Sūrat Ghāfir, also known as Sūrah Al-Muʼmin, is the 40th sura of the Qur’an. It has 85 ayaat and is a Makki Surah. The title Ghafir derives from the third Verse, where God Almighty mentions Himself as the One Who Forgives Sin (Ghafir al-dhanb). As another title, Mu’min refers to the person who was at the service of Pharaoh and concealed his faith to support Moses.
As Surah Al-Mumin has lots of benefits providing protection all over the day, forgiveness of sins helps to increase value and is also very helpful to cure diseases.
Benefits of Reciting Surah Al-Mumin
Here are some of the benefits of surah Mumin.
Recite in the morning And Evening
In the morning and evening, the Messenger of Allah commanded us to recite the Quran.
Al-Marifah narrates Muhammad bin Ibrahim bin Harith At-Tamimi’s father to Ibn Sunni, Ibn Mandah, and Abu Naeem
Then did you think that We created you uselessly and that you would not be returned to us?” (23:115)
As a result of reciting it, we remained safe and gained booty. There is no better guide than Allah. (Dur al-Manthur)
Protection all Over the Day
A person who recites them in the morning is protected until the evening. Narrated by the Prophet,
A person who recites all of Surah Ad-Dukhan, as well as the beginning of Ha Mim Al-Mu’min (Surah Ghafir), until the verses Ilayhil Maseer (40:3) and Aayatul Kursi (2:255), in the evening is protected until the morning, while a person who recites them in the morning is protected until the evening. (At-Targhib wat-Tarhib 390)
Judgment Day Gift
Whosoever desires to walk around Paradise’s meadows should recite these surahs.
Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alayhi wasalam) said
Chapters beginning with Ha-Meem* are beautiful, fresh, fragrant, splendid meadows. Whosoever desires to walk around Paradise’s meadows should recite these surahs.
[Surahs with Ha-Meem at the start. It includes seven Surahs 40-46, i.e., Ghafir or Al-Mumin (40), Fussilat or Ha-Meem (41), Ash-Shura (42), Az-Zukhruf (43), Ad-Dukhan (44), Al-Jathiyah (45), Al-Ahqaf (46)] (Al-Tadhkar Fi Afdal Al-Adhkar by Imam al-Qurtubi)
Forgiveness of Sins
Those who recite Surah Ghafir every night will be forgiven for their past and future sins, granted purity of heart and will receive in the hereafter more rewards than they have received in this life.
Helps to Increase Sale
If Surah Ghafir taweez is hung on a wall in an orchard, there will be a significant increase in yields; similarly, if hung in a shop or business location, sales will increase dramatically.
To Cure Heart Disease
To cure heart trouble, liver or spleen pain, write this surah on a china plate, wash it, knead fine flour with it, dry it like biscuits, grind it, and give it to the patient.
Importance of Surah Al-Mumin
The main purpose of this surah is to remind the people of their origin, the reason for their creation, and the ultimate truth, which is the life hereafter, which will continue forever. The ultimate end of life reminds us to adopt the path toward success, which is the path of righteousness and divine success.
Hadith on Surah Al-Mumin
Narrated Abu Hurairah:
The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said:
“Whoever recites Ha Mim Al-Mu’min – up to – To Him is the return (40:1-3) and Ayat Al-Kursi when he reaches (gets up in) the morning, he will be protected by them until the evening. And whoever recites them when he reaches the evening, he will be protected by them until the morning.” Jami` at-Tirmidhi Vol. 5, Book 42, Hadith 2879
Abu Huraira reported that the Messenger of Allah said:
There is no one among you who does not have two abodes: a Paradise abode and a Hell abode. If he dies and goes to Hell, his abode is inherited by the people of Paradise. According to Allah:
‘These are indeed the inheritors.'” [23:10]
Sunan Ibn Majah Vol. 5, Book 37, Hadith 4341
The following is reported about ‘Abdullah bin Sa’ib:
When he reached the mention of ‘Eisa in Al-Mu’minun 23, the Messenger of Allah was overcome with a cough, so he bowed in Ruku’.” Sunan Ibn Majah Vol. 1, Book 5, Hadith 820
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