Two verses to read at night
The Glorious Qur’an is filled with special verses, amazing chapters, beneficial lessons and lots of virtues and rewards
Surah Al-Baqarah is among these very special chapters and more specifically the final verses of Surah Al-Baqarah are filled with reward.
The final verses of Surah Al-Baqarah are verses 285 and 286.
آمَنَ الرَّسُولُ بِمَا أُنزِلَ إِلَيْهِ مِن رَّبِّهِ وَالْمُؤْمِنُونَ ۚ كُلٌّ آمَنَ بِاللَّهِ وَمَلَائِكَتِهِ وَكُتُبِهِ وَرُسُلِهِ لَا نُفَرِّقُ بَيْنَ أَحَدٍ مِّن رُّسُلِهِ ۚ وَقَالُوا سَمِعْنَا وَأَطَعْنَا ۖ غُفْرَانَكَ رَبَّنَا وَإِلَيْكَ الْمَصِيرُ (285)
لَا يُكَلِّفُ اللَّهُ نَفْسًا إِلَّا وُسْعَهَا ۚ لَهَا مَا كَسَبَتْ وَعَلَيْهَا مَا اكْتَسَبَتْ ۗ رَبَّنَا لَا تُؤَاخِذْنَا إِن نَّسِينَا أَوْ أَخْطَأْنَا ۚ رَبَّنَا وَلَا تَحْمِلْ عَلَيْنَا إِصْرًا كَمَا حَمَلْتَهُ عَلَى الَّذِينَ مِن قَبْلِنَا ۚ رَبَّنَا وَلَا تُحَمِّلْنَا مَا لَا طَاقَةَ لَنَا بِهِ ۖ وَاعْفُ عَنَّا وَاغْفِرْ لَنَا وَارْحَمْنَا ۚ أَنتَ مَوْلَانَا فَانصُرْنَا عَلَى الْقَوْمِ الْكَافِرِينَ (286)
Facts about Surah Baqarah
Located: 1st Juz
Rewards to be gained: 262,490 Hasanah (Good deeds)
Let us look at a few reasons to read these verses:
Benefit 1: Two lights for this Ummah
It is verses of light which will bring many blessings into one’s life.
An angel which had never descended on this earth was sent by Allah Ta’ala.
The angel greeted our beloved Nabi ﷺ with Salam and then said: “Rejoice in two lights you have been given, which were not given to any prophet before you: the opening of the Book, Surat al-Fatihah, and the last verses of Surat al-Baqarah.
You will never recite a letter from them but that you will be given.”
Benefit 2: Intelligence demands we read it
The final verses hold so much good, that any person of intelligence will not fail to read them before going to sleep.
Sayyiduna Ali رضي الله عنه has said,
“I have not seen anyone of intelligence go to sleep until he had recited these three verses at the end of Surat al-Baqarah.”
Benefit 3: These verses are enough for us
When we read these verses then we have nothing more to worry about as they will suffice for us and all our needs Insha’allah.
Our beloved Nabi ﷺ, said, “Whoever recites the last two verses of Surat al-Baqarah in the night, it is enough for him.”
How to truly benefit from these verses:
1) Memorise them
2) Read them regularly
3) Read them before sleeping
4) Understand their message and meaning
5) Reflect upon oneself in light of what Allah Ta’ala is saying in the Glorious Qur’an which includes:
a) Reminding oneself to be fully obedient to Allah Ta’ala
b) Remembering that no practice commanded by Allah Ta’ala is beyond our capacity
c) We are weak and Allah Ta’ala is all-powerful