Importance of reciting the last three verses of Surah Baqarah before sleeping

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Are these hadiths authentic?

Ali (radiyallahu’anhu) said:

“About a man who did not read the last three ayats of Surah Baqarah at night, I can not say that he is intelligent”

‘Umar (radiyallahu’anhu) said: “An intelligent man does not go to sleep without reading ayats last part of Surah Baqarah.”




This statement has been recorded from Sayyiduna ‘Umar & Sayyiduna ‘Ali (radiyallahu’anhuma).

Most sources have it from the latter (Sayyiduna ‘Ali) with an authentic chain, and is better quoted as such.


Refer to: Musannaf Ibn Abi Shaybah, Hadith: 29927, Sunan Darimi, Hadith: 3552/3384, At-Tibyan, pgs. 205-205 & Nataijul Afkar, vol.3 pgs.90-91.

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best,

Answered by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar

This answer was collected from The answers were either answered or checked by Moulana Haroon Abasoomar (rahimahullah) who was a Shaykhul Hadith in South Africa, or by his son, Moulana Muhammad Abasoomer (hafizahullah), who is a Hadith specialist. 

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