Surah An-Nas سورة الناس

Posted on January 14, 2011 by

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An-Nas (Arabic: سورة الناس‎), or Mankind, is the 114th and last sura, or chapter, of the Qur’an, the Muslim holy book. It is a short six-verse invocation, asking Allah for protection from the Satan. It is a Makkan sura. Together with sura Al-Falaq it is also known as Al-Mu’awwidhatayn; dealing with roughly the same theme, they form a natural pair. There is a Sunnah tradition of reading this Sura over the sick or before sleeping.

Surah Nas

Surah Nas

Interpretation

بِسْمِ اللّهِ الرَّحْمـَنِ الرَّحِيم

Bismillāhi r-raḥmāni r-raḥīm

Beginning is with Allah’s personal name Ar’Reh’maan Who is The Fountain of Infinite Mercy.

114:1 قُلْ أَعُوذُ بِرَبِّ النَّاسِ

Qul a’udhu bi rabbi n-nās

You, the Messenger [Sal’lallaa’hoalaih’wa’salam] pronounce, “Say: I seek refuge with the Lord and Cherisher of Mankind; [114:01]
114:2 مَلِكِ النَّاسِ

Maliki n-nās

The King (or Ruler) of Mankind, [114:02]
114:3 إِلَهِ النَّاسِ

Ilāhi n-nās

The Allah (for judge) of Mankind, [114:03]
114:4 مِن شَرِّ الْوَسْوَاسِ الْخَنَّاسِ

Min sharri l-waswāsi l-khannās

from the fascinating exciting disquiet created by widespread conjectural murmur having qualitative trait of receding and retrograding, [114:04]
114:5 الَّذِي يُوَسْوِسُ فِي صُدُورِ النَّاسِ

Al-ladhī yuwaswisu fī ṣudūri n-nās

the one who inspires fascination in the chests of people; [114:05]
114:6 مِنَ الْجِنَّةِ وَ النَّاسِ

Mina l-jinnati wa n-nās

from amongst the species Jinn and human beings”[114:06]

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