Tafsir of Surah Al-Mulk

Q 6: Does reciting Surah Al-Mulk, starting with: Blessed be He in Whose Hand is the dominion; and He is Able to do all things. Every night intercede for the person who recites it after death?

A: This was stated in a Hadith narrated by Abu Dawud in his Sunan (Hadith compilation classified by jurisprudential themes) with the following text: `Amr ibn Marzuq narrated to us, on the authority of Shu‘bah, on the authority of Qatadah, on the authority of ‘Abbas Al-Jushamy, on the authority of Abu Hurayrah (may Allah be pleased with him) that the Prophet (peace be upon him) said: A Surah in the Qur’an consisting of thirty Ayahs (Qur’anic verses) will intercede for its reciter until they will be forgiven. (It is): Blessed be He in Whose Hand is the dominion Al-Mundhiry said in his Mukhtasar (Brief explanation): "The Hadith was related by Al-Nasa’y and Ibn Majah." Al-Tirmidhy said: "It is Hadith Hasan (good Hadith), but involves weakness in its Sanad (chain of narrators)." Accordingly, this Surah will hopefully intercede for whoever believes in it, regularly recites it (Part No. 4; Page No. 335) seeking the Good Pleasure of Allah (Exalted be He), learns from its lessons of wisdom, receives admonition, and acts according to its rules.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.