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Surah Falaq Ayat 5 in Arabic Text

وَمِن شَرِّ حَاسِدٍ إِذَا حَسَدَ
Wa min sharri haasidin izaa hasad

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 5

Sahih International
And from the evil of an envier when he envies.”

Yusuf Ali
And from the mischief of the envious one as he practises envy.

Abul Ala Maududi
and from the evil of the envier when he envies.”

Muhsin Khan
“And from the evil of the envier when he envies.”

And from the evil of the envier when he envieth.

Dr. Ghali
And from the evil of an envier when he envies.”

Abdel Haleem
the harm in the envier when he envies.’

Muhammad Junagarhi
اور حسد کرنے والے کی برائی سے بھی جب وه حسد کرے

Quran 113 Verse 5 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Falaq ayat 5, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.


(113:5) and from the evil of the envier when he envies.”[7]

7. Hasad means that a person should feel unhappy at the better fortune, superiority or good quality that Allah has granted to another, and should wish that it should be taken away from the other person and given to him, or at least the other one should be deprived of it. However, hasad does not mean that a person should wish that he too should be blessed with the bounty that the other one has been blessed with. Here, Allah’s refuge has been sought from the evil of the jealous one when he feels jealous, and takes a practical step with word or deed to satisfy his heart. For until he takes a practical step, his being unhappy may by itself be bad but it is not an evil for the other person so that he may seek refuge from it. When such an evil appears from a jealous person the best thing would be to seek Allah’s refuge from it. Besides this, there are a few other things which are also helpful for obtaining immunity from the evil of the jealous person. First, that one should have trust in Allah and the faith that unless Allah so wills no one can harm him in any way. Second, that one should have patience over what the jealous person says and does and should not start behaving impatiently so as to be degraded morally to the level of the jealous person. Third, that one should in any case maintain dignity and practice piety even if the jealous person behaves frivolously, being fearless of God and shameless of the people. Fourth, that one should free his mind of every thought about the jealous person and should disregard him altogether, for making him a subject of one’s thought is a prelude to being influenced by him. Fifth, that one should do the jealous person a good turn as and when one can, not to speak of treating him evilly, no matter whether this good behavior mitigates his jealousy or not. Sixth, that one should understand rightly and remain steadfast to the doctrine of Tauhid for the heart which enshrines Tauhid, cannot be affected by anyone else’s fear except the fear of Allah.


The tafsir of Surah Falaq verse 5 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please see Surah Falaq ayat 1 which provides the complete commentary from verse 1 through 5.

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