Lesson 1: Introduction
Ramadan Kareem! Ramadan Mubārak! May Allah ﷻ settle for all of our prayers, fasting, charity, supplications, recitation of the Quran, and all different good deeds that we are going to do all through this blessed month.
There is a really distinctive and robust connection between the month of Ramadan and the Quran. Allah ﷻ tells us in Surah al-Baqarah, “Ramaḍân is the month in which the Quran was revealed as a guide for humanity with clear proofs of guidance and the standard ˹to distinguish between right and wrong˺.”
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شَهْرُ رَمَضَانَ ٱلَّذِىٓ أُنزِلَ فِيهِ ٱلْقُرْءَانُ هُدًۭى لِّلنَّاسِ وَبَيِّنَـٰتٍۢ مِّنَ ٱلْهُدَىٰ وَٱلْفُرْقَانِ ۚ فَمَن شَهِدَ مِنكُمُ ٱلشَّهْرَ فَلْيَصُمْهُ ۖ وَمَن كَانَ مَرِيضًا أَوْ عَلَىٰ سَفَرٍۢ فَعِدَّةٌۭ مِّنْ أَيَّامٍ أُخَرَ ۗ يُرِيدُ ٱللَّهُ بِكُمُ ٱلْيُسْرَ وَلَا يُرِيدُ بِكُمُ ٱلْعُسْرَ وَلِتُكْمِلُوا۟ ٱلْعِدَّةَ وَلِتُكَبِّرُوا۟ ٱللَّهَ عَلَىٰ مَا هَدَىٰكُمْ وَلَعَلَّكُمْ تَشْكُرُونَ
One of the the reason why this month is so particular, one of many most important the reason why it is stuffed with all of those wonderful blessings and alternatives, is as a result of that is the month that Allah ﷻ selected for the revelation of the Quran. The Quran is solely wonderful. Words can’t actually seize the magnificence, eloquence, magnificence, energy, affect and wonderful nature of the Quran. The Quran is the divine, everlasting, uncreated speech of Allah ﷻ, the Lord, the Creator of the heavens and the earth and every little thing they comprise, the Sustainer, the Nourisher, the One who provides life and the One who provides dying. It is the final and remaining revelation despatched for the steerage of humanity till the tip of occasions.
And the phrases of Allah ﷻ, the Lord and Creator of the Heavens and Earth, are extraordinarily highly effective, profound, heavy, deep, lovely, eloquent, and awe-inspiring. The Quran is the one biggest miracle, a residing miracle, given to the Prophet ﷺ. Part of its miraculous nature is to have a profound impact upon an individual’s coronary heart and thoughts. The Quran is absolutely the most necessary e book in our lives. Because the Quran isn’t merely a e book; it’s the divine speech of Allah ﷻ — His phrases revealed to the Prophet ﷺ. It is our major supply of beliefs, rituals, ethics, morals, rules, legal guidelines, and steerage. Our complete lives as Muslims are speculated to revolve across the teachings of the Quran. It is our supply of steerage to navigate by means of the world and dwell a life that’s pleasing to Allah. It is actually our handbook for all times that we use to construct a path in direction of the Divine. It is our supply of inspiration, encouragement, and power we use to cope with the completely different challenges of life. It accommodates steerage for each single facet of our lives.
But the one means for the Quran to serve that position in our lives is that if we now have an actual connection and relationship with. Our relationship with the e book of Allah can’t be superficial. The major goal of the Quran is to suppose, ponder, and replicate over its meanings. Allah ﷻ tells the Prophet ﷺ, “This is a blessed book that we have revealed to you, so that they may reflect over its verses and that the people of understanding can be reminded.”
Alhamdulillah, in the course of the month of Ramadan all of us attempt to do one thing to strengthen our relationship with the e book of Allah. Every 12 months at IOK we attempt to present a brief sequence with the intention of strengthening our relationship with the Quran and with the intention of accelerating our understanding of His divine phrases.This Ramadan we’re going to take a nightly journey by means of Surah al-Mulk, 30 verses in 30 nights. The purpose behind this sequence is for us to: 1) Learn easy methods to recite the Surah correctly, 2) Memorize it, 3) Understand it, and 4) Implement its message into our each day lives.
Surah Al-Mulk, which is translated because the Dominion or the Sovereignty, is the 67th chapter of the Quran, the primary surah of the 29th Juz. It’s been referred to as Surah al-Mulk as a result of the Surah begins with praising Allah ﷻ in whose hand alone is the sovereignty of the heavens and the earth. “Blessed is He in Whose Hand is the dominion, and He is Able to do all things.” It’s often known as al-Wāqiah, the Protector, and l-Munjiah, the Savior, as a result of it protects and saves one who recites it from the punishment of the grave. Ibn ʿAbbās (ra) used to name it al-Mujādilah as a result of it argues on behalf of the one who recites it once they’re being questioned within the grave.
It’s a Makkan Surah and was most definitely revealed in the course of the early phases of Prophethood. Some of the tafāsir point out that it was the 76th Surah to be revealed, after Surah al-Mu’minoon and earlier than Surah al-Hāqqah. Just like all different makkan revelation, Surah al-Mulk offers primarily with the elemental elements of our perception; the existence and oneness of Allah ﷻ and the idea of life after dying. It offers with the formation and structuring of sound perception; emphasizing the final word and full energy of Allah ﷻ, His qudrah. It speaks about Allah ﷻ, our Creator, in such a means that makes our hearts really feel His presence.
One of the the reason why I selected to cowl this Surah is as a result of it’s one of many Surahs that the Prophet ﷺ encourages us to recite and memorize.
Abu Hurairah (ra) narrated that the Prophet ﷺ mentioned, “A surah of the Qur’an containing thirty verses will intercede for its reader till he will be forgiven. That is: “Blessed is He in Whose Hand is the sovereignty””
Anas (ra) narrated that the Prophet ﷺ mentioned, “There’s a surah in the Quran that will argue on behalf of its companion until in enters him into Paradise. That is: “Blessed is He in Whose Hand is the sovereignty””
In one other narration the Prophet ﷺ mentioned, “It’s the preventer. It’s the savior, saving from the punishment of the grave.”
Ibn ʿAbbās (ra) narrated, “One of the Companions of the Prophet ﷺ put up a tent upon a grave without knowing that it was a grave. There was a person reciting Surah al-Mulk until finishing it. Then he went to the Prophet ﷺ and said: ‘O Messenger of Allah ﷺ [Indeed] I erected my tent without realizing that it was upon a grave. There was a person in it I reciting Surah al-Mulk until its completion.’ So the Prophet ﷺ said: ‘It is a prevention, it is a salvation delivering from the punishment of the grave.’”
The Prophet ﷺ wouldn’t sleep till he recited Alif Lam Mim Tanzil and: Tabarak Alladhi Biyadihil-Mulk.
Imam al-Qurtubi (r) mentions one other narration from ibn ʿAbbās (ra). The Prophet ﷺ mentioned, “I wish that Tabarak Alladhi Biyadihil-Mulk be in the heart of every believer.”
As we will see this can be a very virtuous Surah. This is a surah we must always be taught and memorize and attempt to recite on a nightly foundation. However, we must always understand that we’re not reciting it merely for the blessings or the barakah. Rather we’re reciting the Surah to replicate and ponder over its meanings.