With 114 Surahs in the Quran Muslims are encouraged to memorize as many as they can. This is not only because memorizing the Quran has its own rewards, but also because reciting and knowing specific verses from the Quran can bring about many benefits.
As the Surah that opens the Quran and is recited multiple times in each of the five daily prayers, it is without question that Surah Al-Fatiha should be memorized. Al-Fatiha has seven verses, a number of tremendous significance in Islam (i.e. seven days of creation, seven heavens, seven holy archangels, seven Tawaf around the Kaaba, etc.). Packed into those seven lines are words with great meaning and significance. Al-Fatiha describes tawhid (the oneness of Allah), risala (the divine message of Allah sent through His messengers and prophets), and akhirah (the afterlife). It also describes the three categories of mankind, those who receive the favour of Allah, those who evoke divine anger, and those who have been led astray. It is important to memorize Surah Al-Fatiha for its importance and because it is the most recited surah of the Quran.
Known as the heart of the Quran, it is recommended for us to recite Surah Yaseen every morning after Fajr. The Prophet PBUH said that the person who recited Surah Yaseen every day will be rewarded by Allah as though he or she had read the entire Quran 10 times!
“The one who recites surah Yaseen in the morning, Allah Almighty will be responsible for fulfilling all his needs.” (Darimi, 3418)
For protection against Dajjal it is recommended to memorize the first 10 ayahs of Surah Kahf. Surah Kahf should be read every Friday before Jummah Salah. This Surah also offers protection from fitnah and is a source of forgiveness. Once recited, the Nur of Allah shines on the reciter.
If you’re feeling down and want to boost your Iman and get closer to Allah SWT, read Surah Rahman. When reciting or memorizing Surah Rahman a person can be cured of various ailments and diseases. It also cleanses the heart of the reader by reminding us of worries, jealousy, and evils. We can also learn about the many blessings of Allah.
Known as the Surah of Wealth, the Prophet Muhammad PBUH said that whoever reads this Surah every night, will never experience poverty. He also commanded us to read it for ourselves and to teach our children. Reading the Surah alleviates suffering and brings benefits to one’s financial situation.
This Surah is important for many reasons, one of the biggest reasons is that, according to the Prophet PBUH, Surah Mulk will speak for us on the Day of Judgment. It is a Surah of forgiveness and recommended to be read just before bedtime. When read before bedtime, Allah sends an angel to protect the person from any harm.
The Three Quls- Surah Ikhlas, Falaq, and Naas
To protect ourselves against any form of evil, reading these three Surahs will protect us. The Prophet PBUH would read each one every night when he went to bed. Reciting Surah Ikhlas is also equivalent to reciting one-third of the Quran!
“Whenever the Prophet went to bed, he used to cup his hands together and blow over it after reciting Surat Al-Ikhlas, Surat Al-Falaq, and Surat An-Nas, and then rub his hands over whatever parts of his body he was able to rub, starting with his head, face, and front of his body. He used to do that three times.” (Sahih Al-Bukhari).
It takes time to memorize Surahs, but implementing reading the Quran every day will be beneficial in multiple ways.