Surah al An’am (6)
- Surah al An’am was revealed in Makkah and it contains a total of 165 verses. Imam Ridha (A.S.) has said that this surah was revealed accompanied by the descending of 70,000 seventy thousand angels. These angels will ask forgiveness from Allah (s.w.t.) for any person who recites this surah, and they will continue doing so until the Day of Judgement.
- Also, Jabir (رضي الله عنه) reported that The Prophet Mohammed (صلى الله عليه وسلم ) said, ‘So many Angels accompanied its revelation that the horizon was covered with them’ [Hakim, Dhahabi & Baihaqi]
The Prophet Mohammed (صلى الله عليه وسلم ) said, ‘The Qur’an was revealed in one fifth part, whoever memorized it in one fifth parts would not forget it. Except for Surah al An’am, which was revealed in it’s entirety, seen off by seventy angels from each heaven until they delivered it to the Prophet. Never has it been recited over a sick person, without Allah granting him a cure’ [Baihaqi & Khatib]
- Imam Ja’far as-Sadiq (A.S.) has said that if a person writes this surah using musk or saffron and then drinks it (i.e. puts the written surah in water for its writing to dissolve) for six consecutive days, that person will be blessed abundantly and will be free from all problems and ailments. He will not lose his health or fall sick.
- The 6th Holy Imam (A.S.) said that this surah must be accorded due respect as the name of Allah (s.w.t.) appears 70 times in it. If people knew the benefits of reciting this surah, they would never leave it.