Ramadan, Spirituality

Short Surahs to Remember for Specific Occasions Series 1

Aabiya Noman Baqai

Writer and Editor at Destination Jeddah

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The Qur’an is full of divine benefits and lessons. There is so much to learn from the book of Allah, but of course not everything can be covered in one article. So, here’s a list of some Surahs that are great to remember for specific occasions and benefits.


Surah Al Fatihah:

According to the Prophet (PBUH), Surah Al Fatihah is considered as “the greatest Surah” of the Quran. There are a number of hadeeths explaining the great virtue of this surah:

  • Allah responds to the believer when he recites this Surah as Sahih Muslim records on the authority of Abu Hurayrah (R) who said that the Prophet (PBUH) said,

    “Allah, the Glorious and Exalted said,“I have divided the prayer between Myself and my servant equally and My servant shall be granted what he asked for.”

    Therefore, when the servant says, ‘All praises and thanks are due to Allah, the Lord of the worlds’, Allah says,

    ‘My servant has praised Me.’

    When he says, ‘The All-Merciful, the Most Merciful,’ Allah says,

    ‘My servant has extolled Me.’

    When he says, ‘Master of the Day of Judgment,’ Allah says,

    ‘My servant has glorified Me.’

    When he says, ‘You Alone we worship and Your aid Alone do we seek,’ Allah says,

    ‘this is between Me and My servant and My servant shall have what he requested.’

    When he says, ‘Guide us to the Straight Path, the Path of those whom You have favored, not [the path] of those who have earned [Your] anger, nor of those who have gone astray,’ Allah says,

    “this is for My servant and My servant shall have what he asked for”

  • It is also called the “Mother of the Quran”. Al Tirmidhi records on the authority of Abu Hurayrah who said that the Prophet (PBUH) said,

    “The chapter commencing with, “All praises and thanks are due to Allah the Lord of the worlds” is the Mother of the Quran, the Mother of the Book, the Seven Oft Repeated Verses and the Great Qur’an.”

  • It is also unlike any other revelations because the Prophet (PBUH) once called Ubayy ibn Ka’b and told him that,“…Would you like me to teach you a Surah the likes of which is not to be found in the Tawrah, Injil, Zabur or the [rest of the] Quran?” He said, “What is the Surah you recite in prayer?” So I recited the Mother of the Quran upon which he said,

    “By the One in Whose Hand is my soul, Allah has not revealed the likes of it in the Torah, Injil, Zabur or the [rest of the] Quran. It is the Seven Oft-Repeated verses.”

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