Will it be counted as zikr if one repeats the Muqatta’aat letters that come in the beginning of some Surahs in the Qur’an?
بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيْم
In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
No virtue has been mentioned specifically in the Ahadith for reciting the Muqatta’aat letters individually. Therefore, one should not recite them believing that they have a special virtue in Shari’ah.
It is however virtuous to recite any verse of the Holy Qur’an, including the Muqatta’aat letters. Therefore, reciting them will be a means of reward, Insha Allah. It is narrated from Rasulullah Sallallah-u-Alayhi Wa Sallam: "Whoever recites one letter from Allah's Book will have one Hasanah for it, and each Hasanah is a tenfold reward. I do not say that Alif Lam Mim is one letter, but Alif is one letter, Lam is one letter and Mim is one letter." (Tirmizi).
And Allah Ta'ala knows best.
Umar Azhar Syed
Checked and approved by:
Mufti Munib Ahmad