Surah Kafirun, Surah Ikhlas, Surah An-Nas, and Surah Falaq are commonly referred together the four Quls as they begin with the word Qul. Learn 4 qul surah in English translation and benefits in this post.
4 Qul Surah In English
- Say, “O disbelievers.
- I do not worship what you worship.
- Nor are you worshippers of what I worship.
- Nor will I be a worshipper of what you worship.
- Nor will you be worshippers of what I worship.
- For you is your religion, and for me is my religion.
- Say: He, Allah, is One.
- Allah, Who is sought by all.
- He begets not nor was He begotten.
- And there is none comparable to Him.
- Say, “I seek refuge in the Lord of daybreak.
- From the evil of what He created.
- And from the evil of darkness when it settles.
- And from the evil of the blowers in knots.
- And from the evil of an envier when he envies.
- Say: I seek refuge with the Lord of humankind.
- The Sovereign of humankind.
- The God of humankind.
- From the harm [and mischief] of the insidious whisperer.
- Who whispers into the hearts of humankind.
- From among the jinn and humankind.
4 Qul Transliteration
- Qul ya ayyuhal kafirun
- Laa a’abudu maa ta’a budun
- Wa laa antum a biduna maa a’abudu
- Wa laa ana aabidun ma abadtum
- Wa laa antum a biduna maa a’abudu
- Lakum diynukum waliyaddiyn
- Qul huwal Lahul Ahad
- Allahus Samad
- Lam yalid walam yuulad
- Walam yakun lahu qufwan Ahad.
- Qul a’uuzo bi Rabbil Falaq
- Min sharri ma khalaq
- Wa min sharri gasiqin izaa waqab
- Wa min sharri naffasati fil uqud
- Wa min sharri hasidin iza hasad
- Qul auzo bi Rabbin Nass
- Malikin Nass
- Ilahin Nass
- Min Sharril was waasil kannass
- Allazi yu was wiyus fi sudurin Nass
- Minal jinnati wannass
4 Qul Surahs
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These 4 qul surahs are between four to six verses.
They are among the shortest surahs in the entire Quran, relatively easy to memorize, and hold great benefits.
These four Qul surah are commonly known as the protecting Surahs (chapters) that were recommended by our beloved Prophet, Muhammad (may peace be upon him).
Reciting these four Qul surah on a daily basis will protect the Muslims from black magic, evil eye, whispers of Shaitaan, and Shirk.
The best time to recite is at night before going to bed (as recommended by our Prophet (SAWS)) and in daily prayers (salah).
Surah Kafirun: One Of The Four Qul Surah
Surah Kafirun is the 109th chapter of the Glorious Quran which contains a total number of 6 verses.
Learn more about the surah here.
Farwah bin Nawfal, Radiyallahu Anhu, narrated that:
He came to the Prophet Muhammad SAW and said:
“O Messenger of Allah, teach me something that I may say when I go to my bed.” So he said: “Recite: Say: ‘Qul Ya Ayyuhal Kafirun’ for verily it is a disavowal of Shirk.”
Surah Al Ikhlas: The Second Qul Surah In Qur’an.
Surah Ikhlas is the 112th chapter of the Quran which has a total number of 5 verse.
This Surah is equivalent to one-third of the Qur’an.
Abu Sa‘id Al-Khudri reported:
A man heard another reciting Surat Al-Ikhlas repeatedly.
The next morning he came to the Messenger of Allah and informed him about it as if he considered it to be of little reward.
On that the Messenger of Allah said,
“By Him in Whose Hand my soul is, this Surah is equal to one-third of the Qur’an.”
This Surah is named Surah Al-Ikhlas (purity or Tawheed [Monotheism]) because Allah, The Mighty and Sublime, devoted it to Himself.
Thus, He did not mention anything in it except His Names and His Attributes.
Also, whoever recites it, having faith in it and believing in what its contents indicate, then he is one who has purified his Religion for Allah, Honored and Glorious is He, free from associating partners with Him.
The enitire chapter contains the Names and Attributes of Allah.
There are numerous benefits upon reciting Surah Ikhlas such as attaining the love of Allah (SWT), protection against affliction and calamity.
Surah Al-Ikhlas: “Say: He is Allah, (the) One”, Allah the Most High dedicated to Himself.
He did not mention anything in it except what is related to Himself, the Mighty and the Sublime.
It does not contain the mention of the rulings of purification, Salat, trade or other matters; rather, the entire chapter is dedicated to Allah, the Mighty and Sublime.
In addition, it rescues whoever recites it with perfect sincerity to Allah, the Most High, from shirk.
The Prophet SAW has also explained that it is equivalent to one third of the Qur’an but it does not stand in its stead.
The fact that it is equivalent to it does not make it its replcament.
Have you not considered that a person saying, “Laa ilaha ilaa Allahu wahdahu laa shareeka lahu, lahu al mulk, wa lahu al hamd, wa huwa alaa kulli shain qadeer”
Meaning, There is none that has the right to be worshipped but Allah, alone, without partners. To Him belongs the Dominion and Praise; and He has power over all things is equivalent to one who emancipated four souls from the offspring of Ismaa’eel.
Notwithstanding, it does not suffice for freeing slave.
There is difference between equivalent in reward and sufficiency in expiation.
Thus, if a person recites Surat Al-Ikhlas three times in Salat, they will not suffice for Surat Al-Fatihah although this is comparable to reciting the whole Qur’an because a recital of Surat Al-Ikhlas is equivalent to one third of the Qur’an.
Surah Al Falaq: The Third Qul Surah In Qur’an
Surah Falaq is the 113th chapter of the Quran which has of a total number of 5 verse.
This Surah helps to seek Allah’s protection from the black magic and evil eye.
Uqbah bin Amir reported:
The Messenger of Allah said:
“Do you not know that last night certain Ayat were revealed the like of which there is no precedence.
They are: Surah Al Falaq and Surah an nas.
Seek refuge “With the Lord of the daybreak.” Al-Falaq refers to the daybreak.
He is the One Who causes the seed grain and the fruit stone to split and sprout, Mighty and Sublime.
From the evil of what He has created, He created everything.
And from the evil of the darkening (nights) as it comes with its darkness; (or the moon as it sets and goes away).”
That is, the night when it enters, because many wild animals, vermin and other creatures inhabit the night.
So seek refuge with Allah from the evil of the darkening (nights) as it comes with its darkness.
And from the evil of those who practice witchcraft when they blow in the knots.
That is, the magicians that tie the knot of magic, blow in it using talisman, and seek fortification, refuge and assistance from the devils.
And from the evil of the envier when he envies; this is a person who possesses evil eye and afflicts with it.
This is because the magician can cause affliction, so also is the one with evil eye.
Therefore, you are commanded to seek refuge “With the of the Lord of the daybreak,” the Mighty and Sublime.
Consider the congruity of these three verses: “And from the evil of the darkening (nights) as it comes with its darkness” the night.
This is because calamity takes places in it secretly, and spell and evil eye are also hidden.
So we should seek refuge with the Lord of the daybreak who brings about dawn till it becomes clear and He splits the seed grain so that it will sprout and emerge.
This includes the object of oath and the cause.
Surah An Nas: The Fourth Qul
Surah Nas is the 114th and last chapter of the Holy Quran which has a total number of 6 ayats.
This Surah helps to seek Allah’s protection from the Jinn and evil.
As for Surat An-Nas, it is another chapter by which refuge is sought with Allah, the Mighty and Sublime.
The King of mankind.
The Ilah (God) of mankind.
He is the Lord, the King, Possessor of the greatest power and nothing can challenge Him or change His words, Mighty and Sublime.
The king of mankind. The Ilah (God) of mankind: that is, their Lord to whom worship is directed in truth.
There is none that deserves to be worshipped in truth except Allah, the Mighty and Sublime.
From the evil of the whisperer (devil who whispers evil in the hearts of men) who withdraws [from his whispering in ones heart after one remembers Allah).
This is whisperings of the hearts that the devil hurls at the heart of the sons of Adam, and abundant indeed are the great devilish insinuations which the Devil launches these days that worries one.
Glory be to Allah, the Great.
Abu Said Al-Khudri reported:
The Messenger of Allah SAW used to seek protection against the evil of jinn and the evil eyes till Surah Al-Falaq and Surah An-Nas were revealed. After they were revealed, he took to them for seeking Allah’s protection and left everything besides them.
Narrated by Aisha (Radiyallahu Anha) that:
Whenever Allah’s Messenger (SAW) became sick, he would recite Mu’awwidhat (Surat Al-Falaq and Surat An- Nas) and then blow his breath over his body. When he became seriously ill, I used to recite (these two Suras) and rub his hands over his body hoping for its blessings.
In summary, it is necessary to seek protection with these two chapters.
At-Tirmidhi, may Allah shower blessings on him, mentioned that the Prophet SAW used to seek protection with Allah from Al-Jann, the Chief Jinn, and from the evil eye of men until ‘Qul audhu bi Rabbil- falaq’ and ‘Qul audhu bi Rabbi-Nas’ were revealed.
Thereafter, he began to seek protection using them and abandoned all other things.
As for Surat Al-Falaq and Surat An-Nas, these two chapters were revealed to the Prophet when a spell was cast on him by the filthy Labeed bin al-A’sim, the Jew.
So, Allah revealed those two chapters and Jibreel exorcised him with them and Allah freed him from the effect of the spell.
The Prophet said, “You have not sought refuge with anything like them”.
Allah alone grants success.