Surah Yaseen is the 36th chapter of the Quran and is without any doubt, one of the most important surahs of Quran. It is often referred to as the heart of Quran. This surah speaks of divine signs in the universe, concepts and beliefs of Islam; phenomena of death and the last day.
As stated in a report by Abu Ya’la on the authority of Abu Hurayah, the Prophet, peace be upon him, is reported to have said, “Whoever reads Yaseen at night (before retiring to bed) will be waking up while being forgiven of their sins.” In another report by Imam Ahmad on the authority of Ma’qal b. Yasar, the Prophet, peace be upon him, said, “Read it (i.e. Yaseen) on those among you who are nearing death.”
In some other similar reports, it is said that reciting surah Yaseen helps ease hardships and difficulties. It is recited upon those who are nearing death in hope that Allahs mercy and blessing be upon him, eventually helping the easy release of soul from body.
Imam Ahmad, upon be Allah’s mercy said, “Great scholars/teachers used to say that reading Yaseen will help ease the difficulties that a dying person experiences. And finally, al-Hafiz al-Bazzar reports on the authority of Ibn Abbas that the Prophet, peace be upon him, said, “I wish that it (Yaseen) is fully retained in the heart of every member of my Ummah (community).”
Reciting Surah yaseen is considered very beneficial and spiritually rewarding hence every believer must memorize it. It is also important to read it as often as one can, and more especially while attending those who are nearing death.
May Allah, fill our hearts with great love for Holy Quran and help us memorize it. May the believers be able to recite it every evening and get rewards thereoff.
And Allah knows best.