Christian Churches of God

No. Q113




Commentary on the Koran: Surah 113 “The Daybreak”


(Edition 1.5 20180602-20201229)


The last two Surahs in the numerical sequence, this and S114 are prayers for protection.



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Commentary on the Koran: Surah 113 “The Daybreak”

Pickthall Translation; Bible Quotes are from the English Standard Version unless otherwise noted.



Al-Falaq is an Early Beccan Surah.  This and Surah 114 are both prayers for safety.  In this case it is for protection from fears proceeding from the unknown.  The two Surahs are known as Al-Mu’awwadhateyn the two cries for refuge and protection.




113.1. Say: I seek refuge in the Lord of the Daybreak

113.2. From the evil of that which He created;

113.3. From the evil of the darkness when it is intense,

113.4. And from the evil of malignant witchcraft,

113.5. And from the evil of the envier when he envieth


Psalm 46:1 God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.


Psalm 31:20 In the cover of your presence you hide them from the plots of men; you store them in your shelter from the strife of tongues.


Psalm 18:2 The LORD is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer, my God, my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.


Psalm 121:7 The LORD will keep you from all evil; he will keep your life.


 Psalm 91:10 no evil shall be allowed to befall you, no plague come near your tent.


2Timothy 4:18 The Lord will rescue me from every evil deed and bring me safely into his heavenly kingdom. To him be the glory forever and ever. Amen.


John 17:15 I do not ask that you take them out of the world, but that you keep them from the evil one.


2Thessalonians 3:3 But the Lord is faithful. He will establish you and guard you against the evil one.


2Peter 2:9 then the Lord knows how to rescue the godly from trials, and to keep the unrighteous under punishment until the day of judgment,


1Thessalonians 5:23 Now may the God of peace himself sanctify you completely, and may your whole spirit and soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.


James 4:7 Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.


Psalm 140:8 Grant not, O LORD, the desires of the wicked; do not further their evil plot, or they will be exalted! Selah


Psalm 37:7 Be still before the LORD and wait patiently for him; fret not yourself over the one who prospers in his way, over the man who carries out evil devices!


Matthew 6:10 Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.


Refer to:

Isaiah 45:5-6 in Commentary on the Koran: Surah 27 (No. Q027) at ayat 44; Job 5:12 in Commentary on the Koran: Surah 29 (No.Q029) at ayat 4; Jeremiah 16:19 in Commentary on the Koran: Surah 53 (No. Q053) at ayat 28 and Isaiah 41:10 in Commentary on the Koran: Surah 57 (No. Q057) at ayat 4.


God is in complete control. Satan and his minions can only do what He allows them to do. Eloah is greater than all the gods. He is the Power so His slaves can rest easy and need not fear. With the Almighty God on our side we need not fear anything as He will keep us from all evil. God did not create evil. It came about through the wrong choices His created beings made.