Surah Mulk is one of the great surahs in the noble Quran, and you probably know some hadiths about its benefits for protecting you from the punishment of the grave.
It’s 30 verses revealed in Mecca before prophet Mohammed’s immigration to Al Madinah.
In this article, you’ll know a short overview of this surah and the virtues of reading it.
You’ll also the surah’s text in Arabic text with English translation and transliteration, besides full Tasfeer other details. Keep reading
There are many benefits of surah al-Mulk in Islam
If you read Surah Mulk, it will Intercede for your sins.
Narrated Abu Hurairah that the Prophet (ﷺ) said:
“Indeed there is a Surah in the Qur’an of thirty Ayat, which intercedes for a man until he is forgiven. It is [Surah] Tabarak Alladhi Biyadihil-Mulk.”
“One of the companions of the Prophet (ﷺ) pitched a tent on a grave without knowing that it was a grave. Suddenly he heard a person from the grave reciting Surah al-Mulk till he completed it. So he went to the Prophet (ﷺ) and said:
Oh, Messenger of Allah, I pitched my tent on a grave without realizing that it was a grave. Then suddenly I heard a person from the grave reciting Surah al-Mulk till he completed it.’ The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said: ‘It is the defender, it is the deliverer – it rescues the one from the punishment of the grave.'”
Prophet Mohammed loved surah Mulk and he was used to reciting it each night, and it’s said that he’d it to be in each Muslim’s heart.
Narrated by Jaber that the Messenger of Allah wasn’t sleeping until he recite surah As-Sajdah, Tabark.
And for all those reasons, surah Mulk was one the most-read surahs by Muslims around the world.
Don’t forget to recite Surah Mulk before going to sleep.
Listen to this surah recitation by Mishary Rashid Alafasy
In the books of Muslim scholars, it’s mentioned only one reason for this surah’s revelation.
This surah was revealed as a reply to the disbeliever in Mecca who were scheming secretly to kill the prophet Mohammed and they ask each other to keep this matter secret among them. so Allah has revealed their intention and said challengingly
“Whether you speak secretly or openly—He surely knows best what is ˹hidden˺ in the heart. (Mulk, 13),
Read surah al Mulk in Arabic text with its translation in English
Tabaraka allathee biyadihi almulku wahuwa AAala kulli shayin qadeer
Allathee khalaqa almawta waalhayata liyabluwakum ayyukum ahsanu AAamalan wahuwa alAAazeezu alghafoor
Allathee khalaqa sabAAa samawatin tibaqan ma tara fee khalqi alrrahmani min tafawutin fairjiAAi albasara hal tara min futoor
Thumma irjiAAi albasara karratayni yanqalib ilayka albasaru khasian wahuwa haseerun
Walaqad zayyanna alssamaa alddunya bimasabeeha wajaAAalnaha rujooman lilshshayateeni waaAAtadna lahum AAathaba alssaAAeeri
Walillatheena kafaroo birabbihim AAathabu jahannama wabisa almaseeru
Itha olqoo feeha samiAAoo laha shaheeqan wahiya tafooru
Takadu tamayyazu mina alghaythi kullama olqiya feeha fawjun saalahum khazanatuha alam yatikum natheerun
Qaloo bala qad jaana natheerun fakaththabna waqulna ma nazzala Allahu min shayin in antum illa fee dalalin kabeerin
Waqaloo law kunna nasmaAAu aw naAAqilu ma kunna fee ashabi alssaAAeeri
FaiAAtarafoo bithanbihim fasuhqan liashabi alssaAAeeri
Inna allatheena yakhshawna rabbahum bialghaybi lahum maghfiratun waajrun kabeerun
Waasirroo qawlakum awi ijharoo bihi innahu AAaleemun bithati alssudoori
Ala yaAAlamu man khalaqa wahuwa allateefu alkhabeeru
Huwa allathee jaAAala lakumu alarda thaloolan faimshoo fee manakibiha wakuloo min rizqihi wailayhi alnnushooru
Aamintum man fee alssamai an yakhsifa bikumu alarda faitha hiya tamooru
Am amintum man fee alssamai an yursila AAalaykum hasiban fasataAAlamoona kayfa natheeri
Walaqad kaththaba allatheena min qablihim fakayfa kana nakeeri
Awalam yaraw ila alttayri fawqahum saffatin wayaqbidna ma yumsikuhunna illa alrrahmanu innahu bikulli shayin baseerun
Amman hatha allathee huwa jundun lakum yansurukum min dooni alrrahmani ini alkafiroona illa fee ghuroorin
Amman hatha allathee yarzuqukum in amsaka rizqahu bal lajjoo fee AAutuwwin wanufoorin
Afaman yamshee mukibban AAala wajhihi ahda amman yamshee sawiyyan AAala siratin mustaqeemin
Qul huwa allathee anshaakum wajaAAala lakumu alssamAAa waalabsara waalafidata qaleelan ma tashkuroona
Qul huwa allathee tharaakum fee alardi wailayhi tuhsharoona
Wayaqooloona mata hatha alwaAAdu in kuntum sadiqeena
Falamma raawhu zulfatan seeat wujoohu allatheena kafaroo waqeela hatha allathee kuntum bihi taddaAAoona
Qul araaytum in ahlakaniya Allahu waman maAAiya aw rahimana faman yujeeru alkafireena min AAathabin aleemin
Qul huwa alrrahmanu amanna bihi waAAalayhi tawakkalna fasataAAlamoona man huwa fee dalalin mubeenin
Qul araaytum in asbaha maokum ghawran faman yateekum bimain maAAeenin
The Content of the surah al-Mulk is about the confirmation of Allah’s blessing over his servants. Below we break down the topics presented in this surah in detail
The Verses 1: 5, There Are Reasons that Entitled Allah to Be the King and Owner of Everything
From verses 5 to 11 Allah threatens those who denied him that they’d be thrown in the fire on the day of judgment and he resembled the voice of the fire as of a human raging out of resentment and when a group tossed at it, the keeper asks scoldingly: wasn’t a prophet came to you and informed you about allah.
They couldn’t do anything but confess what happened, but they denied it due to arrogance and if they heard the message and reasoned it, they wouldn’t be destined to fire.
In verse 12, allah promises great rewards for the believers who’re pious to him though they couldn’t see him. In verse 13. and 14, again, he challenges the disbelievers that it’s equal for them to announce their intentions or hide them because he is all-knowing and sees what’s inside their hearts, because he created them first, so how didn’t he know how they think?!
From 15 to 24 allah confirms his blessings for humans, and challenges the disbelievers in mecca that they can’t do anything if he deprived them of those blessings
verse 15: one of his blessings is that he evened the earth so people can walk into it and harnessed it to carry their crops
Verse 16- 17 He challenges the disbelievers, saying Are you sure enough that I won’t inflict punishment upon you from the sky, so the earth swallows you in an earthquake or send stone-laden winds toward your lands to batter you…
in verse 18, he confirms that they can’t be so assured because he punished the people that came before, and they aren’t out of his reach.
Verse 19: Again, he challenges the disbelievers to look at the birds hovering in the sky, without any gravity that pulls them down. do they wonder once how they can bird fly unless allah harnessed him for that?
Verse 20-: Allah confirms that no one can rescure disbelievers from his punishment, since he is the one who rescures and raise the statue of someone or degrade him, and if all humanity gathered to inflict harm to someone, they won’t be harmed as long as allah determined that.
Verse 21: A similar confirmation that if allah stops his gifts to his servants, no one can provide for them. However, the disbelievers are just full of vanity and continue their disobedience.
Verses 22: Allah asks who is better. the good one who sticks to Allah’s commands and walks straightly on the right path or this who succumbs to his desires and deviated away from the straight track, and he likened him to someone walking on his face, surely the answer is clear.
Verse 23: Allah counts his blessing for the people, saying he created you from nothing and, made tongues, ears, and hearts so you can exist and live, though, there are a few people who thank him for all those gifts.
Verse 24: He also made you residents in the earth and made its lands habitable so you can live and co-exist, and harnessed all of the earth for your service, and to him, all of you will be gathered in the day of judgmentز
Verse 25: And the disbeliever belies this fact and asks the prophet arrogantly: If you’re truthful, so tell us when is the day of judgment?
Verse26: Allah urges his prophet to answer thos disbelievers, saying only allah knows the time of the day of judgment and my role is to inform you of this news.
Verse 27: when disbelievers see they’d be tormented in fire, they feel terrible and their heart would trembling out of fear and it’d be said to them this is the torment you belied in in the life
Verse 28: Since disbelievers in mecca wanted the prophet to die Allah ordered him to reply that even if your desire comes true and I die and won’t be existed so who rescure from the grueling torment allah predetermined for the disbelivers?
Verse 29: It’s also an assertment for faith as he is the Rahman, all believers rely on him and put their trust in him
Verse30: finally allah concludes this surah with a challenge for the disbelievers. If the water, the source of everything seeped through many layers beneath the earth and your hands weren’t capable of fetching it, who will help you and bring water for you to irrigate your crops and drink?
There are 8 names for this surah, including
1) Tabark: because it’s the first word in the first verse of surah mulk
2) Defender ( المانعة): it keeps the punishment away from the Muslim
3) Deliverer ( المنجية): it rescure the Muslims from the fire.
Narrated Ibn ‘Abbas:
“One of the companions of the Prophet (ﷺ) pitched a tent on a grave without knowing that it was a grave. Suddenly he heard a person from the grave reciting Surah al-Mulk till he completed it. So he went to the Prophet (ﷺ) and said: ‘Oh Messenger of Allah, I pitched my tent on a grave without realizing that it was a grave. Then suddenly I heard a person from the grave reciting Surah al-Mulk till he completed it.’ The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said: ‘It is the defender, it is the deliverer – it delivers from the punishment of the grave.'”
There are many ways to memorize surah Mulk, but one of the most effective methods is to break the surah down into smaller sections and memorize one section at a time. Start by reading the section out loud several times until you have memorized it, then move on to the next section. Repeat this process until you have memorized the entire surah.
You can also try listening to recordings of the surah being recited and repeating after each verse, or write out the verses on flashcards to help you memorize them.
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