Benefits and Virtues of Surah 37 As-Saffat



37.1 It was narrated that Anas said

“The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) prayed Fajr on the day of Khaibar during the time it was still dark, when he was near the enemy. Then he attacked them and said:

الله اكبر خربت خيبر

‘Allahu Akbar! Khaibar is destroyed!’ Twice.

﴾ فإذا نزل بساحتهم فساء صباح المنذرين ﴿

‘Then, when it descends in their courtyard, evil will be the morning for those who had been warned!'” (37:177)

Sunan an-Nasa’I Vol. 1, Book 6, Hadith 548

37.2 Narrated Anas bin Malik

That the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said: “No caller invites to anything except that he is detained along with, on the Day of Resurrection, without parting from it, even if a man invites another man.” Then he recited the saying of Allah, the Mighty and Sublime: ‘But stop them, verily they are to be questioned. What is the matter with you? Why do you not help one another (37:24 & 25).'”

Jami` at-Tirmidhi Vol. 5, Book 44, Hadith 3228

37.3 It was narrated from ‘Abdur-Rahman bin Abi Laila that his father Abu Laila said

“I was sitting with the Prophet (ﷺ) when a Bedouin came to him and said: ‘I have a brother who is sick.’ He said: ‘What is the matter with your brother?’ He said: ‘He suffers from a slight mental derangement.’ He said: ‘Go and bring him.’” He said: “(So he went) and he brought him. He made him sit down in front of him and I heard him seeking refuge for him with Fatihatil-Kitab; four Verses from the beginning of Al-Baqarah, two Verses from its middle: ‘And your Ilah (God) is One Ilah (God – Allah),’ [2:163] and Ayat Al-Kursi; and three Verses from its end; a Verse from Al ‘Imran, I think it was: ‘Allah bears witness that La ilaha illa Huwa (none has the right to be worshipped but He),’ [3:18] a Verse from Al-A’raf: ‘Indeed, your Lord is Allah,’ [7:54] a Verse from Al-Mu’minun: ‘And whoever invokes (or worships), besides Allah, any other ilah (god), of whom he has no proof,’[23:117] a Verse from Al-Jinn: ‘And He, exalted is the Majesty of our Lord,’ [72:3] ten Verses from the beginning of As-Saffat; three Verses from the end of Al-Hashr; (then) ‘Say: He is Allah, (the) One,’ [112:1] and Al-Mu’awwidhatain. Then the Bedouin stood up, healed, and there was nothing wrong with him.”

Sunan Ibn Majah Vol. 4, Book 31, Hadith 3549

37.4 It was narrated that ‘Abdullah bin ‘Umar said

“The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) used to enjoin upon us to make the prayer short, but he would lead us in prayer and recite As-Saffat.”

Sunan an-Nasa’i 826

37.5 Anas (Allah be pleased with him) reported

I was sitting behind Abu Talha on the Day of Khaibar and my feet touched the foot of Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ), and we came (to the people of Khaibar) when the sun had risen and they had driven out their cattle, and had themselves come out with their axes, large baskets and hatchets, and they said: (Here come) Muhammad and the army. Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) said: Khaibar is ruined. Verily when we get down in the valley of a people, evil is the morning of the warned ones (al-Qur’an, xxxvii. 177). Allah, the Majestic and the Glorious, defeated them (the inhabitants of Khaibar), and there fell to the lot of Dihya a beautiful girl, and Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) got her in exchange of seven heads, and then entrusted her to Umm Sulaim so that she might embellish her and prepare her (for marriage) with him. He (the narrator) said: He had been under the impression that he had said that so that she might spend her period of ‘Iddah in her (Umm Sulaim’s) house. (The woman) was Safiyya daughter of Huyayy. Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) arranged the wedding feast consisting of dates, cheese, and refined butter, and pits were dug and tiers were set in them dining cloths, and there was brought cheese and refined butter, and these were placed there. And the people ate to their fill, and they said: We do not know whether he (the Holy Prophet) had married her (as a free woman), or as a slave woman. They said: If he (the Holy Prophet) would make her wear the veil, then she would be a (free married) woman, and if he would not make her wear the veil, then she should be a slave woman. When he intended to ride, he made her wear the veil and she sat on the hind part of the camel; so they came to know that he had married her. As they approached Medina, Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) drove (his ride) quickly and so we did. ‘Adba’ (the name of Allah’s Apostle’s camel) stumbled and Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) fell down and she (Radrat Safiyya: also fell down. He (the Holy Prophet) stood up and covered her. Women looked towards her and said: May Allah keep away the Jewess! He (the narrator) said: I said: Aba Hamza, did Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) really fall down? He said: Yes, by Allah, he in fact fell down.

Sahih Muslim 1365 e

37.6 Narrated Ubayy bin Ka’b

“I asked the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) about the saying of Allah, Most High: ‘And We sent him to a hundred thousand, or even more (37:147). He said: ‘Twenty thousand (more).'”

Jami` at-Tirmidhi Vol. 5, Book 44, Hadith 3229

37.7 Samurah narrated regarding the saying of Allah, Most High

And his progeny, them We made survivors (37:77).’ The Prophet (ﷺ) said: “Ham, Sam and Yafith” – with (the letter) Tha.

Jami` at-Tirmidhi Vol. 5, Book 44, Hadith 3230

37.8 Narrated Abu Hurairah

That the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said: “Ibrahim, peace be upon him, did not lie about anything at all – except for three: ‘Verily I am sick (37:89)’ while he was not sick. And his saying about Sarah: ‘She is my sister’ and his saying: ‘Nay, this one, the biggest of them did it (21:63).'”

Jami` at-Tirmidhi Vol. 5, Book 44, Hadith 3166

37.9 Abu Huraira reported that he heard the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) saying

A highly wicked one amongst the Jinn escaped yesternight to interrupt my prayer, but Allah gave me power over him, so I seized him and intended to tie him to one of the pillars of the mosque in order that you, all together or all, might look at him, but I remembered the supplication of my brother Sulaiman:” My Lord, forgive me, give me such a kingdom as will not be possible for anyone after me” (Qur’an, xxxvii. 35).

Sahih Muslim 541 a

37.10 Ibn Abbas narrated

Whoever reads Surah YaSeen and Surah As-Saffat on Friday and then asks Allah to fulfill his wish, it will be granted by Allah.

(Dur al-Manthur)

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