Nouman Ali Khan – Studying Surah Al Mulk – Part 1

Ustadh Nouman Ali Khan delves into extracting the gist of Surah Al Mulk. This magnificent Surah is exemplary and is unique in the following manner:

  • Its placement in the Qur’an – it is one of the last of the Makki Surahs.
  • It is actually that Surah about which multiple narrations are being made by the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ via Ahadith and thus, ensuring that we are majorly connected to this Surah.

The Surah is broken into 6 parts: the second portion is the longest and there is more talk of HellFire and less about Jannah in this Surah. Thus, it is more focused on the disbelievers. Atheists talk about the creation of the universe, contradicting the basic laws of thermodynamics, evolution and they can rationalize their thinking while making baseless theories to convince them that they found differences and gaps in God’s creations, but in vain.

Close scrutiny of the universe reveals that Allah is the Most Powerful and the Most Blessed. He has created this world with a purpose- as a trial and test for man as to who adopts the right path and who the wrong one. A necessary outcome of this trial is that a Day will come wherein the righteous be rewarded and the misguided and the wrongdoers will be punished.