The Benefits of Reading Surah Waqiah
By reading this surah waqiah, one will never fall into poverty, and all the needs of the person will be fulfilled.
Every Surah in the Qur’an has many healing benefits. Surah Al-Waqiah is one that has this amazing benefit of reading it. There are hadith that pertain to reading Surat Al-Waqiah.
Our Prophet (SAW), said in a hadith, “Whoever recites Surah Waqiah at night will never encounter poverty” (Ibn Sunni 620).
Another hadith from our Prophet (SAW) says, “Surah Waqiah is the Surah of Wealth, so recite it and teach it to your children” (Ibn Asakir).
Many of the Islamic Scholars and Shaikh Ul Hadith discuss this and state that we should all make it a habit to read Surat Waqiah every night after Isha. Some say to read after Maghreb, but after Isha is the best.
Inshallah, if you are going through a time of financial need, please start reading Surah AlWaqiah. Make sure that you read Durood/Salawat Ibrahimi (3 times, or 11 times) before reading Surah Waqiah, and then after you finish, and make dua, read Durood/Salawat Ibrahimi again (3 times or 11 times). Reading Salawat will make it easy for you to read, and will bring your dua straight to the throne of Allah SWT. And you get barakah for sending blessings to our Prophet (SAW).
Remember, Allah SWT is always there for us and will NEVER leave us in any condition He knows we cannot handle. He will always provide for us in ways we don’t know and couldn’t imagine.
According to Quranic commentators, Surah Waqiah chapter is a Meccan sura, that is, it was revealed during the Meccan period of Muhammad's (Sal Allaho Alehi Wasallam) prophethood. Some commentators, although not in the majority, argue that part of it was revealed during the Medinan period. Some of such commentators maintain that verses 39–40 are the verses that was from the Medinan period, while some say 81–82, and others say 83.
The traditional Egyptian chronology puts the chapter as the 41th chapter by the order of revelation (after Al-Tur), while the Nöldeke Chronology (by the orientalist Theodor Nöldeke) puts it as the 46th. The chapter's position in the Quran, which is not determined by the revelation order, is as the 56th chapter, right after Ar-Rahman which discuses partly related topic. Some commentators, such as Ahmad ibn Ajiba consider Al-Waqi'a a continuation of Ar-Rahman.