I recently heard that the narration regarding Surah Waqi’ah being a safeguard against poverty is weak?

Are all narrations regarding this virtue of Surah Waqi’ah weak?

I understand we can practice on weak narrations for virtues of deeds, but I just wanted clarity on this particular virtue.

JazakAllahu khayran



Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah ibn Mas’ud (radiyallahu’anhu) reported that Rasulullah (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam) said:

Surah Waqi’ah will become a protection from poverty for the one who recites it every night’

The narrator says: ‘Sayyiduna Ibn Mas’ud (radiyallahu’anhu) would teach this Surah to his daughters too.’

Imam Busiri (rahimahullah) writes: ‘Abu Ya’la has recorded this with a chain whose narrators are all reliable.’

(Mukhtasar Ithafus sadatil Maharah, Hadith: 6556)

‘Allamah Zayla’i (rahimahullah) has declared the chain of Abu Ya’la as good (jayyid).

(Takhrijul Kash-shaf, vol.3 pg.412. Also see Lisanul MIzan, no: 8902)


And Allah Ta’ala Knows best,


Answered by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar


Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar