Maryam Binat Imran (as), mother of Isa (as), was a pious woman and has significant value in Islam. The 19th Chapter of the Holy Quran is named after Maryam (as) and it discusses many topics that relate to the life of Maryam (as) and Isa (as). This chapter of the Quran also discusses many significant prophets including Yakub (as), Mosa (as), Ismail (as), Nuh (as), Adam (as), Harun (as) and Idris (as).
There are 98 beautiful verses in this surah, and the chapter starts with mysterious letters: Kaf, Ha, Ya, Ayn and Swad. The Almighty Allah discusses the unconventional birth of Isa(as) and reveals many unknown facts about the life of Maryam(as).
Let us give you some important information on this mesmerizing Meccan surah. This surah comprises Nine hundred and seventy-two (972) words, Three thousand eight hundred and thirty-five (3835) letters, Six (6) rukus and One sajdah.
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Summary of the Verses
The verses start with some mysterious letters: Kaf, Ha, Ya, Ayn and Swad. No one except Allah the meaning of these letters. The next verses articulate a part of prophet Zakariya’s (as) life that includes his praying to Allah so that Allah may gift him with the blessing of an offspring. The next verses that followed reveal Maryam’s (as) miraculous impregnation and the birth of Isa(as). In the next verses, Allah tells us about his oneness and warns us not to worship anyone besides him. In this surah the journey of Ibrahim’s (as) life, the birth of Ismail and Yakub Alaihissalam, Mosa’s (as) life as a prophet and appointing Harun Alaihissalam as Mosa’s (as) helping hand is discussed. Verses 57-98 discuss many important parts of Islam starting with How Idris Alaihissalam was taken up to heaven and ending with a warning for God’s enemies.
Reciting and Reading benefits of this surah:
Every Surah of the Holy Quran has some specific teachings for us to follow. Surah Maryam is not by any means different. Every verse of the surah teaches us some things that will help us lead our lives by the teaching of the Quran and guide our dependents to the right and straight path. The benefits of reading surah Maryam are mentioned below:
The Benefit of Reciting:
1.By reciting surah Maryam one will understand that one shouldn’t lose hope, even if the circumstances are against one’s favor.
2.This surah teaches us to be Patient.
3.The surah will teach its reciter that he/she should not ever think in times of problems that Allah has abandoned him/her. He should rather pray to Allah and believe that Allah’s help is very near.
4. The recitation of the surah will make the reciter familiar with the stories of many significant prophets of Islam.
5. This surah teaches its reciter by the stories of Ibrahim (as) that: we should always be firm in our belief in Islam.
6.The reciter will learn that Allah helps the person who seeks protection in Ar-Rahman.
7. Through the recitation of the Surah Maryam, the reciter will learn, how many significant prophets lead their life and will be able to follow their lifestyle to come nearer to The Almighty Allah.
8. The reciter will learn that those who are Allah’s enemy, will soon be doomed.
Surah Maryam is one of the most important chapters of The Holy Quran as it discusses highly important topics Of Islam and the history of Islamic prophets. Hence reciting this chapter of The Holy Quran will surely benefit the reciter in this world and in the hereafter, if Allah wills.