How To Use The Quls Effectively

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We are going to explain how to use the Quls, which includes final two, which together are known as the Al-Mu’awwidhatayn (Surahs Al-Falaq & An-Nas) effectively.

The final two chapters of the Quran, we are all aware of the background, purpose and objective of the revelation but what is not well known is how to use them effectively in protecting ourselves from the harm of the Unseen (sihr, ayn, jinn / black magic / evil eye) and to cure oneself.

To find out how to do this, we just need to look at the example of the prophet (saw), what he was known to do was recite the Quls and blow on his palm of his hands and then rub his hands all over his body. (most people are aware of this)

The second thing he used to do (most probably not aware of it) was to recite the Quls and blow directly over his body. I have heard sermons on the Quls but no mention of this is usually made, yet for anyone affected by the unseen it is the most important thing to do as it directly is attacking the sources of the unseen harm.

The above two ways of using the Quls are mentioned in the following sound / sahih narrations:

>>Whenever the Prophet ((saw) became unwell, he would recite Al-Mu’awwidhatayn (Surah Al-Falaq and Surah An-Nas) and then blow his breath over his body. When he became seriously ill, he used to recite (these two Surahs) and rub his hands over his body hoping for its blessings.

>>Before sleeping Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) would recite the last three Surahs of Quran and then would blow it onto His hands and then wipe the hands all over His body.

The above narration shows the prophet (saw) used to blow directly over his body and use his hands to rub over his body. There are also other narration which can be looked up.

The important point here is the prophet (saw) used his hands to rub all over the body – where his hands could reach – you must not just rub lightly over some parts of the body but blow hard onto your hands and rub ALL over the body, which includes the back of the legs, the belly and much of the back as possible.

Another lesson from the hadith is reciting the final Quls and blowing directly over the body, this is extremely important for those who are afflicted with sihr / ayn / jinn issues. If you are, blow directly over your body you may even get a reaction if you are afflicted by the unseen, if this is the case then you need to target those areas. Example would be the stomach area, the shoulder or your legs, where you get a reaction focus on that area.

Another point I will make on blowing is not only do it directly over your body but also around you, especially in front of you, if you get a reaction continue targeting those area.

There are narration which say the prophet (saw) used to take a deep breath and blow hard over his body, after he recited the Quls, it shows the importance of doing this.

These narrations on the final Quls are found in all major hadith books so why do those who are doing the sermons – the imam / mufti / sheikhs / the learned don’t emphasis in doing both – I really don’t know, as both are important. I would say those being harm by the unseen need to recite the Quls and blow hard over their bodies to remove the unseen harm, you must do this to cure yourself fully.

Another important hadith is that the prophet (saw) used to recite the Quls both in the morning and evening. Again this is not emphasized enough in my opinion by the scholars and the learned. The following hadith shows this:

It report that our Rasulullah (saw) said: ‘Recite Qul huwallahu Ahad, Qul A’udhu bi Rabbil Falaq and Qul A’udhu bi Rabbin Nas, three times every morning and evening. It will suffice you for everything – report in various hadith books.

Number of Times:

One of the things you must do if you are afflicted by the unseen is to recite the Quls multiple times. Reciting once or three times is not enough, you must recite the Quls more than this.

A good way to get the full benefits of the final Quls is to do sets, so you recite each of the Quls seven times, blow over your body directly and/or blow on your hand rub over yourself (or even blow in water). You then do this a second time and then a third. This way you are reciting the Quls 21 times each over three sets, you can do this several times a day. It is a very effective way to maximise the benefits of reciting the Quls and to destroy the harm that is effecting you.

Unfortunately, many of the scholars and learned don’t emphasis reciting the Quls multiple times. Some seem to assume reciting one or three times each is enough. For general protection reciting one or three times is fine but if you want to break the stranglehold a jinn or sorcerer has over you then reciting each Qul multiple times will be necessary.


An important thing to do when you recite the Quls is make sure you make a clear intention, if it is for general protection then make this intention. If it is for curing yourself from the harms of the unseen then make this intention but do so with an intention which is wide and encompassing, as you may not know exactly what you may be suffering from. Your intentions should be along the lines of: Ya Allah Ya Hayyu Ya Quyyum cure me from all the unseen harm that is afflicting me whether this is sihr, ayn or jinn and destroy everything that is connected to them so I can worship you better & correctly. This is a good intention to make when you recite the Quls.

Making an intention before you recite the Quls is very important, as if you do recite the Quls without intention you will get general benefit. When it comes to destroying black magic, evil eye and all the other unseen harm you must make an intention before you recite and ask the all mighty to assist you to do this.

Again this is not even mentioned when you listen to sermons on this topic, it is something the Imams need to emphasis as well.

You will find the following article useful: Surah Al Falaq – Cure & Protection From Sihr, Ayn and Jinns

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The Five Quls

You have not read it wrong there are actually five Quls in the holy Quran, there is also Surah Al-Jinn as well. If you are afflicted by unseen you should make it a habit at least once a day to recite all five Quls of the Quran, and blow over yourself and rub with your hands over your body especially where you getting a reaction. Surah Al-Jinn is often neglected because there is no specific sound hadith / narration which mentions the chapter of the Quran to be used as a cure for the unseen harm. My answer to this are firstly it is Qul and secondly, it called Surah Jinn, if there is a chapter of the Quran that is dedicated to a subject it should be used for the harm Jinns are causing you, it isonly logical, reasonable and common sense one should use it for ruqyah purposes.

TIP: I have heard some scholars say when you recite the final Quls the most effective way (sunnah method) is to recite Surah Al-Ikhlaas, Surah al-Falaq, Surah an-Nas once each consecutively and blow over your self and rub your hands over, then do it again the second time and then the third time, rather than reciting each chapter three times in one go. In all honesty I am not convince it makes much difference how you recite the Quls three times but some may find one way or another more effective or consider one to be the prophet (saw) method.

Like we always say you get from the Quran what you go with it, being sincere, honest, sound and decent muslim, the Quls will have the desired results. If you are the three C’s – crafty, corrupt and conniving this will act as a barrier for the verses of the Quran to have the benefit they are intended for.

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