Surah Nas English Translation, Hadith & Benefits

Importance and Virtue of Surah Nas: Verse number 8 of this virtuous Surah has 1 Ruku. Surah Al-Nas was revealed in Medina. This surah has 20 words and 60 letters. The order of reading Surah Nasr is 30.

There is a similarity in content with Surah Al-Falaq, the preceding Surah (Surah 113). In the hadith, Surah Nas and Surah Falaq have been urged to be recited repeatedly. These two Surahs together are called Muawbiyatain.

The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said, ‘Keep reciting these two Surahs. Because you will never find any surah like these two suras. ‘(Muslim 614)


ClassificationMakkī (مَكّي) / Meccan
The meaning of the nameMankind
Other namesThe Men, People, Human
RevealedProphet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him)
Number of Verses8
Number of Words20

Surah An-Nas Arabic, Translation, Transliteration:

Surah An-Nas English Translation, Transliteration

بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ
Bismillahir Rahmanir Rahim

In the name of God, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.

1. قُلْ أَعُوذُ بِرَبِّ النَّاسِ
Qul Auju bi rabbin Nas

Say, ˹O Prophet,˺ “I seek refuge in the Lord of mankind,

2. مَلِكِ النَّاسِ
Malki’n Nas

The Sovereign of mankind.

3. إِلَهِ النَّاسِ
Ilahin Nas

The God of mankind,

4. مِن شَرِّ الْوَسْوَاسِ الْخَنَّاسِ
Min Sharril Was-Wasil Khannass

From the evil of the retreating whisperer –

5. الَّذِي يُوَسْوِسُ فِي صُدُورِ النَّاسِ
Allajhi yuwasawisu fee shudurin-nas

Who whispers [evil] into the breasts of mankind –

6. مِنَ الْجِنَّةِ وَ النَّاسِ
Minal Jinnati Wan-nas

From among the jinn and mankind.” (Sahih International)

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Names of The Surah An-Nas:

The word Al-Nas means the human race. In the first three verses of this Surah, the greatness of Allah Ta’ala is described. And in the next three verses, it is instructed to take refuge in Allah from the plots of the jinn and the devil in the form of human beings.

In this Surah, the three attributes of Allah Ta’ala are mentioned as Lord of mankind, Lord of humankind, God of mankind. In the remaining three verses it is said to seek refuge from the evil of Satan.

Why Surah An-Nas Revealed:

Surah Al-Falaq and later Surah An-Nas have been revealed at the same time. It is narrated in Musnad Ahmad Ibn Hanbal that a Jew practiced magic on the Prophet (peace be upon him). As a result, he fell ill. After descending, Gibrail informed that a Jew has enchanted, and by that, he enchanted is in the Ditch. The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) sent a man and rescued him from the well. There were a few knots on it. As he recited these two surahs, he opened the knots immediately and he got out of bed completely healed.

It is narrated on the authority of Ayesha (may Allah be pleased with her) that if she cast a spell on the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him), he would sometimes get lost and feel that he had done what he did not do.

One day he said to Hazrat Ayesha (RA): What is my disease, Allah has told me (In the dream) the two men came to me, and one sit next to the head and the other at the feet. The man sitting next to the head said to another man, What is his illness? Another said: He is bewitched. The first person asked: Who did the magic? The answer is that the Jewish ally, the hypocrite Labid Ibn Asam, performed magic.

Again the question is – what object did the magic? The answer is, in a comb. Again the question is, where is the comb? The answer is that the ‘Bir Zaroyan’ is covered under a rock in the cover of the date fruit. Then the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) went to that well and said: This well has been shown to me in a dream. Then he brought the comb out of there.

According to Musnad Ahmad Ibn Hanbal, the illness of the Prophet (peace be upon him) lasted for six months.

Surah An-Nas Related Hadith and Benefit:

It is narrated on the authority of Hazrat Ayesha (may Allah be pleased with her) that when the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) went to bed every night, he would put both his hands together. Then he would blow with both hands and recite Surah Ikhlas, Surah Falaq, Surah Nas. Then he would move his body as much as possible. He started from the front of the head, face, and body. He did this three times. (Sahih Bukhari)

It is Sunnat to recite Surah Ikhlas, Surah Falaq, and Surah Nas three times after the obligatory prayers at Fajr and Maghrib. These three Surahs should be recited once after performing the other obligatory prayers. (Abu Dawood Ha: 1383)

If Surah Nas is recited, one can be protected from the evil and magic of Satan. It has been narrated in the hadith, “Whoever recites Surah Al-Ikhlas and these two Surahs (Surah Falaq and Surah An-Nas) morning and evening will be safe from all dangers.” (Jame Tirmidhi, Hadith: 2903)

It is narrated on the authority of Hazrat Uqbah Ibn Amer that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: Do you not know that no verse like the one that was revealed to me tonight has been seen or heard? And that is Qul Auju Bi Rabbil Falak and Qul Auju Bi Rabbil Nas. (Sahih Muslim: 614)

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