Day 8 – Sūrat al-Falaq, No.113

Sūrat al-Falaq, No.113. Revealed in Makkah, 5 verses.  

When Sūrat al-Falaq and Sūrat al-Nas were revealed, the Prophet (s) said, Verses have been revealed to me the like of which have not been revealed before.

Sūrat al-Falaq and Sūrat al-Nas are called al-Mucawwidhatān because they are recited to seek protection.

Merits of reciting the Sūra

The Prophet once told his companions; ‘Do you want me to teach you two Sūras that are among the most outstanding Sūras of the Quran?’ The companion replied in the affirmative. The Prophet then taught him Sūrat al-Falaq and Sūrat al-Nas. Then he recited them in the salaat of Subh and told the companion to always recite them before sleeping and when waking up.

It is narrated that the Prophet (s) used to recite them the al-Mucawwidhatān for Imam Hasan (a) and Imam Husayn (a) to protect them from evil.

Synopsis of Contents

This Sūra teaches the Prophet (s), and the Muslims, about seeking refuge in Allah from all sorts of evil and to trust in Him.

Suggested verses for memorization in Arabic and English

The entire Sūra.

Activities for self-study

To listen to Tafsir of this Sūra by various scholars, visit


Āyatullāh Nāsir Makārim Shirazi (Ed.) Tafsir Namūne;; Ali Quli Qarai, The Qur’an With a Phrase-by-Phrase English.