Surah al-Hadid (The Iron)
This is a madani Surah and it ha 29 ayaat. The Holy Prophet (S) said that the reciter of this Surah will be counted from among the staunch believers. Imam Muhammad al-Baqir (a.s.) has said that whoever recites all the Surahs that start with Tasbih of Allah (S.w.T.) before going to sleep, will not die before meeting the 12th Holy Imam (a.s.) and after his death, he will have the honour of being a neighbour of the Holy Prophet (S).
It is narrated from Imam Jafar as-Sadiq that if Surah al-Hadid and al-Mujadilah are recited in the faraaidh (compulsory prayers) frequently, then the reciter will never face any punishment of Allah (S.w.T.) in this world and will not see any evil from his family. If recited by a prisoner, he will be released soon. If worn on the neck as a talisman, the wearer will not be killed in war. This Surah also makes one courageous.
Reward of reciting Surah Hadid
1. The Messenger of Allah (s.a.w.s.) said: The one who recites Surah Hadid, Waqiah and Rahman would be hailed in the kingdom
of the heavens and the earth as a dweller of Firdos (High garden in Paradise).
2. The Messenger of Allah (s.a.w.s.) said: One who recites Surah Hadid would be considered as one who has believed in Allah and His Prophets.
3. The Messenger of Allah (s.a.w.s.) said: If one recites Surah Hadid he would become entitled that Allah makes him safe from chastisement and grants him bounties in Paradise.
AL HADID (57)
i) If a person recites surah al Hadid and surah al Mujadilah in his obligatory salats regularly Allah would not punish him so long as he lives in this world; neither he nor his family would face any trouble or worry, nor he would be afflicted with a detestable disease.
ii) Whoever recited any surah which begins with
sabbahanallah (glory be to Allah) or with
yasabbihullah(they glorify Allah) would not die until he has the honour of seeing the Imam al Qa-im, and after death he would live in the neighbourhood of the Holy Prophet.
iii) Whoso recites this surah Allah would exempt
him from punishment and would bestow bounties on him in paradise; and if a regular reciter is chained with handcuffs and shackles, he would be set free by divine strategy.
iv) Whoso writes this surah on paper and wears
around the neck as a tawiz no weapon made of steel would harm him in normal life, and if he is a fighting soldier, in the battlefield, and he would fight fearlessly with utmost courage.
v) If an ammunition storehouse burst and goes in flames, he who is there should recite this surah to come out safe and sound.