Surah Al-Maidah

There are 120 verses in Surah Maidah (Arabic: Surah al-Maida, “The Table Spread with Food”), the fifth chapter of the Quran. The Arabic term /Ma’idah/ originally refers to a tray with food inside, which is why this Surat has been called Al-Ma’idah (the food). Jesus (as) requested that heavenly food descends on him, as mentioned in verse 114 of this Surat. It was the last Surat revealed at the beginning of the revelation and it’s a Madani surah in the quran.

There are many benefits of reciting surah AL-Maidah if you recite it regularly you will get love from your family, get close to ALLAH, will get ALLAH forgiveness, be safe from shirk, and many more benefits.

Benefits of Surah Al-Maidah

This Surah contains 120 verses, and you will be amazed to learn one fact about it. All the Surahs of the Quran contain the phrase “O you who have faith!” but “O you who have faith!” comes frequently. In Surah Al-Maidah, this phrase appears 16 times. In Surah Al-Baqarah, this sentence appears 11 times.

This Surah also has the following key advantages:

For Love Between Your Family

There will be abundant love between your family if you recite its Ayat no. 54.

For the Seek of Forgiveness

Recite Surah Maidah daily if you wish to seek forgiveness from Allah.

To Come Closer to Allah

Those who recite Al-Maidah come closer to ALLAH 10 times more than before after ALLAH adds ten good deeds and eliminates ten evil deeds.

Will Safe from Shirk

If you recite it every Thursday, you will be safe from wrongdoing and will not shirk.

Hadees Related to Surah Maidah

Narrated Anas bin Malik:

“The Prophet (ﷺ) would recite: ‘Anin-nafsu Bin-Nafsi Wal-‘Ainu Bil-‘Aini'” (From 5:45) (Jami` at-Tirmidhi Vol. 5, Book 43, Hadith 2929)

Narrated Abdullah:

There is no sin on those who have Taqwa and perform good for what they ate, if they believe and do righteous good deeds (5:93). The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said to me: ‘You are among them.'” (Jami` at-Tirmidhi Vol. 5, Book 44, Hadith 3053)

Narrated Anas bin Malik:

That a man said: “O Messenger of Allah! Who is my father?” He said: “Your father is so-and-so.” He said: “So (the following) was revealed: O you who believe! Ask not about things which, if made plain to you, may cause you trouble (5:101).” (Jami` at-Tirmidhi Vol. 5, Book 44, Hadith 3056)

It was narrated that Jasrah bint Dijajah said:

“I heard Abu Dharr say: ‘The Prophet (ﷺ) stood reciting a Verse and repeating it until morning came. That Verse was: “If you punish them, they are Your slaves, and if You forgive them, verily You, only You, are the All-Mighty, the All-Wise.'” [5:118] (Sunan Ibn Majah Vol. 1, Book 5, Hadith 1350)

Narrated Al-Bara:

“A man among the Companions of the Prophet (ﷺ) died before Khamr had been made unlawful. So when Khamr was made unlawful, some men said: ‘How about our companions who died.

Virtious of Surah AL-Maidah

As per Sunan Abu Dawood Hadith No 812, Marwan bin a-hakkam said: Zaid bin Thabit asked me:

Why do you recite short surahs in the sunset prayer? I saw the Messenger of Allah (Peace Be Upon Him) reciting two long surahs at the sunset prayers. I asked him: which are those two long surahs? He replied: Al-A’raf (Surah vii) and al-an’am (Surah vi). I ( the narrator Ibn Juraij) asked Ibn Mulaikah (about these surahs): He said on his own accord: Al-ma’idah (surah v. ) and al-A’raf (furah vii. ).

Another critical thing about Surah Maidah benefits is that the Holy Prophet Muhammad also recited it during the night prayer. Sunan Abu Dawood Hadith No 874 is also related to the Surah Maidah ki fazilat, Narrated Hudhayfah:

Hudhayfah saw the Messenger of Allah (Peace Be Upon Him) praying at night. He says Allah is great three times, possessing majesty, grandeur, and greatness.

He then began (his prayer) and recited Surah al-Baqarah; then he bowed, and he paused in bowing as long as he stood up; he said while bowing, Glory be to my mighty Lord, Glory be to my mighty Lord; then he raised his head, after bowing: then he stood up, and he paused as long as he paused in bowing and said, Praise be to my Lord; then he prostrated and paused in prostration as long as he paused in the standing position; he said while prostrating: Glory be to my most high Lord; then he raised his head after prostration, and sat as long as he prostrated, and said while sitting: O my Lord forgive me. He offered four rak’ahs of prayer and recited in them Surah al-Baqarah, Al-Imran, an-Nisa, al-Maidah, or al-Anam. The narrator Shubah doubted.

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