Surah Falaq Virtues And Lessons (Arabic text: الفلق) “The Daybreak

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

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.
“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.
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.

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

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.”