This surah was revealed most probably during the early days of Holy Prophet Muhammad’s (ﷺ) proclamation of his Prophethood. In addition, this Surah was revealed immediately after Surah Al-Fil and no Surah was intervening between them.
Umm Hani’ bint Abi Talib reported that the Holy Prophet (ﷺ) said: “Allah has favored the Quraysh with seven characteristics which he has never given to anyone before them and will never give to anyone after them:
- The post of the Caliph given to one among them
- The custody of the Sacred House (al-Hijabah) is assumed by someone from amongst them
- Giving water to the pilgrims (al-Siqayah) during Hajj is undertaken by someone amongst them
- Prophethood is given to someone amongst them
- They were given victory over the [army of] elephants
- They worshipped Allah for seven years during which none worshipped Him
- Surah revealed about them in which none but them was mentioned (For the taming of Quraysh).
There are several other benefits of reciting Surah Quraish. It works like magic when recited with firm belief. Please read below to enlighten your knowledge.
- If you go on a journey and you have fear of losing your life or property or fear of the enemy. If someone is traveling on a plane and they have fear of the plane crashing. So, before traveling he should recite Surah Quraish 101 times before and after 11 times Durood Ibrahim blow on water and drink it. Inshallah, He will be safe in his journey.
- If someone has negative thinking. While eating something that eating something will have an upset stomach or get sick. So, Before eating something recite Surah Quraish 1 time blow on the food, and eat it. Inshallah, Which thing you will eat safely you from disease.
- If anyone is afraid of the enemy then he should recite this Surah 11 times and blow in the direction where the enemy lives. Inshallah, By the grace of Allah SWT. He will be safe from the enemy.
- If someone is unemployed and has a shortage of sustenance so he should recite this Surah 41 times and pray from Allah SWT. Inshallah, By the grace of Allah SWT he will get a job and he will be safe from the scarcity of sustenance.
- If someone has stone pain. So he should recite this Surah 7 times for 11 days and blow on a water drink and drink it. Inshallah, Allah SWT will keep safe him from stone pain.
- Imam Muhammad al-Baqir said: Whoever frequently recites this Surah will be safe from the heat of hellfire.
- If a person in financial difficulties keeps this Surah al-Quraish in his possession. The doors of sustenance will open for him.
- Recitation of this Surah Al-Quraish in prayers also increases one’s sustenance water. In which this Surah has dissolved is useful in keeping away unwanted pests (eg. Insects and rodents).
- Recitation cures heart ailments.
- The ill effects of food were removed.
- Sustenance is easier to find if recited before sunrise.
- The reciter of this Surah is like him who has circumambulated holy Kaaba and stayed in the holy masjid for continued prayers and will get the reward of ten times the number of people performing Tawaf.
- Who recites this Surah oftentimes, on the Day of Judgment Allah would give him one of the means of transport of paradise which would take him to a very selected part of paradise.
- If Surah is recited over the food before eating, it would not harm the eater; and it would have cured every ailment, Insha’Allah.
- If Surah is recited over water and it is sprinkled over a man with a heart ailment.
- Those with heart conditions should recite this Surah and then gently blow into some drinking water and drink it.
- The recitation of Surah Al-Fil and Al-Quraish in the compulsory prayers carries great reward.
- If a poor person recites this Sura before sunrise, Allah (S.W.T.) will make it easy for him to get his sustenance.