Two Lights

Ibn ‘Abbas (radi Allahu anhu) reported: While Jibril (Gabriel) was sitting with the Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam), he heard a sound above him. He lifted his head, and said: “This is a gate which has been opened in heaven today. It was never opened before.” Then an angel descended through it and he said: “This is an angel who has come down to earth. He never came down before.” He sent greetings and said: “Rejoice with two lights given to you. Such lights were not given to any Prophet before you. These (lights) are: Fatihah-til-Kitab (Surat Al-Fatihah), and the concluding Ayat of Surat Al-Baqarah. You will never recite a word from them without being given the blessings it contains.”

[Sahih Muslim]

Commentary:

This Hadith tells the excellence of Surat Al-Fatihah and the last Ayat of Surat Al-Baqarah, from verse 285 (Amanar-Rasul) to the end of the Surah.

Anyone who recites these Ayat with a sincere heart will receive guidance, forgiveness and bliss in this life and in the Hereafter.

And Allah knows best!

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