Merits of Surah Al-Baqarah

Q 2: surah Al-Baqarah was revealed from under the `Arsh (Allah’s Throne). Anyone who recites it in their house at a night, Satan will not enter (the house) for three nights. Is this right?

A: It is authentically reported in Sahih Muslim and other books of Hadith on the authority of Abu Hurayrah (may Allah be pleased with him) that Allah’s Messenger (peace be upon him) said, Do not make your houses (like) graves, for verily Satan stays away from a house in which Surah Al-Baqarah is recited (according to another wording of the Hadith; flees from the house in which Surah Al-Baqarah is recited) According to another narration: The house where it (Surah Al-Baqarah) is read is not entered by Satan. With regard to this Surah being revealed from under Al-`Arsh, there is no proof on this.