Fly To Allah SWT With The Fast Flying Ramadan (11)

Published: 26 March 2024

Surah Ya-Sin, nestled within the heart of the Quran, is a profound embodiment of the Islamic ethos and an unequivocal testament to the transcending status of the Quran itself. Revered as the heart of the Quran, Surah Ya-Sin is pivotal, for its deep, resonant messages that cut to the core of the human experience, guiding believers towards enlightenment and spiritual fulfilment.

The phrase “إِنَّكَ لَمِنَ الْمُرْسَلِينَ” (Indeed, you, [O Muhammad], are from among the messengers), succeeding the veneration “وَالْقُرْآنِ الْحَكِيمِ” (By the wise Quran) in Surah Ya-Sin (36:3), crystallises the divine selection of Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him) as the ultimate messenger. This verse is a profound declaration of his pivotal role in the lineage of prophethood, chosen by Allah SWT to navigate humanity towards the path of righteousness and divine truth.


This Surah, and particularly the verses surrounding this declaration, illustrate the monumental responsibility bestowed upon Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). He is metaphorically placed in the “driving seat,” a position of unparalleled leadership, tasked with steering humanity towards the ultimate treasure—a sealed, hidden gem that is the essence and culmination of divine guidance and wisdom. This gem, metaphorically representing the ultimate truth and knowledge contained within the Quran, is accessible through the teachings and life of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), who embodies the Quran’s principles and serves as the perfect exemplar of its teachings.


Surah Ya-Sin thus transcends to become the beacon for all humanity, illuminating the path to this hidden gem through the life and teachings of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). It reinforces his status not only as a messenger but as the final prophet, a seal on the prophethood that connects the past lineage of messengers with the present and future of humanity’s spiritual journey.


In its verses, Surah Ya-Sin encapsulates the essence of the Quranic message—the oneness of Allah SWT, the importance of following the right path, and the inevitability of the resurrection and judgement day. It serves as a reminder of the transient nature of life on earth and the eternal reality of the hereafter, urging believers to reflect, repent, and adhere to the path of righteousness.


The Surah also addresses the challenges and scepticism faced by Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) from his contemporaries, offering solace and steadfastness in the face of adversity. It is a testament to the unwavering support of Allah SWT for His chosen messenger and, by extension, for all who follow the path laid out by him.


In essence, Surah Ya-Sin, with its transcending status, besides being a chapter in the Quran; it is a comprehensive guide, a source of comfort, and a beacon of light for the faithful. It reaffirms the central role of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) in divine history, entrusted with leading humanity towards the sealed hidden gem of divine wisdom and enlightenment. Through its verses, believers are invited to embark on a journey of self-discovery, moral integrity, and spiritual awakening, guided by the unparalleled leadership of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and the timeless wisdom of the Quranil Hakim.