..يَا أَيُّهَا الْمُزَّمِّلُ﴿١﴾قُمِ اللَّيْلَ إِلَّا قَلِيلًا﴿٢﴾نِّصْفَهُ أَوِ انقُصْ مِنْهُ قَلِيلًا﴿٣﴾أَوْ زِدْ عَلَيْهِ وَرَتِّلِ الْقُرْآنَ تَرْتِيلًا
O you wrapped in garments (i.e. Prophet Muhammad SAW)! (1) Stand (to pray) all night, except a little. (2)Half of it, or a little less than that, (3) Or a little more; and recite the Quran (aloud) in a slow, (pleasant tone and) style.
In all the 114 surahs of Holy Quran, there are numerous hidden virtues for us and we cannot discriminate any of the surah from the other. Only in order to increase our knowledge we shall know that which Surah has what virtues for us. So this way when we Learn Quran we can get the most benefits out of it for ourselves, for our parents and for our loved ones.
The Arabic word Al Muzammil means “wrapped” or covered; this is one of the most beautiful names of Holy Prophet Mohammed (S.A.W), you know we also name our kids as Muzammil right?
Few Salient features of Surah Al Muzzammil:
– It is the 73rd Surah of the Holy Quran
– The short surah comprises of 20 verses in total that you can easily learn kids.
– The beautiful Surah’s name is also one of the 99 names of holy prophet Mohammed ﷺ
– The beautiful Surah was revealed in complete in one year
– This Surah touches upon the concepts of:
– Reading Namaz,
– Paying Zakat,
– Reading Quran,
– Doing good deeds,
– Torment on the judgment day,
– Seeking forgiveness of Allah and more
– Read Quran in Tarteel (slowly, distinctly)
Revealed in One Year
“When the opening verses of Surah Al-muzammil were revealed, the Companions would pray as long as they would pray during Ramadan until its last verses were revealed. The period between the revelation of its opening and the last verses was one year.” Narrated by Ibn Abbas (R.A) (Sunan Abi Dawud 1305, Book 5, Hadith 56).
The above mentioned hadith puts light on the importance and greatness of this beautiful surah Al Muzammil so learn Surahs of Quran kids and reap the benefits of reading them as our elders did.
Prophet used to read Surah Al Muzzammil
Alqamah and al-Aswad said: A man came to Ibn Mas’ud. He said: I recite the mufassal surahs in one rak’ah. You might recite it quickly as one recites verse (poetry) quickly, or as the dried dates fall down (from the tree). But the Prophet (ﷺ) used to recite two equal surahs in one rak’ah; he would recite (for instance) surahs an-Najm (53) and ar-Rahman (55) in one rak’ah, surahs Iqtarabat (54) and al-Haqqah (69) in one rak’ah, surahs at-Tur (52) and adh-Dhariyat (51) in one rak’ah, surahs al-Waqi’ah (56) and Nun (68) in one rak’ah, surahs al-Ma’arij (70) and an-Nazi’at (79) in one rak’ah, surahs al-Mutaffifin (83) and Abasa (80) in one rak’ah, surahs al-Muddaththir (74) and al-Muzzammil (73) in one rak’ah, surahs al-Insan (76) and al-Qiyamah (75) in one rak’ah, surahs an-Naba’ (78) and al-Mursalat (77) in one rak’ah, and surahs ad-Dukhan (44) and at-Takwir (81) in one rak’ah.(Sunan Abi Dawud 1396)
Benefits of reading a single letter of Quran
Prophet Mohammed (S.A.W) once said : “Whoever reads one letter from the Book of Allaah will earn one good (hasanah) thereby. One good deed is equal to ten good deeds the like of it. I do not say that Alif-Lam-Mim is a letter, but Alif is a letter, Laam is a letter and Meem is a letter.’” Narrated by Abdullah ibn e Masood Al-Tirmidhi
Read Quran as soon as you can
Once you start learning Quran, every surah and every ayah of the holy Quran will give you countless blessings. Not only surah Al Muzammil but every surah of the holy Quran has its own hidden virtues so start exploring this gift that have been given to you by your lord Almighty Allah. It is narrated in Sahih Bukhari that there are two blessings that many people lose: good health and free time; so try not to waste your free time and learn and recite Quran kids as much as possible.