Supplications are accepted after reciting Al-Faatihah and the last verses of Al-Baqarah
Fatwa No: 306310

  • Fatwa Date:15-12-2015 - Rabee' Al-Awwal 4, 1437
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Assalaamu alaykum. I heard a hadith on Iqra TV that says something in the sense that whoever recites the verse 'Rabbana, inana samayna munadeeyan enadee lil iman...' or the last two verses of Surah Al-Baqarah or other verses that I cannot recall while standing for prayer and asks Allaah a need, He will give it to him. I am sure the hadith exists but cannot find it online. I know another hadith that says about the answered supplication on Fridays, but I am not referring to that. And please do not direct me to a similar fatwa, I need your specific answer to my question.


All perfect praise be to Allaah, The Lord of the Worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allaah and that Muhammad  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) is His slave and Messenger.

Perhaps you are referring to the hadeeth narrated on the authority of Ibn ʻAbbaas  may  Allaah  be  pleased  with  him which reads:

"While Jibreel (Archangel Gabriel) was sitting with the Prophet  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) he heard a creaking sound above him. He lifted his head and said,'This is a gate opened in heaven today which had never been opened before.' An angel descended through it, so he said, 'This is an angel who came down to the earth who had never come down before.' He (the Angel) greeted them and said, 'Rejoice in two lights given to you which have not been given to any prophet before you: Faatihat Al-Kitaab (Quran Chapter 1) and the concluding verses of Soorah Al-Baqarah (Quran Chapter 2). You will recite a single letter of them but you will be granted it....'" [Muslim]

The phrase "but you will be granted it" in the hadeeth means that Allaah would grant the person whatever he has asked for like the case when the person recites the verse that reads (what means): {Guide us to the straight path} [Quran 1:6] (i.e. Allaah, The Exalted, accepts his supplication and guides him to it) or that which reads (what means): {...(We seek) Your forgiveness...} [Quran 2:285] (i.e. Allaah answers the supplication and forgives him). This is as far as the Faatihah and Baqarah chapters are concerned.

We could not find any specific hadeeth indicating that the supplications uttered after reciting the verse that reads (what means): {Our Lord, indeed we have heard a caller calling to faith, (saying), 'Believe in your Lord,' and we have believed...} [Quran 3:193] are answered. However, it is prescribed to supplicate after reciting the Quran in general. The Prophet  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) said, "Recite the Quran and take it as a means through which you can supplicate Allaah, The Exalted, before a people would come who would take it as a means to ask others for their needs." [Ahmad - Al-Albaani graded it saheeh (sound)]

Scholars advised that supplications made after the recitation of the Quran are most likely to be accepted.

Allaah knows best.

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