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Does Reciting Surat “Al-Mulk” Protect one from the Punishment of the Grave?

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

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.

This answer was collected from the official government Iftaa Department of Jordan.

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