Is there an authentic virtue of reciting the first few and last few verses of Surah Al An ‘am?
I have not come across any narration explaining the virtue of the last few verses of Surah Al An’am.
The following is what I could locate about the first few verses:
Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Abbas (radiyallahu ‘anhu) has reported that Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “Whoever reads the first three verses of Surah An’am when he reads Fajr Salah, forty thousand angels write down good deeds for him…..On the day of judgement Allah Ta’ala will say to him I am your Rabb and you are my slave, walk in my shade and drink from the pond of Kawthar, take a bath from salsabil and enter Jannah without punishment and reckoning”.
‘Allamah Suyuti (rahimahullah) has classified the chain of narrators of the above hadith as very weak (wahin). This hadith is therefore not suitable to quote.
(Ad Durrul Manthur, introduction of Surah Al An’am)
Ibn Durais (rahimahullah) has also recorded a similar narration in his book ‘Fadailul Quran’. However he has recorded this narration as the statement of Abu Muhammad Al Farisi (rahimahullah) and not as a hadith of Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam).
(Fadailul Quran, pg. 95)
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