Brief Explanation of Surah al-Falaq – By Abu Iyaad Amjad Rafiq

Abu Iyaad Amjad Rafiq

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Brief Explanation of Surah al-Falaq – By Abu Iyaad Amjad Rafiq حفظه الله. Khutbah at Masjid As-Sunnah, Bradford, UK.

Some points discussed during this Khutbah:

  • The reason for the revelation of the sūrah.
  • The Jews’ practice of magic.
  • How the Prophet ﷺ would recite upon himself due to illness and when going to bed.
  • Establishing Rūbūbiyyah and seeking refuge with Allāh alone. 
  • The two meanings of فلق (falaq).
  • The two meanings of غاسق (ghāsiq).
  • The two meanings of النفاثات (an-Naffāthāt).
  • How magic is performed by blowing on knots.
  • The name of the Jew who performed magic upon the Prophet ﷺ.
  • The manner in which the magic affected the Prophet ﷺ.
  • The dream of the Messenger ﷺ regarding who performed magic on him, how it was done and where it was placed.
  • Clarification that the magic had no effect upon the revelation, dīn and knowledge of the Messenger ﷺ.
  • The reason the Mu’tazilah and modern-day rationalists deny the reality of magic.
  • The ruling on learning and practising magic.
  • The difference between permissible and impermissible jealousy.
  • The connection between jealousy and the evil eye.
  • Aḥādīth regarding the reality of the evil eye.
  • How Jibrīl (عليه السلام) performed ruqyah upon the Prophet ﷺ.
  • How magic destroys the five necessities Islām came to protect.

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