“Whoever reads a letter from the Book of Allah will receive a hasanah (good deed)
from it, and the hasanah is multiplied by ten.I do not say that Alif-Laam-Meem
is a letter , rather Alif is a letter, Laam is a letter, and Meem is a letter.”
May ALLAH bless us all!
Surah al-‘Asr (The Time)
There are 3 ayaat in this ‘makki’ Surah. Imam Ja’far as-Sadiq (a.s.) has said that the person who recites this Surah in his recommended prayers will have a shining face on the Day of Judgement.
The one who recites this Surah will be patient in adversity and will be counted from among the people of truth. If this Surah is written after ‘Isha prayers and kept, it will be a safety from the tyrant ruler in whose presence one is brought.
Surah al-Humazah (The Slanderer)
This Surah was revealed in Makkah and it has 9 ayaat. The Holy Prophet (Peace Be Upon Him) said that the reward for reciting this Surah can be compared to ten times the number of disbelievers who were present in Makkah.
Reciting Surah al-Humazah in compulsory prayers keeps a person safe from poverty. Sustenance comes towards him. His death will not be of a sudden and terrifying nature. This Surah is also a cure for pain in the eyes and should be recited before blowing gently into the eyes for relief from pain. Keeping this Surah in a talisman around one’s neck acts as a protection from the ‘evil eye’.
Surah al-Feel (The Elephant)
This is a ‘makki’ Surah with 5 verses. It is narrated from Imam Ja’far as-Sadiq that whoever recites this Surah in his faraa’idh prayers, the mountains will bear witness on the Day of Judgement that he prayed and he will be taken to Jannah on the command of ALLAH.
The person who recites this Surah is kept safe from his enemies and has his difficulties and problems solved quickly. Recitation of this Surah is also helpful in remaining safe from evil tyrant rulers.