Benefits and Virtues of Surah 35 Fatir


35. Fatir

35.1 Jabir said

“When a man enters his house or goes to bed, an angel and shaytan hasten to him. The angel says, ‘Seal it with good!’ The Shaytan says, ‘Seal it with evil.’ If he praises Allah and remembers Him, he chases the shaytan away and spends the night with him guarding him. When he wakes up, the angel and shaytan hasten to him and say the same thing. If he mentions Allah and says, ‘Praise be to Allah, who keeps firm hold of the heavens and earth, preventing them from vanishing away. And if they vanished no one could then keep hold of them. Certainly He is Most Forbearing, Ever-Forgiving.’ (35:41) Praise be to Allah who holds back the sky preventing it from falling on the earth, except by His permission. Allah is All-Compassionate to mankind, Most Merciful.’ (22:63) If he dies, he dies a martyr, If he gets up and prays, he prays in virtue.'”

Al-Adab Al-Mufrad Book 50, Hadith 1214

35.2 Narrated Abu Sa’eed Al-Khudri

From the Prophet (ﷺ), that he said about this Ayah: ‘Then We gave the Book the as inheritance to such of Our worshipers whom We chose. Then of them are some who wrong themselves, and of them are some who follow a middle course, and of them are some who are, by Allah’s Leave, foremost in good deeds (35:32). He said: “All of these people are of the same rank, and all of them are in Paradise.”

Jami` at-Tirmidhi Vol. 5, Book 44, Hadith 3225

35.3 It was narrated from Asid bin Abu Asid, from Musa bin Abu Musa Ash’ari, from his father that the Prophet (ﷺ) said

“The deceased is punished for the weeping of the living. If they say: ‘O my strength, O he who clothed us, O my help, O my rock,’ and so on, he is rebuked and it is said: ‘Were you really like that? Were you really like that?’” Asid said: “I said: ‘Subhan-Allah! Allah says: “And no bearer of burdens shall another’s burden (35:18).” He said: “Woe to you, I tell you that Abu Musa narrated to me from the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ), and you think that Abu Musa was telling lies about the Prophet (ﷺ)? Or do you think that I am telling lies about Abu Musa?”

Sunan Ibn Majah Vol. 1, Book 6, Hadith 1594

35.4 Yahya related

To me from Malik that he had heard that Abu Hurayra used to say, when morning came after it had rained on the people, “We have been rained upon by the rain of Allah’s opening,” and would then recite the ayat, “Whatever Allah opens to man of His mercy no-one can withhold, and whatever He withholds no-one can send forward after Him. ” (Sura 35 ayat 2).

Muwatta Malik Book 13, Hadith 6

35.5 As-Sayed Baqir al-Hashemi records

That a person once came to Imam Ja’far as-Sadiq (a.s.) and complained that his daughter had a problem of getting severe migraine headaches all the time. The Imam (a.s.) placed his hand on her head and recited

إن الله يمسك السماوات والأرض أن تزولا ولئن زالتا إن أمسكهما من أحد من بعده ﴿

﴾ إنه كان حليما غفورا

Indeed, Allah holds the heavens and the earth, lest they cease. And if they should cease, no one could hold them [in place] after Him. Indeed, He is Forbearing and Forgiving. (35:41)

verse 41 of this Surah and she was cured.

(At-Tohfatul Hashemiyyah)

35.6 Sayyid Kamal Faqih records 

Imam Sadiq (as) in a tradition said: There are two Surahs in the Qur’an which are one after another and they begin with  Alhamdulillah ﴾ الحمد لله ﴿, Surah As-Saba, and Surah Al-Fatir. Whoever recites them by night, Allah will protect him in His support, and whoever recites them during the day, there will come to him no affliction (on that day).

(An Enlightening Commentary into the Light of the Holy Quran Vol. 15 & Nur-uth-Thaqalayn, Vol. 4, P. 345)

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