The Authentic Ahaadeeth:
On the Authority of Abu Hurayrah, may Allaah be pleased with him, the Messenger of Allaah sallalaahu alayhi wa sallam — said:
“Do not turn your homes into graves, Indeed the Shaytaan flees from a house that Suratul Baqarah is read in.” [Collected by Muslim]
On the Authority of bu Mas’ood - may Allaah be pleased with him - the Prophet of Allaah sallalaahu alayhi wa sallam said:
“The last two Ayaat of Suratul Baqarah will suffice whoever reads them in a night.”
[Collected by al Bukhaaree. T.N. Starting from Aman ar Rasool. . .it doesn’t mean the last two Ayaat literally as explained by ibn Hajar and others.]
On the authority of Abu Umaamah - may Aiiaah be pleased with him, the Messenger of Allaah - sallalaahu alayhi wa sallam — said:
“Whoever reads Ayatul Kursee after every obligatory prayer, nothing will prevent this person from entering Jannah except death.”
[Collected by an Nasaa-ee and declared authentic by ibn Hibbaan and al Albaanee in Saheeh al Jaami ’ as Sagheer #6464]
On the authority of an Nu’maan ibn Basheer, the Prophet sallalaahu alayhi wa sallam said:
“Indeed Allaah had written a book before He created the heavens and earth by two thousand years. He revealed two verses from it that with which He concluded Suratul Baqarah. Shaytaan will not draw close to a house in which they are read for three nights.”
[Collected by at Tirmidhee and authenticated by al Albaanee in Saheeh al Jaami ’ as Sagheer # 1 799 ]
On the Authority of ‘Uqbah ibn ‘ Aamir:
“Read these last two Ayaat of Suratul Baqarah, for indeed my Lord has given them to me from underneath the Throne.
[Collected by al Imaam Ahmad and at Tabaraanee. Declared authentic by al Albaanee in Saheeh al Jaami ’ #1172]
On the authority of Abu Umaamah al Baahilee:
“Allaah ’s greatest name - with which if He were called by, He would respond - is in three Ayaat in al Baqarah, Aal ‘Imraan and Taha.”
[Declared authentic by al Albaanee: Refer to Saheeh al Jaami ’ #979, al Jaami ’ as Sahgeer: 1/99]
On the authority of Hudhayfah and Abu Dhar:
“I was given these final Ayaat from Suratul Baqarah from a treasure underneath the Throne, no prophet was given them before me.”
[Collected by al Imaam Ahmad, at Tabaraanee and ibn Hibbaan, declared authentic by al Albaanee: refer to Saheeh al Jaami ’ as Sagheer # 1060]
On the authority of an Nawwaas ibn Sam’aan:
“The Qur-aan and its people, those who used to act upon it in the life of this world will come forth on the Day of Resurrection. At the head would be Suratul Baqarah and Aal ‘Imraan, they would come like two shades, and two black clouds [to shade those who acted upon them], and two groups of birds in rows. They would argue on behalf of those who acted upon them.” [Collected by al Imaam Muslim, Ahmad and at Tirmidhee]
On the authority of Hudhayfah — may Allaah be pleased with him!
“We were favored over other people by three things; our rows [in prayer] are like the rows of the angels, all of earth was made as a place of worship for us, and its soil a purification if we cannot find water, and I was given these last Ayaat from Suratul
Baqarah from a treasure underneath the Throne, no prophet was given them before me.”
[Collected by Muslim, Ahmad and an Nasaa-ee, declared authentic by al Albaanee: Saheeh al Jaam ’ as Sagheer #4223]
The Inauthentic Ahaadeeth
Two Ayaat - they are the Qur-aan, they will intercede, they are from what Allaah loves, the two Ayaat at the end of Suratul Baqarah.
[Weak - refer to Silsilat al Ahaadeeth ad Da ’eefah #154]
Whoever reads Suratul Baqarah will be given a crown to wear on his head in Jannah.
[Fabricated - Silsilat al Ahaadeeth ad Da ’eefah # 4633]
Indeed everything has a high point, and indeed the high point of the Qur-aan is Suratul Baqarah. Whoever reads it in his home at night, the Shaytaan will not enter his home for three nights. And whoever reads it in his home during the day, the Shaytaan will not enter it for three days.
[Fabricated - Silsilat al Ahaadeeth ad Da ’eefah: #1349]
Four were sent down from a treasure underneath the Throne: The mother of the Book [i.e al Faatihah], Ayatul Kursee, the last Ayaat of Suratul Baqarah and al Kawthar.
[Inauthentic: Da ’eef al Jaami ’: #747]
I was given Suratul Baqarah from the first revelation. I was given Taha, at Tawaseen and al Hawameem from the tablets of Musa. I was given al Faatihah and the last Ayaat of Suratul Baqarah from underneath the Throne. . .
[Inauthentic: Da’eef al Jaami: #950]
The best of the Qur-aan is Suratul Baqarah, and the greatest Ayah in it is Ayatul Kursee, and indeed the Shaytaan exits a house where he hears Suratul Baqarah being recited.
[Inauthentic: Al Jaami’ as Sagheer: # 1034]
The best Surah in the Qur-aan is Suratul Baqarah, and the best Ayah in the Qur-aan is Ayatul Kursee.
[Inauthentic: Da ’eef al Jaami ’: # 1045]
Indeed Allaah conluded Suratul Baqarah with two Ayaat that I was given from a treasure beneath the Throne. So learn these Ayaat and teach them to your women and children, for indeed they are a prayer, Qur-aan and Du’aa.
[Inauthentic: Da ’eef al Jaami ’ #1 601 ]
The best of mankind is Adam, and the best of the Arabs is Muhammad, and the best of the Romans is Suhayb, and the best of the Persians is Salmaan, and the best of the Habashees is Bilaal. . ..and the best of speech is the Qur-aan, and the best of the Qur-aan is Suratul Baqarah, and the best of Suratul Baqarah is Ayatul Kursee, indeed it has five words in it, with every word is fifty blessings.
[Fabricated: Da ’eef al Jaami ’ #3326, as Silsilah ad Da ’eefah #3728]
When one of you dies, do not presume that he is dead. Rush him to his grave and read the opening of the Book [al Faatihah] on his head and the last verses of Suratul Baqarah on his feet.
[Very weak: As Silsilah ad Da ’eefah: #4140]
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