Warning about da‘eef hadiths that speak of the virtues of some soorahs of the Qur’an

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Are the virtues of soorahs mentioned on this website true? Does reciting Soorat ar-Rahmaan, Soorat al-Waaqi‘ah and Soorat al-Hadeed one after another guarantee a place for a person in Jannat al-Firdaws? Where can I find a sound, trustworthy source that mentions the virtues of the soorahs of the Qur’an? The website in question is (************).

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Praise be to Allah

Firstly:

After looking at this website, we found it to be full of lies against Allah and His Messenger, because for each soorah they mention a virtue that is falsely attributed to the Messenger of Allah (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him), or to ‘Ali (may Allah be pleased with him), or to Ja‘far as-Saadiq (may Allah have mercy on him), or others.

These lies include the following:

“Whoever recites Soorat an-Nisa’ every Friday will be saved from the squeezing of the grave; whoever recites Soorat al-Maa’idah will attain a reward equivalent to ten times the number of the Jews and Christians who are alive in the entire world, and he will be forgiven the same number of sins; writing Soorat al-A‘raaf with rose water and saffron water and keeping it will keep a person safe from enemies and vicious animals; whoever recites Soorat al-Anfaal and Soorat at-Tawbah every month will be free of hypocrisy; the reward for reciting Soorat Saad is equivalent to the weight of the mountain of the Prophet of Allah Dawood (peace be upon him); whoever recites Soorat az-Zumar will never enter the Fire; whoever recites Soorat Ghaafir once every three days will be forgiven his sins; whoever recites Soorat as-Sajdah will have a light before him on the Day of Resurrection…” and other lies.

Secondly:

The idea that reciting Soorat ar-Rahmaan, Soorat al-Waaqi‘ah and Soorat al-Hadeed one after another will guarantee a person a place in Jannat al-Firdaws is an idea for which there is no evidence. This comes under the heading of telling lies about Allah and about the Messenger of Allah (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him).

We do not know of any proven report about the virtues of these particular soorahs, whether taken together or separately.

· With regard to the hadith, “For everything there is a bride and the bride of the Qur’an is Soorat ar-Rahmaan,” it is an odd (munkar) hadith. See: Silsilat al-Ahaadeeth ad-Da‘eefah by al-Albaani (1350).

· With regard to the hadith, “Whoever recites Soorat al-Waaqi‘ah every night, poverty will never touch him,” it is da‘eef (weak). See: ad-Da‘eefah (289).

· With regard to the hadith, “Whoever recites Soorat al-Hadeed will be recorded among those who believed in Allah and His Messenger,” it is fabricated (mawdoo‘). See: as-Siraaj al-Muneer (4/219) by al-Khateeb ash-Sharbeeni; al-Fath as-Samaawi (921) by al-Minnaawi.



Thirdly:

The leading scholars wrote numerous books about the virtues of the Qur’an, among the most significant of which are: Fadaa’il al-Qur’an, by al-Qaasim ibn Salaam; Fadaa’il al-Qur’an by Abu’l-Fadl ar-Raazi; Fadaa’il al-Qur’an by al-Diya’ al-Maqdisi; Fadaa’il al-Qur’an by al-Faryaabi; Fadaa’il al-Qur’an by Ibn ad-Durays; Fadaa’il al-Qur’an by al-Mustaghfiri; Fadaa’il al-Qur’an by Muhammad ibn ‘Abd al-Wahhaab.

These books contain both saheeh (sound) and da‘eef (weak) hadiths, and some are sounder than others.

Some of the soundest books that have been compiled about the virtues of the Qur’an include the following:

· Fadaa’il al-Qur’an by al-Haafiz Ibn Katheer ad-Dimashqi

· As-Saheeh wa’s-Saqeem fi Fadaa’il al-Qur’an al-Kareem by Jama‘iyyat al-Hadith ash-Shareef

· As-Saheeh al-Musnad min Fadaa’il as-Suwar, by Hassaan ibn ‘Abd ar-Raheem

· Saheeh Fadaa’il al-Qur’an by Mu’ayyad ‘Abd al-Fattaah Hamdaan

For more information, please see the answers to questions no. 47618 and 129502.

And Allah knows best.

Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allah's Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.

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