This is Why You Should Recite Surah Mulk Every Night?

Introduction to Surah Mulk

ٱلسَّلَامُ عَلَيْكُمْ, May Allah’s peace, mercy, and blessings be on you. Welcome to On this official website, you can easily read, learn, and recite the most beloved and shorter 6th chapter of the Quran, called Surah Mulk. So, let’s move on to the question and understand the meaning in depth.

Why Should You Recite Surah Mulk Every Night?

So, the answer of this question is very simple: Why Should You Recite Surah Mulk Every Night? Surah Mulk translates to control or sovereignty, describing God’s authority over the earth. The universe at large and the events that will transpire in the hereafter. The Surah Mulk was revealed early in the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ and, it’s a Meccan Surah. Surah Mulk lays down the gauntlet for the dis-believers, describing how god has total power over them and everything else in the world both in this life and the next.

recite Surah Mulk every night

The Surah tries to warn the disbelievers, they will regret the day they are raised from the ground, unless they repent and change their ways. Allah Almighty uses his chapter to illustrate again and again, his total dominion over everything, he emphasizes this in various different ways. The surah begins with an overall declaration of god’s power and total control, “Exalted is he, who holds all controls in his hands, who has power over all things.” In the next few verses Allah Almighty talks about, who he created everything in supreme perfection and challenges the disbelievers to try and find a flaw.

You will not see a flaw and what the lord of mercy creates, look again and can you see any flaw, look again and again, your sight will turn back to you weak and defeated, despite all these examples the disbelievers are defiant when the resurrection is mentioned they ask, what will happen in verse 21, god’s describe, how the disbelievers continue in their insolence outright rejecting the obvious truth unfolding in front of their eyes. Ultimately this leads to the remorse of the disbelievers on the day of judgment, the keeper of hell will ask them, whether a warner came to them, they will reply in the affirmative confess their sins and regret not listening to the Prophets.

This conversation is recorded between verse No. 9 to 11. Surah Mulk is one of the greatest blessings of Allah (SWT) over mankind, various hadiths indicates the importance of Surah Mulk. Abu Huraira (May Allah be pleased with him) report it, I heard the messenger of Allah (SWT) saying, there is a Surah in the Quran, which contain 30 Ayah, which kept interceding for a man until his sins are forgiven. This Surah is blessed is he, and whose hand is the “Dominion” indeed Surah Al-Mulk is the divine surah in the Quran, that has an unimaginable benefits, narrated by IBN Abbas, one of the companions of the Prophet Muhammad صلي الله عليه وسلم, pitched a tent on grave without knowing that it was a grave suddenly, he heard a person from the grave reciting till he completed it.

So, he went to the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and said, “O Messenger of Allah, I pitched my tent on a grave without realizing, it was a grave then suddenly, I head a person from the grave reciting Surah Al-Mulk till he completed it, Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) said, It is a defender, it is a deliverer, it delivers from the punishment of the grave, the hadith clearly states the importance of Surah Al-Mulk.” Undoubtedly human beings makes many mistakes knowingly and unknowingly and it is no hidden fact that our deeds will reflect on our graves to, but Allah Almighty is Ar-Raheem, he has sent the Quran as mercy and, one such Surah of mercy is Surah Mulk which will protect us from the torment of the graves.

Surah Al-Mulk reflects on the purpose of the creation; “Life” and “Death”, tests in our deeds, this beautiful Surah tells about the perfects creation of heaven and earth by Allah Almighty. It also makes a believer aware of the hellfire and then Allah is a supreme power and, he knows what we conceal and publicize indeed, he is Al-Alleem, the All-knowledge. Allah Almighty made our hearts assured, because he is the ultimate provider for all mankind, deep reflection of Surah Mulk makes us realize that Allah’s creation, provision, warning and power. Surah Al-Mulk is the surah which intercedes for it’s reciters, the surah which gives salvation from the torment of the grave, the surah which protects it’s reciter, the surah, we have been instructed to recites ourselves and to teach to our families.

It is reported regarding Abdullah IBN Abbas (R) he said,

“Personally recite Surah Al-Mulk and teach it to your wife and children, and to al the other children who live in your home, and even to your neighbors, because it is that which grant salvation and it will firmly demand for your salvation from Allah”

recite Surah Mulk every night

Surah Mulk makes intercession (Shafa’Ah) for the believers, in other words, it intercedes from the one who recite surah mulk and for the one, whom it is recited, it is reported on the authority of Hazrat Abu Huraira (R), that the Prophet Muhammad (SA) said verily,

“There is a Surah in the Holy Quran, comprising of 30 verses, it intercedes for a person until, he is forgiven and the Surah is ‘Tabaara Kallazee Biyadi Hil Mulk‘”

It is reported in the hadith collection, Muwatta Imam Malik, that Surah Al-Ikhlas is equal to a third of the Quran, and Surah Tabaarak intercedes for it’s possessor that is reciter, it is reported on the authority of Hazrat Abduallah IBN Mashud (RA), that the one who recite Surah Mulk every night, will be protected from the difficulties of the grave and, also the one who punctually recites it as Hazrat Abduallah IBN Mashud reported, that Surah Tabaarak, It holds back the punishment of Allah Almighty, when the punishment of the grave approaches from the direction of the head, it is hold back and said to it, “Don’t come near him” for, he has learned Surah Mulk.

When it apporaches him from the feet, it says to it, O torment go back, because he used to recite me, while standing on these feet, it is reported under authority of Hazrat Jaabir IBN Abdullah Ansari (R) that the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) never slept without reciting Surah Alif Laam Meem, Surah Sajdah and Surah Tabaarak, sadly we are in an era in which depression and anxiety are common many people relate to the lyrics of the songs and prefer going to bed listening to them, we end our day in gloom and wake-up the next day, carrying the same energy.

However reciting and reflecting on Surah Tabaarak before going to bed, can make us aware of the true meaning of life. It can act as create vessel to connect ourselves with Allah Almighty and keep our Iman high.

Tips For Memorizing Surah Mulk

Here are the few my personal tips to memorize Surah Mulk efficiently,

  • Make strong Niat.
  • Make strong intention to memorize it.
  • Set your goals for each day. (e.g) {Set the goal to memorize two verse each day.}
  • Keep your goals small to memorize the Tabaarak Surah efficiently.
  • While memorizing make sure to listen to the audio to the surah, it’ll help in memorization as well as pronunciations.
  • Make sure to revise the learned ayahs every day, you can revise them all together after any prayer or before sleeping.
  • Set a day to repeat the memorized verses only.
  • Make space to reflect on the Ayah deeply and understand it’s meaning deeply.
  • Take the Quran teacher to memorize the Surah, this will help you in Quran memorization altogether.

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Few Words

Surah Mulk holds an unduly importance for mankind like other surahs of the Quran, it is filled with many benefits, various hadiths show its importance as it saves us from the day of judgment, it also paves our way to paradise and it also gets our sins forgiven reciting the surah mulk every night has great importance, every believers should memorize and recites it to attain great rewards in this world and the hereafter