Simple Daily Quran Readings for Protection and Rewards
بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
All praises are due solely to Allah the Most High and The Most Merciful. We ask Allah to bestow His peace and blessings on Muhammad, His Family and those who follow their path until the Trumpet is blown. Do we spend more time of social media reading pointless posts than reading Allah’s Speech? Do we scroll Facebook accounts daily ,but avoid turning pages in Allah’s book? You know the answer to those questions yourself.Reading the Quran offers tranquility in our everyday lives,but how many of us read it daily?
Al-Bara(Radi Allah anhu) narrated A man was reciting Surat Al-Kahf and his horse was tied with two ropes beside him. A cloud came down and spread over that man, and it kept on coming closer and closer to him till his horse started jumping (as if afraid of something). When it was morning, the man came to the Prophet, and told him of that experience. The Prophet (ﷺ) said, “That was As-Sakina (tranquility) which descended because of (the recitation of) the Qur’an.”
It’s through the daily reading of the Quran we are able to find that inner peace of mind and spirit. The Salaf used to focus and spend certain times of their days and nights solely dedicated to the Quran. In this article I want to mention the authentic narrations of the Prophet (ﷺ) and His companions which focus on certain verses, actions, and chapters that we can read daily to earn protection in this life and in the next, along with rewards from Allah.
I pray this paper serves as an important reminder for the slaves travelling in this life back to their Lord. I encourage my brothers and sisters to share this with their children and family. Also I strongly recommend that you choose one of these actions that are easy for you to regularly maintain, then progress by doing other readings as time passes. May Allah protect us in this life and in the grave.
- Bismillah ir Rahman ir Raheem
Ibn Abbass (radi Allahu Anhu) said: ” Bismillah Ir-Rahman Ir-Raheem”, is a verse from the Quran and many people are unaware of this.”
- It should be said before reading a Surah from the beginning except at At-Taubah
- At the beginning of a letter
فَقَالَ رَسُولُ اللهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ : وَالَّذِي نَفْسِي بِيَدِهِ مَا أُنْزِلَتْ فِي التَّوْرَاةِ وَلاَ فِي الْإِنْجِيلِ وَلاَ فِي الزَّبُورِ وَلاَ فِي الفُرْقَانِ مِثْلُهَا ، وَإِنَّهَا سَبْعٌ مِنَ الْمَثَانِي وَالقُرْآنُ الْعَظِيمُ الَّذِي أُعْطِيتُهُ
So the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said: ‘By the One in Whose Hand is my soul! The like of it has neither been revealed in the Tawrah, nor the Injil nor the Zabur, nor in the Furqan. It is the seven oft-repeated, and the Magnificent Qur’an which I was given.'”
-قال:ا لنَّبِىَّ -صلى الله عليه وسلم : لاَ صَلاَةَ لِمَنْ لَمْ يَقْرَأْ بِفَاتِحَةِ الْكِتَابِ
Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) said, “Whoever does not recite Al-Fatiha in his prayer, his prayer is invalid.”
- Further reading about this hadith: http://www.abuaaliyah.com/2014/12/16/reading-al-fatihah-behind-the-imam/
قَالَ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ -صلى الله عليه وسلم : اقْرَءُوا الْقُرْآنَ فَإِنَّهُ يَأْتِى يَوْمَ الْقِيَامَةِ شَفِيعًا لأَصْحَابِهِ اقْرَءُوا الزَّهْرَاوَيْنِ الْبَقَرَةَ وَسُورَةَ آلِ عِمْرَانَ فَإِنَّهُمَا تَأْتِيَانِ يَوْمَ الْقِيَامَةِ كَأَنَّهُمَا غَمَامَتَانِ أَوْ كَأَنَّهُمَا غَيَايَتَانِ أَوْ كَأَنَّهُمَا فِرْقَانِ مِنْ طَيْرٍ صَوَافَّ تُحَاجَّانِ عَنْ أَصْحَابِهِمَا اقْرَءُوا سُورَةَ الْبَقَرَةِ فَإِنَّ أَخْذَهَا بَرَكَةٌ وَتَرْكَهَا حَسْرَةٌ وَلاَ تَسْتَطِيعُهَا الْبَطَلَةُ. قَالَ مُعَاوِيَةُ بَلَغَنِى أَنَّ الْبَطَلَةَ السَّحَرَةُ.
Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) said:
Recite the Qur’an, for on the Day of Resurrection it will come as an intercessor for those who recite It. Recite the two bright ones, al-Baqara and Surah Al ‘Imran, for on the Day of Resurrection they will come as two clouds or two shades, or two flocks of birds in ranks, pleading for those who recite them. Recite Surah al-Baqara, for to take recourse to it is a blessing and to give it up is a cause of grief, and the magicians cannot confront it. (Mu’awiya said: It has been conveyed to me that here Batala means magicians.)
- It will come as a shape and form so people can see it the same way Allah will do the servants actions so they can weighed on the scales.
- “Recite the two bright ones” They are called the bright one as they a full with Allah’s verdicts of Islamic law and His names and Attributes , so the person who reads them is guided in this life and they will serve as a light for him in the next life.
أنَّ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ -صلى الله عليه وسلم- قَالَ : لاَ تَجْعَلُوا بُيُوتَكُمْ مَقَابِرَ إِنَّ الشَّيْطَانَ يَنْفِرُ مِنَ الْبَيْتِ الَّذِى تُقْرَأُ فِيهِ سُورَةُ الْبَقَرَةِ
Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) as saying: Do not make your houses as graveyards. Satan runs away from the house in which Surah Baqara is recited.
- The household that remembers Allah is like the living compared to the dead.
- Qadi Al- Baydawi said : The devil flees from the house in a state of despair as he’s unable to seduce the family when he notices them serious about their religion and firm in faith.”
The Virtues of Ayahtul Kursi
عن ابن عباس قال : أشرف سورة في القرآن البقرة وأشرف آية ، آية الكرسي
The noblest chapter in the Quran is Al-Baqarah and the most honorable verse is Al-Kursi.
كان عبد الرحمن بن عوف إذا دخل منزله قرأ آية الكرسي في زوايا منزله
Whenever Abdur Rahman ibn Awf entered his house he would read Ayatul Kursi in the four corners of his house. 
قَالَ رَسُولُ اللهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ : مَنْ قَرَأَ آيَةَ الْكُرْسِيِّ فِي دُبُرِ كُلِّ صَلاَةٍ مَكْتُوبَةٍ لَمْ يَمْنَعْهُ مِنْ دُخُولِ الْجَنَّةِ إِلاَّ أَنْ يَمُوتَ
Nothing prevent anyone reads Ayatul Kursi at the end of each prayer from entering Jannah except death.
- It should be read after the Tasleem as reading the Quran before the Tasleem is incorrect.
- The wisdom behind this is that Satan tries to distract us all throughout our prayers and as soon as we finish he comes to us harder to divert us.
Ayatul Kursi’s strength against the devil when read at bedtime.
Abu Huraira (May Allah be pleased with him) narrated:
Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) ordered me to guard the Zakat revenue of Ramadan. Then somebody came to me and started stealing from the foodstuff. I caught him and said, “I will take you to Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ)!” Then Abu Huraira described the whole narration and said: That person said (to me), “(Please don’t take me to Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) and I will tell you a few words by which Allah will benefit you.) When you go to your bed, recite Ayat-al-Kursi, (2.255) for then there will be a guard from Allah who will protect you all night long, and Satan will not be able to come near you till dawn.” (When the Prophet (ﷺ) heard the story) he said (to me), “He (who came to you at night) told you the truth although he is a liar; and it was Satan.”
The last 2 verses of Al-Baqarah affect
Abu Mas’ud Al-Badri (May Allah be pleased with him) reported:
قَالَ رَسُولُ اللهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم : الآيَتَانِ مِنْ آخِرِ سُورَةِ الْبَقَرَةِ مَنْ قَرَأَهُمَا فِي لَيْلَةٍ كَفَتَاهُ
I heard the Prophet (ﷺ) saying, “He who recites the two Ayat at the end of Surat Al-Baqarah at night, they will suffice him.”
عَنِ النَّبِيِّ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ قَالَ : إِنَّ اللَّهَ كَتَبَ كِتَابًا قَبْلَ أَنْ يَخْلُقَ السَّمَوَاتِ وَالأَرْضَ بِأَلْفَيْ عَامٍ ، أَنْزَلَ مِنْهُ آيَتَيْنِ خَتَمَ بِهِمَا سُورَةَ الْبَقَرَةِ ، وَلاَ يُقْرَآنِ فِي دَارٍ ثَلاَثَ لَيَالٍ فَيَقْرَبُهَا شَيْطَانٌ
The Prophet (ﷺ ) said: “Indeed Allah wrote in a book two thousand years before He created the Heavens and the Earth, and He sent down two ayat from the end of Surah Al-Baqarah. If these verses are recited in home for three nights no Shaytan will come near it.”
- Further reading : http://www.abuaaliyah.com/2014/10/26/keep-the-devil-away-from-your-home-2-verses/
جُبَيْرِ بْنِ نُفَيْرٍ قَالَ : حَجَجْتُ فَدَخَلْتُ عَلَى عَائِشَةَ رَضِىَ اللَّهُ عَنْهَا فَقَالَتْ لِى : يَا جُبَيْرُ هَلْ تَقْرَأُ الْمَائِدَةَ؟ فَقُلْتُ : نَعَمْ فَقَالَتْ : أَمَا إِنَّهَا آخِرُ سُورَةٍ نَزَلَتْ فَمَا وَجَدْتُمْ فِيهَا مِنْ حَلاَلٍ فَاسْتَحِلُّوهُ وَمَا وَجَدْتُمْ فِيهَا مِنْ حَرَامٍ فَحَرِّمُوهُ.
Jubair ibn Nufair said I made Hajj and visited Aisha and she said to me, “ Jubair do you read Al-Ma’idah?” I said , “Yes”. She replied , “It’s the last chapter revealed so whatever you find mentioned there as Halal then take it as such and whatever you read as being Haraam then treat is as such.”
- Suratul Ra’d
عَنْ جَابِرِ بْنِ زَيْدٍ ، أَنَّهُ كَانَ يَقْرَأُ عِنْدَ الْمَيِّتِ سُورَةَ الرَّعْدِ. و يقال إن ذلك يخفف عنه
Jabir ibn Zayd used to read to the dying person Surahtul Ra’d. It was said this makes the departure of the soul easier.
- Suratul Kahf
مَنْ قَرَأَ سُورَةَ الْكَهْفِ كَمَا أُنْزِلَتْ كَانَتْ لَهُ نُورًا مِنْ مَقَامِهِ إِلَى مَكَّةَ
Whoever read Al-Khaf as it was revealed when earn a light from his place to Mecca.
عَنِ النَّبِىِّ -صلى الله عليه وسلم- قَالَ : مَنْ حَفِظَ عَشْرَ آيَاتٍ مِنْ أَوَّلِ سُورَةِ الْكَهْفِ عُصِمَ مِنْ فِتْنَةِ الدَّجَّالِ
The prophet (ﷺ) as saying: If anyone memorizes ten verses from the beginning of surat al-Kahf, he will be protected from the trial of Dajjal (Antichrist).
- Read Surah Bani Israil (Al-Isra )and Az-Zumar before sleeping
قَالَتْ عَائِشَةُ رضى الله عنها كَانَ النَّبِىُّ -صلى الله عليه وسلم- لاَ يَنَامُ حَتَّى يَقْرَأَ الزُّمَرَ وَبَنِى إِسْرَائِيلَ.
Aisha’ (May Allah be pleased with her) said, “The Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) wouldn’t go to sleep until he read Az-Zumar and Bani Isra’il
- Before sleeping read the Musabbihat
عِرْبَاضِ بْنِ سَارِيَةَ أَنَّ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ -صلى الله عليه وسلم- كَانَ يَقْرَأُ الْمُسَبِّحَاتِ قَبْلَ أَنْ يَرْقُدَ وَقَالَ « إِنَّ فِيهِنَّ آيَةً أَفْضَلُ مِنْ أَلْفِ آيَةٍ
Ar-Irbad bin Sariyah narrated that:
The Prophet (ﷺ) would not sleep until he had recited Al-Musabbihat, and he would say: “In them is an Ayah that is better than a thousand Ayah.”
- These surahs are, Al-Isra, Al-Hadeed, Al-Hasr, As-Saff , Jumu’ah, Al-Taghabun, Al-Ala
- Suratul Wa-Qee’ah
مسروق بن الأجدع قال: من أراد أن يعلم خبرَ الأولين و الآخرين , و خبر الدنيا و الآخرة و خبر الجنة و النار فليقرأ سورةَ الواقعة
Masruq ibn Al-Ajda’said: Whoever wants to know about the first and latter generation, the reality of this World and the next , the Jannah and the Fire then let him read Suratul Wa-Qee-ah .”
- Suratul Mulk
عَنْ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ بن مَسْعُودٍ، قَالَ:”مَاتَ رَجُلٌ فَجَاءَتْهُ مَلائِكَةُ الْعَذَابِ فَجَلَسُوا عِنْدَ رَأْسِهِ، فَقَالَ: لا سَبِيلَ لَكُمْ إِلَيْهِ، قَدْ كَانَ يَقْرَأُ سُورَةَ الْمُلْكِ، فَجَلَسُوا عِنْدَ رِجْلَيْهِ، فَقَالَ: لا سَبِيلَ لَكُمْ إِلَيْهِ قَدْ كَانَ يَقُومُ عَلَيْنَا بِسُورَةِ الْمُلْكِ، فَجَلَسُوا عِنْدَ بَطْنِهِ، فَقَالَ: لا سَبِيلَ لَكُمْ إِنَّهُ قَدْ وَعَى فِيَّ سُورَةَ الْمُلْكِ، فَسُمِّيَتِ الْمَانِعَةَ”.
Abdullah ibn Masud said: A man died and the angel of punishment came to his head and it replied you have no way here. Then the angel goes to his feet and his feet say you have nothing here as he used to stand with us on Suratul Mulk. Then the angel goes to his stomach and it says you have no path here as he used to make me aware of Suratul Mulk,so for that reason it was called the preventer 
أَنَّ رَسُولَ اللهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم قَالَ : إِنَّ سُورَةً مِنْ كِتَابِ اللهِ عَزَّ وَجَلَّ مَا هِيَ إِلاَّ ثَلاَثُونَ آيَةً ، شَفَعَتْ لرَجُلٍ فَأَخْرَجَتْهُ مِنَ النَّارِ وَأدْخَلَتْهُ الْجَنَّةَ وَهِيَ سُورَةُ تَبَارَكَ.
Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) said: “There is a chapter in the Quran that has only thirty verses and it intercedes for the man that reads it. It removes him from Hell and enters him into Jannah. It’s Suratul Mulk.
- Surahtul Kafiroon
أَنَّ النَّبِىَّ -صلى الله عليه وسلم- قَالَ لِنَوْفَلٍ « اقْرَأْ (قُلْ يَا أَيُّهَا الْكَافِرُونَ) ثُمَّ نَمْ عَلَى خَاتِمَتِهَا فَإِنَّهَا بَرَاءَةٌ مِنَ الشِّرْكِ
The Prophet (ﷺ) said to Nawfal’s father:
Recite (the Surah) ‘Say, O you disbelievers!’ and then go to sleep at its end, for it is a declaration of freedom from polytheism.
Ibn Rslan (844H) said: “Whoever reads this chapter on his tongue sincerely from his heart will be free of Shirk at that moment and in the future.”
- Surahtul Ikhlas
قَالَ النَّبِيُّ صلى الله عليه وسلم لأَصْحَابِهِ أَيَعْجِزُ أَحَدُكُمْ أَنْ يَقْرَأَ ثُلُثَ الْقُرْآنِ فِي لَيْلَةٍ فَشَقَّ ذَلِكَ عَلَيْهِمْ وَقَالُوا أَيُّنَا يُطِيقُ ذَلِكَ يَا رَسُولَ اللهِ فَقَالَ اللَّهُ الْوَاحِدُ الصَّمَدُ ثُلُثُ الْقُرْآنِ.
The Prophet (ﷺ) said to his companions, “Is it difficult for any of you to recite one third of the Qur’an in one night?” This suggestion was difficult for them so they said, “Who among us has the power to do so, O Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ)?” Allah Apostle replied: ” Allah (the) One, the Self-Sufficient Master Whom all creatures need.’ (Surat Al-Ikhlas 112.1–to the End) is equal to one third of the Qur’an.”
- Further reading about this topic: http://www.abuaaliyah.com/2016/08/30/the-reward-for-reading-suratul-ikhlas-3-times-by-al-amir-as-sanani-1182h/
عَن ْرَسُولِ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ قَالَ:”مَنْ قَرَأَ:”قُلْ هُوَ اللَّهُ أَحَدٌ”[الإخلاص آية 1] عَشْرَ مَرَّاتٍ بنى اللَّهُ لَهُ بَيْتًا فِي الْجَنَّةِ
The Prophet (ﷺ)said: Allah will build a house in Jannah for the person who reads Al-Ikhlas ten times.
- Suratul Falaq and An-Nas
رَسُولَ اللَّهِ مَا أَقُولُ قَالَ « (قُلْ هُوَ اللَّهُ أَحَدٌ) وَالْمُعَوِّذَتَيْنِ حِينَ تُمْسِى وَحِينَ تُصْبِحُ ثَلاَثَ مَرَّاتٍ تَكْفِيكَ مِنْ كُلِّ شَىْءٍ
The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said to me, “Recite Surat Al-Ikhlas and Al- Mu’awwidhatain (Surat Al-Falaq and Surat An-Nas) three times at dawn and dusk. It will suffice you in all respects.”
عَنْ عَائِشَةَ ، رَضِيَ اللَّهُ عَنْهَا ، أَنَّ رَسُولَ اللهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم كَانَ إِذَا أَخَذَ مَضْجَعَهُ نَفَثَ فِي يَدَيْهِ وَقَرَأَ بِالْمُعَوِّذَاتِ وَمَسَحَ بِهِمَا جَسَدَهُ.
Whenever Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) went to bed, he used to blow on his hands while reciting the Mu’auwidhat ( i.e. Suratal-Falaq 113 and Surat-an-Nas 114) and then pass his hands over his body.
عَنْ عَائِشَةَ قَالَتْ كَانَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ -صلى الله عليه وسلم- إِذَا مَرِضَ أَحَدٌ مِنْ أَهْلِهِ نَفَثَ عَلَيْهِ بِالْمُعَوِّذَاتِ فَلَمَّا مَرِضَ مَرَضَهُ الَّذِى مَاتَ فِيهِ جَعَلْتُ أَنْفُثُ عَلَيْهِ وَأَمْسَحُهُ بِيَدِ نَفْسِهِ لأَنَّهَا كَانَتْ أَعْظَمَ بَرَكَةً مِنْ يَدِى.
A’isha reported that when any of the members of the household fell ill Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) used to blow over him by reciting Mu’awwidhatan, and when he suffered from illness of which he died I used to blow over him and rubbed his body with his hand for his hand had greater healing power than my hand.
Prepared by the one in need of Allah’s Mercy,
Abu Aaliyah Abdullah ibn Dwight Lamont Battle Sr.
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 Sunan Abi Dawud 5055
 Sharh Sunnan Abi Dawud by Ibn Rslan vol 19/pg 366
 Sahih al-Bukhari 5015
 Ahmed 3/437 graded as Sahih by Imam Al-Albani in Jami As-Saghir
 Abu Dawud 5084/At-Tirmithi 3575 At-Tirmithi graded this as being Hasan Saheeh Ghareeb
 Bukhari 6319
 Sahih Muslim 2192
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