Wednesday, 5 June 2019

Surat Al-Falaq: Meaning, Translation and Benefits

Suratul Falaq is a Quranic chapter which means “The Day Break”. The surah is the second to the last Surah of the Quran. It is located in chapter 113, has 5 numbers of verses. It was revealed in Makkah.

The chapter emphasizes on supplicating or seeking Allah’s protection and guidance against the evil of Satan and humans alike (fortuneteller or magician). By pondering upon these verses, it gives your mind assurance that when you have faith in Allah no evil can overcome you.

This surah has a lot of benefits which were reported by the companions in the Hadiths of the Prophet (PBUH). Some may recite this surah to cure ruqya (evil eye) and prevent (or avert) calamities.

Below is the Arabic, translation, transliteration, and benefits of Surat Al-Falaq:

Arabic & Translation of Surat Al-Falaq

Surah Al-Falaq, Verse 1:

قُلْ أَعُوذُ بِرَبِّ الْفَلَقِ

Say: I seek refuge with the Lord of the Dawn

Surah Al-Falaq, Verse 2:

مِن شَرِّ مَا خَلَقَ

From the mischief of created things;

Surah Al-Falaq, Verse 3:

وَمِن شَرِّ غَاسِقٍ إِذَا وَقَبَ

From the mischief of Darkness as it overspreads;

Surah Al-Falaq, Verse 4:

وَمِن شَرِّ النَّفَّاثَاتِ فِي الْعُقَدِ

From the mischief of those who practice secret arts;

Surah Al-Falaq, Verse 5:

وَمِن شَرِّ حَاسِدٍ إِذَا حَسَدَ

And from the mischief of the envious one as he practices envy.

Benefits of Surat Al-Falaq

Below is one of the benefits and importance of reciting surat Al-Falaq according to an authentic Hadith:

Cures All Kinds of Sicknesses and Diseases

Narrated 'Aisha: Whenever Allah's Apostle became sick, he would recite Mu'awwidhat (Surat Al-Falaq and Surat An-Nas) and then blow his breath over his body. When he became seriously ill, I used to recite (these two Suras) and rub his hands over his body hoping for its blessings.

(Volume 6, Book 61, Number 535)


Never underestimate the power of suratul Al-Falaq as you may have read the translation of these verses, you should be able to note one or two things from it.


Where was Surah Al-Falaq revealed?

How many chapters or verses do surah Al-Falaq contains?

List one benefits of Surah Al-Falaq?

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