بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَنِ الرَّحِيمِ
This Surah, containing one hundred and eighty two verses, was revealed at Mecca. The name of this Surah has been taken from its first verse which begins with an oath by Saffat, a group of angels who are arrayed to perform the command of Allah.
This Surah is the first Surah of the Holy Qur’an which begins with an oath. Like most of other Meccan Suras, many of the verses of this Surah are also about Origin and Resurrection accompanied with some warnings and admonitions.
Imam Sadiq (as) said:
“Whoever recites Surah As-Saffat every Friday, he will be saved from every pollution and disease, and every contamination will be removed from his worldly life, and Allah will provide him with the most abundant sustenance and He does not afflict him, his children and his body with the harms of the cursed Satan and the hostile haughty ones.
And if he dies on that day or night, Allah will cause him to die as a martyr, and He will raise him among martyrs, and He will set him in the same grade with the martyrs in Paradise.”1
These abundant rewards are given for reciting the Surah if the person performs the content of the Surah and the Qur’an accordingly, and these are required but the barriers must be removed, too.
- 1. Majma‘-ul-Bayan, following the verse