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    Question ID: 42552Country: United Kingdom

    Title: I read in a book that hadith narrated by Sayyidina Aai'sha (RA) the Prophet (SAW) never slept until he recited Surah Isra and Surah Zumar

    Question: . I also read some other virtues elsewhere that whoever recites this surah will be given an honourable and respectable status in this life and in the life hereafter. Allah (SWT) will give him so much respect in the eyes of the people that they will be in awe. The fire of Jahannam will be made haram on his body (i.e. he will never enter hellfire) and the gifts he will get in Jannah will be countless. The Holy Prophet (SAW) has said that is a person keeps this surah (written) in his possession then whoever meets him will praise him. If this surah is tied to one’s arm then whoever sees him will praise. Therefore, in view of above information, could you please inform the virtue of Surah Zumar please?

    Answer ID: 42552

    Bismillah hir-Rahman nir-Rahim !

    (Fatwa: 1234/1235/N=1433) The hadith of Hadhrat Ayesha (رضي الله عنها) which you have quoted regarding surah al-Zumar is mentioned in Musnad Ahmad, Tirmidhi, Nasai and Mustadrak Hakam etc. some Muhaddithin have declared it Hasan while someone called it Sahih. Ibn Khuzaima said that it is sunnah to recite Surah al-Isra and Surah al-Zumar before going to bed. Hence each Muslim should recite it before going to bed. We do not know the rest virtues which you have mentioned, we could not find it even after a thorough search in important sources; hence if you provide some authentic reference or tell us the name of the book in which you have studied it, then in-shaAllah, the research about it shall be possible.

    Allah (Subhana Wa Ta'ala) knows Best

    Darul Ifta,

    Darul Uloom Deoband, India