What are the specific virtues  to reading certain Surahs every evening? 



Sayyidina Ibn Masoud  R.A.  reports  that the Messenger  Sallallahu Alaihi Wasaallam said: "Whoever reads Surah Waqiah every night, poverty will not come over him"  Baihaqi


  1. Surah Yaseen 

Sayyidina Abu Huraira R.A.  reports that the Messenger Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam has said, “Whoever recites Surah Yaseen at night seeking the pleasure of Allah Ta’ala, that night he will be forgiven.” (Abu Nuaym)


3.Surah Mulk

The Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasaallam) said: "There is Surah in the Qur'an. It consists of only 30 verses. It defends a person who recites it perpetually and leads him/her to Paradise. It is Tabarak.”  Abu Dawood


  1. Surah Sajdah 

Sayyiduna Jabir bin ‘Abdullah R.A.  reports that Rasulullah Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam  would not sleep until he recited Surah Sajdah and Surah Mulk. (Sunan Tirmidhi

  1. Ayatul Kursi 

Sayyidina Abu Umamah  R.A. reports  that the Nabi Sallallahu alaihi Wasallam said, ".Whoever recites  Aayat ul Kursi (Surah 2 al-Baqarah 255) after every  Salaah, nothing will prevent him from entering Paradise except that (he must) die (first)." Nasa'i 


  1. Closing Verses of Surah Baqara

Sayyidina Abu Mas’ud Al-Badri R.A.  reports that he  heard the Prophet Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam  say, “He who recites the two Ayat at the end of Surat Al-Baqarah at night, they will suffice him.” [Bukhari]

  1. Surah  Kafiroon 

ISayyidina Nawfal al-Ashja’i  R.A. reports that  Messenger Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam said to him: “Recite Qul yaa ayyuha’l-kaafiroon then go to sleep at the end of it, for it is a disavowal of shirk.” [Abu Dawood]


  1. Three Quls 

Sayyididah Aaisshah R.A.  reports that when Nabi Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam went to bed every night, he would hold his hands together and blow into them, and recite into them Qul Huwa Allaahu Ahad, Qul a’oodhu bi rabb il-falaq and Qul a’oodhu bi rabb il-naas. Then he would wipe them over whatever he could of his body, starting with his head and face and the front of his body, and he would do that three times. [Bukhari]


  1. Surahs Israa & Zumar

ISayyidah Aaishah  R.A.  reports that The Prophet  Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam would not go to sleep until he had recited Bani Israa’eel (Surah Israa) and al-Zumar.” [al-Tirmidhi]


  1. Musabbihat

Sayyiduna Irbad Ibn Sariyah R.A. narrated that the Messenger Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam used to recite Al Musabbihat before he went to sleep and said: "In them there is a verse that is more meritorious than a thousand verses."  Abu Dawood


(a) Al Hadid - Surah No 57;

(b) Al Hashar - Surah No 59;

(c) As Saff - Surah No 61;

(d) Jumu'ah - Surah No 62 &

(e) At Taghabun - Surah No 64

(f) Surah Aala - Surah No 87 


In conclusion, I would like to say that I have mentioned the virtues of specific Surahs that are to be recited at night. Together with that, there is also general encouragement for reciting Quraan. 

The Prophet Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam  said: “Whoever reads ten verses at night will not be recorded as one of the negligent.” Haakim

May Almighty Allah grant us true love for the Noble Quraan and make us form those who recite the Noble Quraan excessively. 


And Almighty Allah Knows Best 

Yusuf Moosagie 

(22nd September 2020)