5 Benefits of Reciting Surah Al Baqarah
The Quran surah Al Baqarah becomes one of the most popular surahs in the Quran. Like another surah in the Quran, it contains so many verses that are useful in daily life. Moreover, verse by verse on it has easier to remember than you thought.
The Quran surah Al Baqarah consists of 286 verses with so much beautiful meaning inside. You can use this surah as the easier way on how to teach your child to read Quran. Besides, it becomes the second surah in the Quran is considered the longest surah compared to another surah.
For so many years, Muslims believe that reciting the Quran has so many benefits. Speaking of the Quran surah Al Baqarah, here we have some of the benefits from reciting those verses. Let’s check them out below!
1. Strengthen Faith
For Muslims, there is no doubt that the Quran is the guidebook for all over the human living. Some of the first verses of the Quran surah Al Baqarah mentioned the real deal of the Quran as a guidebook for those who have put their faith in Allah.
Muslims believe that Allah brought the Quran by the Prophet Muhammad to spread the truth about the essence of the Quran for those who believe in Allah. Along with verses two until four, it clearly explains them all.
ذٰلِكَ الْكِتٰبُ لَا رَيْبَ ۛ فِيْهِ ۛ هُدًى لِّلْمُتَّقِيْنَۙ – ٢ الَّذِيْنَ يُؤْمِنُوْنَ بِالْغَيْبِ وَيُقِيْمُوْنَ الصَّلٰوةَ وَمِمَّا رَزَقْنٰهُمْ يُنْفِقُوْنَ ۙ – ٣ وَالَّذِيْنَ يُؤْمِنُوْنَ بِمَآ اُنْزِلَ اِلَيْكَ وَمَآ اُنْزِلَ مِنْ قَبْلِكَ ۚ وَبِالْاٰخِرَةِ هُمْ يُوْقِنُوْنَۗ – ٤
“This Book (Qur’an) has no doubt about it; guidance for those who are pious, (i.e.) those who believe in the unseen, perform prayers and spend some of the sustenance We have given them, and those who believe in (the Qur’an) which was revealed to you (Muhammad) and (the books) which were revealed before you, and they believe in the hereafter.” (QS 2:2-4)
2. More Knowledgeable
Verse by verse that is written in the Quran surah Al Baqarah has meaningful verses. Each of them gives so much information to every person who recites those verses. That makes sense that the people will be more knowledgeable after reciting them.
As you regularly recite the Quran surah Al Baqarah, you will get so much knowledge. It can be the history of evil that won’t take their knee over Prophet Adam, the story of Prophet Moses, and also Prophet Abraham as well.
You will also get the knowledge to strengthen your faith by the true story of faith between Muslims and Israelis, the knowledge about Hajj, fasting, doing prayer, tips on being a good wife in Islam, the real proof of how great Allah is, and many more.
الَّذِيْ جَعَلَ لَكُمُ الْاَرْضَ فِرَاشًا وَّالسَّمَاۤءَ بِنَاۤءً ۖوَّاَنْزَلَ مِنَ السَّمَاۤءِ مَاۤءً فَاَخْرَجَ بِهٖ مِنَ الثَّمَرٰتِ رِزْقًا لَّكُمْ ۚ فَلَا تَجْعَلُوْا لِلّٰهِ اَنْدَادًا وَّاَنْتُمْ تَعْلَمُوْنَ – ٢٢
“(It is He who) made the earth a bed for you and the sky a roof, and it is He Who sends down water (rain) from the sky, then He produces with it (rain) fruit as a sustenance for you. Therefore do not set up rivals for Allah, even though you know.” (QS 2:22)
3. The Importance of Repentance
Most Muslims are aware that they are not a perfect human so that sometimes they made mistakes. In the Quran surah, Al Baqarah mentions how the Prophet of Adam made his mistake by the evil trick.
It mentions that the prophet of Adam made repentance to Allah with the deepest repentance towards Allah. Muslims believe that Allah gave forgiveness to the prophet of Adam as mentioned in verse 37. Besides, this surah becomes one of the surahs in the Quran surah that is perfect to recite in the morning.
فَتَلَقّٰٓى اٰدَمُ مِنْ رَّبِّهٖ كَلِمٰتٍ فَتَابَ عَلَيْهِ ۗ اِنَّهٗ هُوَ التَّوَّابُ الرَّحِيْمُ – ٣٧
“Then Adam received a few words from his Lord, and He accepted his repentance. Indeed, Allah is Most Accepting of repentance, Most Merciful.” (QS 2:37)
4. Become Closer to Allah Blessing
Muslims believe as they are doing good deeds and avoiding bad deeds by obeying Allah’s rule, they will be closer to Allah’s blessing. That is why Muslims will do whatever it takes to get that achievement such as take prayer to protect themselves from bad luck in Islam.
By reciting the Quran surah Al Baqarah, Muslims willingly do fasting, take a five-day prayer, recite the Quran, try to be more patient, and do other good deeds that mention in the Quran surah Al Baqarah.
وَاَقِيْمُوا الصَّلٰوةَ وَاٰتُوا الزَّكٰوةَ وَارْكَعُوْا مَعَ الرَّاكِعِيْنَ – ٤٣
“And perform prayers, pay zakat, and bow down with those who bow.” (QS 2:43)
يٰٓاَيُّهَا الَّذِيْنَ اٰمَنُوْا كُتِبَ عَلَيْكُمُ الصِّيَامُ كَمَا كُتِبَ عَلَى الَّذِيْنَ مِنْ قَبْلِكُمْ لَعَلَّكُمْ تَتَّقُوْنَۙ – ١٨٣
“O, you who believe! Fasting has been made obligatory on you as it was prescribed for those before you so that you may become pious.” (QS 2:183)
5. Become a Grateful Person
Some verses in the Quran surah Al Baqarah taught Muslims about the patient, sharing and caring for others such as doing types of Sadaqah in Islam, avoiding greed, and many more. As Muslims recite verse by verse on it, they will absorb the knowledge continuously.
As Muslims do those good deeds, they will become a grateful person that always thanks Allah for everything. They are aware that everything comes from Allah only so that they will become more grateful for everything.
فَاذْكُرُوْنِيْٓ اَذْكُرْكُمْ وَاشْكُرُوْا لِيْ وَلَا تَكْفُرُوْنِ ࣖ – ١٥٢
“So remember Me, I will remember you. Be grateful to Me, and do not disobey Me.” (QS 2: 152)
So, there are some of the benefits of reciting the Quran surah Al Baqarah. Not only you will get so many lessons, but also strengthen your faith. May Allah give His blessing on your daily life.