Surah al-Furqan (Arabic: سورة الفرقان, “The Criterion”) is the 25th sura of the Qur’an with 77 ayat. The name Al-Furqan, or “The Criterion” refers to the Qur’an itself as the decisive factor between good and evil.
The sura emphasizes (25:68–70) that there is no sin, however great, that cannot be forgiven if sincerely repented.
Benefits of reciting Surah al-Furqan
- 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 high 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.