In the Qur’an, Al-Falaq is also known as The Daybreak (Arabic: Al-Falaq, al-falaq). This is a short surah with five ayats (verses), asking God for protection. The 113th chapter of the Quran is Surah Falaq, whose name derives from its first verse, meaning dawn. Another name for it is Mu’awwadhah, meaning-seeking refuge. Surah Falaq is also commonly known as the “Verse of Refuge”, in which Allah is sought for refuge. It is believed that Surah Falaq was revealed in Mecca while the Prophet Muhammed (PBUH) was there.
Even though it is a short chapter, this beautiful Surah offers powerful lessons about growing in faith and love towards Allah. There are lots of benefits of reciting surah Falaq. This surah helps to protect from black magic, the evil eye, and the devil (Shaytan). Always recite surah falaq and Aytalul kursi before going to bed. You will be protected from evil.
Surah Al-Falaq Benefits
The Benefits of Surah Falaq are mentioned below with the help of reference hadees:
Abdullah bin Khubaib (RA) reported
The Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said to me, “Recite Surat Al-Ikhlas and Al- Mu’awwidhatain (Surat Al-Falaq and Surat An-Nas) three times at dawn and dusk. It will suffice you in all respects.” (Riyad as-Salihin Book 16, Hadith 49)
Hazrat Aisha narrated
Whenever Allah’s Messenger (PBUH) became sick, he would recite Mu’awwidhat (Surat Al-Falaq and Surah An- Nas) and then blow 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. (Sahih al-Bukhari 5016)
Aayeshah (RA) narrates
“Every night before Rasulallah (PBUH) slept on his bed, he put together his hands (as in the du’aa) and blew on it and recited (the surahs of) AI-Ikhlaas (Qul huwauahu ahad), AI-Falaq (Qul a’udhu birabbil falaq), and An-Naas (Qui a’udhu birabbin Naas and wiped those parts of the body that he could (wherever the hand could reach). He began with the head, then the face, and then the front part of his body. This was done thrice”. (Shama’il Muhammadiyah Book 38, Hadith 244)
Among the benefits and virtues of Surah Falaq, it is also one that this Surah can protect from the evil eye as it is reported that the Prophet (PBUH) used to recite al-Mu’awwidhatayn to secure Imam al-Hasan (a) and Imam al-Husayn (a) from any evil things.
Abu Sa’id Al-Khudri reported
The Messenger of Allah (PBUH) was 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 the seeking Allah’s protection and left everything besides them. (Riyad as-Salihin Book 9, Hadith 25)
Narrated Abdullah ibn Khubayb
We went out one rainy and intensely dark night to look for the Messenger of Allah (PBUH) to lead us in prayer, and when we found him, he asked: Have you prayed?, but I did not say anything. So he said: Say, but I did not say anything. He again said: Say, but I did not say anything. He then said: Say. So I said: What am I to say? He said: Say: “Say, He is Allah, One,” and al-Mu’awwadhatan three times in the morning and evening; they will serve you for every purpose. (Sunan Abi Dawud 5082)
Power of Surah Falaq
Humans are vulnerable, have weak Emaan, and are easy targets for Shaitan. In the Quran, Allah SWT mentions Shaitan as our worst enemy. There is a constant need for him to protect us.
Surah Falaq protects three things:
- In the nighttime, evil creatures emerge (people, animals, jinn, etc.)
- Magic in any form
- The Envies
As a result, protecting ourselves from all of the above is necessary.
It is believed that Surah Falaq was revealed in Mecca while the Prophet Muhammed (PBUH) was there It is called Makki surah in Quran. According to the verses, the Prophet and the Muslims, in general, are advised to seek refuge with Allah from all forms of evil in this world.
This is a powerfully beautiful call towards Allah, through which we reaffirm our faith and seek protection.
There are many virtues to this Surah that we may take advantage of while the mysteries remain with
Facts About Surah Falaq
Daybreak is the 113th and penultimate chapter in the Noble Quran, which God revealed to Prophet Muhammad in Medina and is called Mu’awwadhah, or seeking refuge. Its name is also derived from the first verse of the Surah. As God tells His Prophet to seek refuge in Him, the Lord of the daybreak, from the evil of creatures, he urges him to seek refuge in Him. In Islam, this is one of two surahs known as Ma’dhatayn (two spells). They mean to seek refuge in God from Darkness, witches, and jealous people. According to the Prophet and his successors, those who recite this Surah will be protected from dangers and evil. This Surah is also highly regarded by God, according to the Prophet.
Surah Falaq is among the most renowned and accessible to remember Surahs in the Quran. To gain Allah Almighty’s protection from all kinds of evils, Muslims who memorize these Surahs should recite them frequently.
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