# The merit of Surah Al-Baqarah

## Q 2: Surah Al-Baqarah was revealed from under the `Arsh (Allah’s Throne). Anyone who recites it in their house at night, Satan will not enter (their house) for three nights. Is this right?

A: It is authentically reported in Sahih Muslim and other books of Hadith on the authority of Abu Hurayrah (may Allah be pleased with him) that the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) said: Do not make your houses (like) graves. Verily, Satan avoids the house in which Surah Al-Baqarah is recited (according to another wording of the Hadith; flees from the house in which Surah Al-Baqarah is recited). According to another narration: Verily, Satan does not enter the house where Surah Al Baqarah is recited. With regard to this Surah being revealed from under Al-`Arsh, there is no proof of this.

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