What Is the Significance of Reciting Sura Al-Taghabun?

Answered by Mawlana Ilyas Patel


I want to know the authenticity of reciting sura Taghabun several times for illness/sickness and other types of health difficulty. Is it from some hadith, or from where is it?


In the Name of Allah, the Most Merciful and Compassionate

Below are the virtues of Sura Taghabun. However, the number of effective recitations for a particular sura and verse are often recommended by many scholars and ‘Awliya throughout the ages based on their experiential Allah-given insight.

The Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace) would not sleep until he recited certain suras. Among them were the ‘Musabbihat’ [Those Suras which begin with some form of Tasbih, i.e., Sura Hadid, Sura Hashr, Sura Saf, Sura Jumu’a, Sura Taghabun, and Surah ‘Ala]

‘Irbad ibn Sariya (Allah be pleased with him) reports that the Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace) would recite the ‘Musabbihat’ before he slept, and he would say, ‘These Suras contain a verse which is better than a thousand verses’ [Tirmidhi; Nasai, Amal al-Yawm Wal-Layl]

It has been reported by ‘Ubay Ibn K‘ab (Allah be pleased with him) that the Prophet of Allah (Allah bless him and give him peace) said, “whoever recites Sura Taghabun, will be protected from sudden death.” [Mustaghfiri, Fada’il-Quran]

باب ما جاء في سورة التغابن
٩٥٠- حدثنا أحمد بن عبد العزيز بن المكي الفقيه الشافعي، حَدَّثَنا أبو يعلى حدثني علي يعني ابن المبارك، حَدَّثَنا محمد بن مصفى، حَدَّثَنا يحيى بن سعيد، حَدَّثَنا بزيع بن حسان عن علي بن زيد بن جدعان عن زر بن حبيش، عَن أبي بن كعب قال رسول الله ﷺ: من قرأ سورة التغابن دفع عنه موت الفجأة

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I pray this helps with your question.

[Mawlana] Ilyas Patel
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Mawlana Ilyas Patel is a traditionally-trained scholar who has studied within UK, India, Pakistan, Syria, Jordan and Turkey.

He started his early education in UK. He went onto complete hifz of Qur’an in India, then enrolled into an Islamic seminary in UK where he studied the secular and Alimiyyah sciences. He then travelled to Karachi, Pakistan.

He has been an Imam in Rep of Ireland for a number of years. He has taught hifz of the Qur’an, Tajwid, Fiqh and many other Islamic sciences to both children and adults onsite and online extensively in UK and Ireland. He was teaching at a local Islamic seminary for 12 years in the UK where he was a librarian and a teacher of Islamic sciences.

He currently resides in UK with his wife. His personal interest is love of books and gardening.