‘Quran – Surahs Nas & Falaq’
This chapter tells us to seek Allah’s protection from all the evil that is present in our world, but more specifically the evil that can cause us physical harm. This harm can come from many sources, but the greatest sources will be (1) from the darkness of the night, (2) from magic spells (sorcery) and (3) from within people’s hearts. So we seek Allah’s protection from the darkness until it retreats at daybreak (sunrise) and from the bad things done by His creation.
This chapter tells us that we should seek Allah’s protection from the spiritual world, primarily from the source of all evil, the Devil (Satan). We seek His protection from the evil deeds that we may do because of the repeated thoughts that are whispered into our hearts and minds by Shaytan. These thoughts cause us to have bad feelings such as envy, jealousy, greed, pride, anger, etc, which become sinful if we act on them. It also emphasizes that protection from this type of evil can only be gotten from Allah, who has the attributes of lord (creator), king (owner), and god (one to be worshipped and obeyed).
These are three attributes from the attributes of the Lord, the Mighty and Majestic. They are lordship, sovereignty and divinity. Thus, He is the Lord of everything, the King of everything and the God of everything. All things are created by Him, owned by Him, and subservient to Him. Therefore, He commands whoever is seeking protection to seek refuge with the One Who has these attributes from the evil of the whisperer who withdraws. This (the whisperer) is the devil that is assigned to man. For verily, there is not any of the Children of Adam except that he has a companion that beautifies wicked deeds for him. This devil will go to any lengths to confuse and confound him. The only person who is safe is He Whom Allah protects.
The Virtues of Surahs Al-Falaq and An-Nas
The Messenger of Allah said, (Do you not see that there have been Ayat revealed to me tonight the like of which has not been seen before), They are Surah Falaq & Surah Naas. This Hadith was recorded by Ahmad, At-Tirmidhi and An-Nasa’i. At-Tirmidhi said, “Hasan Sahih.”
Imam Malik recorded from `A’ishah that whenever the Messenger of Allah was suffering from an ailment, he would recite the Mu`awwidhatayn over himself and blow (over himself). Then if his pain became severe, `A’ishah said that she would recite the Mu`awwidhatayn over him and take his hand and wipe it over himself seeking the blessing of those Surahs. Al-Bukhari, Abu Dawud, An-Nasa’i and Ibn Majah all recorded this Hadith.
Surah an-Naas and al-Faluq are collectively known as Al Mu‘aw-widhatain. The Prophet ﷺ told us to recite these two surahs before we sleep and after we get up and referred to them as the best two surahs, especially when seeking protection. The Prophet ﷺ was known to recite the two surahs, followed by blowing into his palms and then running his hand over his body, when he was feeling ill.
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