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Daily Lesson 143

Benefits of Reading Surah Mulk

There is a surah in the Glorious Quran which is also known as ‘Al Maani’ah’ (prevents the punishment of the grave). It’s more common name is Surah Al Mulk.

Facts about Surah Mulk

Located: 29th Juz

Ayah: 30

Letters: 1,347

Rewards to be gained:

1) 13,470 Hasanah (Good deeds) 

2) Completing the entire Quran 10 times!

Let’s look at a few virtues of this amazing surah so that we begin to read it more regularly and we also know what rewards we are gaining while reading it.

Benefit One – 

By reading it at night there is the reward of following a regular sunnah of our beloved Nabi ﷺ as he would not sleep untill he had recited it.

Sayyiduna Jabir ibn ‘Abdillah رضي الله عنهما reports that Rasulullah ﷺ would not sleep until he recited Surah Sajdah and Surah Mulk. (Sunan Tirmidhi)

Benefit Two – 

It will intercede for its reciter until he is forgiven.

Sayyiduna Anas ibn Malik رضي الله عنه reports that Nabi ﷺ said regarding Surah Mulk: ‘A Surah containing thirty verses which will intercede on behalf of it’s reciter until he is forgiven.’ (Sunan Tirmidhi)

Benefit Three- 

It will help a person until he enters into Jannah.

Sayyiduna Anas ibn Malik رضي الله عنه reports that Nabi ﷺ said: ‘A Surah of the Quran, that consists of merely thirty verses will argue on behalf of one who recites it until he is admitted into Jannah, it is Surah Mulk’. (Tabarani in Al Mu’jamul Awsat)

Benefit Four- 

The reciter of surah Mulk will be protected from the punishment of the grave.

Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah ibn Mas’ud رضي الله عنه says: “Whomsoever recites Surah Mulk every night, Allah will protect him from the punishment of the grave by virtue of this Surah. In the time of Rasulullah ﷺ we named this Surah ‘Al Mani’ah’ (prevents the punishment of the grave). It is such a Surah, whoever recites it every night has certainly done a lot and has done good.” (Nasa’i)

Memorise it and make our beloved Nabi ﷺ happy!

Sayyiduna Abdullah Ibn Abbas رضي الله عنه reports that Rasulullah ﷺ said, “I wish that [this Surah i.e Surah Mulk] was in the heart of every person of my Ummah.”

(Musnad ‘Abd ibn Humayd, Mu’jamul Kabir)

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