- Surah al-Balad (The City)
This surah has 10 verses and it was revealed in Makkah. The Holy Prophet (s.a.w.) 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 be 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 al-Furqan (The Criterion)
This surah has 77 ayaat and it is ‘makki’. The Holy Prophet (s.a.w.) has said that a person who recites this surah will be taken to Jannah without questioning, provided he believes in the Day of Judgement and the Raising of the Dead (from the graves).
Imam Ja’far as-Sadiq (a.s.) said that Allah (s.w.t.) will never send His punishment upon any person who recites this surah every night.
The reciter of this surah will also gain a highly status in the hereafter.
The person who writes this surah and keeps it in his possession will never be harmed by the vermin of this earth.
- Surah al-Hadid (The Iron)
This is a ‘madani’ surah and it has 29 ayaat. The Holy Prophet (s.a.w.) said that the reciter of this surah will be counted from among the staunch believers.
Imam Muhammad al-Baqir (a.s.) has said that whoever recites all the surahs that start with Tasbih of Allah (s.w.t.) before going to sleep, will not die before meeting the 12th Holy Imam (a.s.) and after his death, he will have the honour of being a neighbour of the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.).
It is narrated from Imam Ja’far as-Sadiq that if surah al-Hadid and al-Mujadilah are recited in the faraa’idh (compulsory prayers) frequently, then the reciter will never face any punishment of Allah (s.w.t.) in this world and will not see any evil from his family.
If recited by a prisoner, he will be released soon. If worn on the neck as a talisman, the wearer will not be killed in war. This surah also makes one courageous.