The powers of 3 Quls: Protection and Healing | 3 Quls Islamic Wall Art: A Great Reminder in Artistic Arabic Calligraphy
The powers of 3 Quls: Protection and Healing | 3 Quls Islamic Wall Art: Great Reminder in Artistic Arabic Calligraphy
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Muslims around the world love the 3 Quls Islamic wall art because they know their virtues and powers as mentioned repeatedly in Sunnah. Having the 3 Quls as Islamic wall decor serves indeed as a reminder to recite them every time eyes fall on this Islamic wall art. Without a doubt, it also signifies love and care when you present this Islamic gift to family or loved ones, for example as a Ramadan gift, housewarming Islamic gift or Eid gift, and sends a message that you care and want to keep this Islamic wall art before their eyes to remind them to recite. Several hadith explain the power of 3 Quls and its virtues individually or collectively, in this article we will elaborate in detail the meanings of each Surah and the virtues of each and all.
The virtues and practices of reading the 3 Quls (Surah Al-Ikhlaas, Al-Falaq and An-Nas)
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Many characteristics and benefits of these surahs have been mentioned in multiple narrations of hadith. Which is sufficient for all the welfare of people. Features and benefits of these three surahs collectively are highlighted below:
Overall protection: If the Quls are recited in the morning and evening, one gets protection from all harmful things
Abdullah Ibn Khubaib RA said that,
خرجنا في ليلة مطيره وظلمة شديدة، نطلب النبيّ صلى الله عليه وسلم ليصلي لنا، فأدركته فقال: قُلْ، فلم أقل شيئاً، ثم قال: قُلْ، فلم أقل شيئاً، قال: قُلْ، فقلت: ما أقولُ؟ قال: قُلْ هُوَ اللَّهُ أحَدٌ وَالمُعَوِّذَتَيْنِ، حِينَ تُمْسِي وَتُصْبِحُ ثَلاثَ مَرَّاتٍ، تَكْفِيكَ مِنْ كُلّ شئ
We went out on a rainy night in pitch darkness in search of the Prophet Muhammad SAW, so that he would pray with us. We found him. He said, Tell me. I didn't say anything. He said again, say. I didn't say anything. He said again, say. I said, what to say? He said, "You shall recite three times in the evening and in the morning - قُلْ هُوَ اللَّهُ احَدٌ (Surah Ikhlas) and Mu'awwidhatayn (i.e. Surah Falaq and Surah Nas). Then it will be sufficient for you from all (harmful) things. (Jame Tirmidhi, Hadith 3575; Sunan Abi Dawud, Hadith 5082)
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After every Fard prayer, read three quls:
Uqba Ibn Amer RA said:
أمرني رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم أن أقرأ بالمعوذات دبر كل صلاة
Prophet Muhammad SAW ordered me to recite three kuls after every (obligatory) prayer. (Sunan Abi Dawud, Hadith 1523)
Before going to bed at night, read three quls and rub your hands on the body
Ayesha RA said:
أن النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم كان إذا أتى إلى فراشه في كل ليلة جمع كفّيه، ثم نفث فيهما، وقرأ فيهما: قُلْ هُوَ الله أحد، وقل أعوذ برب الفلق، وقل أعُوذُ بِرَبّ الناس، ثُم مسح بهما ما استطاع من جسده، يبدأ بهما على رأسه ووجهه، وما أقبل من جسده، يفعل ذلك ثلاثَ مرّاتٍ
Every night when the Prophet Muhammad SAW went to bed, he would join his hands together (like raising his hands in prayer). Then he used to recite قُلْ هُوَ الله احد (Surah Ikhlas), قل ععوئ برب الفلق (Surah Falaq) and قل ععُوئُ بِرَبّ الناس (Surah Nas). Then he would blow on his hand. After that, he would touch as many parts of the body as possible with both hands. He used to start from the head, face and front of the body. Thus (the whole work) he used to do three times. (Musnad Ahmad, Hadith 24853; Sahih Bukhari, Hadith 5017)
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If you are sick, blow on your hands and rub your hands on the body
Ayesha RA said:
أن رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم كان إذا اشتكى نفث على نفسه بالمعوذات، ومسح عنه بيده، فلما اشتكى وجعه الذي توفي فيه، طفقت أنفث على نفسه بالمعوذات التي كان ينفث، وأمسح بيد النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم عنه
When Prophet Muhammad SAW was sick, he used to recite 3 Qul, blow (on his hands) and rub his hands (on his body). When he was on his deathbed, I would blow three Qul and shake his hand. (Sahih Bukhari, Hadith 5016, 5735, 5751)
Virtues of Surah Al-Ikhlaas:
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Surah Ikhlas is one third of the Quran
Abu Saeed Khudri RA said:
قال النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم لأصحابه: أيعجز أحدكم أن يقرأ ثلث القرآن في ليلة؟ فشق ذلك عليهم وقالوا: أينا يطيق ذلك يا رسول الله؟ فقال: الله الواحد الصمد ثلث القرآن
The Prophet Muhammad SAW said to his Companions, "Is there anyone among you who can recite a third of the Qur'an in one night?" It seemed very difficult to the Companions. They said, O Messenger of God! Who is it possible for? Then he said, Surah Ikhlas is one third of the Quran. (Sahih Bukhari, Hadith 5015)
In another hadith it is mentioned that,
At the time of the Prophet SAW time, a man was reciting only Surah Ikhlas repeatedly in the last part of the night. Nothing else was reciting. Another person saw the incident and considered it (only reciting Surah Ikhlas) to be less (of action or A’mal), and mentioned the matter to the Prophet Muhammad SAW in the morning. The Prophet Muhammad SAW said, "By the One in Whose Hand is my life, surely Surah Ikhlas is equivalent to one third of the Qur'an." (Sahih Bukhari, Hadith 5013, 5014)
Surah Ikhlas is the way to get the love of Allah SWT
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Ayesha RA said:
أن النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم بعث رجلا على سرية، وكان يقرأ لأصحابه في صلاتهم فيختم بقل هو الله أحد، فلما رجعوا ذكروا ذلك للنبي صلى الله عليه وسلم، فقال: سلوه لأي شيء يصنع ذلك؟ فسألوه، فقال: لأنها صفة الرحمن، وأنا أحب أن أقرأ بها، فقال النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم: أخبروه أن الله يحبه
The Prophet Muhammad SAW sent a man to lead the battle. That person used to finish the Qirat with his companions by reciting Surah Ikhlas. When they returned, the matter was mentioned to the Prophet Muhammad SAW. The Prophet said, ask him, why does he do this? they asked him. He said, because this surah is the quality of Rahman (i.e., it discusses the attributes of Allah), and I love to read this surah. Then the Prophet Muhammad SAW said: Tell him that Allah loves him. (Sahih Bukhari, Hadith 7375)
Surah Al-Ikhlas: Meaning
Surah Ikhlas is a Surah which is rich in the unique characteristics and identity of the Oneness of Allah SWT. It is the 112th and shortest Surah of the holy Quran. Among the Surahs of the Holy Quran, the recitation and practice of this Surah is the most common and popular among the muslim people all over the world. A short sura consisting of 4 verses of the Holy Qur'an was revealed in Mecca before the Hijra. From the meaning of the Surah's name, its virtues, dignity and blessings are understood very easily.
Pronunciation: Qul huwa Allāhu aḥad. Allāhus ṣamad. Lam yalid walam yūlad. Wa lam yakul lahū kufuwan ahad.
Meaning: Say (O prophet Muhammad), "He is Allah, [who is] One. Allah, the Eternal Refuge. He neither begets nor is born, Nor is there to Him any equivalent."
Virtues of Surahs of Refuge (Al-Ma'awwidhatayn): Al-Falaq and An-Nas
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Uqba Ibn Amer RA said:
قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم : ألم تر آيات أنزلت الليلة لم ير مثلهن قط قُلْ أَعُوذُ بِرَبِّ الْفَلَقِ، وَقُلْ أَعُوذُ بِرَبِّ النَّاسِ
The Prophet Muhammad SAW said, Do you know? Some verses have been revealed tonight, the likes of which have never been seen before. He then mentioned Surah Falaq and Surah Nasr.
- Sahih Muslim, Hadith 814
Recite Surah Al-Falaq and Surah An-Naas Prayer to be saved from Jinn and the evil eye of people
Abu Saeed Khudri RA. said:
كان رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم يتعوذ من الجان وعين الإنسان حتى نزلت المعوذتان فلما نزلتا أخذ بهما وترك ما سواهما
The Prophet Muhammad SAW used to seek refuge (in various ways) from the jinn and from the evil eye of man. When Surah Falaq and Surah Nas were revealed, he grasped these two surahs and let go of the others. (Jame Tirmidhi, Hadith 2058)
Surah Falaq - سورة الفلق
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Surah Falaq is the 113th Surah of the Holy Quran. This Surah has 5 verses, 1 Ruku. Regular practice of this surah is enough for people to be free from all kinds of evil including Satan's attacks and witchcraft. In the surah, Almighty Allah has outlined the strategy to seek refuge with him. This surah is a unique blessing from Allah for His servant. Many important features and benefits of the sura are described in multiple narrations of hadith.
Pronunciation: Qul ‘a’ūdhu birabbil falaq. Min sharri mā khalaq. Wamin sharri ghāsiqin idhā waqab. Wamin sharrin naffāthāti fīl-‘uqad. Wamin sharri ḥāsidin idhā ḥasad
Meaning: Say, "I seek refuge in the Lord of daybreak. From the evil of that which He created. And from the evil of darkness when it settles. And from the evil of the blowers in knots. And from the evil of an envier when he envies."
Surah An-Naas - الناس
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The Surah is the last (114th) Surah of the Holy Qur'an containing 6 verses. Through each of its verses, refuge is sought from Allah from all kinds of unrighteousness, both public and private. The first three verses of the surah praise Allah. And in the next three verses, instructions are given to take refuge from the evil plans of the jinn and human form of Satan.
( 1 ) قُلْ أَعُوذُ بِرَبِّ النَّاسِ
( 2 ) مَلِكِ النَّاسِ
( 3 ) إِلَٰهِ النَّاسِ
( 4 ) مِن شَرِّ الْوَسْوَاسِ الْخَنَّاسِ
( 5 ) الَّذِي يُوَسْوِسُ فِي صُدُورِ النَّاسِ
( 6 ) مِنَ الْجِنَّةِ وَالنَّاسِ
Pronunciation: Qul ‘aūdhu birabbin-nās. Malikin-nās. Ilāhin-nās. Min sharril waswāsil khannās. Alladhī yuwas wisu fīṣu dūrin-nās. Minal-jinnati wan-nās.
Meaning: Say, “I seek refuge in the Lord of mankind. The Sovereign of mankind. The God of mankind. From the evil of the retreating whisperer. Who whispers [evil] into the breasts of mankind. From among the jinn and mankind.”