By Halima Bint Muhammad Abdul Hannan
The Quran is the word of Allah (SWT). It is a cure to all illnesses be it spiritual or physical. Rasulallah (SAW) had a habit of reciting certain Surahs daily, as a means of connecting with Allah and also a source of protection from all evil.
Recite Surat Fatihah, as it is the foundation and a summary of the Quran. Make this a daily practice. Learn Surat Yasin, for it is the heart of the Quran, and ponder over its meaning; Allah (SWT) will give ten times the reward. Make this a daily practice. Tawhid is the fundamental principle in Islam. Recite Surat Ikhlas, and you have covered a third of the Quran. Make this a daily practice.
Don’t make your house a residence for Shaitan; recite Surat Baqarah. Make this a daily practice. Protect yourself from the doubts and whispers of Shaitan by reciting Ayah Tul Kursi. Make this a daily practice. Content your heart with the glorification of Allah (SWT) by reading Haa Meem Ad-dukhan, and in return get ten thousand angels asking forgiveness for you. Make this a daily practice.
Don’t forget the last few ayahs of Surat Baqarah; they are a true remedy to the whispers of Shaitan. Make this a daily practice. Better yet read the entire Baqarah along with Al-Imran; make them a daily practice. These two will argue for you in the form of two shady clouds.
Recite the first three verses of Surat Kahf, for that would save you from the tribulations of Dajjal and create contentment in the heart. Make this a daily practice. Remind yourself especially before sleep of the punishments of the grave; recite Surat Mulk and Surat Zilzaal, to protect yourself from the blazing fire. Make this a daily practice.
Seek refuge in Allah (SWT) from Shaitan, the rejected one and protect yourself by reciting Naas and Falaq. Make this is a daily practice. Rasulallah (SAW) used to recite Surat Hashr and Surat Banu Israil prior to sleeping. Make this is a daily practice.
Recite and recite often; recite even if you find it difficult. Allah (SWT) will give a separate reward for trying. There are ten rewards for every letter you read. Alif Laam Meem is not a letter; rather, Alif is a letter, Laam is a letter and Meem is a letter. The best of you are those who learn the Quran and teach it to others. So do not turn away from the blessed speech of Allah.
 Jami’ At-Thirmidhi: Chapter of virtues of the Quran/2875