In Mecca, Allah revealed Surah Al-Hijr to Prophet Muhammad, the 22nd surah of the Quran. It has 99 verses. Al-Hijr refers to the story of Prophet Saleh’s people serving in a land called Hijr, who are called the people of Hijr. It’s a Makki surah in quran.

Surah Al-Hijr has many benefits as it increases breastfeeding milk, recites for business, improves memory, for the safety of items, for the fulfillment of wishes, and many more benefits.

Benefits of Reciting Surah Al-Hijr

Here are some of the benefits of surah Al Hijr to recite and listen regularly.

Rewarding the Muhajirun and Ansar

As a result of reciting this surah, the number of muhajir in and Ansar will be written into one’s record of deeds.

The Noble Prophet has been quoted as saying, “Whoever recites surah Hijr, Allah will reward him to the number of the Muhajirun and Ansar.”  Tafseer al-Burhan, vol. 8, p. 42.

Increasing Breastfeeding Milk Supply

If someone wrote this surah with saffron on a china plate, washed it in clean water, and gave it to a woman without milk, she would have enough milk to feed her child.

 The Prophet said,

“By writing Surah Hijr with saffron and giving it to a lactating woman with little milk, her milk will increase.” Ibid.

For Prosperity in Business

“People will become interested in doing business with a seller who wears surah Hijr around his arm and writes it on it. And, as long as this writing is with him, his provision and sustenance will be abundant.” Ibid.

For the Fulfillment of Wishes

Reciting verse nine of surah Hijr 1000 times while paying attention to the meaning will bring Allah’s blessings.

For Improving Memory

A person who recites verse nine of surah Hijr 41 times to dry figs and eats a few dailies will improve their memory.

“If someone writes this surah Al-Hijr on paper and wears it on their body, there will always be gain and profit in business dealings.” Quran Therapy, p. 49.

For the Safety of Items

Those who write this surah on paper and wear it on their bodies will be able to keep their valuable items safe.

Hadith Related to Surah Al-Hijr

Narrated by Abu Sa’eed Al-Khudri 

In his sermon, Allah’s Messenger said: “Beware of the intuition of the believer, for those who are following Allah’s Light see.” Then he recited:

“Indeed that are signs for those who discern.” (15:75)

Mufti Shafi Usmani (رحمه الله) related about

“And we already know that your breast is constrained by what they say So exalt [Allah] with praise of your Lord and be of those who prostrate [to Him]”.(15:97-98)

As we learn from verses 97 and 98, there is a spiritual cure for heart-rending words and actions of enemies that make one anxious: Let them get busy with Tasbih and Ibadah, blessing Allah Ta’ala and praying before Him. There will be no more pain or anxiety in this world because Allah Ta’ala will remove Himself. (Ma’ariful Qur’an)

The Gist of Surah Al-Hijr

Surah Hijr can be summarized in the following way:

  • The verses describe the origin of the universe and the belief in Allah through reflection on its creation.
  • The verse about the resurrection and punishment of wrongdoers
  • The Quran’s importance, grandeur, and characteristics
  • A variety of stories are told, including the creation of Adam, the angelic prostration of Adam, the refusal of Satan to prostrate to Adam, the story of Prophet Ibrahim and the angels who descended upon him to give him the good news, as well as the punishment of Lot and his tribe.
  • Providing good news, giving practical advice, and threatening and encouraging others are all warning aspects.
  • Supporting the Prophet in his resistance against the many dangerous plots of the enemies in Mecca.

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