Benefits and Virtues of Surah 56 Al-Waqiah


56. Al-Waqi`ah

56.1 Abu Sa’eed (رضي الله عنه) narrated

Concerning His (Allah’s) statement

﴾ وفرش مرفوعة ﴿

“And couches, elevated” (56:34)

that the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم) said: “Their elevation is indeed like what is between the heavens and the earth, a distance of five-hundred years.”

Jami` at-Tirmidhi Vol. 4, Book 12, Hadith 2540

56.2 It was narrated from Abu Hurairah (رضي الله عنه)

That the Messenger of Allah (صلى الله عليه وسلم) said: “In Paradise there is a tree under whose shade a rider could travel for one hundred years and never leave it.” “Recite, if you wish:

﴾ وظلّ ممدود ﴿

‘And in shade long-extended (56:30).'”

Sunan Ibn Majah Vol. 5, Book 37, Hadith 4335

56.3 Narrated Abu Huraira (رضي الله عنه)

The Prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم) said “There is a tree in Paradise (which is so big and huge that) a rider could travel in its shade for a hundred years. And if you wish, you can recite:

﴾ وظلّ ممدود ﴿

‘In shade long extended’ (56:30).

and a place in Paradise equal to an arrow bow of one of you, is better than (the whole earth) on which the sun rises and sets.”

Sahih al-Bukhari 3252, 3253

56.4 It was narrated from Shujaa’ (رضي الله عنه)

From Abi Faatimah that ‘Uthmaan ibn ‘Affaan (رضي الله عنهم) visited Ibn Mas’ood (رضي الله عنه) when he was sick. He said, “What is hurting?” He said, “My sins.” He said, “What do you need?” He said, “The mercy of my Lord.” He said, “Shall we not call the doctor for you?” He said, “The doctor made me ill.” He said, “Shall I order that your regular income [from the state] be restored to you?” He said, “You did not let me have it before today and I have no need of it now.” He said, ‘Then leave it to your family and dependents.” He said, “I have taught them something which, if they say it, they will never become poor. I heard the Messenger of Allah (صلى الله عليه وسلم) say, ‘Whoever recites al-Waqi’ah every night will never become poor.”

Shu’ab al-Eemaan by al-Bayhaqi 2/491

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