How to Recite Surat Al-Baqarah to Remove Satan from My Home?
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How to Recite Surat Al-Baqarah to Remove Satan from My Home?

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Shereen

Reply Date

Jun 15, 2019

Question

With regard to recitation of Surat Al-Baqarah in the home and its driving out of Satan, must it be recited out loud? Will using a recording serve that purpose? Is it acceptable to read it not all at once?

Mufti

Answer


How to Recite Surat Al-Baqarah to Remove Satan from My Home?

In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful. 

All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger.


In this fatwa:

1- It is not necessary that Surat al-Baqarah should be recited in a loud voice to remove Satan from homes; rather it is sufficient that it is read and recited even if it is recited in a low voice.

2- It is not also necessary that it should be recited all in one go; rather it may be recited in stages.

3- It is not stipulated that it should be read by only one member of the household; rather if it is shared out among them.

4- It is not permissible to rely on the recitation coming from a broadcast or recording; rather it must be read directly by the members of the household themselves unless there is no one in the house who is able to read or recite it.


Answering your question, the Fatwa Center at Islam Q and A, states:

The Prophet (peace be upon him) has told us of the great virtue of Surat Al-Baqarah as a whole, and of some of its verses such as Ayat Al-Kursi and the last two verses.

Among the things that he (peace be upon him) has told us about its virtue is that the devils flee the house in which this surah is recited, and that is beneficial in protecting against and remedying witchcraft.

It was narrated from Abu Hurairah that the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) said: “Do not make your houses into graves, for the Shaytan flees from a house in which Surat Al-Baqarah is recited.” (Muslim)

It was narrated that Abu Umamah al-Bahili said: I heard the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) say: “Read Surat al-Baqarah, for reciting it regularly is a blessing and forsaking it is a cause of regret, and the magicians cannot withstand it.” (Muslim)

It is not stipulated that it should be recited in a loud voice; rather it is sufficient that it is read and recited in the house, even if it is recited in a low voice.

Similarly, it is not stipulated that it should be recited all in one go; rather it may be recited in stages.

And it is not stipulated that it should be read by only one member of the household; rather if it is shared out among them, that is acceptable. However, with regard to all of that, the best is if it is recited all in one go by one person.

It is not permissible to rely on the recitation coming from a broadcast or recording; rather it must be read directly by the members of the household themselves.

But if there is no one in the house who is able to read or recite Surat al-Baqarah, and there is no one who can recite it for them in the house, and they use a recorder to recite it, then what appears to be the case – if Allah wills – is that it will serve this purpose and make the Shaytan flee from the house, especially if there is someone in the house who is listening to the recitation from the recorder.

Almighty Allah knows best.

Source: www.islamqa.info




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