By: Jamiatul Ulama

Source: Jamiatul Ulama

In an era like ours, in which we’ve become immune to insecurity, the following prescription from one of the most knowledgeable Sahabah (Allah be pleased with them) is very pertinent.

Lets read through the following narrations and be inspired.

Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah ibn Mas’ud (Allah be pleased with him) said:

‘Whoever recites the following ten verses of Surah Baqarah in the morning, (1) will be saved from Shaytan till the evening, and whoever recites it in the evening will be protected from Shaytan till the morning.

(2) Furthermore, he will not experience unpleasant surprises in his family or wealth.

(3) If these verse are recited on an insane person, he will be cured.’

(Sunan Darimi, Hadith: 3382 & Shu’abul Iman, Hadith: 2412)

In another narration Ibn Mas’ud (Allah be pleased with him) added:

(4) ‘If it is recited in a home, no Shaytan shall enter it till the morning.’

(Sunan Darimi, Hadith: 3382 & Al-Mu’jamul Kabir, Hadith: 8673. ‘Allamah Suyuti has declared one chain of Darimi as authentic (sahih) refer: Da’il Falah, Hadith: 84)

Those ten verses are:

1-4. The first four verses. (according to some ‘Ulama this ends at the word: ‘Muflihun

(Al-Hirzuth Thamin, vol.1 pg.521)

5-7. Ayatul Kursi and the two verses that follow it.

8-10. The last three verses.

Prescription for not forgetting the Quran

Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah ibn Mas’ud’s student; Imam Mughirah ibn Subay’ (rahimahullah) said:

(5) ‘Whoever recites these ten verses before sleeping, will not forget the Quran.’

(Sunan Darimi, Hadith: 3385 & Shu’abul Iman, Hadith: 2413)

Note: Mulla ‘Ali Qari (Allah have mercy on him) has written that according to the Hanafi Scholars, Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah ibn Mas’ud (Allah be pleased with him) is the most knowledgeable Sahabi after the four Khulafa (Allah be pleased with them)

Lets implement this simple formula for divine protection and teach it to others. Many of us already know most of these verses too anyway.

The Ten from Baqarah

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