the heart of the Holy Qur’an

Hazrat Anas radiyallahu anhu reported Rasoolullah sallallahu alaihe wasallam as saying,“Whoever goes to the graveyard and reads Surah Yaseen Allah Ta’ala gives them (the grave dwellers) ease that day, and the reciter receives spiritual blessings equivalent to the amount of letters of Surah Yaseen.” (Qurtubi)

5. Hazrat Maqil ibn Yasaar radiyallahu anhu reports that the Holy Prophetsallallahu alaihe wasallam has said, “Recite Surah Yaseen on those who are dying.” (Abu Dawood) Reflections from the above verses of Surah Yaseen

    In these verses Allah (SWT) chides those who in their insolence doubt the concept of resurrection on the Day of Judgment.
    The verses exhort us to ponder upon our own creation and what we are created from. If we do it we would be in awe of our Creator instead of daring to oppose The Almighty or doubting His Word, The Quran.

It is the opinion of most scholars that when visiting the graveyard, a person should recite the following Surahs because of their individual excellence, and then convey the reward of recitation: Surah Fateha (one of the best prayers), Surah Yaseen (the heart of the Holy Qur’an), Surah Ikhlas (equal to one third of Holy Qur’an in reward) and Surah Mulk (intercedes for the reader till the reader is forgiven).

Interaction with some of the Hindu families during my visit revealed that Surah Yaseen, which has been described as the ‘Heart’ of the Holy Quran, is considered equally sacred by them and they hold it in great esteem. Mukesh, a local resident of Mithi says that for the last many decades, Surah Yaseen has a permanent place in our house and it is placed in our cuprboards, shelves for Barkat (blessings).


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