By Hadhrat Mufti Ibraaheem Salehjee (daamat barakaatuhu), Isipingo Beach
It is necessary for every home to introduce the recitation of the Qur-aan-e-Kareem every day. There was atime when every morning and evening, every Muslim home would be buzzing with the tilaawat of the
Qur-aan-e-Kareem. Men, women and children would all be engaged in tilaawah (recitation). This brings
about immense barakah into our homes and protects one’s home from many evils and wrongs. Below are
three immediate benefits for reciting the Qur-aan-e-Kareem which are mentioned in the noble Ahaadith
of Rasulullah صلى الله عليه وسلم:
1. Protects one from kufr. This has been explained in detail by Hadhrat Mufti Muhammad Shafee
Saahib in Ma’aariful Qur-aan Vol. 5 Page 220. The members of that home wherein the Quraan
is recited is protected from kufr and shirk.
2. Protects one from fitnahs (evils). Hadhrat Ibn Abbaas has reported, “Hadhrat Jibraa-eel
once told Rasulullahصلى الله عليه وسلم that many fitnahs (evils) will appear. Rasulullah صلى الله عليه وسلم asked, ‘What will be the way out, O Jibraa-eel?’ He replied, ‘The Book of Allah Ta’ala.’”
Hadhrat Sheikhul Hadeeth, Moulana Muhammad Zakariyya Kaandhlawi comments on this Hadith;
“Reciting the Qur-aan saves a person from fitnah. If the Qur-aan is recited in a house, peace and mercy
descends on it and shaytaan leaves immediately. Hadhrat Ali says that Hadhrat Yahya told
the Bani Israa-eel, ‘Allah Ta’ala orders you to read His book, and if you do so, you will be like a people
protected in a fort. On whichever side the enemy wants to attack you from, they will find the Word of
Allah Ta’ala there as a guard to chase them.’”
3. Protects one from Jinnaat and Jaadu, etc. Hadhrat Abdullah ibn Abbaas has narrated that
Rasulullahصلى الله عليه وسلم said, “He in whose heart there is no part of the Qur-aan is like an empty house.”
Shaytaan gets hold of an empty house. Hadhrat Abu Hurayrah says: “The house in which the Quraan
Shareef is recited, its household members increase, virtues and barakah multiply, angels come down
upon them and shaytaan runs far away from there, but the house in which the Qur-aan is not read, life
therein becomes difficult and empty of barakah, angels leave the house and shaytaan lives in it.”
Hadhrat ibn Mas’ud and some other Sahaabah have reported Rasulullah صلى الله عليه وسلم to have said,
“An empty house is one in which the Qur-aan Shareef is not read.”
Virtues of Surah Tabarak
Rasulullah [sallallahu alayhi wasallam] said, “My heart wishes that this surah be in the heart of every Muslim.”
Rasulullah [sallallahu alayhi wasallam] would not go to sleep until he recited Surah Tabarakal-Lazi.
Rasulullah [sallallahu alayhi wasallam] said, “There is in the Qur-aan a Surah consisting of thirty aayaat which will intercede for its reader until he is forgiven. This is Surah Tabarak-al-lazi.”
One who reads Tabarakal-Lazi and Alif-Laam-Meem-Sajdah between Maghrib and Ishaa Salaah, is like a person who stands in salaah throughout Laylatul-Qadr.
If someone reads these two Surahs, seventy rewards are added to his account and seventy sins are wiped out.
Rasulullah [sallallahu alayhi wasallam] once explained to the Sahaabah that this Surah guards a person against Allah’s punishment and frees him (from Jahannam).”[Fazaail-e-Qur-aan Page 89]