Is Surah یس (Ya-Sin) the heart of the holy Quran?

Perhaps it is considered as a famous sentence or belief that Surah Ya-Sain as Surah 36 of the holy Quran counted as the heart of the noble Quran. I can remember that someday I saw it as a hadith from Imam Jafar-al-Sadiq (a.s.), but I am not certain if he said that. In other word, I am looking for the source of this famous sentence that

Surah Ya-Sin is considered as the heart of the holy Quran.


All Praise to Allah swt and blessings on Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him His Family and Companions)

عَنْ أَ أَنَسٍ، قَالَ قَالَ النَّبِيُّ صلى الله عليه وسلم ‏ "‏ إِنَّ لِكُلِّ شَيْءٍ قَلْبًا وَقَلْبُ الْقُرْآنِ يس وَمَنْ أَقَرَأَ يس كَتَبَ اللَّهُ لَهُ بِقِرَاءَتِهَا قِرَاءَةَ الْقُرْآنِ عَشْرَ مَرَّاتٍ ‏"‏

Narrated Anas: that the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said:

"Indeed for everything there is a heart, and the Qur'an's heart is Ya Sin. Whoever recites Ya Sin, then for its recitation, Allah writes for him that he recited the Qur'an ten times."(Tirmidhi)

There is another Narration showing significance of Surah Yasin

"‏ اقْرَءُوا ‏{‏ يس ‏}‏ عَلَى مَوْتَاكُمْ ‏"

Narrated Ma'qil ibn Yasar: The Prophet (ﷺ) said: Recite Surah Ya-Sin over your dying men. This is the version of Ibn al-Ala'(Sunan Abi Dawud)

Allah Swt and His Messenger knows best.

                                  In the name of Allah

There are several narrations from both Shia and Sunni that Surah Ya-Sin is counted as the heart of the holy Quran.

On the whole, Surah Yasin is considered as the heart of the holy Quran because there is a hadith from the apostle of Allah (peace be upon him and his household) that said:

«لکل شی ء قلب و قلب القرآن یس»

There is a heart for everything, and the heart of the Quran is Surah Ya-sin.

Besides, there are similar narrations from other Ma’soomin (infallibles) By the Prophet (peace be up on him and his household) side as well. For further information refer to the reference below.


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