Some virtues of Surah Al-Baqarah

Q 2: I have read a book entitled: [Jam‘ Al-Fawa’id Min Jami‘ Al-Usul wa Majma‘ Al-Zawa’id]. In the second volume of the book, chapter on [Merits of Qur’anic Surahs], I came across the following: “ Al-Bahily (may Allah be pleased with him) narrated that the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) said: Read the Qur’an, for it will come on the Day of Resurrection as an intercessor for its companions. Read Al-Zahrawayn (i.e. Surah Al-Baqarah and Al-‘Imran)...Until the part saying: Mu`awiyah said: I heard that ‘Al-Batalah’ means the sorcerers. He then said: “Another narration adds the following: Any servant who recites it in one Rak‘ah then prostrates and asks Allah for anything, Allah will give it to him. It almost delves into the whole of religion.” What do think of this addition?


A: This addition is mentioned by Ibn Al-Athir in [Jami‘ Al-Usul (vol. 8, p. 470)] but we do not know its source. The commentator on Jami‘ Al-Usul said, “I did not find this addition in Sahih Muslim. It seems to be one of the additions of Al-Humaydy himself.”May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.

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