This Surah is ‘makki’ and it has 109 verses. It is narrated from Imam Ja’far as-Sadiq (PBUH) that if a person recites this Surah once in two or three months, he will not be placed alongside the ignorant ones and will be from among the ‘muqarrabeen’ (close ones) on the Day of Reckoning. It is also narrated that if a person recites Surah Yunus, he will get the reward equal to the number of people who were present in the community of Prophet Yunus (PBUH).
This Surah can be used as a means of identifying thieves from among your workers. This is done by either writing the Surah and under it writing the names of all the people in the house or workplace who could be suspected of stealing and then keeping this writing in the house. It will, after some time, become manifest who the thief is.
This Surah was revealed in Makkah and has a total of 123 ayaat (verses). Imam Muhammad Baqir (PBUH) has said that whoever recites this Surah every Friday, his accounts will on the Day of Judgement, be taken together with that of the Prophets and all his sins will be forgiven.
It is narrated from the Holy Prophet (PBUH) that the person who recites Surah Hud will get a reward equal to the number of people who were there at the time of the Holy Prophet (PBUH) and his rank will be like of the martyrs. The accounting for his deeds will also be made easy for him.
Imam Ja’far as-Sadiq (PBUH) has said that writing this Surah on a sheepskin and keeping it in one’s possession at all times makes one so courageous and bold that nobody can defeat him in combat. Whoever sees him will be filled with fear.
Surah Yusuf has 111 ayaat and was revealed in Makkah. It is narrated that the Holy Prophet (PBUH) said that whoever recites this Surah and teaches his family members how to recite it also, Allah (S.w.T.) will make the final moments before his death (sakaraatul mawt) easy for him to bear and will remove jealousy from his heart.
It has been narrated from Imam Ja’far as-Sadiq (PBUH) that whoever recited this Surah daily, he will be raised on the day of Qiyamah with the handsomeness of Prophet Yusuf (PBUH) and he will be protected from the fear and discomfort of this day. He will be raised among the pious servants of Allah (S.w.T.). This Surah also keeps one’s heart safe from illegitimate lustful desires.
The sixth Imam (PBUH) has also said that if a person drinks the water in which this Surah has been dissolved, then his sustenance will be easier to reach and he will be made from the people of Jannah.
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