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al-Mulk ( ar, الملك, "
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, Kingdom") is the 67th chapter (
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) of the
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Quran
, comprising 30 verses. The surah emphasizes that no individual can impose his will on another; he may only guide and set an example (67:26).


Summary

*1-3 Praise to the Almighty, the Creator and Ruler of all things *3-5 The perfection of the works of God, seen in the heavens, glorify him *5 The heavens adorned with shooting stars *6-8 Torments of
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prepared for unbelievers *8-11 Infidels shall confess in hell their folly in calling Muhammad an impostor *12 The righteous shall receive great reward *13-14 God knoweth all things *15-18 God shall destroy unbelievers *19-24 Unbelievers ungrateful to the God who sustains them in life *25-28 They challenged the Prophet to hasten the judgment-day, but they shall dread its approach *29-30 The Merciful the only protector on that day


Placement & Coherence with other surahs

The idea of textual relation between the verses of a chapter has been discussed under various titles such as ''nazm'' and ''munasabah'' in non-English literature and ''coherence'', ''text relations'', ''intertextuality'', and ''unity'' in English literature.
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scholar of the Indian subcontinent, is known for his work on the concept of nazm, or coherence, in the Quran. Fakhruddin al-Razi (died 1209 CE), Zarkashi (died 1392) and several other classical as well as contemporary Quranic scholars have contributed to the studies. The entire Qur'an thus emerges as a well-connected and systematic book. Each division has a distinct theme. Topics within a division are more or less in the order of revelation. Within each division, each member of the pair complements the other in various ways. The seven divisions are as follows: This surah belongs to the last (7th) group of surahs which starts from Surah Al-Mulk (67) and runs till the end of the Quran. According to
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: "The theme of this group is Warning the leadership of the Quraysh of the consequences of the Hereafter, and delivering glad tidings to Muhammad (sws) of the supremacy of the truth in Arabia. This theme gradually reaches its culmination through the arrangement of various surahs in this group."
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Hadith

The first and foremost
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tafsir Tafsir ( ar, تفسير, tafsīr ) refers to exegesis Exegesis (; from the Greek#REDIRECT Greek Greek may refer to: Greece Anything of, from, or related to Greece Greece ( el, Ελλάδα, , ), officially the Hellenic Republic, is ...

tafsir
of the
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Quran
is found in hadith of
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Muhammad
and while
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hadith
is literally "speech"; recorded saying or tradition of
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Muhammad
validated by
isnad Hadith studies ( ar, علم الحديث ''ʻilm al-ḥadīth'' "science of hadith", also science of hadith, or science of hadith criticism or hadith criticism) consists of several religious scholarly disciplines used by Muslim scholars in the ...
; with
seerah As-Seerah an-Nabawiyyah (), commonly shortened to Sīrah, and translated as prophetic biography, are the traditional Muslim biographies of Muhammad from which, in addition to the Quran and Hadiths, most historical information about his life and th ...
these comprise the
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and reveal
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and
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tafsir
. Although scholars including
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claim that Muhammad has commented on the whole of the Quran, others including
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Ghazali
cite the limited amount of
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narratives
, thus indicating that he has commented only on a portion of the Quran. In either the case, higher count of hadith elevates the importance of the pertinent surah from a certain perspective. This surah holds special place in the sayings as well as practices of Muhammad, which can be observed by these related ahadith. *
Imam Ahmad
Imam Ahmad
recorded from
Abu Hurayrah Abd al-Rahman ibn Sakhr Ad-Dausi Al-Zahrani ( ar, عبد الرحمن بن صخر الدوسي الزهراني ‎; 603–681), better known as Abu Hurayrah, was one of the companions of Islamic prophet Prophets in Islam ( ar, الأن ...
that Muhammad said,"Verily, there is a chapter in the Quran which contains thirty Ayat that will intercede on behalf of its reciter until he is forgiven. (It is): 'Blessed be He in Whose Hand is the dominion. (Surah Al-Mulk 67)'" * Muhammad said, 'There is a
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in the Quran which is only thirty verses. It defends whoever recites it until it puts him into
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' *
Anas ibn Malik Anas ibn Malik ibn Nadr al-Khazraji Al-Ansari ( ar, أنس بن مالك الخزرجي الأنصاري (c.612-c.712 Finding the Truth in Judging the Companions, 1. 84-5; EI2, 1. 482 A. J. Wensinck J. Robson) was a well-known ''sahaba, sahabi'' ...
reported Muhammad as saying, "There is a Surah which will plead for its reciter till it causes him to enter paradise." * Muhammad said, 'Surah al Mulk is the protector from the torment of the grave' * Jabir said it was the custom of not to go to sleep until he had read Tabarakalladhi Biyadihil Mulk(Al-Mulk) and Alif Laam Meem Tanzeel (
As-Sajda
As-Sajda
). * He used to recite Surah As-Sajdah and Surah Al-Mulk (in Arabic) before sleeping. * Abdullah Ibn 'Abbas reported that Muhammad said, 'It is my desire/love that Surahtul Mulk should be in the heart of every Muslim' *
Ibn Abbas Abd Allah ibn Abbas ( ar, عَبْد ٱللَّٰه ٱبْن عَبَّاس; c. 619– 687), also known simply as Ibn Abbas, was one of the cousins of the Islamic prophet Muhammad and he is considered to be the greatest mufassir of Qur'an. He was ...
said that one of Muhammad's companions set up his tent over a grave without realising that it was a grave and it contained a man who was reciting the Surah Tabarakalladhi Biyadihil Mulk up to the end. He went and told Muhammad who said, 'It is The Defender; it is The Protector which safeguards from Allah Ta'ala's Punishment' * Khalid bin Madam said about surat Al Mulk and
As-Sajda
As-Sajda
that these two surahs will fight for their reciter in the grave and will say, 'O Allah! If we belong to Your book, accept our intercession in his favour. In case we do not, get us obliterated. These surahs will spread their wings like birds and will save the person from the torment of the grave.' * It was narrated that
Abd Allah ibn Mas'ud Abdullah ibn Masud, or Abdullah ibn Masood ( ar, عَبْد ٱللَّٰه ٱبْن مَسْعُود, '; c.594-c.653), was a companion of the Islamic prophet Muhammad Muhammad ibn AbdullahHe is referred to by many appellations, including ...
said: Whoever reads Tabarakalladhi Biyadihil Mulk .e. Surah al-Mulkevery night, Allah will protect him from the torment of the grave. At the time of the Messenger of Allah, we used to call it al-mani'ah (that which protects). In the Book of
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Allah
it is a surah which, whoever recites it every night has done very well. *
Abdullah ibn Masud Abdullah ibn Masud, or Abdullah ibn Masood ( ar, عَبْد ٱللَّٰه ٱبْن مَسْعُود, '; c.594-c.653), was a companion of the Islamic prophet Muhammad ) , birth_date = , birth_place = , death_date ...
is reported to have said, 'A man will be approached in his grave from his legs and from his chest and then from his head. And each time this Surah will defend him by saying, 'You cannot do anything to him, he used to recite Surah Mulk'.' *
Abdullah ibn Masud Abdullah ibn Masud, or Abdullah ibn Masood ( ar, عَبْد ٱللَّٰه ٱبْن مَسْعُود, '; c.594-c.653), was a companion of the Islamic prophet Muhammad ) , birth_date = , birth_place = , death_date ...
further states, 'It is called, 'Al-maani'ah'. For it protects from the punishment of the
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grave
.' * Ibn Umar said that once that
Muhammad Muhammad ibn AbdullahHe is referred to by many appellations, including Messenger of Allah, The Prophet Muhammad, Allah's Apostle, Last Prophet of Islam, and others; there are also many variant spellings of Muhammad, such as Mohamet, Mohammed, ...

Muhammad
recited verse 2 (the One Who created death and life so that He may test you as to which of you is better in deeds) and when he reached the words "better in deeds", he stopped and explained that 'better in deeds' is the person who abstains most from the things
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Allah
has forbidden and is always ready to obey Him." * Yahya related to me from Malik from Ibn Shihab that Humayd ibn Abd ar-Rahman ibn Awf had told him that Surat al-Ikhlas (Sura 112) was equal to a third of the Quran, and that Surat al-mulk (Sura 67) pleaded for its owner.
Imam Malik Malik ibn Anas ( ar, مَالِك بن أَنَس, ‎ 711–795 CE / 93–179 AH), whose full name is Mālik bin Anas bin Mālik bin Abī ʿĀmir bin ʿAmr bin Al-Ḥārith bin Ghaymān bin Khuthayn bin ʿAmr bin Al-Ḥārith al-Aṣbaḥī a ...

Imam Malik
's Muwatta Chapter No: 15, The Quran, Hadith no: 19 Narrated by
Imam Malik Malik ibn Anas ( ar, مَالِك بن أَنَس, ‎ 711–795 CE / 93–179 AH), whose full name is Mālik bin Anas bin Mālik bin Abī ʿĀmir bin ʿAmr bin Al-Ḥārith bin Ghaymān bin Khuthayn bin ʿAmr bin Al-Ḥārith al-Aṣbaḥī a ...

Imam Malik


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Best Real time Visualization of Surah Mulk with English translation, for non-Muslims
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