Q: Many booklets are circulating
containing what is called "Qira'at Al-`Iddiyyah".
It is as follows: Recite Surah Ya-Seen seven times, then recite from the beginning of the Surah until Allah's Statement:
...and We have covered them up, so that they cannot see.
Then say: O Allah, Whose Light is in His Secret and His secret is in His creation. O Allah, protect me from the eyes of evil gazers and envious people. Keep me safe as You preserve the soul in the body. You are Omnipotent over all things. Then, recite until (Part No. 2; Page No. 178) Allah's Statement:
...and made me of the honoured ones!
Then say: O Allah, bestow Your Grace upon me by fulfilling my needs and recite until the Ayah that reads:
That is the Decree of the All-Mighty, the All-Knowing.
After reciting this Ayah for eleven times, say: O Allah, I ask You from Your Bounty and Generosity to make me in no need of any of Your Slaves, then begin reciting until Allah's Statement:
(It will be said to them): Salâm (peace be on you) - a Word from the Lord (Allâh), Most Merciful.
Repeat it fourteen times. Then, say thrice: "O Allah, keep us safe from the calamities of this world, and then recite until the Ayah:
Is not He Who created the heavens and the earth, Able to create the like of them? Yes, indeed!
Then, say thrice: And Allah is capable of fulfilling my need. Finish reciting the Surah and recite the following Du`a' (supplication): "O source of good and the best faith." The merit of this Surah is evident to all. The Prophet (peace be upon him) stated: All things have a heart, and the heart of the Qur’an is Ya-Seen. He also stated: Ya-Seen is for whatever it is read for. Then, you recite the Surah of Al-Ikhlas, Al-Mu`awwidhatayn (Surahs Al-Falaq and Al-Nas), and the Surah of Al-Inshirah.What is the ruling on this recitation? Please, advise! May Allah guide you to success.
This recitation is a baseless Bid`ah. It has no legal foundation in the Qur'an and the Sunnah. Also, none of the Rightly-Guided Caliphs or the Salaf (righteous predecessors) of this Ummah (community) were ever reported to have done anything of the sort. Muslims should suffice themselves with the authentic Adhkar (invocations) narrated from the Prophet (peace be upon him). (Part No. 2; Page No. 179) May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.