Benefits and Virtues of Surah 77 Al-Mursalat


77. Al-Mursalat

77.1 It was narrated from Ibn Abbas (رضي الله عنه) from his mother that:

She heard the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وعلى آله وسلم) recite Al-Mursalat in Maghrib.

Sunan an-Nasa’i 986

77.2 Umm Al-Fadl (رضي الله عنها) narrated

“Allah’s Messenger came out to us with his head bandaged from his illness. He prayed Maghrib, reciting (Surat) Al-Mursalat.” [She said:] “He did not pray it again until he met Allah the Might and Sublime.”

Jami` at-Tirmidhi 308

77.3 It was narrated that Ibn ‘Abbas said, narrating from his mother (one of the narrators) Abu Bakr bin Abu Shaibah (رضي الله عنهم) said:

“(She was) Lubabah” that she heard the Messenger of Allah (صلى الله عليه وعلى آله وسلم) reciting ‘By the winds sent forth one after another…’[Al-Mursalat (77)] in the Maghrib.

Sunan Ibn Majah Vol. 1, Book 5, Hadith 831

77.4 Narrated `Abdullah (رضي الله عنه)

While we were in the company of the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وعلى آله وسلم) in a cave at Mina, when Surat-wal-Mursalat were revealed and he recited it and I heard it (directly) from his mouth as soon as he recited its revelation. Suddenly a snake sprang at us and the Prophet (ﷺ) said (ordered us): “Kill it.” We ran to kill it but it escaped quickly. The Prophet (ﷺ) said, “It has escaped your evil and you too have escaped its evil.”

Sahih al-Bukhari 1830

77.5 Abu Ishaq narrated from Ikrimah, from Ibn Abbas (رضي الله عنهم) who said:

“Abu Bakr [may Allah be pleased with him] said: ‘O Messenger of Allah (صلى الله عليه وعلى آله وسلم)! You have become gray.’ He said: ‘I have gone gray from (Surat) Hud, Al-Waqi`ah, Al-Mursalat and `Amma Yatasa’alun and Idhash-Shamsu Kuwwirat.’”

Jami` at-Tirmidhi Vol. 5, Book 44, Hadith 3297

77.6 Narrated Abu Hurayrah (رضي الله عنه)

The Messenger of Allah (صلى الله عليه وعلى آله وسلم) said: When one of you recites “By the fig and the olive” (Surah 95) and comes to its end

 ﴾ أليس الله بأحكم الحاكمين ﴿

“Is not Allah the best judge?” (95:8),

he should say: “Certainly, and I am one of those who testify to that.” When one recites “I swear by the Day of Resurrection” (Surah 75) and comes to

 ﴾ أليس ذلك بقادر على أن يحيي الموتى ﴿

“Is not that one able to raise the dead to life? (75:40),

he should say: “Certainly.” And when one recites “By those that are sent” (Surah 77), and comes to

﴾ فبأي حديث بعده يؤمنون ﴿

“Then in what message after that will they believe? ” (77:50),

he should say: “We believe in Allah.”

The narrator Isma’il (ibn Umayyah) said: I beg to repeat (this tradition) before the Bedouin (who reported this tradition) so that I might see whether he (was mistaken).

He said: My nephew, do you think that I did not remember it? I performed sixty hajj (pilgrimages); there is no hajj but I recognize the camel on which I performed it.

Sunan Abi Dawud 887

77.7 Narrated Ibn ‘Abbas (رضي الله عنه)

(regarding) the explanation of “… It throws sparks as Al-Qasr …” (V. 77:32): We used to collect logs of wood, three cubits long or longer, to store for heating purposes in winter, and we used to call it Al- Qasr, it also means a castle or a fort. “As if they were Jimalatun Sufr (yellow camels or bundles of ropes)” (V.77:33): means the ropes of a ship which are made in bundles till it become as wide as men’s waists.

Sahih al-Bukhari Vol. 1, Book 60, Hadith 455

77.8 The Holy Prophet (صلى الله عليه وعلى آله وسلم) has said

That the one who recites this Surah will not be counted from the Mushrikeen (polytheists). He will always be victorious over his enemy.



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