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The Secret Barakah of Reading Surat Al-Baqarah
I'd heard about the blessings of this surah but couldn't imagine the extent of it
A few weeks ago I spoke to my coach, Lalla, about feeling stuck. I had been going through the motions, technically doing what I was supposed to but I just wasn’t feeling any of it. We had initially connected through the Recite & Reflect sisters reading rooms I run over on Clubhouse, which led to our discussion about the benefits of reading Quran while seeking blessings and protection through it.
She specifically mentioned Surat Al-Baqarah, and how reading it regularly had created literal miracles in her life.
Generally speaking, as the Word of Allah the Quran has spiritual blessings as it’s used in Ruqya—spiritual healing—and every letter is rewarded. Serenity and sakinah envelop its readers, Angels descend on reciters, and there’s barakah in our time in direct proportion to the time we give to the Book of Allah.
I remembered hearing from friends that when they were going through some of the most painful times in their lives they held on to Surat Al-Baqarah. I guess I chalked their experience up to holding on to the Quran out of desperation and didn’t really think about the effect it had on them at that time. That being said, I’d never heard a firsthand account of tangible examples of what happened when you read Surat Al-Baqarah daily.
I was so overwhelmed with gratitude for the Quran and absolutely floored by her experience, that I wanted to give it a try.
My plan was to read some of it daily, breaking the 48-page surah into two or three parts; while keeping a log of the miracles and pockets of barakah that I found as a result of my reading.
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In the first few days, I noticed the barakah in the form of an increase in my productivity, time, and energy. I had people go out of their way to help me without asking. Things that I had been delaying doing for months, were suddenly taken care of for me. I received unexpected income precisely in time to cover sudden unplanned expenses.
Subhan Allah! I began to see pockets of Allah’s mercy everywhere.
Meeting people who helped me expand my beliefs about what’s possible
Getting unstuck and finding my flow and momentum
Sources of negativity and harm being removed from my life
Rapid progress on things that had stalled for ages
Remembering Allah (awj) more frequently throughout my day
Reassuring words from loved ones when I needed them the most
Solutions, ideas, and information coming to my attention
BONUS TIPS FROM MY COACH:
Reciting the three Quls: Al-Ikhlas, An-Falaq and An-Nas, Ayatul Kursi, the ending verses of Al-Baqarah or Surat Al-Fatihah and gently blowing on any drink you’re having; asking Allah to bless you with health, afiyah and goodness through it. Think water, tea, coffee, smoothie…anything.
Reciting and blowing is a practice used in Ruqya—Quranic healing from ailments, but it had never occured to me to use it for general protection and spiritual maintenance.
I now do the same with the water I use for my plants, with my skincare or anything applied to the body. These seemingly small changes are not only opening doors for more blessings in our lives, but also turning our day-to-day habits into a moment to connect with our Creator.
Alhamdulillah, reading Surat Al-Baqarah has brought ease and blessings—both tangible and intangible into my life.
I had to tell you guys to get on it. As soon as you read this email, set the intention to read a part of the surah daily seeking Allah’s blessing, ease, abundance, and mercy in your life. Then sit back and watch what happens. Dont forget to document your experience and notice all of the ways Allah (awj) blesses you.
On the eve of the day of Arafah, I ask you to remember me and my loved ones in your duas and remind you to make the most of these blessed days insha’Allah.
Super hugs & salams,
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