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Surah Falaq
Surah Falaq Virtues And Lessons (Arabic text: الفلق)  “The Daybreak” is the 113th Surah of the Qur’an. It is titled in English “dawn” or “day-break” and composed of 5 verses, Its order in terms of revelation comes after Surat Al-Fil; That is, in the period between the beginning of revelation and the migration to Abyssinia. As for its arrangement in the Qur’an, it comes after Surat Al-Ikhlas.
al Falaq meaning
The word “al-Falaq” in the first verse, a generic term referring to the process of ‘splitting’, has been restricted in most translations to one particular type of splitting, namely ‘daybreak’ or ‘dawn’.

It is imprisoned in hell called this name. It is one of the names of Hell. It is morning. It is the creation and the meaning of the words: Say I seek refuge in Allah of creation.

It is correct in that to say: Allah, the Exalted, His praises, commanded His Prophet Muhammad, may Allah’s prayers and peace be upon him, to say: “I seek refuge in Allah of the dawn.” And it may be that there is a prison in Hell called Falaq.

And if that is the case, and the greatness of his praise was not an indication that he meant by saying: “By Allah of the dawn” some of what is called the dawn and not some,
and Allah Almighty was Allah of everything from his creation, then he must be concerned with everything called the dawn because he is Allah of all that
Surah Falaq Meaning 
Surah  Falaq (Arabic: الفلق) is the 113th chapter of the Quran and a Meccan surah. In English, the Surah’s title signifies “dawn” or “daybreak.” Its name is derived from the word “Falaq” mentioned in Verse 1.
Virtues of Surah Falaq
While the mysteries and full knowledge of the words of the Holy Quran remain with Allah, here are but some of the virtues of this important surah that we may benefit from:
1- A reward equivalent to Hajj and Umrah
According to the Holy Prophet, whoever recites Surah Al-Falaq throughout the month of Ramadan during any of the prayers, it is as if they fasted in Mecca and would get the reward for doing both Hajj and Umrah.
With Hajj being one of the necessary pillars of our Islamic religion, we must attempt to grasp the significance of this statement – that the force of this surah is as potent as making the holy trip of Hajj.
2- The ability to recite all of the Books that Allah has revealed to humanity.
According to Prophet Muhammed (PBUH), reciting both this surah and the following (al-Nas) will be equivalent to reciting all the Books that Allah has revealed on this planet.

Although we may not completely grasp the enormity of this remark, it demonstrates how strong Surah Al-Falaq truly is.
3- To be read in the daylight and nighttime
This surah is reported to have been taught to the Holy Prophet’s companions to recite after waking up and before retiring to bed. This demonstrates the immense power and need of this surah, as we must always seek shelter from Allah both during the day and at night.

4- The command to seek refuge with Allah, which protects from the evils of mankind and the jinn, (say: I seek refuge in the Lord of daybreak)
5- Contemplation of the universe and contemplation of the signs of Allah, who is the Lord of the dawn (from the evil of what He created)
6- Constant attention to the necessity of seeking refuge with Allah, from the evil of creatures, (and from the evil of the darkness when it occurs)
7- Seeking refuge in Allah from the evil of witches and other evildoers, (and from the evil of the envier when he envies)
8- Seeking the help of Allah for protection from the evil of envy and the envious.
9- The immunization required of every human being from the evil of creatures, whether human or jinn.
10- The importance of seeking help from the verses of allah and the morning and evening remembrances for self-protection.
11- Paying attention to the remembrances of clothing, entering and leaving, relieving oneself, traveling, and other remembrances of seeking help from Allah, with which the Muslim is protected.
12- Warning against charlatans and sorcerers and their deeds, dealing with them, or coming to them, and believing them in their slander.
13- Attention to immunization from envy, and the legal ruqyah, to get rid of the effect of envy on the body.
14- He seeks Allah’s help in being protected by reciting Surat Al-Falaq, and he does not seek help except with Him.
15- What is certain for every human being is that he is a weak being, and seeking help from Allah is the way to strength.
16- The inviolability of going to wicked people are fortune-tellers and magicians.
17- Warning about the night and the evils in it, it is necessary to beware and fortify them.
18- The necessity of learning the issues of belief, which is the way to true Islam.
19- Disavowal from diseases of the bad heart, such as envy, and stressing that until it was mentioned in the Holy Qur’an seeking refuge from it, evidence of its greatness, and caution against it.
20- Patience over adversity is like envy, and trust in Allah to get rid of it.
21- Warning of the evil of creatures, which does not depend on humans only, but extends to the Jinn as well.
lessons from Surah Falaq
1- Allah requests that Muhammad/believers seek refuge in Allah from the evil of all creation.
Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) used to seek refuge with Allah by reciting Surah Falaq and Surah An-Naas. Abu Sa’eed, a companion of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH): “The Messenger of Allah used to seek refuge from Jinn and the evil-eye until the Mu’awwidhatayn were revealed. When they were revealed, he took to reciting them and abandoned anything else.” [Narrated by At-Tirmidhi, An-Nasa’i, Ibn Majah]
2- From the Evil of Darkness, the Evil of Sorcerers, and the Evil of Envier
surah al-falaq enjoins the believers to seek refuge with Allah from the evils of other human beings, Jinns, animals, and the rest of the creation.
3- In surah al falaq Allah admonishes the believers to seek refuge with Him from the evils that take place in the darkness of night when many evil souls and harmful creatures disperse in the land.
4- In surat al falaq, Allah commands the believers to seek refuge with Him from all forms of black magic, witchcraft, evil-eye, etc.
Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) was also affected by black magic in Madeenah on one occasion.
Black magic is one of the well-established facts and it is mentioned in the Qur’an and the Sunnah of the Prophet. As for the Islamic legal status on practicing black magic, it is Haram (prohibited), and this makes one’s prayer unaccepted for forty days, and believing in what the magician or the sorcerer says renders one a Kafir (disbeliever).
Concerning the severity of believing in black magic, the Prophet said:
“Anyone who goes to a diviner, a practitioner of (black) magic or a soothsayer, asking something and believing in what he says, denies what was revealed to Muhammad.” [Narrated by Al-Bazzar, Abu Ya’la]
Concerning the evils of practicing black magic, the Prophet said:
“Whoever practices (black) magic is a Mushrik (polytheist).” [Narrated by At-Tabarani]
5- The envier is one who wishes to see the removal of the blessings he sees in the envied and does his utmost to have them removed. Man is therefore in need of seeking refuge with Allah from his evil.
Surah Falaq Benefits
Uqbah Bin Ami Al Juhin (May Allah be pleased with him) narrated: “The Prophet SAW said, ‘Allah has revealed to me Ayat the likes of which have not been seen. Until the end of the Surah Naas and Until the end of the falaq surah
1- Best Remedies for Hard illnesses and diseases
Surah Falaq and Naas are the best remedies for serious illnesses and diseases. The second verse of Surah Falaq is all about seeking Allah’s protection from the evil of every created thing and this also includes health-related issues such as:
All kinds of sickness and fevers
Chronic and life-threatening diseases
Mental illnesses such as depression, ​anxiety
Anything that negatively impacts a person’s health and physical life.
Hadith: How Prophet Mohammad SAW used both Surahs for sickness
Aisha (May Allah be pleased with her) narrated: “Whenever Allah’s Messenger SAW became sick, he would recite Mu’awwidhat (Surah Falaq and Surah Naas) and then blew His breath over His body. When he became seriously ill, I used to recite (these two Surahs) and rub his hands over his body hoping for its blessings.” [Bukhari 5016]
2- Safety from the evil and every created thing
The two Surahs have been revealed to keep us protected from the evil of every created thing. The evil of every created thing means “everything we come in contact with and experience.”
Min Sharri ma Khaliq
“(I seek protection) From the evil of what He (Allah) has created” Surah Falaq ( verse 2 )
Evil can manifest itself in two forms:
The things that humans usually consider dangerous to their life & existence such as:
harmful animals like poisonous scorpions, rabid dogs
Natural calamities & disasters like Earthquakes, floods, heatwaves, blistering cold, landslides, hurricanes
Insects like deadly insects like tapeworms, and countless other large and small life-threatening creatures
the Evil and its progeny
The things that are not harmful in nature, but can be infiltrated or impacted by evil and then as a result of it, become harmful to humans such as:
Water is useful for human life, but sometimes it manifests in the form of floods, heavy rains that kill people and destroy infrastructure
Electricity isn’t harmful in nature as humans benefit from it. However, electric current can be dangerous and it can kill humans
People aren’t evil inherently but when gripped by the evil they may become dangerous and pose threats to other humans’ life, health, business, and happiness.
Technology is useful but can result in road accidents, plane crashes, creation of new diseases, and complexities
3- Safety from hidden dangers
There are countless hidden dangers lurking as the human mind cannot detect their seriousness and the level of risk they pose to human safety.
Wa min sharri ghasiqin idha waqab
“And from the evil of darkness when it settles.” Al Falaq verse 3
The darkness means the night when it overtakes daylight that makes us unable to clearly see things. If a threat is unseen and lurks in places we are unaware of,

we need a higher power and intelligence that can protect us.

The benefits this verse can bring are countless as we go through life experiencing moments where we are exposed to such dangers.
Criminals, scams, and fraud
Friends who may appear friendly and well-wishers but could be against your well-being and happiness
Hypocrites may show empathy on the surface, but jealousy and competition can pose a threat to your safety.
4- deportation of black magic
Black magic has long been a tool for evil-minded people and they use it to harm their victim’s life.
The two Surahs were specifically revealed to deal with issues that include magic or secret arts that involve conscious use of evil intention.
usually in the form of spells against other unsuspecting humans.
The 4th verse of Surah Falaq focuses on how we should seek protection from Allah from those who practice magic or people who go to professional magicians.
Quran
“Wa min sharrin naffasaati fil uqad
“From the mischief (evil) of those who practice secret arts,” Surah Falaq verse 4
5- safety from the evil jinn and evil eye
Arrange Two Surahs as part of your daily routine. and appreciate how Allah had mercy upon us by sending these two powerful weapons against jinn and evil eyes.
Abu Said Al Khudri (RA) reported: “The Messenger of Allah SAW used to seek protection against the evil of jinn and the evil eyes till Surah Al Falaq and Surah An Nas were revealed.
After they were revealed, he took to them for seeking Allah’s protection and left everything besides them.” [Riyad as Saliheen 1015]
Allah has warned us through Prophet Mohammad SAW by sending these Surahs, but sadly many of us don’t understand the involvement of evil jinns and evil eye in the destruction of human life.
These two threats evil jinns and evil eye, first impact a person’s mind and their spiritual health,
which ultimately manifests in the physical world in the form of unwanted events such as loss of health, business losses, relationship issues, and countless other problems.
6-  safety from jealous persons
Jealousy is something everyone should stay away from as it not only hurts the person who becomes jealous but also the victim. Allah has specifically mentioned this threat in the last verse of Surah Falaq, empowering us to create a safe environment where we are not hurt by jealous souls.
Quran
Wa min sharri haasidin iza hasad
(I seek refuge) from the evil of an envier when he envies [Surah Falaq verse 5]
7- commanding control over evil suggestions
waswaasil khannas are a fraud of evil. any negative or evil information in the form of thoughts, ideas, and feelings that penetrate a person’s heart and mind from Satan and outside sources.

These negative thoughts and ideas, if not replaced with good positive thoughts suggested by Allah and His Prophet SAW, turn into delusion
Min sharril waswaasil khannas
Allazi yuwas wisu fi sudurin naas
From the evil of the sneaking whisperer who whispers into the hearts of mankind [An Naas verses 4-5]
If you are not alert and conscious, your mind can catch negative, evil, unproductive, and anti-life thoughts from Satan. If we are not protected through the remembrance of Allah, these negative.
8- Source of Cure and Safety From Sorcery
A narration states, whoever recites falaq surah, will be a source of cure for him and safety from sorcery. In addition, it will be mercy from Allah and a means for maintaining health.

another narration states that whenever the Prophet Mohammed (PBUH) felt pain in a part of his body, he would recite surahs Ikhlas, Falaq, and Nās to his right hand and then would stroke the part of his body that had pain.
9- Prevention of Nightmares
Whoever has disturbing dreams should recite surahs Falaq and Surah Nas as well as aytul kursi [verses 255-257 of surah Baqarah].
In conclusion, we learn that such a short and easily memorized surah can be a source of so many blessings.
By memorizing and reciting this surah, we will be protected from harms and evils that exist in our lives, Allah willing.
hadith on surah falaq
(1) Aisha reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace, and blessings be upon him when anyone from his family was sick, he would blow over them with the two chapters of refuge. When he was sick with the illness in which he died, I blew over him and wiped himself with his hands, as they had greater blessings than my hand.

Source: Sahih Muslim 2192

(2) ‘Uqbah ibn ‘Amir reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace, and blessings be upon him, commanded me to recite the two chapters of refuge, al-Falaq and al-Nas, at the end of every prayer.

Source: Sunan al-Tirmidhi 2903

(3) Aisha reported: When the Messenger of Allah, peace, and blessings be upon him, would lie down for sleep, he would blow into his hands, recite the two chapters of refuge, al-Falaq, and al-Nas, and he would wipe his hands over his body.

Source: Sahih al-Bukhari 5960

(4) Abu Sa’id reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace, and blessings be upon him, would seek refuge from jinn and the evil eye of man until the two chapters of refuge were revealed, al-Falaq and al-Nas. After they were revealed, he held to both of them and left everything else.

Source: Sunan al-Tirmidhi 2058

(5) ‘Uqbah ibn ‘Amir reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace, and blessings be upon him, said, “Have you not seen the verses Allah revealed to me in the night? No one has seen the likes of them, ‘Say: I seek refuge in the Lord of the people,’ (114:1) and, ‘Say; I seek refuge in the Lord of the daybreak.’” (113:1)

Source: Sahih Muslim 814

(6) Abdullah ibn Khubayb reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace, and blessings be upon him, said, “Speak.” I said, “What should I say?” The Prophet said, “Say: He is Allah, the One, (112:1) and the two chapters of refuge, al-Falaq, and al-Nas, every evening and morning three times. They will be enough for you against everything.

Source: Sunan al-Tirmidhi 3575
Why Was Surah Falaq Revealed?
Surah al-Falaq was revealed to help Muslims seek refuge in Allah by reciting it. The Prophet (PBUH) revealed in one Sahih hadith that 

“Allah has revealed to me Ayat the likes of which have not been seen” 

The Surahs he’s referring to is surah al falaq and surah an nas.

The hadith goes on to say that the Prophet suggested saying, “Say: I seek refuge in the Lord of mankind…” (Surah An-Nas) all the way to the finish. “Say: I seek refuge in the Lord of Al-Falaq…” till the Surah ends.
Together, these two surahs are so strong that they have been given a specific name: “Al mu’awwidhatayn” (Arabic: ), which means “the verses of refuge.”
The potency of these surahs in repelling sorcery, evil eye, and other evils is considerable, and a slave’s need for Allah’s shelter from these two surahs is higher than his need for self, eating, drinking, and dressing.
According to certain accounts, Allah revealed these two Surahs when the Prophet was unwell as a result of some sorcery performed by his opponents with the Jewish plot in Madina.

When Was Surah Falaq Revealed?

Surah Falaq was most likely revealed at Mecca during the early days of Muhammad’s declaration of his Prophethood.
Between the years 610 and 618 AD.
There is significant disagreement since some Quranic scholars believe that this Surah was revealed at Madina.
However, Allah continued reminding the Prophet of other previously revealed Surahs whenever some occurrence or situation needed their repeat.
What is the meaning of Surah Falaq in English?
The Daybreak
Surah Falaq (“The Daybreak”) is the 113th surah of the Quran. The word “al-Falaq” in the first verse, a generic term referring to the process of “splitting”, has been restricted in most translations to one particular type of splitting, namely “daybreak” or “dawn”
hadith on surah falaq
Abu Sa’id Al-Khudri (May Allah be pleased with him) reported:

The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) used to seek protection against the evil of jinn and the evil eyes till Surat Al-Falaq and Surat An-Nas were revealed. After they were revealed, he took to them for seeking Allah’s protection and left everything besides them. [At- Tirmidhi].

Riyad As Salihin – [At- Tirmidhi].
RECITING SURAH AN NAAS AND FALAQ BEFORE GOING TO BED RECITING :
Narrated ‘Aisha:

Whenever the Prophet (ﷺ) went to bed every night, he used to cup his hands together and blow over it after reciting Surat Al-Ikhlas, Surat Al-Falaq and Surat An-Nas, and then rub his hands over whatever parts of his body he was able to rub, starting with his head, face, and front of his body. He used to do that three times.

Reference: Sahih al-Bukhari 5017

Imam Malik was told by Aisha (May Allah Be Pleased With Her) that if the Prophet of Allah was sick,

he would recite the Mu’awwidhatayn on himself and blow (over himself).

If his agony grew unbearable, Aisha agreed to recite the Mu’awwidhatayn over him, take his palm, and wipe it over himself, asking the blessing of those Surahs. This Hadith was reported by Al-Bukhari, Abu Dawud, An-Nasa’i, and Ibn Majah.

Aisha reported: 

“Whenever the Prophet (PBUH) went to bed every night, he used to cup his hands together and blow over it after reciting Surat Al-Ikhlas, Surat Al-Falaq, and Surat An-Nas, and then rub his hands over whatever parts of his body he was able to rub, starting with his head, face, and front of his body. He used to do that three times.”

(Sahih al Bukhari)

Uqbah ibn Amr Al-Juhani reported that the Prophet (PBUH) said: 

“Allah has revealed verses the like of which you have never seen: Say, I seek refuge in the Lord of the people (Surah an-Nas) and: Say, I seek refuge in the Lord of the daybreak (Surah al-Falaq)”

(Sunan at-Tirmidhi)

Abu Sa’eed Al-Khudri narrated: 

“The Messenger of Allah (PBUH) would seek refuge from the devils and the evil eye of mankind until the two chapters of refuge (surah al-falaq and surah an-nas) were revealed, so when they were revealed he took both of them and left everything else.”

(Sunan at-Tirmidhi)
What Are Surah Falaq And Surah Naas Called?
Surah Falaq and Surah Naas are called al-Mu’awwidhatayn. They’re named so because their verses both begin with “Qul A’udzu bi-Rabbi.

” They are frequently advised for individuals seeking shelter in Allah and a method to avoid Shaitan and jealous people who want calamity on you. 

Referring to these two linked short Surahs that begin with the line “Say: I seek refuge in the Lord of…”

These Surahs are so closely connected, with their contents so similar to one another, that they have been given the same name.

According to tradition, these Surahs were revealed simultaneously, thus their combined name of المعوذتان.

Surah Falaq describes seeking Allah’s Refuge From All Evil in All Creation. And Surah Nas instructs us to seek Allah’s refuge from the evil of all creation’s plots.
Surah Falaq read
 

Surah Falaq
Surah al Falaq Arabic Text
قُلْ أَعُوذُ بِرَبِّ الْفَلَقِ

 مِنْ شَرِّ مَا خَلَقَ

وَمِنْ شَرِّ غَاسِقٍ إِذَا وَقَبَ

وَمِنْ شَرِّ النَّفَّاثَاتِ فِي الْعُقَدِ

وَمِنْ شَرِّ حَاسِدٍ إِذَا حَسَدَ
Surah Falaq Transliteration
Here’s Surah al Falaq in English:

Say, “I seek refuge in the Lord of daybreak
From the evil of that which He created
And from the evil of darkness when it settles
And from the evil of the blowers in knots
And from the evil of an envier when he envies.”

Bismillah Hir Rahman Nir Raheem
In The Name of Allah, The Most Gracious and The Most Merciful.

قُلْ أَعُوذُ بِرَبِّ الْفَلَقِ

Qul a’uzoo bi rabbil-falaq
1. Say, “I seek refuge in the Lord of daybreak

 مِنْ شَرِّ مَا خَلَقَ

Min sharri ma khalaq
2. From the evil of that which He created

وَمِنْ شَرِّ غَاسِقٍ إِذَا وَقَبَ

Wa min sharri ghasiqin iza waqab
3. And from the evil of darkness when it settles

وَمِنْ شَرِّ النَّفَّاثَاتِ فِي الْعُقَدِ

Wa min sharrin-naffaa-saati fil ‘uqad
4. And from the evil of the blowers in knots

وَمِنْ شَرِّ حَاسِدٍ إِذَا حَسَدَ

Wa min shar ri haasidin iza hasad
5. And from the evil of an envier when he envies.”

Surah Falaq pronunciation
Qul a’udzu bi rabbil-falaq
Min sharri ma khalaq
Wa min sharri ghasiqin iza waqab
Wa min sharrin-naffaa-saati fil ‘uqad
Wa min shar ri haasidin iza hasad
surah al falaq in roman english
Bismillaahir Rahmaanir Raheem

  1. Qul a’oozu bi rabbil-falaq
  2. Min sharri maa khalaq
  3. Wa min sharri ghaasiqin izaa waqab
  4. Wa min sharrin-naffaa-saati fil ‘uqad
  5. Wa min sharri haasidin izaa hasad

What is the message of Surah Falaq given to a Momin?
This surah and the 114th (and last) surah in the Qur’an, an-Nas, are collectively referred to as al-Mu’awwidhatayn “the Refuges”,

as both begin with “I seek refuge”, An-Nas tells to seek Allah for refuge from the evil from within,

while al-Falaq tells to seek Allah for refuge from the evil from outside.

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