(Four Surahs’ Series – Part One)
Surah Yaseen is indeed a unique surah, as it has been termed the ‘heart’ of the Quraan Majeed. Furthermore, reciting it once equals the reward of reciting the Quraan Majeed ten times. (Sunan Tirmizi #2887)
The importance of this surah, in the life of every believer, can be gauged by the fact that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) expressed his desire for every Muslim to memorise this surah mentioning, “I wish that it (Surah Yaseen) be in the heart of every individual of my Ummah.” (Bazzaar – Kashful Astaar #2305)
Some of the virtues and benefits for reciting Surah Yaseen are:
Forgiveness of Sins
Sayyiduna Abu Hurairah (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) reports that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) said, “Whoever recites Surah Yaseen seeking reward from Allah Ta‘ala, his (minor) sins will be forgiven.” (Shu‘abul Imaan #2235)
Fulfilment of Needs
Sayyiduna Ibnu ‘Abbaas (radhiyallahu ‘anhuma) mentioned, “Whoever recites Surah Yaseen in the morning, his tasks for that day will be made easy until the evening, and whoever recites it at the commencement of the night, his tasks for that night will be made easy.” (Sunan Daarimi # 3419)
It is thus evident that we should try to make it a point to recite Surah Yaseen every morning and evening. In this way, Allah Ta‘ala will fulfil our needs, make our tasks easy for us and forgive our sins. Let us make a determination that we will commence this practice from today and remain punctual on it until we leave this world.
May Allah Ta‘ala enable us all to enliven our hearts with the heart of the Quraan Majeed, aameen.