The Holy Quran is the 4th and Final Heavenly Manuscript of Allah SWT that He revealed upon His Last Messenger, Hazrat Muhammad ﷺ. It carries instructions and guidelines that act as great source of enlightenment and clarification in various aspects of life, let alone the religious matters. It is the sole Book in the entire world that compensates its reader with blessings from the Almighty Lord.
Ibn Mas’oad (R.A) narrates that Rasulullah ﷺ said:
“Whoever reads one letter of the Book of Allah is credited with one blessing and one blessing is equal to tenfold the like thereof in its reward. I do not say that الم (Alif Lam Meem) is one letter, but ‘(ا )’ (Alif) is one letter, ‘ ( ل )’ (Lam) is one letter, and ‘( م )’ (Meem) is one letter.” (Tirmidhi)
The above mentioned Hadith shows that Furqan e Hameed is such a highly Revered Volume reciting each and every individual letter of it results in attaining Ajar (benefit) equal to 10 times of normal prize for good deeds. It consists of Surahs (Chapters) which are based on realization of different topics and themes and are a means of attaining great recompense from the Gracious God. Some of these include Surah Ar-Rahman, Surah Al-Mulk, Surah Al-Muzzammil, Surah Al-Waqiah, Surah Maryam and Surah Yasin etc.
Surah Yasin is 36th chapter of the “Al-Muhaiman”, which consists of 83 verses in total. It was disclosed while the Holy Prophet ﷺ was in Makkah. The meaning of the word “Yasin” like many other Heavenly words in the Holy Quran is unfamiliar and is only known to the Best Knowledge of Allah SWT alone. The overall theme of this Marvellous Lesson revolves around general emphasis on the Divine Nature of the “Dhikr”; warning for those who refuse and mock the Almighty; Glorification of God; His Command over everything and return of all to Him.
rewards of surah yasin
It also encompasses tremendous amount of rewards and benefits for its reciters confirmed from various Sayings of the Apostle ﷺ of Allah, which are described below:
The Heart Of The Holy Quran
Heart is the most important organ on which the whole functioning of human body depends. Any problem in its working results in breakdown of the whole body. Similarly, Surah Yasin is the heart of Quran Majeed, which encloses great bounties in itself, and its reading and understanding for Muslims has been very much prescribed by Rasulullah ﷺ:
“Surely everything has a heart, and the heart of the Quran is Yaseen. I would love that it be in the heart of every person of my people.” (Tafsir-al- Sabuni Vol.2)
Hazrat Muhammad ﷺ after indicating towards importance of heart of everything has called Surah Yasin as the heart of the Holy Quran. It means that it has got immense significance and is the central component of the entire Sacred Book of Allah. It also shows that the Holy Prophet ﷺ has suggested for his followers to memorize it so that it becomes permanent part of their heart and soul.
Single Reading Equals 10 Times Recitation Of Quran
Reading a single letter of the Sacred Book of Allah brings about earning of 10 blessings of Allah. Surah Yasin is among its highly revered chapters whose recitation itself is equal to reading 10 times Quran completely. The Messenger ﷺ of Allah Almighty said:
“Everything has a heart and the heart of the Glorious Quran is Surah Yaseen. Whoever reads Surah Yaseen, Allah records for them a reward equal to that of reading the whole Quran 10 times.” (Tirmidhi)
In light of this Hadith, it is evident that studying this extremely valued Chapter of Furqan e Hameed results in earning of an incentive from Allah SWT, which is equivalent to reciting the entire Quran Majeed for 10 times.
Earning Of A Number Of Diverse Kinds Of Returns And Blessings
Reciting Surah Yasin also causes one to acquire a lot of blessings of God. The Holy Prophet ﷺ has been narrated to have said:
“Indeed in the Noble Quran there is a Surah, for its reading will intercede and will be a means of forgiveness for listener. Listen carefully, it is Surah Yaseen, in the Torah it is called Muimmah.”
It was enquired, “O’ Messenger of Allah, what is Muimmah?”
Hazrat Muhammad ﷺ responded:
“It contains for its reader the benefits of this world, it removes from him the dread of the next life, and it is called Dafiah and Qadhiyah.”
It was asked again, “How is this Surah of ‘Dafiah and Qadiyah’?”
The Prophet ﷺ replied:
“It takes away from its reader all afflictions and fulfills his need. Whoever recites it, it will be made equal to twenty pilgrimages. Whoever shall listen to it, it will be as thousand dinars, which he has given as charity in the path of Allah. And whoever shall write it and then drink it, it will enter into his heart a thousand cures, a thousand radiant lights, a thousand times more increase in belief, a thousand mercies, a thousand blessings, a thousand times more increase in guidance, and will remove from him all gall and disease.” (Tirmidhi)
First of all, this Hadith tells about great bounty of reading this Sanctified Surah, which is the attainment of its arbitration on part of one`s deeds in the hereafter.
Second, it also helps its listeners by resulting in forgiveness of their sins.
Third, it has been called “Muimmah” by Rasulullah ﷺ which means that it assists its reader in attaining the benefits of this world, and it also takes away all kinds of fears of Akhirah (Day of Resurrection).
Fourth, it has also been regarded as “Dafiah and Qadiyah” by the Holy Prophet ﷺ which encompasses a diverse kinds of prizes for its readers, listeners, and writers and drinkers of this Blessed Revelation:
Removal of sufferings, realization of necessitates and single recitation of it being equal to performing 20 times Hajj (Pilgrimage)
Listening to it is comparable to spending 1000 dinars as Sadaqah (Charity)
Upon writing and drinking, it causes curing of thousands of heartily diseases, getting enlightenment, increase in faith, achieving Mercy and Blessings of Allah and His Righteous Leadership, Who will also eliminate one`s all sorts of annoyance and illnesses.
Reciting For The Ones Deceasing
Since, listening to Surah Yasin greatly benefits one with forgiveness of its wrongdoings as discussed earlier; therefore it has also been advised by the Holy Prophet ﷺ to recite it in front of those who are dying so that it may help in their pardoning of sins:
“Recite Yaseen on those who are dying.” (Dawud)
As, the last moments before death are very strict and hard to bear, thus, the Messenger ﷺ of God has greatly prescribed for other Muslims to read this Sacred Chapter loud out for the deceasing ones so as to comfort their souls.
In short, Surah Yasin is a highly Revered and Blessed Subdivision of the Holy Quran which enfolds a great deal of benefits and rewards for its readers and listeners. Due to its great honor and importance in one`s life, it has also been considered as Heart of the Sacred Book by the Messenger ﷺ of Allah.
Article Taken By: Qurantutor