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These 4 Surahs of Quran are Al-Kafirun (109), Al-Ikhlas(112), Al-Falaq (113) and An-Nas (114). They are usually called the shielding Chapters in the entire Quran Pak. First two defend one from committing Shirk (Considering someone else equal to Allah), while the following ones defend against many evils of this world. Now let us discuss the great benefits of these greatly blessed Quranic Sections one by one in brief:
Advantages of Reading Surah Al-Kafirun :
This Chapter of the Holy Quran was revealed Makkah upon the Messenger ﷺ of ALLAH. It contains 6 Verses in total. It is a great source of attaining righteousness as it prevents one from doing making others partners with Allah SWT. Rasulullah ﷺ has been narrated to have said:
“Abu Darda’ reported Allah’s Apostle (ﷺ) as saying:
Is any one of you incapable of reciting a third of the Qur’an in a night? They (the Companions) asked: How could one recite a third of the Qur’an (in a night)? Upon this he (the Holy Prophet) said:” He is Allah, One” (Qur’an) is equivalent to a third of the Qur’an.
Therefore, the greatest gain from Surah Al-Kafirun is indeed the strengthening of Islamic belief through avoiding “Shirk”.
Pros of Reciting Surah Al-Ikhlas:
It is also a Makki Surah consisting of 4 Ayats in sum. It is considered to be equal to 1/3rd of the entire Quranic Instructions according to Prophetic (PBUH) traditions.
“By Him in Whose hand my soul is, it is equal to one third of the Qur’an!”
This highly revered Chapter of Quran Kareem helps in the completion of “Tawheed”, which is a prerequisite of Islamic faith. Reported by Anas (R.A):
“If anyone recites two hundred times daily, Qul huwallahu Ahad the sins offifty years will be wiped out, unless he is in debt.” (Tirmidhi)
It shows that Surah Al-Ikhlas completes one`s devotion to the Almighty Lord, which is why its recital pays off huge benefits as described in this Hadith.
Gains of Narrating Surahs Al-Falaq and An-Nas:
The last and final two Chapters of the Holy Quran are generally known as “Al-Mu’awwidhatayn” (Verses of Refuge). They are both Makki Surahs which direct the believers to start their prayers with addressing the Almighty Lord with a belief that He will guard them against all the wicked forces like black magic, evil eye and spirits etc.
Hazrat Abu Saeed al-Khurdi (R.A) said:
“The Messenger (PBUH) of Allah used to seek refuge with Allah from the jinn and from the evil eye until the Mu’wadaitain (Surah Falaq and Surah Naas) were revealed, and whey they were revealed He started to recite them and not anything else.” (Tirmidhi)
It means that these two Chapters are great means of attaining shield from all kinds of evils present in this world.
In short, four Quls are very heavy in the magnitude of their benefits that they generate for the believers.
‘Sayyida A’isha (Allah be pleased with her) narrates: “Whenever the Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him & give him peace) would become ill, he would recite the Mu’awwizat (Surah al-Falaq & Surah an-Nas) and blow over himself. When his illness was aggravated, I used to recite these two Surahs (and blow my breath) over him and make him rub his body with his own hand, for its blessings.” [Sahih al-Bukhari, no. 4728]