Q: Please explain the concept of this hadith – Hadrat Anas Radi Allahu Taala Anhu reported that the Messenger of Allah Peace And Blessings Be Upon Him has said, “Everything has a heart, and the heart of the Qur’an is Yasin. Allah records anyone who recites Yasin as having recited the Qur’an ten times.” [Sunan Tirmidhi, Vol 2, Page 116 – Sunan Daarimi, Vol 2, Page 336]
What does reciting of Yaseen is equal to 10 Quran mean, what will be rewards of reciting the entire Quran which would also include Surah Yaseen? Is reciting Surah Yaseen superior to reciting Quran, please clarify?
A: The ulama have explained two types of rewards: (1) Original reward. (2) Additional / Honoury reward. The original reward is different to the honoury reward. In this particular hadeeth where the reward of Surah Yaseen is ten folds, this reward is honoury. In other words one will not say that within the ten Qur’aans is a Yaseen hence, the reward is always recurring for this is only an honoury reward. The honoury reward does not come with any other additional reward. The additional rewards are only for the original recitation.
( باب ما جاء في يس ) قوله ( ومن قرأ يس كتب الله له بقرائتها إلخ ) قد سبق تأويله فيما تقدم من أن المراد بذلك الأجر المعين لقراءة يس مع ما يؤتى له بعد ذلك منة منه تعالى وفضلا و في القران لم يرد ههنا الا مل هو له معين من الأجر ( الكوكب الدري 4/14)
الدر المنضود شرح سنن أبي داود 2/ 607
Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)