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Surah waqiah for barakah success.

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As Salaam Aleikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh. (May Allah's Peace, Mercy and Blessings be upon all of you)


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Is there any hadith or any saying of Prophet mohammed s.a.s that If a person reads surah waqiya regularly at night before sleeping, Allah puts barakath in the income of the man.

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Surah waqiah for barakah success

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."


As blessed as the recitation of the Surah Waqiah or any other portion of the Glorious Quran are… the best of our knowledge there is absolutely nothing in the authentic and established Sunnah which even remotely implies that the recitation of the Surah Waqiah (or any other Surah) puts ‘baraka’ in the income of man!


Respected sister, without an iota of a doubt, the whole of the Glorious Quran is a form of ‘Baraka’ and blessings for those who recite it and implement its clear injunctions in their lives…..but to pin-point or appoint one particular Surah from oneself, and declare without any authority that the regular recitation of this particular Surah would bring ‘baraka’ in the income of man, when Allah and His Messenger (saws) have not endorsed such a notion would be misguidance to say the least!


Although the general guidance of Allah and His Messenger (saws) was to recite the Glorious Quran from its start to its finish in addition to what one recites in their daily prayers….there are indeed some verses or small Surahs of the Glorious Quran which the Messenger of Allah (saws) guided and encouraged the believers to recite on a daily basis:

  • The 112th Surah Al-Ikhlaas
  • The 113th Surah Al-Falaq
  • The 114th Surah An-Naas
  • The ‘Aayat ul-Kursi’ Verse 255 of Surah 2 Al-Baqarah
  • The verses 285 and 286 of Surah 2 Al-Baqarah


Al-Tirmidhi Hadith 2173 Narrated by Jubayr ibn Nufayr

Allah's Messenger (saws) said, "Allah finished Surah al-Baqarah with two verses (285 and 286) which I have been given from His Treasure which is under the Throne; so learn them and teach them to your womenfolk, for they are a blessing, a means of a approach (to Allah) and a supplication."


Abu Umamah reported that the Prophet (saws) said, "….For whoever recites the ‘Aayat –ul Kursi’ (Surah 2 al-Baqarah 255) at the end of every prayer, nothing will prevent him from entering Paradise except that (he must) die (first)."

Related by an-Nasa'i and at-Tabarani.


Abu Sa'id reported that the Prophet (saws) asked, "Can anyone of you recite a third of the Qur'an during the night?" The companions considered this rather difficult and they said, "Who among us can do so, O Messenger of Allah (saws)?" Thereupon the Prophet (saws) said, "(Say:) He is Allah, the One and Only; Allah, the Eternal, Absolute; He begetteth not, nor is he begotten; and there is none like unto Him.'' (The reference here is to the recitation of Surah 112 Suratul Ikhlaas of the Qur'an, which the Prophet (saws) described as equivalent to reciting one-third of the Qur'an.)

Related by Bukhari, Muslim, and Nasa'i.


Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadith 6.536A Narrated by Aisha

Whenever the Prophet (saws) retired to bed every night, he (saws) used to cup his hands together and blow over it after reciting Surah Al-Ikhlaas, Surah Al-Falaq and Surah An-Naas, and then rub his hands over whatever parts of his body he was able to rub, starting with his head, face and front of his body. He (saws) used to do that three times.


If one trusts, obeys, and follows the guidance and commands of Allah and His Messenger (saws), one can be assured of never ever being misled; but if one believes, obeys and follows any other guidance, other than that of Allah and His Messenger (saws), one can be assured of being led astray.


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,





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