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9 Benefits of reciting Surah ad-Dukhan (The Smoke)

Sūrat ad-Dukhān (Arabicسورة الدخان‎, “Smoke”) is the 44th chapter (sura) of the Quran with 59 verses. The first verse is one of Quran’s Muqatta’at, the letter combinations that appear in the beginning of some chapters. Verse 37 mentions the people of Tubba, interpreters explain that this refers to the people of Sheba. The word dukhan, meaning ‘smoke’, is mentioned in verse 10.

  1. It is narrated from the Holy Prophet (S) that if this Surah is recited at night, then seventy thousand angels pray to Allah (S.w.T.) to forgive the sins of the reciter.
  2. If recited on Thursday nights, all sins are forgiven and houses are built for the reciter in Jannah.
  3. The reward for reciting each letter of this Surah is equal to that of freeing a thousand slaves for seeking the pleasure of Allah (S.w.T.).
  4. Imam Muhammad al-Baqir (a.s.) said that whoever recites Surah ad-Dukhan in his faraa’idh (compulsory prayers) will be protected from the torment of the Day of Judgement and will easily be able to give his accounts. His book of deeds will also be given to him in his right hand.
  5. If kept in one’s possession, this Surah acts as a protection from the plots of Shaitan. 
  6. If kept under one’s pillow before sleeping at night, there will be no suffering from nightmares and one will always get good dreams.
  7. Keeping this Surah in a place of business makes the trade prosper.
  8. Imam Ja’far as-Sadiq (a.s.) has said that keeping this Surah as a talisman ensures protection from the authorities and makes people fond of the wearer.
  9. Drinking water in which this Surah has been dissolved is a cure for all ailments related to the stomach.

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5 good benefits of reciting Surah al-Quraysh

Sūrat Quraysh (Arabic: سورة قريش‎, “The Quraysh“) is the 106th chapter of the Qur’an. It is a Meccan sura consisting of 4 ayat. The Surah has been so entitled after the word Quraish in the first verse.

  1. The Holy Prophet (S) said that the one who recites this Surah will get the reward of ten times the number of people performing Tawaaf and I’tekaaf.
  2. The recitation of Surah al-Feel and al-Quraysh in the compulsory prayers carries great reward.
  3. If this Surah is recited on food, its ill effects are removed.
  4. Those with heart conditions should recite this Surah and then gently blow into some drinking water and drink it.
  5. If a poor person recites this Surah before sunrise, Allah (S.w.T.) will make it easy for him to get his sustenance.

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What is “Four Quls (4 qul)” and its Benefits

The four Qul surahs are four selected surahs in the Holy Quran known as protection surahs.

Why it is called four Qul is due to the fact that they all start with the Arabic word “Qul” which means “say“.

Below are the four Qul surahs in action along with translations.


Chapter 109 – Surah Al-Kafiroun ( The Unbeliever )

قُلْ يَا أَيُّهَا الْكَافِرُونَ – 109:1

لَا أَعْبُدُ مَا تَعْبُدُونَ – 109:2

وَلَا أَنتُمْ عَابِدُونَ مَا أَعْبُدُ – 109:3

وَلَا أَنَا عَابِدٌ مَّا عَبَدتُّمْ – 109:4

وَلَا أَنتُمْ عَابِدُونَ مَا أَعْبُدُ – 109:5

لَكُمْ دِينُكُمْ وَلِيَ دِينِ – 109:6

” Bismillahir-Rahmanir-Raheem
Qul ya ayyuhal-Kafiroun
La ‘a-budu ma ta’-bu-doun
Wa la antum ‘abidouna ma ‘a-bud
Wa la ana ‘abidum-ma ‘abadttum
Wa la antum ‘abiduna ma ‘a-bud
Lakum deenukum wa li-ya deen “

In the name of Allah, the Gracious, the Merciful.

1. Say, “O disbelievers.

2. I do not worship what you worship.

3. Nor do you worship what I worship.

4. Nor do I serve what you serve.

5. Nor do you serve what I serve.

6. You have your way, and I have my way.”


Chapter 112 – Surat Al-Ikhlas ( The Purity )

قُلْ هُوَ اللَّهُ أَحَدٌ – 112:1

اللَّهُ الصَّمَدُ – 112:2

لَمْ يَلِدْ وَلَمْ يُولَدْ – 112:3

وَلَمْ يَكُن لَّهُ كُفُوًا أَحَدٌ – 112:4

” Bismillahir-Rahmanir-Raheem
Qul Huwa-llahu ‘Ahad
Allahus-Samad
Lam Yalid Wa Lam Yulad
Walam Yakul-La-Hu-Kufuwan ‘Ahad “

In the name of Allah, the Gracious, the Merciful.

1. Say, “He is God, the One.

2. God, the Absolute.

3. He begets not, nor was He begotten.

4. And there is nothing comparable to Him.”


 

Chapter 113 – Surah Al-Falaq ( Dawn )

قُلْ أَعُوذُ بِرَبِّ الْفَلَقِ – 113:1

مِن شَرِّ مَا خَلَقَ – 113:2

وَمِن شَرِّ غَاسِقٍ إِذَا وَقَبَ – 113:3

وَمِن شَرِّ النَّفَّاثَاتِ فِي الْعُقَدِ – 113:4

وَمِن شَرِّ حَاسِدٍ إِذَا حَسَدَ – 113:5

” Bismillahir-Rahmanir-Raheem
Qul ‘A’udhu Bi-Rabbil-Falaq
Min Sharri Ma Khalaq
Wa Min Sharri Ghasiqin ‘Idha Waqab
Wa Min Sharri-Naffathati Fil-‘Uqadi
Wa Min Sharri Hasidin ‘Idha Hasad “

In the name of Allah, the Gracious, the Merciful.

1. Say, “I take refuge with the Lord of Daybreak.

2. From the evil of what He created.

3. And from the evil of the darkness as it gathers.

4. And from the evil of those who practice sorcery.

5. And from the evil of an envious when he envies.”


Chapter 114 – Surah An-Nas ( Mankind )

قُلْ أَعُوذُ بِرَبِّ النَّاسِ – 114:1

مَلِكِ النَّاسِ – 114:2

إِلَٰهِ النَّاسِ – 114:3

مِن شَرِّ الْوَسْوَاسِ الْخَنَّاسِ – 114:4

الَّذِي يُوَسْوِسُ فِي صُدُورِ النَّاسِ – 114:5

مِنَ الْجِنَّةِ وَالنَّاسِ – 114:6

” Bismillahir-Rahmanir-Raheem
Qul ‘A’udhu Bi-Rabbin-Nas
Malikin-Nas
Ilahin-Nas
Min-Sharril-Waswasil-Khan-Nas
Al-Ladhi Yuwas-wisu Fee Sudurin-Nas
Mina Al-Jinnati Wan-Nas “

In the name of Allah, the Gracious, the Merciful.

1. Say, “I seek refuge in the Lord of mankind.

2. The King of mankind.

3. The God of mankind.

4. From the evil of the sneaky whisperer.

5. Who whispers into the hearts of people.

6. From among jinn and among people.”


Below is also a video of the four Qul in Action: