Four Surah Meditations


by Samina Farooq


I seek refuge of the Lord of daybreak

When through the night, light outbreaks

From the evil of what is created by Him

I seek refuge from everything grim

From evil of darkness when it settles

hiding the evil as it battles

From evil of blowers in knots

Black magic of all evil plots

From evil of an envier when he envies

From blame, calumny, backbite, and tease


I seek refuge in the lord of mankind

their master and God— only One of His kind

From evil of the retreating whispering one

into their chests the whisper’s done

They may be from humans or jinns

No matter the form, don’t let them win



He is Allah, He is one

every other god we are to shun

He is self-sufficient, free of need

We are dependent, to Him we plead

He neither begets nor is born

He never sleeps nor feels worn

Nor is there to Him any equivalent

Neither idols nor the prophets He sent



O disbelievers! Listen, oh you!

I don’t worship what you do

Nor are you worshipers of what I worship

Since you will never, why should I flip?

So for you is your religion, for me is mine

Between you and me, there’s a fine line





  1. fathima zahan March 16, 2014

    Subhanallah, awesome!!!

  2. Olakunle March 17, 2014

    Alhamdulillahir Rabbil alameen. May Almighty Allah shower you abundant blessings for rekindling the meanings and importance of these surahs in my heart. Please, one can add Ayaatul Kursiyyu to these four surahs for Allah’s protection. Jazakallahu khayran.

  3. Zia Malik March 18, 2014

    Al hamdo lillah, fantastic way to convey the meaning of the wonderful Surahs, a heart touching style. jazak Allah

  4. ayesh bint farooq March 18, 2014

    MashaAllaah beautiful…… may Allaah make it a source of sadaq e jariyah for u. Aameen

  5. Umar March 19, 2014

    Thank you for this. May Allah bless you.

  6. Ysreen March 21, 2014

    Alhamdolilah greatly put! 🙂 makes it stick.

  7. Farooq March 22, 2014

    May Allah bless you in your life.My sweet daughter

  8. Samina Farooq June 18, 2014

    @olakunle: that’s a great idea. I shall look into it in shaa Allah.

  9. varda July 25, 2014

    Alhamdulillah. Wow, sister

  10. anum July 25, 2014

    beautiful, good work Thumbs up

  11. maimoona July 25, 2014

    what a beautiful way to put these down. very creative 🙂

  12. sana July 25, 2014

    Masha Allah very nice poems.. you got good writing skills

  13. shirin July 25, 2014

    Lovely. Allah bless you!

  14. Samina Farooq August 8, 2014

    jazakumullahu khairan to all for taking the time out to comment/give feedback.

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