[Q-ID0226] Which Surah’s and Supplications should I make a habit of reciting?

QUESTION:

There are lots of Du’as and Surah’s in the Qur’an but I want to make it a habit of reciting daily, what should be read everyday?

ANSWER:

السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته

These are some of the chapters of the Qur’an which you can read:

Āyat al-Kursī

The beloved Prophet of Allāh (صلى الله عليه وآله وصحبه وسلم) has said, “Whoever recites Āyat al-Kursī immediately after each prescribed Prayer, there will be nothing standing between him and his entering Paradise except death.”

[al-Nasā’i]

Sūrah Yāsīn (36)

Sayyidunā Anas (رضي الله عنه) reported that the Messenger of Allāh (صلى الله عليه وآله وصحبه وسلم) said ‘Everything has a heart and the heart of the Qur’an is Yāsīn. Anyone who reads it, Allāh will write down for him ten readings of the Qur’an.”

[al-Tirmīdhī]

The Prophet (صلى الله عليه وآله وصحبه وسلم) has said, “Whoever recited Sūrah Yāsīn in the night seeking Allāh’s pleasure, Allāh would forgive him.”

[Ibn Hibbān and al-Bayĥaqī]

Sūrah al-Dukhān (44)

Sayyidunā Abū Hurayrah (رضي الله عنه) narrated that the Messenger of Allah (صلى الله عليه وآله وصحبه وسلم) said, “Whosoever recites Sūrah al-Dūkhān every night, seventy thousand angels will ask forgiveness for him.”

[al-Tirmīdhī]

Sūrah al-Wāqi’ah (56)

Sayyidunā Abdullāh ibn Mas’ūd (رضي الله عنه) reported that the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وآله وصحبه وسلم) said, “Whoever recites al-Wāqi’ah at night would never encounter poverty.”

[al-Bayĥaqī]

Surah al Mulk (67)

The Prophet (صلى الله عليه وآله وصحبه وسلم) said, “Sūrah al-Mulk is the protector from the torment of the grave.”

[al-Bukhārī and al-Ḣākim]

Sayyidunā ‘Abdullāh Ibn ‘Abbās (رضي الله عنه) reported that the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وآله وصحبه وسلم) said, “It is my desire/love that Sūrah al-Mulk should be in the heart of every Muslim.”

[al-Ḣākim]

Sūrah al-Kāfirūn (109)

The Prophet (صلى الله عليه وآله وصحبه وسلم) has said, “Recite Sūrah al-Kāfirūn and then go to sleep after coming to its end, for it is a clearance from shirk (in other words, the person will die in the stat of Imān).”

[Abū Dā’ūd]

Sayyidunā ‘Abdullāh Ibn ‘Abbās and Sayyidunā Anas Ibn Mālik (rađiyAllāhu ánhumā) reported that the Beloved of Allāh (صلى الله عليه وآله وصحبه وسلم) said, “It (al-Kāfirūn) is equivalent to a quarter of the Qur’ān.”

[al-Tirmidhī]

Surah al Ikhlas (112)

The Prophet of Allāh (صلى الله عليه وآله وصحبه وسلم) has said, “Qul HuwAllāhu Aḣad” is equal to a third of the Qur’an and “Qul Yā Ayyuhal Kāfirūn” is equal to a fourth of the Qur’ān.”

[al-Tabarānī]

The beloved Messenger of Allāh (صلى الله عليه وآله وصحبه وسلم) said, “Whoever recites (Qul HuwAllāhu Aḣad) ten times, Allāh will build for him a house in Paradise.”

[Musnad Ahmad]

Sūrah al-Falaq (113) and Sūrah al-Nās (114)

Sayyidah ‘Ā’isha (rađiyAllāhu ánhā) reported that whenever the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وآله وصحبه وسلم) became ill, he would recite Mu’awwādhat (Sūrah al-Falaq and Sūrah al-Nās) and then blow his breath over his (hands and would rub them over his) body. When he became seriously ill, I used to recite (these two Surahs) and rub his hands over his body hoping for its blessings.

[al-Bukhārī]

I will draw up a simple timetable for you (as a starter) to help you with Qur’anic Sūrats and Ad’iyyah (supplications) and Wadhāif (Litanies) to pray:

Before Fajr:

  • Read the three Quls three times (Ikhlāṡ, Falaq and Nās)
  • Read SubhanAllāhi Wa Bi Ḣamdihi 100 times
  • Yā Wahhābu 7 times

After Fajr

  • Āyat al-Kursi
  • Tasbiḣ-e-Fātimah (33 SubhanAllāh, 33 Alhamdulillah and 34 Allahu Akbar)
  • Yā ‘Azīzu Yā Allāh 100 times
  • Sūrah Yāsīn

After Dhuhr

  • Āyat al-Kursi
  • Tasbiḣ-e-Fātimah (33 SubhanAllāh, 33 Alhamdulillah and 34 Allahu Akbar)
  • Yā Karīmu Yā Allāh 100 times

After Asar

  • Āyat al-Kursi
  • Tasbiḣ-e-Fātimah (33 SubhanAllāh, 33 Alhamdulillah and 34 Allahu Akbar)
  • Yā Jabbāru Yā Allāh 100 times
  • Read the three Quls three times (Ikhlāṡ, Falaq and Nās)

After Maghrib

  • Āyat al-Kursi
  • Tasbiḣ-e-Fātimah (33 SubhanAllāh, 33 Alhamdulillah and 34 Allahu Akbar)
  • Yā Sattāru Yā Allāh 100 times

After Isha

  • Āyat al-Kursi
  • Tasbiḣ-e-Fātimah (33 SubhanAllāh, 33 Alhamdulillah and 34 Allahu Akbar)
  • Yā Ghaffaru Yā Allāh 100 times
  • Sūrah al-Mulk

Before sleeping

  • Surah Fātiha (4 times)
  • Āyat al-Kursī
  • 4 Quls (Blow on your hands and rub all over the body)
  • 4th Kalima 4 times
  • Astaghfirullah 10 times
  • Durud Sharif 10 times

Anytime during the day

  • Durūd Sharif at least 100 times
  • Astaghfirullāh 100 times
  • Lā Ilāha illAllāh 100 times
  • Lā Hawla Wa Lā Quwwata illā Billāhil ‘Aliyyil Adhīm 100 times

Thursday Nights

  • SallAllahu Alan Nabiyyil Ummiyyi Wa Ālihi (1000 times)
  • Sūraah al-Dukhān

Fridays

  • Sūrah al-Kahaf
  • Durūd Sharif at least 500 times

This is a general schedule for very beginners. I hope this will suffice for now.

For more daily Wadhāif and Supplications read “Al-Wadhīfah Al-Karīmah” compiled and authored by Imām Ahmad Ridā Khān (رحمة الله عليه) and also if you have more time then start reading “Dalāil Al-Khayrāt” daily by Imām Al-Juzūli (رحمة الله عليه).

Allāh knows best.

Answered by Mawlana Mohamed Husein Qadri

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