Benefits and Virtues of Surah 54 Al-Qamar

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54. Al-Qamar

54.1 It was narrated that ‘Ubaidullah bin ‘Abdullah (رضي الله عنه)

“Umar went out on the day of ‘Eid and sent word to Abu Waqid Al-Laithi asking what the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وعلى آله وسلم) used to recite on this day. He said: ‘Qaf [Qaf (50)] and ‘Iqtarabat’.” [Al-Qamar (54)]

Sunan Ibn Majah Vol. 1, Book 5, Hadith 1282

54.2 Narrated Abu Hurairah (رضي الله عنه)

“The idolaters of the Quraish came to the Messenger of Allah (صلى الله عليه وعلى آله وسلم) arguing about Qadar, so the following was revealed:

﴾ يوم يسحبون في النار على وجوههم ذوقوا مس سقر ﴿

﴾ إنا كل شيء خلقناه بقدر ﴿

The day they will be dragged on their faces into the Fire. Taste you the touch of Hell! Verily, We have created all things with Qadar (54:48-49).”

Jami` at-Tirmidhi Vol. 5, Book 44, Hadith 3290

54.3 Narrated Anas (رضي الله عنه)

“The people of Makkah asked the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وعلى آله وسلم) for a sign, so the moon was cleft asunder in Makkah two times (meaning two parts), so the following was revealed:

﴾ اقتربت الساعة وانشق القمر ﴿

﴾ وإن يروا آية يعرضوا ويقولوا سحر مستمر ﴿

‘The Hour has drawn near, and the moon has been cleft asunder. And if they see a miracle, they turn away and say, “Passing magic.” (54:1-2)'”

Jami` at-Tirmidhi Vol. 5, Book 44, Hadith 3286

54.4 Narrated Ibn Mas’ud (رضي الله عنه)

“We were with the Messenger of Allah (صلى الله عليه وعلى آله وسلم) in Mina, when the moon was cleft asunder into two parts. Part of it was behind the mountain, and part of it before it. The Messenger of Allah (صلى الله عليه وعلى آله وسلم) said to us: ‘Bear witness’ meaning:

﴾ اقتربت الساعة وانشق القمر ﴿

The hour has drawn near, and the moon has been cleft asunder (54:1).”

Jami` at-Tirmidhi Vol. 5, Book 44, Hadith 3285

54.5 Narrated ‘Abdullah bin Mas’ud (رضي الله عنه)

That the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) would recite:

﴾ فهل من مدكر ﴿

“Then is there anyone who would remember? (54:17)

Jami` at-Tirmidhi Vol. 5, Book 43, Hadith 2937

54.6 Narrated Ibn Mas’ud (رضي الله عنه)

Alqamah and al-Aswad said: A man came to Ibn Mas’ud. He said: I recite the mufassal surahs in one rak’ah. You might recite it quickly as one recites verse (poetry) quickly, or as the dried dates fall down (from the tree).

But the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وعلى آله وسلم) used to recite two equal surahs in one rak’ah; he would recite (for instance) surahs an-Najm (53) and ar-Rahman (55) in one rak’ah, surahs Iqtarabat (54) and al-Haqqah (69) in one rak’ah, surahs at-Tur (52) and adh-Dhariyat (51) in one rak’ah, surahs al-Waqi’ah (56) and Nun (68) in one rak’ah, surahs al-Ma’arij (70) and an-Nazi’at (79) in one rak’ah, surahs al-Mutaffifin (83) and Abasa (80) in one rak’ah, surahs al-Muddaththir (74) and al-Muzzammil (73) in one rak’ah, surahs al-Insan (76) and al-Qiyamah (75) in one rak’ah, surahs an-Naba’ (78) and al-Mursalat (77) in one rak’ah, and surahs ad-Dukhan (44) and at-Takwir (81) in one rak’ah.

Abu Dawud said: This is the arrangement of Ibn Mas’ud himself

Sunan Abi Dawud 1396

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