Surah Yaseen  – A Reflection

Surah Yaseen – A Reflection

“A beautiful surah that brings comfort to the heart and peace to the mind.”

My personal experience with Surah Yaseen

My father was not feeling well and went to a heart specialist as he had a history of heart problem. He was told that he is on a time bomb and needs immediate surgery. Naturally we were all very worried. My father, I and my younger sister immediately went to UK to consult his doctor over there. Secondly at that time (around 1994/1995) Pakistan did not have very advanced facilities. My father was supposed to have an angiography followed by an angioplasty. My sister and I stayed in the hospital room while my father was taken for the procedure. We were both praying for his speedy recovery.

I can still remember my little book of Surah Yaseen. I used to recite Surah Yaseen daily at the time. Just ten minutes later the hospital staff brought my father back. For just a second I was so scared. I thought the doctor will probably inform us that an angioplasty won’t work and an open heart surgery is needed. But I suddenly heard my father’s voice excitedly calling out my name. I reached for him and he told me that there was no need for any kind of procedure; doctors said he has had a natural bypass! Subhan Allah! I was so happily surprised and in awe of Allah’s mercy!

I asked my father what did he pray to Allah when he was going through all this. And his reply was, “I promised Allah that I will try to be a better person” and this is how Allah rewarded him! That day Surah Yaseen showed me the miracles of Allah!

Main theme of Surah Yaseen

Surah Yaseen is called the heart of the Quran. It’s a surah that was revealed to Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W) as a mercy. It has 3 main themes:

  • Tawheed (saying that Allah is one and only)
  • Risalah: Muhammad (PBUH) is the messenger of Allah to humanity.
  • The Judgment Day (Yaum Al Qiyamah)

Surah Yaseen as a Calming Dua for Difficult Times

It can bring calm to a person who is very worried about something and reminds him that this too shall pass. One of the most beautiful verses of this surah:

“So let not their speech, then, grieve you (O Muhammad ). Verily, We know what they conceal and what they reveal.”

It’s a beautiful reminder for Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W) who was feeling very hurt by the negative attitude and words of the unbelievers, that he should not let the unbelievers cause him distress and only believe that Allah will take care of everything.

What a comforting statement for someone who is feeling sorrow and is faced by painful and offensive statements.

We sometimes end up in such situations where many people are against us while we are on the right path. We at times doubt our own selves and feel that maybe I am wrong. Standing on the right path can become a challenge and can test our nerves. If you are going through such a situation, just read Surah Yaseen and look at what our beloved Prophet (S.A.W) had to face.

Staying calm and patient in turbulent times is not easy but it pays off in the long run!

Currently, Pakistan is going through a very difficult time. As a nation we really need to step away from our differences, let’s not support any party, and let’s only stand by our country. All these parties and organizations have good and bad people. We cannot classify anyone as the most honest one. All have their positives and negatives. We need to get our positives together for the sake of this country; let go off our egos, stop the blame game and work as one nation.