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12 Powerful Benefits Of Reciting Surah Sajdah

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12 Powerful Benefits Of Reciting Surah Sajdah

One of the 29 acrostics that are used to extol the virtues of the Qur’an is referred to as Sajdah Surah. The revelation of Surat as-Sajda took place in the city of Makkah and is composed of a total of thirty verses.

Verses 19, 20, and 21 of this Surah are considered by some Islamic scholars to be Madani, which means they should be read with an emphasis on the opening letter of each word.

As with the Makki Surahs that came before it, this one provides very extensive information on both the beginning and the finish of the story.

It recounts the account of the destruction of the nonbelievers in order to strengthen the faith of the believers and to offer them hope in spite of the difficulties they confront.

The Revelation of Surah As-Sajdah

This Surah was revealed to the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) at the beginning of the middle period of his tenure in the city of Makkah.

The undeniable veracity of the Al-Qur’an is transmitted to those who have never been cautioned before in order to warn others who have never been warned before.

On the Day of Judgment, nonbelievers will endure an experience that will cause them to become believers, but it will be to their harm.

The theme of Surah As-Sajdah

This Surah’s principal objective is to assuage the concerns of the people in relation to the subjects of Tauhid, the Hereafter, and the Prophethood by providing them with information and educating them.

Anyone who denies the Day of Judgment (Qiyamah) will be severely punished, as stated in Surah Sajda.

In addition to this, the unfathomable benefits that have been promised to those who believe in Allah Almighty, the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), and the Day of Judgment are announced.

Fatwa about Benefits of Reading Surah Sajdah at Night

“Praise be to Allah.


Before replying to this question, we must establish an important point about the virtues of certain surahs. 

There are fabricated ahaadeeth about the virtues of various surahs which have been falsely attributed to the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him). Among the most famous of those who are known for that are the following: 

1 – Nooh ibn Abi Maryam al-Jaami’, of whom it was said: He encompassed everything except the truth. He regarded it as permissible to tell lies in hadeeth in the interests of the religion, and he made up ahaadeeth by himself and attributed them to the Messenger (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) concerning the virtues of the surahs of the Qur’an, soorah by soorah. 

Abu ‘Ammaar al-Husayn ibn Hurayth al-Marwazi said: It was said to Abu ‘Ismah – i.e., Nooh ibn Abi Maryam -: “From where do you get (a hadeeth) from ‘Ikrimah from Ibn ‘Abbaas (may Allaah be pleased with him) concerning the virtues of the Qur’an surah by soorah when the companions of ‘Ikrimah have no such hadeeth?” He said: “I saw that the people had turned away from the Qur’aan and were distracted by the fiqh of Abu Haneefah and the Maghaazi of Muhammad ibn Ishaaq, so I made up this hadeeth, seeing the reward.” 

Narrated by al-Haakim in al-Madkhal (p. 54); Ibn al-Jawzi in al-Mawdoo’aat (16). Its isnaad is saheeh.

2 – Maysarah ibn ‘Abd Rabbihi al-Faarisi, of whom Ibn Hibbaan said in al-Majrooheen (2/345, no. 1038): He is the author of a lengthy hadeeth about the virtues of the Qur’an, in which it says: “Whoever recites such and such will have such and such.” 

In Lisaan al-Meezaan (7/198) by al-Haafiz ibn Hajar it says: In al-Du’aafa’, Ibn Hibbaan narrated from Ibn Mahdi that he said: I said to Maysarah ibn ‘Abd Rabbihi: “From where did you get this ahaadeeth, ‘Whoever recites such and such will have such and such’?” He said: “I made them up in order to encourage the people.”   

These are examples of people who made up false ahaadeeth and attributed them to the Messenger (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) for a purpose that they thought fit, by means of which Iblees deceived them. 

The scholars drew attention to the fact that the ahaadeeth which lists the virtues of all the surahs of the Qur’an surah by soorah is not proven. Among those who drew attention to that was al-Mawsili in al-Mughni ‘an al-Hifz wa’l-Kitaab (1/121). He said: And he narrated: “Whoever recites such and such will have such and such… from the beginning of the Qur’an to the end. Ibn al-Mubaarak said: I think this was fabricated by the zindeeqs (heretics). The editor – i.e., al-Mawsili – said: There is no saheeh report concerning this. 

Attention was also drawn to this by Ibn al-Qayyim in al-Manaar al-Muneef (p. 113-144) and Shaykh Bakr Abu Zayd in al-Tahdeeth bima qeela Laa yasahhu fihi hadeeth (p. 122-123). He added: It should be noted that the virtues of the Holy Qur’an and the virtues of certain surahs and verses are known from saheeh texts which are attributed to the Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him). What Ibn al-Mubaarak and those who came after him meant was to discuss the lengthy hadeeth which discuss the surahs of the Qur’an surah by soorah, such as the hadeeth which is attributed to Ubayy ibn Ka’b (may Allaah be pleased with him), which was quoted by some of the mufassireen – such as al-Tha’labi, al-Waahidi and al-Zamakhshari – in their Tafseers, which is fabricated. This is what is meant by the discussions of Ibn al-Mubaarak and others. And Allaah knows best. End quote. 


With regard to the ahaadeeth that you asked about, the answer is as follows: 

Source of the first hadeeth: 

It was narrated that ‘Abd-Allaah ibn ‘Umar (may Allaah be pleased with him) said: The Messenger of Allaah (S) said: “Whoever reads ‘Alif‑Laam‑Meem. The revelation of the Book’ [al-Sajdah 32] and ‘Blessed be He in Whose Hand is the dominion’ [al-Mulk 67], between Maghrib and ‘Isha’, it is as if he spent Laylat al-Qadr in prayer.” 

This was quoted by al-Suyooti in al-Durr al-Manthoor (6/535) at the beginning of Soorat al-Sajdah. He said: “Ibn Mardawayh narrated from Ibn ‘Umar …” and quoted it. 

al-Aloosi quoted it in Rooh al-Ma’aani (21/116) from al-Suyooti, then he said: A similar report was narrated by him – meaning al-Suyooti – and al-Waahidi from the hadeeth of Ubayy ibn Ka’b, and by al-Tha’labi from the hadeeth of Ibn ‘Abbaas. Wali al-Deen commented on that by saying: “I do not agree with that; all of these reports are fabricated.” End quote. 

Several versions of the hadeeth have been narrated, some of which are general in meaning and do not specify a time for reading, and some of which do specify a time, as in the report of Ibn ‘Umar. It has been narrated as marfoo’ and mawqoof. Al-Ghaafiqi mentioned them in Lamahaat al-Anwaar (1127, 1129, 1140, 1141, 1142, 1143, 1144, 1146), except the report of Ibn ‘Umar. 

Commentary on the second hadeeth: 

It was narrated via two isnaads: 

1-    From Ibn ‘Abbaas (may Allaah be pleased with him) in a marfoo’ report: “Whoever recites when he prays Fajr three verses from the beginning of Soorat al-An’aam up to the words (interpretation of the meaning): ‘and He knows what you earn (good or bad)’ [al-An’aam 6:3], forty thousand angels will come down to him and the like of their deeds will be written for him. And there will be sent to him an angel from seven heavens with an iron rod, and if the Shaytaan instils any evil in his heart he will strike him until there will be seventy veils between him and him. When the Day of Resurrection comes, Allaah will say: ‘I am your Lord and you are My slave, walk in My shade, and drink from al-Kawthar, and wash in al-Salsabeel, and enter Paradise without being brought to account or punished.’” 

This was mentioned by al-Suyooti in al-Durr al-Manthoor (3/245-246). He said: al-Salafi narrated it with an unreliable isnaad from Ibn ‘Abbaas as a marfoo’ report, and al-Ghaafiqi mentioned it in Lamahaat al-Anwaar (941). 

2-    It was narrated that Ibn Mas’ood said: The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “Whoever prays Fajr in the congregation and sits in his prayer place, and recites three verses from the beginning of Soorat al-An’aam, Allaah will appoint seventy angels for him who will glorify Allaah and pray for forgiveness for him until the Day of Resurrection.” 

This was quoted by al-Suyooti in al-Durr al-Manthoor (3/246) and he attributed it to al-Daylami and al-Ghaafiqi in Lamahaat al-Anwaar (935) in a version close to that of the hadeeth of Ibn ‘Abbaas. 

Al-Aloosi said in Rooh al-Ma’aani (7/76), after quoting a number of ahaadeeth and reports about Soorat al-An’aam, including the hadeeth of Ibn ‘Abbaas and Ibn Mas’ood: And there are other reports, but most of that is da’eef (weak) and some of it is mawdoo’ (fabricated), as is obvious. End quote. 

There is no proven hadeeth which speaks of the virtues of Soorat al-An’aam. 

With regard to Soorat al-Sajdah and al-Mulk, there is no proven report about reading them between Maghrib and ‘Isha’, but there is a proven report about the virtue of reciting Soorat al-Sajdah in Fajr prayer on Friday. 

Al-Bukhaari (891) and Muslim (880) narrated that Abu Hurayrah (may Allaah be pleased with him) said: The Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) used to recite in Fajr prayer on Friday: “Alif‑Laam‑Meem. The revelation…” [al-Sajdah 32] and “Has there not been over man a period of time…” [al-Insaan 76]. 

And concerning the virtue of Soorat al-Mulk, it is narrated that it may be recited when going to sleep or in general. Al-Tirmidhi (2891), Abu Dawood (1400), and Ibn Maajah (3786) narrated from Abu Hurayrah (may Allaah be pleased with him) that the Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: There is a surah in the Qur’an, with thirty verses, which will intercede for its companion [the one who recites it] until he is forgiven: “Tabaarak allaadhi bi yadihi’l-mulk (Blessed be He in Whose Hand is the dominion)” [al-Mulk, soorah 67]. Al-Tirmidhi said: This is a hasan hadeeth. 

Ibn Hajar said in al-Talkhees (1/234): al-Bukhaari stated that there is a problem with it in al-Tareekh al-Kabeer by noting that it is not known that ‘Abbaas al-Jashami (who is the one who narrated it from Abu Hurayrah) heard it from Abu Hurayrah. End quote. 

It was classed as hasan by al-Albaani in some places and as saheeh in others. See: Saheeh Sunan Ibn Maajah, Saheeh Sunan Abi Dawood. Before him, al-Mundhiri said:  It was narrated by Abu Dawood, by al-Tirmidhi, who classed it as hasan and this version was narrated by him, and by al-Nasaa’i, Ibn Maajah, Ibn Hibbaan in his Saheeh, and by al-Haakim who said its isnaad is saheeh. 

Al-Tirmidhi (2892) narrated from Jaabir (may Allaah be pleased with him) that the Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) did not sleep until he had recited “Alif‑Laam‑Meem. The revelation…” [al-Sajdah 32] and “Blessed is He in whose hand is dominion…” [al-Mulk 67]  Classed as saheeh by al-Albaani in Saheeh al-Tirmidhi. “

Surah Sajdah Benefits

Benefits Of Reciting Surah Sajdah

Those who recite surah Sajdah acquired a lot of blessings from Allah Almighty. The benefits of reciting surah sajdah are given below:

Surah Sajdah Benefits in Healing

Patients who are given water through which this Surah has been repeated three times while blowing will experience rapid improvement in their condition. It is said that reciting the verses of Surah Alam Nashrah would increase a person’s fortune and make them prosperous.

Surah Sajdah Benefits in Distress and Keep Safe 

If a supporter of the oppressed party is really concerned about land or location, then over the period of 21 days, they should recite this Surah 11 times after the Isha prayers. It is prayed that Allah Almighty’s protection may shield him from any danger that may come his way. Reading Surah Ad-Dhuha also helps alleviate feelings of melancholy and worry.

Exceptional Capacity for Tolerance will Increase by Reciting Surah Sajdah

We are fully aware that Islam is not the only religion followed by people on this globe who are made of flesh and blood. It helps enhance everyone’s self-awareness and tolerance levels since it is a symbol of Islamic beliefs toward the individual. According to Islamic principles, Muslims are expected to maintain strong ties with their neighbours and show them compassion.

Muslims believe that Allah Almighty was the one who first made the book of life known to humanity, as stated in verse 23 of the Quran.

وَلَقَدْ اٰتَيْنَا مُوْسَى الْكِتٰبَ فَلَا تَكُنْ فِيْ مِرْيَةٍ مِّنْ لِّقَاۤىِٕهٖ وَجَعَلْنٰهُ هُدًى لِّبَنِيْٓ اِسْرَاۤءِيْلَۚ – ٢٣

“And indeed, We have given the Book (Torah) to Moses, so do not you (Muhammad) hesitate to accept it (Al-Qur’an) and We make the Book (Torah) a guide for the Children of Israel.” (QS 32:23)

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Anticipating Fevers and Joint Pains:

The Great Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) says, writing or carrying the surah Sajdah will protect the author or bearer from being sick, having a headache, or experiencing joint discomfort.

Book of Deeds will receive in Right Hand

According to Abu Abdullah Ja’far ibn Muhammad,

Those who recite the surah Sajdah on Thursday evening will have the book of Allah Almighty’s deeds placed in their right hand when they wake up on Friday morning.

Nothing will be held against him, and Allah Almighty will make him a near relative of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) as well as a close friend.

Create Dominance and Honor

This Surah is wonderful for presenting oneself as someone who is deserving of respect and admiration from others. You should express your discontent with the way your officer or worker is behaving toward them if you have an issue with the way they are acting.

This Surah must be recited aloud by him three times every morning before sunrise for the next seven days. The consensus of his colleagues will likely shift in a positive direction. They will show you a great deal of compassion and tenderness toward you. Surah Taghbun principal benefit is that it will liberate mankind from tyranny.

Eliminating a Tyrant:

According to what is described in different books, Surah Sajdah benefits, if the surah Sajdah were to be written down and placed in the residence of an unjust king or governor, it would result in the individual’s expulsion from power within the same year.

The benefit of Reading Surah Sajdah is Faith will be strengthened

Muslims have the firm belief that if they commit even a little amount of the meaning of each surah to memory and act upon it in their daily lives, their love for Allah Almighty would increase. Reciting Surah Anam is also a barrier against satan.

They will be promoted to the rank of Istiqomah and become eligible for the amazing favour of Allah Almighty. In verse 15, the surah Sajdah is referenced for the first time.

اِنَّمَا يُؤْمِنُ بِاٰيٰتِنَا الَّذِيْنَ اِذَا ذُكِّرُوْا بِهَا خَرُّوْا سُجَّدًا وَّسَبَّحُوْا بِحَمْدِ رَبِّهِمْ وَهُمْ لَا يَسْتَكْبِرُوْنَ ۩ – ١٥

“Those who believe in our verses are only people who when warned by him (Our verses), bow down and pray and praise their Lord, and they do not boast.” (QS 32:15)

Surah Sajdah Benefits in Recognizing Judgment Day

Reading the section of the Quran titled “Sajdah” may help strengthen one’s faith on the last day of judgment. This indicates that even when we have informed the end of our life, we may still learn to cherish them while we still have them.

Every single Muslim is obligated to uphold the six pillars of their religion, which are collectively referred to as their Imaan, and which determine their perspective on the Day of Judgment. In verse 11 of the surah Sajdah, it is said that Muslims are conscious of the fact that they will 

Eventually, return to Allah Almighty.

Qadr Night is a Night of Reward

As the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) instructed, demonstrating alertness on the Night of Qadr by reciting Surah Sajdah is an important part of the ritual.

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Reciting Surah Sajdah will Make Proficient in Making Tough Choices

The benefits of reading Surah Sajdah is that it will make you more patient and proficient in making difficult choices in life. Muslims are instructed to exhibit more self-control before passing judgment by learning a portion of the meaning of the surah Sajdah and putting it into practice in their daily lives.

Because it is mentioned here, we are aware that everything has some kind of impact on the other things in the universe. Therefore, to cultivate tranquilly, we will behave with moderation, since this is one of the ways that Islam does so. Surah al-Jinn is very effective against the wicked deeds of shayateen and demons.

The benefit of Reciting Surah Sajdah is Make You More Grateful

The Sajdah verses, as well as the verses that surround them in the Quran, place a focus, in general, on the significance of expressing thanks. Gratitude helps us develop qualities such as knowledge, tolerance, and self-control, amongst other benefits. In verse 27, it is said that everything originates from Allah Almighty.

اَوَلَمْ يَرَوْا اَنَّا نَسُوْقُ الْمَاۤءَ اِلَى الْاَرْضِ الْجُرُزِ فَنُخْرِجُ بِهٖ زَرْعًا تَأْكُلُ مِنْهُ اَنْعَامُهُمْ وَاَنْفُسُهُمْۗ اَفَلَا يُبْصِرُوْنَ – ٢٧

“And did they not notice that we directed (the cloud containing) water to the barren earth, then we grew (with the rainwater) crops so that their livestock and themselves could eat from it. Then wh? Don’t they pay attention?” (QS 32:27)

Final Words

There are a variety of possible explanations for Surah Sajdah’s immense popularity. There are several life lessons and benefits that may be gained by reading Surah Sajdah in the Qur’an.

In the chapter referred to as Sajdah, Allah Almighty discusses a variety of different issues, including the Resurrection and the punishment of pagan people.

He also explains the recompense that will be given to the believers, the origins of the clay man, and other topics. Sajdah is an obligatory act to do whenever verse 15 of the Surah Sajdah is spoken or heard.

This surah’s 16 and eighteenth verses are two of its most well-known passages, and they are both considered to be very important.

Believers in Allah Almighty’s signs are instructed to “get out of bed in fright” in verse 16 so that they might pray to their Lord and give back to Allah Almighty what He has given them.

If we recite this surah and follow the advice it gives, then, God willing, we will be among those whom Allah Almighty honors with paradise.


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