عن أبي مسعود الأنصاري رضي الله عنه قال قال رسول الله صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ
مَنْ قَرَأَ بِالآيَتَيْنِ مِنْ آخِرِ سُورَةِ الْبَقَرَةِ فِي لَيْلَةٍ كَفَتَاهُ
It is narrated from Abu Masood AlAnsari that the Prophet (صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ) said,
“Whoever recites the last two ayat of Soorah Baqarah at night, the two ayat will suffice for him/her”.
[Reported by Bukhari and Muslim]
Vocabulary from the Hadeeth
قَرَأَ (qara’aa) – to read.
آخِر (aakhir) – the end.
لَيْلَة (laylah) – night.
كَفَتَاهُ (kafataahu) – the two will suffice him. A synonym for كفى in Arabic is أغنى.
Lessons from the Hadith
– Imam An-Nawawi explains in the Explanation of Sahih Muslim,
“It is said the recitation of these two ayat will (with the permission of Allaah):
1) suffice the reciter from praying qiyamul layl (night prayer),
2) protect him from Shaitaan,
3) protect him from calamities.
All these meanings/explanations are applicable together as well”.