Monday, February 01, 2010

Bedtime Ritual

Besides the usual Surah al-Fatihah, Surah al-Ikhlas, Surah an-Nas and Surah al-Falaq at bedtime, try reciting Surah al-Mulk. The way Sheikh Mishary al-Efasy recites the Surah, he could touch the depths of one's soul and make one's heart weeps, Subhan Allah:

Prophetic tradition has named this Surah as Waqiyah (means protector) and Munjiyah (sarviour). In a tradition, the Holy Prophet SAW was reported to have said:

"The Surah is the protector and saviour which will rescue and redeem one who recites it, from the torment of the grave.” [Source: Qurtubi, graded it as ‘hasan, gharib']

Sayyidina Ibn Abbas RA. reported that the Prophet SAW said:

"It is my hearts desire that Surah Al-Mulk be in every believers heart.” [Source: Tha’labi]

Sayyidina Abu Hurairah RA. reported that the Prophet SAW has said:

"Verily, there is a Surah in the book of Allah (Quran) containing thirty verses that will intercede on behalf of him who recites it until he is rescued from Hell and admitted to Paradise, and it is Surah Al-Mulk.” [Source: Qurtubi cited it from Tirmidhi]

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