Sūrat al-Mujādilah (Arabic: سورة المجادلة, “She Who Disputes, The Pleading Woman”) is the 58th chapter (sura) of the Qur’an with 22 verses (ayat). Revealed in Medina, the chapter first addresses the legality of pre-Islamic method of divorce called zihar. The name “she who disputes” refers to the woman who petitioned Muhammad about the unjustness of this method, and the chapter’s first verses outlaws it and prescribes how to deal with past cases of zihar. The chapter also discusses public assemblies and prescribes manners associated with it. The chapter ends by contrasting what it calls “the confederates of God” and “the confederates of Satan” and promising rewards for the former.
Below are the benefits of reciting Surah al-Mujadilah:
- The Holy Prophet (s.a.w.) 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.