There are 11 verses in this Surah and it was revealed in Makkah. In a tradition from the Holy Prophet (Peace Be Upon Him) it is said that the reward for reciting this Surah is equivalent to ten times the number who are present in ‘Arafah and Muzdalifa at the time of Hajj.
Imam Ja’far as-Sadiq (A.S) has said that those people who recite Surah al-‘Aadiyaat everyday will be counted from the companions of Ameerul Mu’mineen (A.S) and it has also been narrated that reciting this Surah daily carries the reward of reciting the entire Qur’an. If a person has many creditors, recitation of this Surah will help clear his debts.
If recited by a person in fear, this Surah brings him to safety; if recited by a hungry person, it helps in his finding sustenance; if recited by a thirsty person, his thirst will be quenched.