Benefits of Surah Mulk Recitation: This Fa’ani Dunya in which we live is the test for all of us. We spend our lives, our deeds are recorded and presented in front of Allah SWT on the day of judgement. The day where no one will care for another soul when he will be answerable for his deeds. A light will come for us and it will be the light of the Quran. The reciter of the Quran will gain uncountable rewards.
Whoever recites a letter of the Book of Allah will be credited with a good deed and a good deed is multiplied into ten. I do not say that [the word:] “Alif Lam Meem” is [counted as] one letter. Rather, Alif is one letter, Lam is one letter and Meem is one letter”
A Surah in the Quran will also become our saviour on the day of judgement and that surah is Surah Mulk. It is the Makki surah which means it was revealed before Hijrat to Medina. The topics that have been discussed in this surah are the Greatness and Sovereignty of Allah SWT and how He has created this world perfectly without any flaw. He has created human beings and they have to walk on this earth holding the rope of Allah SWT and we should be thankful to Him for every blessing that He has bestowed upon us.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF RECITING SURAH MULK?
7- When to Read Surah Mulk
Prophet Muhammad PBUH has guided us with his actions and sayings. He has advised us to read different surahs on particular occasions and times. Similarly, Surah Mulk which is said to save its reciter from the torment of the grave should be read at night after Isha, before going to bed.
6- Benefits of Reading Surah Mulk Every Night
The grave will be the eternal home for a Muslim’s body. The darkness will hover over him from every side and loneliness will be his only companion. He will be questioned in his grave about the life that he had spent in Dunya and if he fails, the punishment of the grave will await him. But the followers of the Quran and Sunnah will find a ray of light inside their graves.
The reciter of the Blessed Surah Mulk will be able to keep himself away from the darkness and torture of the grave. The surah will provide him with a shade from all sorts of torments and loneliness. Therefore, the Muslims are advised to read the Blessed Surah at night with their heart.
Ibn Abbas (may Allah be pleased with them) narrates that the Messenger of Allah (may Allah bestow peace and blessings upon him) said,
“It is a protector; a rescuer; saving from the chastisement of the grave.” (At-Tirmidhi and Al-Hakim.)
5 – Surah Mulk Demands Salvation from Allah
Salvation in Islam is different from other religions. It can only be attained through submission to one true God, Allah and His worship. Muslims are born with pure spirit and free of sin but the corruption of this world indulges them in the state of evil. When a Muslim dies, he needs prayers and his good deeds to help him reach the gates of heaven. When he is a punctual reciter of Surah Mulk, it asks for salvation from Allah SWT to save him from hellfire. It becomes his protector on the day of judgement.
A companion of the Holy Prophet had set up a tent on the ground. There was a grave underneath which he was not aware of. He heard a voice from beneath reciting Surah Mulk until it was finished so he moved his tent away. He shared the story with Prophet Muhammad PBUH and upon hearing the incident he, the beloved Prophet (PBUH) said,
This surah gives salvation from the torment of the grave.”
[Mishkaat Al Masabih]
4 – Benefits of Reading Surah Mulk Before Bed
Our Prophet Muhammad PBUH has taught us ways to walk on the right path through some duas and surahs. There are certain days and times when a Muslim is advised to read some surahs that help him gain uncountable rewards and protect them. Surah Mulk is the surah, when recited at night, helps a believer gain rewards and blessings, omits his sins and raise his status in good deeds.
This surah was known as Ma’ani (the preventive) in the times of Prophet Muhammad PBUH as it protects the believers from hellfire and Jahannum.
Hazrat Jaabir ibn Abdullah Ansari (Allah be pleased with him) mentioned that
The beloved Holy Prophet PBUH, his family and companions, never slept without reciting Surah Alif Laam Meem Tanzeel (Surah Sajdah) and Surah Tabaarak (Surah Al-Mulk).”
[Jami At-Tirmidhi, Musnad Imam Ahmad ibn Hanbal]
3 – Surah Mulk Benefits Hadith
Allah and His Messenger PBUH have taught us the right ways to lead our lives and gain blessings. Walking on deen requires effort and strong Imaan which eventually leads us to achieve our goals, which is, attaining a place for ourselves in Jannah. For that matter, we need to worship Allah alone, stay away from sins and recite Quran regularly. Reciting Surah Mulk can become our saviour as it protects us from the difficulties of this life and also the afterlife. It will argue for its reciter to have a place in Paradise until he is taken out of hell and placed in heaven.
Hazrar Anis RA narrates that the Messenger (PBUH) of Allah said,
“A Surah in the Quran disputes until its reader enters Paradise.” (Surah Mulk).
(At-Tabarani in Al-Awsat, Ibn Mardaway and Al-Diyya
2 – How Surah Mulk Intercedes For Forgiveness
When the doors of Tawbah will be closed and this Faani Dunya gets destructed, all of us will be presented in front of Allah SWT with the book of our deeds. We will be in dire need of good deeds. On that day, a small good or bad deed will change our destiny and decide our final abode. Amidst the chaos and fear, Surah Mulk will come for the help of its punctual reciter for his intercession (Sha’fah) until he gets a place in paradise. We all need to recite the Quran regularly to save ourselves from the fuming flames of Jahannum.
The Prophet Muhammad PBUH said
“Recite the Quran as it will intercede on the day of judgement for its companions.”
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1 – Surah Mulk Benefits for Deceased
The most dreadful question that arises in a Muslim’s mind is about his time in the grave and akhira. We spend our lives and indulge in sins without realising that a small sin can make us stay in Jahannum forever. For our help and guidance, we have our Holy Quran which is a complete code of life. We should recite it regularly and remember the important surahs. The surah which can save us from the torment of the grave is Surah Mulk. If a Muslim dies and he used to recite the surah punctually, it will save him from every side of his body. Here are some more Things Every Muslim Must Know About Death.