Sūrat al-Nās

Sūrah No.114. Revealed in Makkah, 6 verses.

Both Sūrat al-Falaq and Sūrat al-Nas seek refuge in Allah, but al-Falaq asks for protection from all forms of evil, while al-Nās focuses on protection from the evil effect of whisperings on the soul.

Some narrators say that Sūrat al-Falaq and Sūrat al-Nās were revealed together.

Merits of reciting the Sūrah

The Prophet a has said; Whoever recites the two Sūras of al-Nas and al-Falaq is like someone who has recited all the books of Divine Prophets.

Imam Muhammad al-Bāqir (a) said; Whoever recites the Sūras of al-Mu‘awwidhatayn and Sūrat al-Ikhlās in his witr prayers he will be told that, ‘O servant of God! You have good news that God has accepted your witr prayer.

Note: The rewards mentioned in these hadith are for the one who understands and follows the message of the Sūras.

General synopsis of contents

This Sūrah teaches the Prophet a, and the Muslims, about seeking refuge in Allah from the whisperings of Shaytan and the nafs which assail everyone, especially those

who try hard to struggle in God’s way.

Suggested verses for reflection and memorization.

The entire Sūrah.

Activities for self-study

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