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The Qur'ân, part II (Sacred Books of the East volume 9), Palmer edition [1880]; at


(CXIII. Place of origin doubtful.)

IN the name of the merciful and compassionate God.

Say, 'I seek refuge in the Lord of the daybreak, from the evil of what He has created; and from the evil of the night when it cometh on 3; and from the evil of the blowers upon knots 4; [5] and from the evil of the envious when he envies.'


344:3 Or, according to a traditional explanation given by the prophet to ‘Âyeshah, 'the moon when it is eclipsed.'

344:4 Witches who make knots in string and blow upon them, uttering at the same time some magical formula and the name of the persons they wish to injure.

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