The Great Benefits of Reading Surah Rahman Everyday


The Great Benefits of Reading Surah Rahman Everyday

benefits of reading surah rahman everyday

Surah Rahman is a great surah of the Holy Quran. The benefits of reading surah Rahman everyday maybe be countless. Reading this surah and any other surah of the Quran like reading surah yaseen gives the Muslim inner peace and help him to find solutions to daily life problems. But can this surah help the Muslim in certain matters as marriage and curing illness if he reads it a specific number of times, as some people say?

What are the benefits of reading Surah Rahman everyday?

The Holy Quran is the last message from Allah (SWT) to mankind. Also, it was sent to guide humanity to the right path which is the main purpose of revealing the Quran and other books of  Allah (SWT)

Furthermore, Quran has so many benefits from different aspects, such as; the reward for reciting it, answering the existential questions that perplex the human intellect, knowing part of the Prophet’s history, and elaborating how the Day of Judgment will be…

Each surah also has a special function that helps towards the main goals of the Quran, as each surah tackles a part of Islam and Muslim personality.

And one of the most significant surahs is “Surah Al- Rahman”. In this surah, Allah (SWT) describes the beautiful creations of Him, as well as His blessings that He is bestowing upon humans. Besides, a long portion of the surah speaks about the description of “Jannah”.

When one reads this Surah will easily notice that one verse that keeps occurring after mostly every ayah for 31 times: “So which of your Lord’s marvels will you deny”.  Which leaves the reciter always thinking about the blessings of Allah (SWT).

The Benefits of Surah Rahman as mentioned by the Prophet (pbuh):

Benefits of reading surah Rahman have been mentioned in Sunnah in a few authentic hadiths:

  1. “Abdullah Ibn Mas’ud (ra) reported that the Prophet (pbuh) said, ‘Everything has an adornment, and the adornment of the Quran is Surah Rahman.”
  2. “The Prophet (pbuh) went to the companions and recited Surah Rahman but they were all quiet. He told them that he went to the Jinn and recited it to them and they were responsive. And when he would recite the verses ‘And which of the favors of the Lord will you deny’ the jinn would respond ‘There is nothing among your bounties that we can deny, all praises belong to Allah”.

These two hadiths show how important this surah is, as it is considered the adornment of the whole Quran. Also, encouraging Muslims to listen and interact with the meanings of this Surah as the Jinn did.

The message behind the Surah also very important. Especially when it comes to the outstanding rhythm and style, the spiritual effect is granted.

As the Surah moves from speaking about the greatness of Allah’s creations to the fact that Allah has created all of that for the benefit of humans, one can’t do anything but praising Allah (SWT) for his blessing.

Then comes the part speaking about “Jannah” as a result of knowing the greatness and generosity of Allah (SWT).

Other Benefits: Benefits of surah Rahman for marriage and health?

surah Rahman for marriage

Many Muslims might ask: are there any special benefits of reading Surah Rahman in addition to the above such as its benefits for solving certain issues if it has been read a specific number of times? 

As so many people might ask about:

  1. Benefits of reading surah Rahman 11 times
  2. Reading surah Rahman 7 times benefits.
  3. Surah Rahman benefits for health and how many times should I read in order to be cured of disease?
  4. The benefits of surah Rahman for marriage

And so many other questions that have the same meaning.

In order to tackle these questions, we must say that: knowing that certain Surah useful for certain issues, depends only on having an Ayah from Quran or Hadith from the Sunnah or at least some of the companions said that. Not to mention that these Hadiths and narrations should be authentic.

This method should be applied to any metaphysical issue that anyone claims, in order to be accepted in Islam.  

Since there was no Ayah, authentic Hadith, or narration that stands for or supports what was mentioned in the previous questions, a Muslim can not claim that any answer to these questions will be true, also, one can’t deny that Allah (SWT) can accept dua from a Muslim after reading Quran and this Surah because dua is accepted after doing any good deed.

This what many Scholars viewed: such as Imam Ibn Al Qayym (died: 751 H) [1] and Imam Galal Al-Din Al Siyouti (died: 911 H) [2].

When should we read Surah Rahman?

Nothing has been mentioned in the Quran or the authentic Sunnah of the Prophet (pbuh) about the preferred time of reciting Surah Rahman. Reading Quran during day and night is praiseworthy in Islam and Muslim can do it at any time. However, reading the Quran at night is recommended as this time is a time of much virtue and reward as it is stated in both the Quran and Sunnah.

Abu Sa’id and Abu Huraira reported that the Prophet (pbuh) said:

عَنْ أَبِي سَعِيدٍ، وَأَبِي، هُرَيْرَةَ قَالاَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم ‏ “‏ إِنَّ اللَّهَ يُمْهِلُ حَتَّى إِذَا ذَهَبَ ثُلُثُ اللَّيْلِ الأَوَّلُ نَزَلَ إِلَى السَّمَاءِ الدُّنْيَا فَيَقُولُ هَلْ مِنْ مُسْتَغْفِرٍ هَلْ مِنْ تَائِبٍ هَلْ مِنْ سَائِلٍ هَلْ مِنْ دَاعٍ حَتَّى يَنْفَجِرَ الْفَجْرُ ‏”‏ ‏

Allah waits till when one-third of the first part of the night is over; He descends to the lowest heaven and says: Is there any supplicator of forgiveness? Is there any penitent? Is there any petitioner (for mercy and favor)? Is there any solicitor? -till it is daybreak. (Muslim: 6: 205)

Imam Nawawi (d. 676 A.H./1277 A.D.), the author of al-Arba’in An-Nawawiyah, stated: “Performing prayer and reading Quran at night is given preference because it is a time when the heart is more concentrated and farther away from distractions of different kinds, including necessary chores and the like. It also helps prevent the worshipper from falling into the pitfall of worshipping to be seen by others, and other acts of insincerity. It is also a time of much virtue and reward as it is stated in both the Quran and Sunnah.” [3]

Which Surah should be recited everyday?

Another question that is related to the previously-mentioned ones. If someone wants to read certain Surahs from the Quran to cure himself, or to be protected, there are many Surahs that Prophet (pbuh) advised us to read every day to be healed and protected.

For more about the preferred times for reading Quran, read this article about the benefits of Reading Surah Yaseen after Fajr.

Surah Al Fatihah

Surah Al Fatihah is one of them and it’s the most notable surah in the Quran. Some of the companions of the Prophet (saw) came across a tribe amongst the tribes of the Arabs, and that tribe did not entertain them. While they were in that state, the chief of that tribe was bitten by a snake (or stung by a scorpion). They said, (to the companions of the Prophet (pbuh) ), “Have you got any medicine with you or anybody who can treat with Ruqya?” The Prophet’s companions said, “You refuse to entertain us, so we will not treat (your chief) unless you pay us for it.” So they agreed to pay them a flock of sheep.

One of them (the Prophet’s companions) started reciting Surat-al-Fatiha and gathering his saliva and spitting it (at the snake-bite). The patient got cured and his people presented the sheep to them, but they said, “We will not take it unless we ask the Prophet (whether it is lawful).” When they asked him, he smiled and said, “How do you know that Surat-al-Fatiha is a Ruqya? Take it (flock of sheep) and assign a share for me.”[4]

Also, Ayah Al Kursi (Chapter2, verse 255):

The Messenger of Allah (saw) said: “Whoever recites Ha Mim Al-Mu’min – up to – To Him is the return (40:1-3) and Ayat Al-Kursi when he reaches (gets up in) the morning, he will be protected by them until the evening. And whoever recites them when he reaches the evening, he will be protected by them until the morning.”[4]

Surahs: Al Ikhlas, Al Falaq, Al Nas (Chapters: 112,113,114):

The Messenger of Allah (pbuh) 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.”[5]

So, we Should keep reading these Surah multiple times every day. May Allah protect us, and guide us to the right path. All praises due to Allah the Lord of All creations.

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[1] Ibn al-Qaym, Al Manar Al Munif (P.113).

[2] Nawawi, Al Itqan Fi Ulom Al Quran (4/120).

[3]  Nawawi, Tibyan al-Adab fi Hamalatul Quran

[4] Sahih al-Bukhari: Hadith 5736

[5] Jami` at-Tirmidhi: Hadith 2879

[6] Riyad as-Salihin: Hadith 1456

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