Wednesday 19 September 2012

The Great Intercessor - Surah Al-Mulk - What is The Secret?

The Prophet (PBUH) said: "Verily there is a Surah in the Qur'an which has 30 Aayaat. It intercedes for a person till he is forgiven. That Surah is tabaarakalladhiy biyadihil mulk (Surah Al-Mulk)". [Tirmidhi]
The Prophet (PBUH) gave this good news to those who regularly recite and reflect on Surah Al-Mulk. Surah Al-Mulk is one of the most powerful surahs in the Qur'an. But what is the secret behind the power of this surah?

The Surah starts by describing the greatness, power, dominion and sovereignty of Allah (SWT) and goes on to describe the natural world, hinting that there is a great connection between the two. Then, two types of people described - those who are losers and those who are winners.

They will say, ‘If only we had listened, or reasoned (used our minds), we would not be with the inhabitants of the blazing fire,’ [Surah Al-Mulk 67:10] But there is forgiveness and a great reward for those who fear their Lord though they cannot see Him. [Surah Al-Mulk 67:12]

Is this the key to the message of this surah - that we should develop our minds to see Allah (SWT) although the eyes cannot see Him; that we should use our minds and reflect on the Ayaat (signs) of Allah (SWT) both in the Qur'an and in the universe; and how does Surah Al-Mulk help us to achieve this? Why would the Prophet (SAW) would not go to sleep until he recited Sural Al-Mulk every night? How does Surah Al-Mulk give us safety and security in the grave? Why is Surah Al-Mulk the great intercessor?

This is your opportunity explore Surah Al-Mulk and the rest of the last 2 Juzu of the Qur'an in the forthcoming seminar series - The Magnificent Journey starting on Sunday 23rd September 2012.

The Magnificent Journey

An Amazing Journey Through The Last Two Parts (Juzu Thabaarak and Juzu 'Amma) of The Qur'an From Surah Al-Mulk to Surah An-Naas

By Shaykh Dr Mohammad Akram Nadwi (Oxford University)

Starting: Sunday 23rd September 2012     Time: 10AM - 6PM

Venue: Cambridge University or Anglia Ruskin University

  1. Sunday 23rd September 2012 - Anglia Ruskin University
    67. Surah Al-Mulk to 68. Surah Al-Qalam
  2. Saturday 20th October 2012 - Cambridge University
    69. Surah Al-Haaqqah to 70. Surah Al-Ma'aarij
  3. Saturday 17th November 2012 - Cambridge University
    71. Surah Nuh to 72. Surah Al-Jinn
  4. Saturday 22nd December 2012 - Cambridge University
    73. Surah Al-Muzammil to 75. Surah Al-Qiyaamah
  5. Saturday 26th January 2013 - Cambridge University
    76. Surah Al-Insaan to 77. Surah Al-Mursalaat
  6. Saturday 23rd February 2013 - Cambridge University
    78. Surah An-Naba' to 80. Surah 'Abasa
  7. Saturday 23rd March 2013 - Cambridge University
    81. Surah Ath-Thakweer to 84. Surah Al-Inshiqaaq
  8. Saturday 20th April 2013 - Cambridge University
    85. Surah Al-Buruj to 89. Surah Al-Fajr
  9. Saturday 18th May 2013 - Cambridge University
    90. Surah Al-Balad to 96. Surah Al-'Alaq
  10. Saturday 22nd June 2013 - Cambridge University
    97. Surah Al-Qadr to 114. Surah An-Naas
  11. Sunday 21st July 2013 - Anglia Ruskin University
    Bonus: 1. Surah Al-Fathiha and 2:255 Aayat Al-Kursi
  12. Sunday 25th August 2013 - Anglia Ruskin University
    Bonus: Miracle of The Qur'an
There will be a minimum of 10 sessions in this year long course.


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