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Two lights

عن عبدالله بن عباس -رضي الله عنهما- قال

Ibn ‘Abbas (May Allah be pleased with them) reported:

بينما جبريل -عليه السلام- قاعد عند النبي -صلى الله عليه وسلم- سمع نَقِيضَا من فوقه

While Jibril (Gabriel) was sitting with the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him), he heard a sound above him.

فرفع رأسه، فقال: هذا باب من السماء فُتِحَ اليوم ولم يفتح قط إلا اليوم

He lifted his head, and said: “This is a gate which has been opened in heaven today. It was never opened before.”

فنزل منه مَلَكٌ، فقال: هذا ملك نزل إلى الأرض لم ينزل قط إلا اليوم، فسلم وقال

Then an angel descended through it, he said:
“This is an angel who has come down to earth. He never came down before.”
He sent greetings and said:

:أبشر بنُورين أُوتِيْتَهُما لم يُؤتهما نَبِيٌّ قبلك)

“Rejoice with two lights given to you. Such lights were not given to any Prophet before you.
These (lights) are:

، فاتحة الكتاب، وخَوَاتِيمُ سورة البقرة

Fatihah-til-Kitab (Surat Al-Fatihah), and the concluding Ayat of Surat Al-Baqarah.

لن تقرأ بحرف منها إلا أُعْطِيتَهُ

You will never recite a word from them without being given the blessings it contains.” [Muslim]