Mu' meneen Brothers and Sisters,
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One of our brothers/sisters has asked this question:
Asalamalakium, I want to know is there any Hadiths which says that when looking at sheeps or sheepfolds Surah Kausar should be recited, a person who recites will get the blessings equal to their wool or hairs? Please reply me.
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Rewards of reciting Surah Kauthar
In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is none worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad (saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.
Al-Tirmidhi Hadith 2137 Narrated by Abdullah ibn Mas'ud
Allah's Messenger (saws) said, "If anyone recites a letter from Allah's Book he will be credited with a good deed, and a good deed gets a tenfold reward. I do not say that ‘Alif-Lam-Mim’ are one letter, but ‘alif’ is a letter, ‘lam’ is a letter and ‘mim’ is a letter."
There is absolutely no doubt that the recitation of the blessed Surahs of the Glorious Quran are meritorious in the Sight of Allah Subhanah and a believer will earn rewards for every letter that is recited from this Glorious Book.
But, to the best of our knowledge there is absolutely no evidence in either the Glorious Quran or the authentic Sunnah which states that one is to recite the Surah Al-Kauthar when one witnesses a sheep or shepherd, or the specific rewards associated with it!
Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allah’s Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me alone. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.
Your brother and well wisher in Islam,