Surah Muḥammad (Arabic: سُـورَة مُـحَـمَّـد, “Chapter of Muhammad“) is the 47th sura of the Qur’an with 38 ayat.
The title is derived from the direct mentioning of the Islamic Nabī Muhammad in 47:2. It also has the name of Al-Qiṫāl (Arabic: الـقِـتَـال), which translates to fighting due to the context of the sura.
This sura pertains to a specific conflict that arose from people prohibiting the acceptance and spread of Islam. It refers to the Battle of Badr, where an army was being gathered to attack Medina.
Benefits of reciting Surah Muhammad
- In the commentary of Majma’ul Bayan, it is narrated that the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.) said that whoever recites this surah will have his thirst quenched by the drink from the rivers of Jannah.
- Imam Ja’far as-Sadiq (a.s.) said that the person who recites this surah will never have doubts about his religion and will not fall into disbelief and Shirk. A thousand angels will send salutations to his grave after his death. He will be placed under the protection of Allah (s.w.t.) and His Prophet (s.a.w.).
- When the reciter of this surah will arise from his grave, whichever way he turns, he will see the blessed face of the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.).
- If this surah is written and kept as a talisman, it protects a person, whether he is asleep or awake, from all evils and problems.
- It is also a safety from insanity.