one third of the Quran. Muslims who wish to eradicate poverty and want ‘Rizq’ to florish in their house must recite Surah Ikhlas whenever they enter their house. Anas (R) has reported the saying of Rasulallah(S) that, "If anyone who is about to sleep on his bed lies on his right side, then recited Al-Ikhlas 100 times, Allah will say to him on the Day of the resurrection, 'My slave, enter Paradise to your right side.'" (Tirmidhi)

9. Surah Falak
Surah Falak is a Madni surah. About Surah Falak it has been narrated that any Muslim who recites this surah in the month of Ramazan has rewards as equal to fasting in Makkah. The person will also be rewarded equal to performing Hajj or Umrah. It is amongst the Surah which are the best cure from magic and evil eye. The Prophet (S.A.W) used to seek refuge from the jinn as well as from the evil eye until Surah al Falaq and An Naas were revealed. When they were sent down, he utilised them and left other things.
[at-Tirmidhi #1984, Riyad as-Salihin by Imam an-Nawawi Ch.183 #1014]

10. Surah Nas
Surah Nas is also a Madini surah. Hazrat Ayesha (radiAllahu anha) reported that whenever the Prophet (salAllahu alayhi wasalam) became sick, he would recite Mu’awwidhat (Surat Al-Falaq and Surat An-Nas) and then blow his breath over his body. When he became seriously ill, I used to recite (these two Surahs) and rub his hands over his body hoping for its blessings.
[Sahih al-Bukhari 6:61 #535]. Whoever recites this surah keeps himself safe from Jinns, from pain and also from magic.

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Edited by HafizIkram - 17 November 2017 at 11:01pm
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