Explanation of Surah al-Falaq, Suirah
By Ibn Al-Qayyim Al Jawziyah
Published by al-Firdous, London
Paperback 121 Pages
A tafseer (commentary & explanation) of
surahs Falaq and Nas.
Although these two Surahs of the Qur'an are separate entities and are written in
the Mushaf also under separate names, yet they are so deeply related mutually
and their contents so closely resemble each other's that they have been
designated by a common name Mu'awwidhatayn (the two Surahs in which refuge with
Allah has been sought). Imam Baihaqi in Dala'il an-Nubuwwat has written that
these Surahs were revealed together, that is why the combined name of both is
Mu'awwidhatayn. We are writing the same one Introduction to both, for they
discuss and deal with just the same matters and topics. However, they will be
explained and commented on separately below.
About The Author
Ibn al-Qayyim al-Jawziyya was
born into a scholarly and virtuous family in 691 AH/ 1292 A.D. At that time
Damascus was a centre of literature and thought. Many schools were located there
and he studied and graduated under the protection, direction and sponsorship of
his father. He was particularly influenced by his Shaykh and teacher Imam Ibn
Taymiyyah, and also by Ibn ash-Shirazi amongst others.
Ibn al-Qayyim al-Jawziyya died in the city of Damascus the year 751 AH/1350
C.E.,when he was scarcely 60 years old, and was buried at the cemetery of
Bab- al-Saghir, near the grave of his father - Rahimahuma Allah. More
'Aisha: Whenever thy Prophet go went to bed every night, he used to cup his
hands together and blow over it after reciting Surat Al-Ikhlas, Surat Al-Falaq
and Surat An-Nas, and then rub his hands over whatever parts of his body he was
able to rub, starting with his head, face and front of his body. He used to do
that three times.