Short Quranic Verses

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Short verses

In your Salah (daily prayers) you must recite portions of the Quran
There are several shorter surah’s (verses) that you may say after the recitation
of Al-Fatiha. These are a list of some of them in English as well as in transliteration.

Al-Ikhlas – The Purity (112:1-4)

Qul huwa Allahu ahad
Allahu assamad
Lam yalid walam yoolad
Walam yakun lahu kufuwan ahad

Say: He is Allah, the One and Only;
Allah, the Eternal, Absolute;
He begetteth not, nor is He begotten;
And there is none like unto Him.

Al-‘Asr – The Time (103-1-3)

Inna alinsana lafee khusr
Illa allatheena amanoo waAAamiloo assalihati
watawasaw bilhaqqi watawasaw bissabr

By (the Token of) Time (through the ages),
Verily Man is in loss,
Except such as have Faith, and do righteous deeds, and
(join together) in the mutual teaching of Truth, and of Patience
and Constancy.

Al-Fil – The Elephant (105 :1-5)

Alam tara kayfa faAAala rabbuka biashabi alfeel
Alam yajAAal kaydahum fee tadleel
Waarsala AAalayhim tayran ababeel
Tarmeehim bihijaratin min sijjeel
FajaAAalahum kaAAasfin makool

Seest thou not how thy Lord dealt with the Companions of the Elephant?
Did He not make their treacherous plan go astray?
And He sent against them Flights of Birds,
Striking them with stones of baked clay.
Then did He make them like an empty field of stalks and straw,
(of which the corn) has been eaten up.

Quraish (106:1-4)

Lieelafi quraysh
Eelafihim rihlata ashshitai wassayf
FalyaAAbudoo rabba hatha albayt
Allathee atAAamahum min jooAAin waamanahum min khawf

For the covenants (of security and safeguard enjoyed) by the Quraish,
Their covenants (covering) journeys by winter and summer,-
Let them adore the Lord of this House,
Who provides them with food against hunger, and
with security against fear (of danger).

Al-Kauthar – A River in Paradise (108:1-3)

Inna aAAtaynaka alkawthar
Fasalli lirabbika wanhar
Inna shaniaka huwa alabtar

To thee have We granted the Fount (of Abundance).
Therefore to thy Lord turn in Prayer and Sacrifice.
For he who hateth thee, he will be cut off (from Future Hope).

Al-Kafirun – The Disbelievers (109:1-6)

Qul ya ayyuha alkafiroon
La aAAbudu ma taAAbudoon
Wala antum AAabidoona ma aAAbud
Wala ana AAabidun ma Aaabadtum
Wala antum AAabidoona ma aAAbud
Lakum deenukum waliya deen

Say : O ye that reject Faith!
I worship not that which ye worship,
Nor will ye worship that which I worship.
And I will not worship that which ye have been wont to worship,
Nor will ye worship that which I worship.
To you be your Way, and to me mine.

An-Nasr – The Help (110:1-3)

Itha jaa nasru Allahi walfath
Waraayta annasa yadkhuloona fee deeni Allahi afwaja
Fasabbih bihamdi rabbika wastaghfirhu innahu kana tawwaba

When comes the Help of Allah, and Victory
And thou dost see the people enter Allah’s Religion in crowds,
Celebrate the praises of thy Lord, and pray for His Forgiveness:
For He is Oft-Returning (in Grace and Mercy).

Al-Masad – The Palm Fiber (111:1-5)

Tabbat yada abee lahabin watab
Ma aghna AAanhu maluhu wama kasab
Sayasla naran thata lahab
Wamraatuhu hammalata alhatab
Fee jeediha hablun min masad

Perish the hands of the Father of Flame! Perish he!
No profit to him from all his wealth, and all his gains!
Burnt soon will he be in a Fire of Blazing Flame!
His wife shall carry the (crackling) wood – As fuel!-
A twisted rope of palm-leaf fibre round her (own) neck!
Al-Falaq – The Day Break (113:1-5)

Qul aAAoothu birabbi alfalaq
Min sharri ma khalaq
Wamin sharri ghasiqin itha waqab
Wamin sharri annaffathati fee alAAuqad
Wamin sharri hasidin itha hasad

Say: I seek refuge with the Lord of the Dawn
From the mischief of created things;
From the mischief of Darkness as it overspreads;
From the mischief of those who practise secret arts;
And from the mischief of the envious one as he practises envy.

An-Nas – The Mankind (114:1-6)

Qul aAAoothu birabbi annas
Maliki annas
Ilahi annas
Min sharri alwaswasi alkhannas
Allathee yuwaswisu fee sudoori annas
Mina aljinnati wannas

Say: I seek refuge with the Lord and Cherisher of Mankind,
The King (or Ruler) of Mankind,
The Allah (for judge) of Mankind,-
From the mischief of the Whisperer (of Evil), who withdraws (after his whisper),-
(The same) who whispers into the hearts of Mankind,-
Among Jinns and among men.


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Assalamu alaikum,
May Allah reward you for are doing a good by providing basic Islamic info to your readers through an easy to understand way.
Keep up the good job.

I pray that message of Islam reach everywhere in the world. Ameen !

thanks, now I read the Quran. I hope you can help to read more quranic verse


As Salaamu Alaikum,

Great work dear. Jazak Allah.
may Allah(SWT) forgive us of our sins. Ammen.

Thank you friend for the Short Qur’anic Verses. It is a very useful source for me as newly convert of Islam. A Filipino Balik-Islam like me who lives in a Christian nation lacks useful prayers that would be of benefit to handle everyday life. It is valuable for me. How I wish that you may add some more prayers with English translations. Insha- Allah. May the Lord of Abraham bless you always…

Im a new convert, i need guidance to learn Islam. I hope someone can help me

Alhamdulillah, great for newcomers to Islam. Will definitely help them in Salat

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