From Darknesses to Dawn: A Tafsir of Surat al-Falaq [Surah 113]

‘From Darknesses to Dawn: A Tafsir of Surat 113 – al-Falaq’ delivered by Shaykh Riyadh ul Haq, Leicester (UK) on 30th of March 2012 at Al Kawthar Academy

Sūrat ʼl Falaq is considered to be one of the most recited Sūrahs of the Noble Qurʾān. It is regarded as an extremely virtuous and blessed Sūrah and it is one of the best sūrats ever to be revealed.

The Prophet ﷺ says, ‘Allāh has revealed two sūrats to me this night, the likes of which have never been seen before. They are Sūrat ʼl Nās and Sūrat ʼl Falaq’. [Ṭabrānī]

Along with lessons and wisdoms, these sūrats also have protecting, guarding and preserving qualities. For this reason, the Prophet ﷺ himself would seek refuge in Allāh from the evil eye of men and Jinn by reciting these two sūrahs. [Tirmidhī]

This particular sūrah begins with mention of daybreak and the evils of all that Allāh has created. The subsequent verses are about the evils of the night, witchcraft, sorcery and magic. The sūrah is concluded with the mention of the evil and disastrous effects of envy.

Appreciate and value the words of Allāh by listening to a detailed exegesis of this sūrah. By developing a deep understanding of this sūrah and its application our worship will become more meaningful.

Below are some of the timecodes and topics relating to this talk:

9:35 – The virtues of Sūrat al-Falaq and Sūrat an-Nās
17:57 – The three best Sūrats to ever be revealed
31:45 – Why has Sūrat al-Kāfirūn not been mentioned in the aḥadīth?
38:28 – The connection between the start and end of the Qurʾān.
51:28 – Sunnats and etiquettes before retiring for the night
58:30 – Magic in ancient Babylon.
1:05:30 – Rasūlullāh ﷺ being a victim of evil magic
1:24:04 – Mūsà عليه السلام being affected by magic
1:29:13 – Why did Allah allow Rasūlullāh ﷺ to go through this experience?
1:38:25 – The difference between envy and jealousy

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