Surah al-Baqarah (The Cow)

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Quran Surah 2: Surah al-Baqarah (The Cow)

This surah has 286 verses and is a 'madani' surah, i.e. it was revealed in Madinah. It is also the longest surah in the Holy Qur'an.

The Holy Prophet (s.a.w.) has said that whoever recites the first four verses of surah al-Baqarah, accompanied by the 'ayatul kursi' together with the last three verses of this surah - and makes a habit of reciting these verses daily - his life, property and family will be protected and no evil shall come upon them. Shaitan will not come close to him and he will not be from those who forget Allah (s.w.t.).

Ayah al-Kursi (Surah al-Baqarah: 255-257)

These verses are recited to gain entrance to paradise. It is narrated from the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.) that there is no barrier between the person who recites this ayah after every prayer and Jannah except for death, i.e. he will be taste the pleasures of Jannah immediately after his death, and only that person will be able to recite it who is pious and righteous.

The recitation of this ayah after every prayer is a means of getting divine assistance in the repaying of debts.

Verses 285-286

The last two verses of this surah should be recited after every 'Isha prayer by anyone who wishes to repay his debts and seeks help for doing so.

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