Virtues Of The Last Few Verses Of Sûrah Al-Baqarah

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

The Messenger (Muhammad) believes in what has been sent down to him from his Lord, and (so do) the believers. Each one believes in Allah, His Angels, His Books, and His Messengers. They say, “We make no distinction between one another of His Messengers” – and they say, “We hear, and we obey. (We seek) Your Forgiveness, our Lord, and to You is the return (of all).”
Allah burdens not a person beyond his scope. He gets reward for that (good) which he has earned, and he is punished for that (evil) which he has earned. “Our Lord! Punish us not if we forget or fall into error, our Lord! Lay not on us a burden like that which You did lay on those before us (Jews and Christians); our Lord! Put not on us a burden greater than we have strength to bear. Pardon us and grant us Forgiveness. Have mercy on us. You are our Maula (Patron, Suppor-ter and Protector, etc.) and give us victory over the disbelieving people. (2:285-286)
  • They were given to the Messenger صلى الله عليه وسلم during the Isra’ wa al-Mi’râj (The Night Journey)

عَنْ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ، قَالَ لَمَّا بَلَغَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم سِدْرَةَ الْمُنْتَهَى قَالَ ‏”‏ انْتَهَى إِلَيْهَا مَا يَعْرُجُ مِنَ الأَرْضِ وَمَا يَنْزِلُ مِنْ فَوْقَ ‏.‏ قَالَ فَأَعْطَاهُ اللَّهُ عِنْدَهَا ثَلاَثًا لَمْ يُعْطِهِنَّ نَبِيًّا كَانَ قَبْلَهُ فُرِضَتْ عَلَيْهِ الصَّلاَةُ خَمْسًا وَأُعْطِيَ خَوَاتِمَ سُورَةِ الْبَقَرَةِ وَغُفِرَ لأُمَّتِهِ الْمُقْحِمَاتُ مَا لَمْ يُشْرِكُوا بِاللَّهِ شَيْئًا ‏”‏ ‏.‏ قَالَ ابْنُ مَسْعُودٍ ‏:‏ ‏(‏ إذْ يَغْشَى السِّدْرَةَ مَا يَغْشَى ‏)‏ قَالَ السِّدْرَةُ فِي السَّمَاءِ السَّادِسَةِ ‏.‏ قَالَ سُفْيَانُ فَرَاشٌ مِنْ ذَهَبٍ وَأَشَارَ سُفْيَانُ بِيَدِهِ فَأَرْعَدَهَا وَقَالَ غَيْرُ مَالِكِ بْنِ مِغْوَلٍ إِلَيْهَا يَنْتَهِي عِلْمُ الْخَلْقِ لاَ عِلْمَ لَهُمْ بِمَا فَوْقَ ذَلِكَ ‏.‏ قَالَ أَبُو عِيسَى هَذَا حَدِيثٌ حَسَنٌ صَحِيحٌ

[‘Abdullâh] bin Mas’ûd said:

“When the Messenger of Allâh (ﷺ) reached Sidrat Al-Muntahâ [The Lote Tree of the Furthest Boundary]” He said: ‘There terminates everything that ascends from the earth, and everything that descends from above. So there Allâh gave him three, which He did not give to any Prophet before him: He made fiver prayers obligatory upon him, He gave him the last Verses of Sûrat Al-Baqarah, and He pardoned the grave sins for those of his Ummah who do not associate anything with Allah.’

Ibn Mas’ûd said regarding the Âyah: “When that covered the Sidrah which did cover it! (53:16)” he said: “The sixth Sidrah in heavens.” Sufyân said: “Golden butterflies” and Sufyân indicated with his hand in a fluttering motion. Others besides Malik bin Mighwal said: “There terminates the creatures’ knowledge, there is no knowledge for them of what is above that.”

Jâmi’ At-Tirmidhî 3276. Declared Sahîh by Al-Albânî


  • They are from the treasure beneath the Throne

عَنْ أَبِي ذَرٍّ قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ أُعْطِيتُ خَوَاتِيمَ سُورَةِ الْبَقَرَةِ مِنْ كَنْزٍ تَحْتَ الْعَرْشِ وَلَمْ يُعْطَهُنَّ نَبِيٌّ قَبْلِي

Narrated by Abû Dharr:

The Messenger of Allâh (ﷺ) said: I was given the last two verses from Sûrah Al-Baqarah from the treasure that is just beneath the Throne that was not given to a Prophet before me.”

Sahîh Al-Jâmi’ of Al-Albânî 1060


  • They are a light

عَنِ ابْنِ عَبَّاسٍ، قَالَ بَيْنَمَا رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم وَعِنْدَهُ جِبْرِيلُ عَلَيْهِ السَّلاَمُ إِذْ سَمِعَ نَقِيضًا فَوْقَهُ فَرَفَعَ جِبْرِيلُ عَلَيْهِ السَّلاَمُ بَصَرَهُ إِلَى السَّمَاءِ فَقَالَ هَذَا بَابٌ قَدْ فُتِحَ مِنَ السَّمَاءِ مَا فُتِحَ قَطُّ ‏.‏ قَالَ فَنَزَلَ مِنْهُ مَلَكٌ فَأَتَى النَّبِيَّ صلى الله عليه وسلم فَقَالَ أَبْشِرْ بِنُورَيْنِ أُوتِيتَهُمَا لَمْ يُؤْتَهُمَا نَبِيٌّ قَبْلَكَ فَاتِحَةِ الْكِتَابِ وَخَوَاتِيمِ سُورَةِ الْبَقَرَةِ لَمْ تَقْرَأْ حَرْفًا مِنْهُمَا إِلاَّ أُعْطِيتَهُ

It was narrated that Ibn ‘Abbâs said:

“When Jibrîl was with the Messenger of Allâh (ﷺ), he heard a sound from above like a door opening. Jibrîl, peace be upon him, looked up toward the sky and said: ‘This is a gate in Heaven that has been opened, but it was never opened before.” He said: “An Angel came down from it and came to the Prophet (ﷺ) and said: ‘Receive the glad tidings of two lights that have been given to you and were never given to any prophet before you: The Opening of the Book (Al-Fâtihah) and the last verses of Sûrat Al-Baqarah. You will never recite a single letter of them but you will be granted it.'”

Sunan An-Nasâ’i 913. Declared Sahîh by Al-Albânî


  • They suffice for the night

عَنْ أَبِي مَسْعُودٍ ـ رضى الله عنه ـ قَالَ قَالَ النَّبِيُّ صلى الله عليه وسلم ‏ “‏ مَنْ قَرَأَ بِالآيَتَيْنِ مِنْ آخِرِ سُورَةِ الْبَقَرَةِ فِي لَيْلَةٍ كَفَتَاهُ‏”‏‏

Narrated by Abû Mas’ûd:

The Prophet (ﷺ) said, “Whoever recites the last two Verses of Sûrat Al-Baqarah at night, that will be sufficient for him [from evil & the devils].”

Sahîh Bukhârî 5009


  • Satan is repelled by them

عَنِ النُّعْمَانِ بْنِ بَشِيرٍ، عَنِ النَّبِيِّ صلى الله عليه وسلم قَالَ ‏ “‏ إِنَّ اللَّهَ كَتَبَ كِتَابًا قَبْلَ أَنْ يَخْلُقَ السَّمَوَاتِ وَالأَرْضَ بِأَلْفَىْ عَامٍ أَنْزَلَ مِنْهُ آيَتَيْنِ خَتَمَ بِهِمَا سُورَةَ الْبَقَرَةِ وَلاَ يُقْرَآنِ فِي دَارٍ ثَلاَثَ لَيَالٍ فَيَقْرَبُهَا شَيْطَانٌ ‏”

Narrated by An-Nu’mân bin Bashîr:

The Prophet (ﷺ) said: “Indeed Allâh wrote in a book two thousand years before He created the heavens and the earth, and He sent down two Âyat from it to end Sûrat Al-Baqarah with. If they are recited for three nights in a home, no Shaitan shall come near it.

Jâmi’ At-Tirmidhî 2882. Mishkât 2145. Declared Sahîh by Al-Albânî

Published by أبو زكريا عيسى الألباني

BSc (Hons) Microbiology | Qur'ān | Sunnah |

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