Surah Yasin is an invitation to all human beings to look and reflect on two miracles that Allah has placed in this universe: The Quran representing the recited words of Allah, and the universe representing the viewed signs of Allah’s power. The Surah develops its arguments in six distinct sections:
Luqman may Allah be pleased with him was one of the very few individuals who were quoted by Allah SWT in His holy book. Although he was not a prophet, he was a famous person in the Arabian literature with lots of wise words that are attributed to him. Out of all of his sayings, Allah specifically highlighted the advice that he gave to his own son.
In the 7th year after hijra, Aisha the wife of the prophet PBUH went through a very difficult experience when she was accused of being unchaste (the whole event is referred to as the Hadith of Al-Ifk); the slander was spread like wild fire in the whole Madinah community and unfortunately some Muslims fell into the traps of the Satan and carried the news around. The Surah was revealed to declare the innocence of the wife of the prophet PBUH and introduce a whole set of rules and regulations that will protect the honor of the individual and the modesty of the community.
“I know what stops you from becoming a Muslim! You think we are weak, separated, and poor. I swear by Allah that a time will come where Islam will prevail, and you shall see how peace will spread to the extent that a woman shall travel from Sanaa’ to Hadramout fearing none but Allah and the wolf on her sheep”. This is what the prophet PBUH told once to a wealthy young man (Adi Bin Hatem), and the guy immediately accepted Islam and lived many years after to see the prophecy of Muhammad PBUH all coming to reality.
How many times you heard this argument from non-practicing Muslims: “I will start praying when Allah guides me”; How many times you heard people complaining about their life, “If only I got more money, a better job, bigger house, …”, or “why me?” when a calamity strikes… Indirectly, these people (despite being Muslim) are accusing Allah of being unjust and questioning His wisdom and judgment! This Surah is addressing many of their concerns, in addition to other doubts that are raised by idol worshippers, atheists, and rejecters of the Quran. All of the above mentioned people have one thing in common: lack of trust in Allah, and hence no sense of true submission.