Undoubtedly we should all be reding the Quran cover to cover and take from it every day. But sometimes there are moments when you’re in the mosque, or feeling full of Imaan or want to pray for a beloved one. Let’s look at some of the Ayahs/Surahs you can recite.
The beloved Prophet of Allāh (صلى الله عليه وسلم) has said, “Whoever recites Āyat al-Kursī immediately after each prescribed Prayer, there will be nothing standing between him and his entering Paradise except death.” [al-Nasā’i]
Sūrah Yāsīn (36)
Sayyidunā Anas (رضي الله عنه) reported that the Messenger of Allāh ( صلى الله عليه وسلم ) said ‘Everything has a heart and the heart of the Qur’an is Yāsīn. Anyone who reads it, Allāh will write down for him ten readings of the Qur’an.” [al-Tirmīdhī]
The Prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم) has said, “Whoever recited Sūrah Yāsīn in the night seeking Allāh’s pleasure, Allāh would forgive him.” [Ibn Hibbān and al-Bayĥaqī]
Sūrah al-Dukhān (44)
Sayyidunā Abū Hurayrah (رضي الله عنه) narrated that the Messenger of Allah (صلى الله عليه وسلم) said, “Whosoever recites Sūrah al-Dūkhān every night, seventy thousand angels will ask forgiveness for him.” [al-Tirmīdhī]
Sūrah al-Wāqi’ah (56)
Sayyidunā Abdullāh ibn Mas’ūd (رضي الله عنه) reported that the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم) said, “Whoever recites al-Wāqi’ah at night would never encounter poverty.” [al-Bayĥaqī]
Surah al Mulk (67)
The Prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم) said, “Sūrah al-Mulk is the protector from the torment of the grave.” [al-Bukhārī and al-Ḣākim]
Sayyidunā ‘Abdullāh Ibn ‘Abbās (رضي الله عنه) reported that the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم) said, “It is my desire/love that Sūrah al-Mulk should be in the heart of every Muslim.” [al-Ḣākim]
Sūrah al-Kāfirūn (109)
The Prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم) has said, “Recite Sūrah al-Kāfirūn and then go to sleep after coming to its end, for it is a clearance from shirk.” i.e. the person will die in the state of Imān). [Abū Dā’ūd]
Sayyidunā ‘Abdullāh Ibn ‘Abbās and Sayyidunā Anas Ibn Mālik (rađiyAllāhu ánhumā) reported that the Beloved of Allāh (صلى الله عليه وسلم) said, “It (al-Kāfirūn) is equivalent to a quarter of the Qur’ān.” [al-Tirmidhī]
Surah al Ikhlas (112)
The Prophet of Allāh (صلى الله عليه وسلم) has said, “Qul HuwAllāhu Aḣad” is equal to a third of the Qur’an and “Qul Yā Ayyuhal Kāfirūn” is equal to a fourth of the Qur’ān.” [al-Tabarānī]
The beloved Messenger of Allāh (صلى الله عليه وسلم) said, “Whoever recites (Qul HuwAllāhu Aḣad) ten times, Allāh will build for him a house in Paradise.” [Musnad Ahmad]
Sūrah al-Falaq (113) and Sūrah al-Nās (114)
Sayyidah ‘Ā’isha (rađiyAllāhu ánhā) reported that whenever the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم) became ill, he would recite Mu’awwādhat (Sūrah al-Falaq and Sūrah al-Nās) and then blow his breath over his (hands and would rub them 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. [al-Bukhārī]
“Shall I not guide you of something that is better and more beneficial to both of you than whatever you have requested (having a servant)? Whenever you’re about to go to sleep, say Subhanallah 33 times, say Alhamdulillah 33 times, and say Allahu Akbar 34 times. This is better for you than having a servant.” (Al-Bukhari). In other narrations, it is read after the prayers.
33 SubhanAllāh, 33 Alhamdulillah and 34 Allahu Akbar
“Whoever sends blessings upon me once, Allah will send blessings upon him tenfold and will erase from him ten misdeeds and raise him ten degrees in status.” [An-Nasaa’i]
The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said, “Sometimes I perceive a veil over my heart, and I supplicate Allah for forgiveness a hundred times in a day.” [Muslim].