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 وآله 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 وآله 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 وآله 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.”
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 وآله وسلم) say,
من قرأ الواقعة كل ليلة لم يفتقر
‘Whoever recites al-Waqi’ah every night will never become poor.”
(Shu’ab al-Eemaan by al-Bayhaqi 2/491)
56.5 It is narrated from the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم)
“Surah Al-Waqiah is the Surah of Ghina (wealth), so recite it and teach it to your women and children”.
(Ibn Asakir, Dur al-Manthur 6/367)
56.6 It is narrated from the (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم)
“Whoever recites Surah al Waqiah at night would never encounter poverty”.
(Ibn Sunni 620, Dur al-Manthur 6/367)
56.7 It is narrated from Imam Sadiq (عليه السلام)
“Whoever recites Surah al-Waqi‘a every Friday night, God Almighty will like him and will make him to be loved by all people. He will never suffer hardships, poverty, destitution, and other worldly afflictions. He will be amongst the friends of the Commander of the Faithful, Imam ‘Ali (عليه السلام).”
In another narration the Imam said, “Surah Al-Waqi’a is the Surah of Imam Ali (عليه السلام) and whoever recites it will be among his friends.”
(Majma‘ al-Bayan 9/321, Sawabul Aamal p160)
56.8 It is narrated that the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) said
“One who recites Surah al-Waqi‘a will be excluded from the neglectful.”
56.9 It is narrated from Imam al-Baqir (عليه السلام)
“One who recites Waqiya every night before going to sleep would meet Allah while his face would be (shining) like the moon on a full moon night.”
56.10 It is narrated from Imam Sadiq (عليه السلام)
“One who wants to know about Paradise should recite Surah Waqiya and one who wants to know about Hell should recite Surah Luqman.”
56.11 It is narrated that Imam Ali Zainul Abideen (عليه السلام) said
“If a person recites Surah Al-Waqiah on the first night of the lunar month and then continues to recite the same Surah, increasing the number of times to coincide with the date, such that on the tenth night he recites it ten times, until the fourteenth night, then his sustenance will increase greatly.”
56.12 Ashraf Ali Thanvi (رحمه الله) writes
If anyone recites the the verse
لا يصدعون عنها ولا ينزفون
No headache will they have therefrom, nor will they be intoxicated. (56:19)
thrice and blows on the patient. His headache will disappear. ln’Sha Allah.
56.13 Sayyid Mustafa Musawi (رحمه الله) writes
(i) Reciting Surah Al-Waqiah on a dead person leads to all his sins being forgiven and if the person is on his deathbed then he will die with ease.
(ii) Keeping Surah Al-Waqiah in one’s possession is a means of increase in sustenance.
56.14 Allama Alam Faqri (رحمه الله) writes
(i) For increase in sustenance recite Surah Al-Waqiah 41 times daily (for 1 year).
(ii) If Surah Al-Waqiah is recited in the graveyard (for 40 days), the deceased will be forgiven.
(iii) To increase/protect crop yield, recite Surah Al-Waqiah 3 times and blow on the seeds prior to sowing.
(iv) To ease childbirth, recite Surah Al-Waqiah 7 times then blow on water and let it be consumed by the mother.
56.15 Allama Alam Faqri (رحمه الله) writes
(i) If Surah Al-Waqiah is recited daily after Isha, there will be increase in Rizq.
(ii) To make death easy for an ailing person, Surah Al-Waqiah should be recited near to him.
(iii) If Surah Al-Waqiah is recited near the grave of a deceased person, the departed one will be forgiven.
(iv) If the Ayah
فسلام لك من أصحاب اليمين
Then [the angels will say], “Peace for you; [you are] from the companions of the right.” (56:91)
of Surah Al-Waqiah is recited 7000 times daily for 7 days and dua is made for the deceased, the departed one will be forgiven.
(v) To end drought and receive rain, few people should assemble in the mosque and each person should recite Surah Al-Waqiah 7 times followed by dua. The Amal should be continued till the desired result.
(vi) To increase/protect fruit production, write Surah Al-Waqiah with Saffron on paper and tie it to one of the trees.
(vi) To treat edema (swelling), recite Surah Al-Waqiah 3 times then blow on water and give it to the patient for drinking. The Amal should be continued till the desired result ﴾ بإذن الله ﴿.
56.16 Naqsh of Surah Al-Waqiah is helpful in
(i) removing poverty
(ii) acquiring wealth
(ii) easing the delivery of child
(iv) treating dysuria
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