Background Surah Info:
Surah An-Nas
No. of Ayat:6 verses
Chapter of Qur’an:#114
Position:Juz 30
Inspirational Quote:
Say, “auzu bi rabbin nas”
Meaning, “I seek refuge in the Lord of mankind…”


Sura Nas (Arabic text: ٱلنَّاس) is the 114th Surah of the Qur’an. It is titled in English “Mankind” and composed of 6 vereses.


It is believed that Surah Falaq and Surah Nas were revealed to the Prophet Muhammad (ﷺ) during a time of illness.

Together these two surahs are known as al Mu’awwidhatayn (meaning, ‘the two protectors’)

The recitation of these two Surahs will protect people from many evils, including the evil eye. In the hadith (provided at the end of this page) we learn the Prophet (ﷺ) would often recite these two Surahs right before before going to bed.

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Below you will find Suratul Nas in Arabic text. Now, for those not strong in reading Arabic we’ve provided the roman transliteration as well as the English translation by Sahih international to help you understand the meaning of each ayah. If you want to go one step further you can select each ayat and will be taken to another page with commentary by Ibn Katheer and Abul Ala Maududi.

Read Surah Nas With Translation and Transliteration


Bismillah hir rahman nir raheem
In the name of Allah, The Most Gracious and The Most Merciful
قُلْ أَعُوذُ بِرَبِّ النَّاسِ
Qul aAAoothu bi rabbin naas
114:1. Say, “I seek refuge in the Lord of mankind,
مَلِكِ النَّاسِ
Maliki’n naas
114:2. The Sovereign of mankind.
إِلَٰهِ النَّاسِ
Ilahi’n naas
114:3. The God of mankind,
مِنْ شَرِّ الْوَسْوَاسِ الْخَنَّاسِ
Min sharril waswaasil khannaas
114:4. From the evil of the retreating whisperer –
الَّذِي يُوَسْوِسُ فِي صُدُورِ النَّاسِ
Alladhee yuwaswisu fee suduurin naas
114:5. Who whispers [evil] into the breasts of mankind –
مِنَ الْجِنَّةِ وَالنَّاسِ
Minal jinnati wannaas
114:6. From among the jinn and mankind.”

Quran Transliteration

Hadith on Surah Nas

Narrated ‘Uqbah bin ‘Amir Al-Juhani: that the Prophet (ﷺ) said: “Some Ayat have been revealed to me the likes of which have not been seen: Qul A’udhu Birabbin-Nas until the end of the Surah and Qul A’udhu Birabbil-Falaq until the end of the Surah.” [1]

Narrated `Aisha: Whenever Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) 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. [2]

Narrated `Aisha: During the Prophet’s fatal illness, he used to recite the Mu’auwidhat (Surat An-Nas and Surat Al- Falaq) and then blow his breath over his body. When his illness was aggravated, I used to recite those two Suras and blow my breath over him and make him rub his body with his own hand for its blessings.” (Ma`mar asked Az-Zuhri: How did the Prophet (ﷺ) use to blow? Az-Zuhri said: He used to blow on his hands and then passed them over his face.) [3]

Narrated `Aisha: Whenever Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) went to bed, he used to recite Surat-al-Ikhlas, Surat-al-Falaq and Surat-an- Nas and then blow on his palms and pass them over his face and those parts of his body that his hands could reach. And when he fell ill, he used to order me to do like that for him [4]

1. Jami At-Tirmidhi Grade: Sahih (Darussalam) Vol. 5, Book 42, Hadith 2902
2. Sahih al-Bukhari 5016
3. Sahih al-Bukhari 5735
4. Sahih al-Bukhari 5748

Tafsir of Surah An Nas

For those looking to gain an in-depth understanding behind this Surah it is recommended to read the tafseer on Surah Nas.

By reading the interpretations you’ll gain a deeper appreciation and understand this Surah more comprehensively.

We break each ayat with various commentary so you can begin that journey here.