Free eBook – “Surah al-Mulk: The Sovereignty of Allah”

Surah al-Mulk is the 67th Surah of the Quran, containing 30 verses.  It is classified as a Meccan Surah titled in English as “Sovereignty” or “Kingdom”.  It is thirty verses long, consisting of three hundred and thirty words and one thousand three hundred letters. The name of the Surah symbolizes the Power and Greatness of Allah, who has absolute power over all creatures.

Surah al-Mulk — The Sovereignty of Allah

“Al-Mulk” tells us about the Greatness of Allah, who has power over all creatures, the Master of both life on Earth and death.

The Verses of the Surah are about those sinners who refused to believe in the existence of Allah, for which they will suffer severe punishment in the Hereafter.

For those who fear their Creator, there will be a great reward. In addition, as a warning, the Surah mentions the exterminated peoples who refused to believe in Allah.

There is also a connection between the beginning and end of this Surah. The Surah begins by praising and exalting Allah and pointing out the perfection of His Power and His Uniqueness in the possession of unlimited power, as well as the fact that Only He kills and revives; and ends by mentioning water, which is the cause of life, whereas the lack of it — cause of death: if water goes deep into the ground, no one, except Allah, can it, and none will make it available for them except Him. This is another indication of the indescribable Power of Allah.

It is a good idea to memorize Surah al-Mulk. To make it easier, we have compiled an eBook about Surah al-Mulk that you can download for free and share with all. Grab it from the links below (PDF; 37 MB):

The virtues of reading Surah al-Mulk are described in one of the Hadiths of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH):

Indeed, there is a Surah in the Qu’an, where there are 30 Ayahs, which will intercede for a person on the Day of Judgment until his sins are forgiven.

Surah al-Mulk in Arabic

First, let us look at Surah al-Mulk in Arabic:

Full Surah al-Mulk Arabic

English Translation of Surah al-Mulk


In the name of Allah, the Entirely Merciful, the Especially Merciful.

  1. Blessed is He in whose hand is dominion, and He is over all things competent
  2. He who created death and life to test you [as to] which of you is best in deed – and He is the Exalted in Might, the Forgiving –
  3. And who created seven heavens in layers. You do not see in the creation of the Most Merciful any inconsistency. So return [your] vision [to the sky]; do you see any breaks?
  4. Then return your vision twice again. [Your] vision will return to you humbled while it is fatigued.
  5. And We have certainly beautified the nearest heaven with stars and have made [from] them what is thrown at the devils and have prepared for them the punishment of the Blaze.
  6. And for those who disbelieved in their Lord is the punishment of Hell, and wretched is the destination.
  7. When they are thrown into it, they hear from it a [dreadful] inhaling while it boils up.
  8. It almost bursts with rage. Every time a company is thrown into it, its keepers ask them, “Did there not come to you a warner?”
  9. They will say,” Yes, a warner had come to us, but we denied and said, ‘Allah has not sent down anything. You are not but in great error.'”
  10. And they will say, “If only we had been listening or reasoning, we would not be among the companions of the Blaze.”
  11. And they will admit their sin, so [it is] alienation for the companions of the Blaze.
  12. Indeed, those who fear their Lord unseen will have forgiveness and great reward.
  13. And conceal your speech or publicize it; indeed, He is Knowing of that within the breasts.
  14. Does He who created not know, while He is the Subtle, the Acquainted?
  15. It is He who made the earth tame for you – so walk among its slopes and eat of His provision – and to Him is the resurrection.
  16. Do you feel secure that He who [holds authority] in the heaven would not cause the earth to swallow you and suddenly it would sway?
  17. Or do you feel secure that He who [holds authority] in the heaven would not send against you a storm of stones? Then you would know how [severe] was My warning.
  18. And already had those before them denied, and how [terrible] was My reproach.
  19. Do they not see the birds above them with wings outspread and [sometimes] folded in? None holds them [aloft] except the Most Merciful. Indeed He is, of all things, Seeing.
  20. Who is he besides the Most Beneficent that can be an army to you to help you? The disbelievers are in nothing but delusion.
  21. Who is he that can provide for you if He should withhold His provision? Nay, but they continue to be in pride, and (they) flee (from the truth).
  22. Then is one who walks fallen on his face better guided or one who walks erect on a straight path?
  23. Say, “It is He who has produced you and made for you hearing and vision and hearts; little are you grateful.”
  24. Say, “It is He who has multiplied you throughout the earth, and to Him you will be gathered.”
  25. And they say, “When is this promise, if you should be truthful?”
  26. Say, “The knowledge is only with Allah, and I am only a clear warner.”
  27. But when they see it approaching, the faces of those who disbelieve will be distressed, and it will be said, “This is that for which you used to call.
  28. Say, [O Muhammad], “Have you considered: whether Allah should cause my death and those with me or have mercy upon us, who can protect the disbelievers from a painful punishment?”
  29. Say, “He is the Most Merciful; we have believed in Him, and upon Him we have relied. And you will [come to] know who it is that is in clear error.”
  30. Say, “Have you considered: if your water was to become sunken [into the earth], then who could bring you flowing water?”

Surah al-Mulk in Pictures

Here is each verse of Surah al-Mulk as a separate image. Feel free to share these with your family and friends.

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Read our notes about other Surahs from The Quran here.

And to make it easier for you, here are the Surah al-Mulk eBook links once again:

Text by Aruzhan Nuraly / Images by Tarannum Afrin

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