Chapter 36 (ya-sin)

The Messenger of Allah (pbuh) has said, "Anyone who enters a cemetery and recites Surat Ya-Sin will have then decreased their [the dead’s] suffering and will receive good deeds equalling the number of those buried therein." He (p1mb) has also said that in the Torah it is described as the Chapter that crowns the one who recites it with the best of the life of this world and the life hereafter, and it wards off from him the trials of this life and the torment of the life to come. Imam Ja’fer al-Sadiq (as) is quoted saying that whoever recites this Chapter seeking the Pleasure of Allah will be forgiven and will be granted of the rewards as though he had recited the entire text of the Holy Qur’an twelve times. He (as) has also said, "For everything there is a heart, and the heart of the Qur’an is Chapter Ya-Sin; so, whoever recites it during the day will be protected and sustained till the night." Chapter 37 (al-Saffat)

Ahmed ibn Idris quotes al-Ash’ari who quotes Muhammad ibn Hassan quoting Ibn Mahran quoting al-Bataini quoting Ibn al-’AAaa quoting Imam Ja’fer al-Sadiq (as) as saying that whoever recites it on a Friday will be protected from all worldly evils, sustained in the life of this world with the most generous portion of sustenance, and Allah will not let his wealth, or offspring, or body be affected by the mischief of any accursed Satan. Furthermore, if he dies that day or night, he will die as a martyr and will be admitted into Paradise in the company of the martyrs and in their level of Paradise. He (as), as stated on p. 419 of al-Tibrisi’s Makarirn ut-A khlaq, is quoted saying that this Chapter is recited by those who seek dignity in the life of this world and the life to come. The same is stated on p. 296, Vol. 89, of al-Majlisi’s Bihar al-Anwur. Truly lucky are those blessed with reciting this glorious Chapter of the Holy Qur’an on a continuous basis for they will be honored in this life and the life to come. May Allah Ta’ala make us among them, Allahomma Aameen.

Chapter 38 (Sad)

Ibn al-Bataini traces the isnad of the following tradition to ‘Amr ibn Jubayr who quotes his father citing Imam Abu Ja’fer al-Baqir (as) saying, "One who recites Surat Sad during a Friday night will be granted of the good of this life and that of the hereafter what nobody else is granted except either a messenger-prophet or an angel near to Allah, and Allah will admit him into Paradise as well as all the members of his household whom he loves, including his servant, or anyone else."

Chapter 39 (al-Zumar)

Page 102 of Thuwub al-A‘mal details the rewards of the lucky ones who are blessed with reciting this Sura. Ibn al-Bataini quotes Sandal quoting Harun ibn Kharija quoting Abu Abdullah Imam Ja’fer alSadiq (as) saying:

Whoever memorizes this Sura will be granted by Allah dignity in this life and the life to come; He will be honored even if he has neither wealth nor populous lineage, and everyone will be in awe of him; He will prohibit hell from touching him and build him in Paradise a thousand cities, in each one of which will be a thousand mansions, each containing a hundred huris. In addition, he will have two flowing fountains and two springs as well as two other ones in two gardens with dark-green foliage and other hurts in pavilions confining their looks only to him, and he will have two pairs of each of the fruit trees (of Paradise).

Chapter 40 (aI-Mu’min)

The Messenger of Allah (pbuh) has said, "The souls of each and every prophet, siddeeq, and believer will bless and seek forgiveness for anyone who recites this Sura." Imam Ja’fer al-Sadiq (as) has said that Allah will forgive all the past and future sins of anyone who recites it once every three nights, and that He will make him uphold righteous speech and make the life hereafter better for him than this life.

Chapter 41 (al-Sajda or Fussilat)

The Messenger of Allah (pbuh) has said, "Whoever recites it will be granted ten good deeds for each letter in it." Imam .{a’fer al-Sadiq (as) has said that it will be light for him on the Day of Judgment extended as long as his eyes can see, and a source of joy, and he will live in the life of this world praised, well-liked.

Chapter 42 (al-Shura)

The Messenger of Allah (pbuh) is quoted saying, "Whoever recites Surat al-Shura will be among those whom the angels bless and for whom they will seek Allah’s forgiveness and mercy." Imam Ja’fer-alSadiq (as) has said that one who recites it will be resurrected on the Day of Judgment with a face like a full moon.

Chapter 43 (aI-Zukhruf)

The Messenger of Allah (pbuh) is quoted saying that whoever recites this Chapter will be on the Day of Judgment among those addressed by Allah thus: "O My servants! There is no fear on you this Day, nor shall you grieve." Imam Ja’fer al-Sadiq (as) is quoted saying that one who recites it quite often will receive security in his grave from Allah against everything harmful and against the constriction of the grave till he stands before Allah Ta’ala, and it will be this Chapter that will permit him to enter into Paradise.

Chapter 44 (aI-Dukhkhan)

The Messenger of Allah (pbuh) is quoted saying that whoever recites this Sura on a Friday night will be forgiven and will receive for each of its verses the rewards of one who sets a hundred thousand slaves free, and seventy thousand angels will seek forgiveness for him; and Allah will build a mansion for whoever recites it on Fridays. Imam Ja’fer al-Sadiq (as) has said that one who recites it during his obligatory and optional prayers will be resurrected among those who will be secure and Allah will shade him with the shade of His ‘Arsh and will try him an easy trial and give him his book (of reckoning) in his right hand.

Chapter 45 (aI-Jathiya)

Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) has said the following about this Chapter:

"The faults of whoever reads it will be covered by Allah Who will remove from him his fear when he is brought for judgement." Imam Ja’fer al-Sadiq (as) has said that whoever recites it shall never see the fire, and he will be in the company of Muhammad (pbuh).

Chapter 46 (al-Ahqaf)

Imam Ja’fer al-Sadiq (as) has said, "One who recites it will receive ten good deeds for each particle of sand in the world." He has also said, "One who recites it each night or each Friday night, Allah will not expose him to any fear in the life of this world and will receive security from the horrors of the Day of Judgement."

Chapter 47 (Muhammad)

He (as) is also quoted saying that if one recites this Sura, it will be incumbent upon the Almighty, the Praised One, to let him drink of the rivers of Paradise, and that doubt will never enter his mind with regard to his creed.

Chapter 48 (al-Fath)

He (as) is also quoted saying that whoever recites this Chapter will be as though he was present when the Prophet (pbuh) opened Mecca and was with him when he (pbuh) received the oath of allegiance under the tree. Imam al-Sadiq (as) has said the following with regard to this Chapter: "Fortify with it your wealth, women, and whatever your right hands possess against harm."

Chapter 49 (al-Hujurat)

Imam Ja’fer al-Sadiq (as) has said that whoever recites this Sura will be granted good deeds for each and everyone who obeyed Allah Ta’ala and who disobeyed Him. Imam Ja’fer al-Sadiq (as) has said, "One who recites it every night or every day will be among those who will visit the Prophet (pbuh)."

Chapter 50 (Qaf)

Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) has said the following about this Chapter: "Whoever reads it, Allah will make the agony of death easy for him," and also, "Whoever recites it quite often in his obligatory and optional prayers will receive an increase from Allah Ta’ ala in his sustenance, and He will give him his book in his right hand and will try him with an easy trial."

Chapter 51 (al-Tharlyat)

Imam Ja’fer al-Sadiq (as) has said, "One who recites it will receive ten good deeds for each and every wind that blew and swept in the life of this world," and that whoever recites it during his day or night will have an ease in his livelihood.

Chapter 52 (al-Tur)

He (as) is also quoted saying that one who recites this Sura, Allah will grant him security from His torment and will let him enjoy His Paradise. He (as) is also quoted saying that whoever recites it will have the best of both worlds.

Chapter 53 (aI-Najm)

He (as) is also quoted saying that whoever recites this Chapter will receive ten good deeds for each and every one who believed in the Prophet (pbuh) and who disbelieved in him, and that whoever recites it quite often every day or every night, he will live among the people praised, loved.

Chapter 54 (al-Qamar)

The Messenger of Allah (pbuh) has said that whoever recites this Sura every other day will be resurrected with his face looking like a full moon. Imam Ja’fer al-Sadiq (as) has said, "Whoever recites it will be resurrected by Allah from his grave conveyed on a she-camel of the she-camels of Paradise." Here we have to stop for a moment and consider the implication of the "she-camel" to which the Imam (as) refers in this tradition. Surely on the Day of Judgment there will be a great deal of movement and commotion: humans will be arranged in groups, as we are told in Surat al-Saffat and elsewhere in the Holy Qur’an, each group having common denominators, the good with the good and vice versa. The Imam (as) is referring to the she-camels of Paradise, not the she-camels in Paradise, for there are no she-camels in Paradise.

After all, what would she-camels be doing in Paradise, anyway?! Those to whom the Imam (as) spoke did not know means of transportation other than she-camels. His reference to she-camels can be seen as implying means of transportation provided by the angels charged with Paradise and with transporting to it the fortunate ones who will make it their home from the area where they will be tried and once their destiny is determined by the Supreme Judge, the Judge of all judges, the King of all kings, Glory and Exaltation to Him. What confirms the view that there are no camels in Paradise is one hadith cited on p. 394 of Ali ibn Adham’s Tafsir in which Imam .la’fer al-Sadiq (as), through isnad, is quoted saying that there will be no animals in Paradise except Bal’am ibn Ba’ur’s donkey (provided to transport the newly born Christ and his mother, peace be upon them), the she-camel of prophet Salih (as), the wolf of prophet Yousuf (as), and the companion dog of the People of the Cave.

This is stated on p. 195, Vol. 8, of Bihar al-Anwar. Space, distance, movement, emotions and feelings, colors, perfumes and odors, etc. will be as real in the life hereafter as they are in this one, only much more intensely, and much more real, than we can ever imagine. To move from one place to another will not be subject to one’s own desire or free will. Desire and free will, among other things, are at our disposal only in this short life, not in the life to come. This and many more details of the hereafter will Insha-Allah be provided and documented in a book I hope my Maker will enable me to write; your prayers, dear reader, are sincerely solicited.