Wednesday, December 5, 2007

The Benefit of Surah Al Mulk (Surah Tabarak)

The Messenger of Allaah (sallallaahu 'alaihi wa sallam) said, "When the dead person is buried two black-blue angels come to him, one called al-Munkar and the other called an-Nakeer,
and they say to him:
'What had you used to say about this man?'
So he says what he used to say: 'Allaah's slave and His Messenger, I bear witness that none has the right to be worshipped except Allaah and that Muhammad is His slave and Messenger.'
So they say: 'Verily we knew that you (would) say that.'
Then his grave is widened for him to the extent of seventy cubits by seventy, then it is made light for him, then it is said: ' Sleep.'
So he says: 'I should go to my family and inform them.'
So they say: 'Sleep as the newly married sleeps whom no-one awakes except his favourite wife.' Until Allaah raises him up from that place of sleep.
And if he is a hypocrite (munaafiq), he says: 'I heard the people saying something so I said it too, I don't know.'
So they say: 'We knew that you (would) say that.'
So it is said to the earth: 'Crush him', so he is crushed until his cross over and he remains in the state of torture until Allaah raises him up from that resting place."
[HASAN: At-Tirmidhee from Abu Hurairah.]


Surah Al Mulk is one of our favorite surah.
I think, your kids will like to momerize it, too. Insha Allah.
Alhamdulillah, all my big kids memorize this surah.

After sholat Maghrib, we had story and read hadith. Then the kids started asking about "what is the people death doing inside the grave?"
I told them that our grandfather in Indonesia used to walk to masjid for Maghrib by the cemetery. In the cemetery, sometime he saw smoke comes out from the grave or he heard the crying people came from fresh grave.

Also , the story about our great grandfa who was dokter. He was looking in the program of digging the grave for study. Then he saw the death people in that grave sitting with the head down and holding the legs.

This situation showed us that is true there is punishment in the grave.

If you recite Surah Tabarak (Chapter 67) and the Chapter Prostration (Chapter 32) and it will save you from the terrors of the Day of Resurrection.
If you recite Surah Tabarak when you go to sleep and the punishment of the grave and the questioning of Munkar and Nakir will be removed from you.

Surat Al Mulk is surat Tabarak. The benefit of it is that it will save us from the punishment of the grave.
I hope you will memorize this surah with your kids. Insha Allah.

May Allah save us from the punishment in the grave and the Day of Resurrection. Ameen.

To read :
Translation of Quran in English - Surah Al Mulk
Another Translation
Surah Al Mulk
Q&A: Punishment in the grave
Q&A: The punishment of the grave
Punishement of grave

To watch and memorize the surah in the video:
Surah AL Mulk by Sh Saad Al-Ghamidi
Surah Al Mulk
Mishary Rashid al-Efasy-Surah Tabarak
Surah Mulk with English Translation