The Virtue of Reading Surah Al Mulk

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Surah Al Mulk

Definition of Surah Al Mulk:-

Surah Al Mulk is one of the Meccan surahs, and its verses are thirty verses, arranged by the sixty-seventh, and it is the first surah in the twenty-ninth part according to the arrangement of the Ottoman Qur’an, and it began with praise to God Almighty. And the surah talked about the origins of the faith, and it spoke of the ability of the great Creator to revive and mortify and to produce proofs of the oneness of God Almighty, and in conclusion, it clarified the fate of the deniers who deny the Resurrection.

The virtue of reading Surah Al Mulk:-

  • It was narrated from Abu Hurairah that the Prophet (ﷺ) said: “There is a surah in the Qur’an, with thirty verses, which will intercede for its companion (the one who recites it) until he is forgiven: تَبَارَكَ الَّذِي بِيَدِهِ الْمُلْكُ وَهُوَ عَلَى كُلِّ شَيْءٍ قَدِيرٌ (Blessed is He in Whose Hand is the Dominion).”
  • What is meant by this surah, which consists of thirty verses: Surat Al-Mulk, whose beginning is after In the name of God, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful: (تَبَارَكَ الَّذِي بِيَدِهِ الْمُلْكُ وَهُوَ عَلَى كُلِّ شَيْءٍ قَدِيرٌ) [Al-Mulk: 1]. What is meant is to read it before going to sleep every night, to believe in what it says, and to act upon and apply the rulings contained in it.
  • Jabir said, “The Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, did not go to sleep until he had recited ‘Blessed’ (67) and ‘Alif-Lam-Mim. The Sending-down’ (32).” [Sahih al-Mufrad adab]. It is from the Sunnah to read Surat al-Mulk before bed, as the Messenger of God, may God bless him and grant him peace, used to And blessings.
  • Narrated Ibn ‘Abbas: “One of the Companions of the Prophet (ﷺ) put up a tent upon a grave without knowing that it was a grave. When he realized that is was a person’s grave, he recited Surat Al-Mulk until its completion. Then he went to the Prophet (ﷺ) and said: ‘O Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) [Indeed] I erected my tent without realizing that it was upon a grave. So when I realized there was a person in it I recited Surat Al-Mulk until its completion.’ So the Prophet (ﷺ) said: “It is a prevention, it is a salvation delivering from the punishment of the grave.'” [Sahih al-Jami’]. The meaning of the word prohibition that was mentioned in the hadith is that which prevents its reader from the torment of the grave, or that prevents its owner from the sins and disobedience that necessitate the torment of the grave, and therefore it was said that it is a deliverer, and it was also said that it is arguing in the grave, and on the Day of Resurrection with God Almighty for its owner to ward off the torment from him and enter him Paradise as reported by Al-Mubarakfuri, Al-Zarqani and Amr bin Murrah.

Names of Surah Al Mulk

names of surah al mulk

The Messenger of God, may God’s prayers and peace be upon him, called it Surah (تَبَارَكَ الَّذِي بِيَدِهِ الْمُلْكُ وَهُوَ عَلَى كُلِّ شَيْءٍ قَدِيرٌ) [Al-Mulk: 1] as mentioned in the aforementioned hadith, in relation to the first verse in it, and he also called it the “Manjih”. It was called Surat Al-Mulk, which is the name mentioned in the noble Qur’anic books, in the books of interpretation, and in the books of the Sunnah. The honorable companions, may God be pleased with them all, called it in the era of the Messenger of God, may God’s prayers and peace be upon him, “Al-Mana’ah”, and they also called it “Al-Waqiyah”. Surah Al Mulk is called Al-Mujadila; Because she argues when asking the two kings about her reader..

Lessons from Surah Al Mulk:-

  • It urges contemplation of death and life and hastening to do good deeds.
  • Urges to reflect on the creation of the great universe and what is in it.
  • Urges to avoid demons and their whispers.
  • Clarify the fate of the unbelievers, and the horrors of torment in the Fire on the Day of Resurrection.
  • Explain the good money of the believers, as well as forgiveness and great reward.
  • Shows the ability of the Great Creator in his creation of the universe and creatures.
  • It clarifies that the only sustenance and helper is God Almighty.
  • Clarify that Allah only knows the unseen, and when the Day of Judgment, and no one else.

The importance of reading Surah Al Mulk daily:-

  • Following the Sunnah of the Prophet Muhammad, may God’s prayers and peace be upon him, for he, may God’s prayers and peace be upon him, did not sleep until he recited it, and following him, may God bless him and grant him peace, would earn the servant a great reward.
  • Obtaining intercession and forgiveness of sins as reported by him, peace be upon him.
  • Deliverance from the torment of the grave.
  • Consolidating and recognizing two of the attributes of perfection for God Almighty, for He is the owner of the kingdom, and He is the Almighty, the All-Powerful, and the Ruler of all the universe and everything in it, and this faith generates in the soul of the servant tranquility, stability and calmness.
  • Defining the servant because of his presence in life, which is diligent and good work, God Almighty made it clear that the work that concerns him is the best and not the most, which makes the servant strive and walk according to the law of the Almighty and sincerity in it, and it also makes clear to the servant the tragic ends of those who prevent and reject his worship.
  • Recognizing the lifestyle of birds and learning from them, God Almighty singled them out with verses that ask the servant to learn from their world full of wisdom and lessons, such as working in harmony together, trusting in God, sleeping early and waking up before dawn.