Date : 07-02-2010

Question :

Is it a sound Hadeeth that reciting Surat “Al-Mulk” protects from torture in the grave?

The Answer :

All praise is due to Allah, peace and blessings be upon prophet Muhammad and upon all his family and companions: The Hadeeth narrated about the reward for reciting Surat”Al-Mulk” is corrected by some scholars of Hadeeth. It is the one narrated by Abu Baker(may Allah be pleased with him) and it reads: (A chapter of the Quran, thirty verses, interceded for its reciter until he was forgiven:(Blessed is He in Whose hand is [all] sovereignty).Narrated by Al-Tirmidi(2891) in a sound Hadeeth, was deemed rigorously authentic by Ibn Al-Molakin in the book”Al-Badir Al-Moneer(3/561).”Ibn Hajar said in the book: ”Altalkhiss Alhabeer”(1/382): this Hadeeth has another sound narration. On the authority of Abdullah Ibn Masood: “Whoever recites Surat Al-Mulk every night is protected by Allah from punishment of the grave. At the time of the Prophet(PBUH), we used to name it “Al-Maane`ah”, and the one who recites it every night is duely rewarded”{Al-Nassa`i(6/179)}.This reward is received by whoever recites this chapter in honor of Allah and expects recompense from none but Him alone.