Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Reading Soorat al-Mulk Protects one from the Torment of the Grave

Bismillah Walhamdulillah Was Salaatu Was Salaam 'ala Rasulillah

As-Salaam Alaikum Wa-Rahmatullahi Wa-Barakatuhu 

Reading Soorat al-Mulk Protects one from the Torment of the Grave 

Reading Surat al-Mulk protects a Muslim from the trials of the grave, but how often does one have to read it? Once a day or more?. 

It was narrated from Abu Hurayrah that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “A soorah from the Quraan containing thirty verses will intercede for a man so that he will be forgiven. It is the soorah Tabaarak Alathi bi yadihil-mulk [i.e., Soorat al-Mulk].” 

Narrated by al-Tirmidhi, 2891; Abu Dawood, 1400; Ibn Maajah, 3786. 

What is meant is that a person should read it every night, act in accordance with the rulings contained in it, and believe in the information mentioned in it. 

It was narrated that Abd-Allaah ibn Masood said: Whoever reads Tabaarak allaahi bi yadihil-mulk [i.e., Soorat al-Mulk] every night, Allaah will protect him from the torment of the grave. At the time of the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) we used to call it al-maaniah (that which protects). In the Book of Allaah it is a soorah which, whoever recites it every night has done very well. 

Narrated by al-Nasaai, 6/179; classed as hasan by al-Albaani in Saheeh al-Targheeb wal-Tarheeb, 1475. 


The scholars of the Standing Committee said: 

One this basis there is the hope that whoever believes in this soorah and reads it regularly, seeking the pleasure of Allaah, learning the lessons contained in it and acting in accordance with the rulings contained therein, it will intercede for him [in the Hereafter].

Fataawa al-Lajnah al-Daa’imah, 4/334, 335


She is asking about the validity of a duaa to save oneself from the torment of the grave The way to protect oneself from the torment of the grave is to fear Allaah by doing that which He commands and avoiding that which He has forbidden, and to remember Allaah regularly and read Quraan, especially Soorat al-Mulk, as it is proven that this will save one from the torment of the grave, by Allaah's leave. 

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