Importance of Memorizing and Reciting Surah Ya-sin
- What does Ya-Sin Mean?
Answer : Ya-sin is Huruf-e-muqatta’at – The disjointed letters.
A large number of scholarly books have been written over the centuries on the possible meanings and the probable significance of these disjointed letters – the muqatta’at. Opinions have been numerous but without a final conclusion.
There is no reliable report of Prophet Muhammad [saw] having used such expressions in his ordinary speech, or his having thrown light on its usage in the Qur’an. More importantly, none of his companions seemed to have asked him about it.
These letters are usually used in the Qur’an when one needs to pay attention. The Arabs knew these letters but didn’t know them in this fashion and it caught their attention. Only Allah [swt] knows what their true meaning is.
- In the Mushaf Surah Ya-sin follows Surah Saba (34) and Surah Faatir (35)
- Surah Ya-sin is numbered 36 in the mushaf and consists of 83 Verses.
- Surah Ya-sin is a Meccan Surah.
- The Surah Focuses on 3 main aspects of Imaan
a) Tawhid (the Oneness of Allaah)
b) Risalah (Messengership of Muhammad salallahu aleyhi wasallam, that he is a messenger sent by Allaah to guide all of creation and he receives divine revelation)
c) And the reality of the al-aakhirah and what will be encountered therein.
Names of Allah Learnt
1. Al-Azeez/ Al Aziz – The Victorious/ The Exalted in Might / The Almighty
2. Ar – Rahman – All Compassionate / The Most Merciful
10 Arabic Words Memorized
1. Mursaleen – The Messengers.
2. Ala – On.
3. Tanzila – A revelation.
4. Qawman – A People.
5. Ghafiloon – (are) Heedless.
6. Laqad – Certainly.
7. Fi – On.
8. Min – Before them.
9. Bayni – Before them.
10. Saddan – A barrier.
The Surah begins with “Ya-sin” which in the Qur’an is Allah’s way of calling for or drawing attention towards something important. We are told that the Qur’an is full of wisdom and the Prophet salallahu aleyhi wasallam is reassured that he is from the messengers on a straight path.
Allah attributes and links the revelation to His names of Might and Mercy.
Qur’an is a guidance for those whose forefathers were not warned and hence they are unaware. Then it is instructed how some people will remain heedless about the guidance and warning of Qur’an because there are shackles over their necks and chins.
Glad tidings are announced for those who believe in the unseen. Allah tells us that he has recorded all our good and evil deeds in a clear book. In the 13th verse example from the past is presented.
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