Allah SWT in all of His infinite mercy has ensured that the believers have everything they need to be successful in the dunya and the akhira. We have been given Salah, given guidance in the form of the Quran and the Sunnah and more specifically, been gifted with two beautiful gifts from Allah SWT – surah Fatiha and the last verses of Surah Baqrah.
The Hadith of Ibn `Abbas which stated “While the Messenger of Allah (SAW) was with Jibril (AS), he heard a noise from above. Jibril(AS) lifted his sight to the sky and said, `This is a door that was opened just now in heaven, and it was never opened before.’ An angel came down through the door to the Prophet (SAW) and said, `Receive the good news of two lights that you have been given and which no Prophet before you was given: the Opener of the Book (Al-Fatihah) and the last Ayat in Surat Al-Baqarah. You will not read a letter of them, but you will be granted its benefit.”’ This Hadith was collected by Muslim and An-Nasa’i, and this is the wording collected by An-Nasa’i.
The last verses of Surah Baqrah are the last two verses and in some narrations it is referred to as the last three. In any case, these are the pillars of your imaan encapsulated into Fatiha and the last verses.
It’s important to note that both of these are referred to as the treasures from beneath the Throne of Allah:
It is reported from M’aqal Ibn Yasar that he said: The Messenger of Allah Sallalahu Aalaihi Wasallam said: “I was given Fatihat al Kitab and the closing (verses) of Surat Al-Baqarah from beneath the Throne…” (Narrated by Ibn Mardawaih)
Make it a priority in your life to learn these verses and recite them in your home daily – for verily the Shaytaan flees from a home in which these verses are recited.
May Allah SWT make us from amongst those people who has earned His favour through loving and hating for His sake only ameen.
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