The magnificent sūrah which is Āle-‘Imrān is a miracle in its own right. It was described by the Prophet (sallallāhu ‘alayhi wa sallam) as a “light” emphasising how it guides Muslims in their times of darkness. He said:
Read the Qur'ān, for it will come on the Day of Standing as an intercessor for its people. Read the two lights, al-Baqarah and Sūrat Āle-‘Imrān, for they will both come on the Day of Standing like two clouds or two shades or two flocks of birds, to argue on behalf of those who would read them.