Is there any virtue in reciting Surah Mulk at night? Is it a means of protection in the grave?

Question:

As salaamu ’alaykum,

Is there any virtue in reciting Surah Mulk at night? Is it a means of protection in the grave?

 

Answer:

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

الجواب حامدا ومصليا ومسلما

Wa ‘alaykum as salaam wa rahmatullahi wa barakaatuh,

There are many ahadith that mention different virtues of Surah Mulk. The Prophet used to recite Surah Mulk before going to sleep.

عَنْ جَابِرٍ أَنَّ النَّبِيَّ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ كَانَ لَا يَنَامُ حَتَّى يَقْرَأَ الم تَنْزِيلُ، وَتَبَارَكَ الَّذِي بِيَدِهِ المُلْكُ (رواه الترمذي)

It is narrated by Sayyiduna Jabir رضي الله عنه that the Prophet would not sleep until he recited Surah Sajdah and Surah Mulk.

We learn from the ahadith that reciting Surah Mulk becomes a means of protecting a person in the grave.

عَنْ عَبْدِ اللهِ بْنِ مَسْعُوْدٍ قَالَ مَنْ قَرَأَ { تَبَارَكَ الَّذِيْ بِيَدِهِ الْمُلْكُ } كُلَّ لَيْلَةٍ مَنَعَهُ اللهُ بِهَا مِنْ عَذَابِ الْقَبْرِ (رواه النسائي في السنن الكبرى)

It is reported that Sayyiduna Abdullah bin Masood رضي الله عنه said, “Whosoever recites Surah Mulk every night, Allah will protect him from the punishment of the grave.”

والله اعلم

And Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala knows best.

Ilyas Husain

 

Approved by Mufti Husain Ahmad Madani