Surah Al-Qadr

There are five verses in Al-Qadr (meaning “Power, Fate”), which is the 97th chapter (surah) of the Qur’an. In the first verse, the word Al-Qadr is used, it is derived from the name of the most memorable night, Lailatul Qadr. It is primarily about power and it is a Makki surah in Quran.

If you recite this surah you will get lots of benefits like your eyes will become sharper, protection from evil plans, a special reward on Ramadan nights, the forgiveness of sins, property protection, and many more benefits.

Meaning of Surah Al-Qadr

According to Surah Al-Qadr, there are two implied meanings,

  • This night is the night when destiny is decided.
  • This book implies a change in the world.

Benefits of Reciting Surah Al-Qadr

Here are the benefits of surah Al-Qadr.

Surah Qadr For Eyesight

When reciting Al-Qadr after Wudhu, look upward toward the sky. The eyes will become sharper and sounder. According to Molana Ashraf Ali Thanvi writes:

After Wudhu and the recitation of Surah Al-Qadr, anyone who makes it a habit will have strong eyesight and good vision, In’Sha Allah. (Remedies from the Quran p92)

Protection from Evil Plans

Surah Al Qadr will protect a person from his evil plans if he recites it before his enemies. According to Sayyid Mustafa Musawi writes:

When Surat Al-Qadr is recited 11 times before sleeping, the reciter remains safe all night long. When one recites before an enemy, one is protected from evil plans. Reciting Surat Al-Qadr repeatedly is the best way to repay a loan. A believer’s sins will be forgiven if recited seven times on his grave. (Fawaid-e-Qur’an)

Forgiveness of Sins

If a person recites Surah Qadr, then all the sins of the deceased will be pardoned. It is narrated that Imam Ja’far Sadiq said,

When a Muslim recites Surah Al-Qadr in his obligatory prayers, Allah makes an announcer proclaim: “O servant of Allah, all your past sins have been forgiven. Now you should pay attention to your actions.” (Sawabul Aamal 169)

Special Reward like Ramadan Nights

A person who recites surah Al Qadr will be rewarded as those who observe vigil in the honored nights of Ramadan.” As it is narrated that the Prophet said,

Those who recite Surah Al-Qadr continuously will be rewarded as those who observe vigil in the honoured nights of Ramadan.” (Majma’-al-Bayan, 10/516)

Forgiveness of Thousand sins

Surah Al Qadr helps in the forgiveness of thousand sins. It is narrated that Imam Muhammad Baqir said,

“A person who recites Surah Al-Qadr loudly is like someone who fights for Allah, and someone who recites it in a low voice is like someone who sacrifices himself for Allah. Allah will forgive a thousand sins committed by the person who recites the verse ten times.” (Sawabul Aamal 168-169)

For Inner Cleanliness

Recite Surah Al-Qadr frequently is a cause for the cleanliness of the inner self. According to Allama Alam Faqri writes

In Ramadhan, reciting Surah Al-Qadr frequently is a cause for the cleanliness of the inner self (Batin) and limitless rewards. (Majmooa Wazaif p179)

Property Protection

Recite surah Al Qadr for property protection. According to Allama Alam Faqri writes

 It is also recommended to recite Surah Al-Qadr once before going to sleep to protect your house and property. (Majmooa Wazaif p179)

Qurb-e-Elahi Acquisition

Those who recite Surah Qadr 21 times in Wudhu will surely gain Qurb-e-Elahi.

Disease Recovery

Surah Qadr is a great remedy for the recovery of disease as it is mentioned a person who writes Surah Qadr on a pot (chini ka betun) and drinks water from it will soon recover from the disease.

Increase Honor and Status

Recite surah Al Qadr before sleep will increase honor and status. According to Allama Alam Faqri writes

After Asr, if Surah Al-Qadr is recited 141 times daily in Ramadhan, his inner self will be cleansed. Those who make it a habit of reciting Surah Al-Qadr 100 times before sleep will significantly increase their honor and status, be distanced from satanic whispers (Waswaas), and achieve spiritual peace. (Aamal-e-Qurani p431-432)

Wazaif of Surah Al-Qadr

Here are a few wazaif of surah Qadr.

Surah al-Qadr for Rizq

Recite surah Al Qadr for business profit According to the following wazifa:

 Surah Al-Qadr can increase a person’s profits if he reads it frequently in his shop or establishment. (Aamal-e-Qurani p431-432)

Grave-like Garden of Jannah

Recite surah Al Qadr will bring comfort in the grave. According to the following wazaifa:

On Fridays, reciting Surah Al-Qadr 141 times will bring comfort and light to the grave, like a garden of Jannah. (Aamal-e-Qurani p431-432)

Healing of Diseases and Disorders

Reciting Surah al Qadr and Surah inshirah 11 times after Jumma Prayer will heal a person from any disease, from heart disease to diabetes and mental disorders, in a flash.

Virtues

Imam Daylami narrated from Hazrat Anas that

The Prophet said, “Allah has bestowed the Night of Al-Qadr on my Ummah and it was not given to anyone before them.” (Al-Firdaws Bima Thur Al-Khatab 1/173, Dur al-Manthur)

Hazrat Muhammad bin Nasr narrated from Hazrat Anas that

The Prophet said, “Whoever read Inna Anzalnahu Fee Laylat Al-Qadr (Surah 97), it is equal to one-fourth of the Quran. Whoever read Itha Zulzilati Al-Ardu Zilzalaha (Surah 99), it equals half of the Quran. Qul Ya Ayyuha Al-Kafiroon (Surah 109) equals one-fourth of the Quran and Qul Huwa Allahu Ahad (Surah 112) is equal to one-third of the Quran.” (Dur Al-Manthur).

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