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Top 16 Easy Quran Surahs to Memorize

Top 16 Easy Quran Surahs to Memorize

For those beginning the journey of memorizing the Quran, starting with the easy Quran surahs to memorise can make the process more manageable and fulfilling. This article explores the 15 shortest surahs in Juz’ Amma (the 30th Juz’ of the Quran), from Surah 99 (Az-Zalzalah) to Surah 114 (An-Nās), and highlights some special verses easy to memorize such as Ayat al-Kursi.

Why Memorize Easy Short Surahs?

Memorizing short surahs is a rewarding and accessible way to deepen one’s faith, enrich their understanding of Islam, and cultivate a lifelong connection with the Quran. 

  • Shorter surahs are easier to grasp and commit to memory, making them a great starting point.
  • Many of these surahs are recited in daily prayers, solidifying their importance.
  • Reciting memorized verses during prayers enhances focus and concentration, leading to a more meaningful and heartfelt worship experience.
  • Many short surahs contain prayers for protection and blessings, providing comfort and reassurance in daily life.
  • Short surahs are manageable to memorize and can be recited during spare moments throughout the day, such as commuting or waiting.
  • Successful memorization of short surahs builds confidence and encourages further exploration of the Quran.
  • Reciting Arabic text aids in refining pronunciation and fluency in the language.
  • Short surahs often encapsulate essential Islamic concepts and principles, providing a foundation for deeper study.
  • Shared memorization efforts can foster a sense of unity and camaraderie among Muslims.

Introduction to Juz’ Amma

Juz’ Amma, the 30th and final section of the Quran, is a treasure trove of short, impactful surahs (chapters) ideal for those embarking on their Quran memorization journey. Comprising 37 surahs, it begins with Surah An-Naba’ (The Announcement) and concludes with Surah An-Nas (Mankind).

Distinctive Features of Juz’ Amma:

  • Short Surahs: The majority of surahs in Juz’ Amma are brief, often containing fewer than 20 verses, making them easier to memorize and understand.
  • Common Themes: Juz’ Amma addresses fundamental Islamic concepts such as Tawheed (Oneness of God), the Day of Judgment, the importance of faith and good deeds, and seeking refuge in Allah.
  • Daily Recitation: Many surahs from Juz’ Amma are recited regularly in daily prayers, further solidifying their significance.
  • Accessibility: The short length and repetitive nature of many verses in Juz’ Amma make it an accessible starting point for memorization, particularly for children and beginners.

Why Start with Juz’ Amma?

Juz’ Amma is often the first part of the Quran memorized by Muslims due to its manageable length and profound spiritual impact. It serves as a gateway to further Quranic study and memorization, instilling confidence and motivation in learners. The rhythmic and poetic nature of many verses makes them easier to internalize and recite, fostering a deeper connection with the Quran’s message.

15 Easy Surahs to Memorize from Juz’ Amma

Below are the 15 easiest and shortest surahs from Juz’ Amma, from Surah number 99 (az-Zalzalah) to Surah number 114 (al-Nas). 

To make memorizing the Quran easier for beginners, Shaykhi Academy with its expertise in Quran memorization methods has created a new way to present the suras (chapters). 

Each surah will have a simple overview, the original Arabic text, a transliteration to help with pronunciation, and an English translation of the meaning. All of this will be arranged in a clear table format for each ayah (verse). We hope this format will be a valuable resource for you, our brothers.

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1. Az-Zalzalah (The Earthquake)

Surah Az-Zalzalah describes the Day of Judgment and the immense upheaval it will bring. It emphasizes the accountability of every individual for their deeds.

AyahArabic TextTransliterationEnglish Translation of the Meaning
1إِذَا زُلْزِلَتِ الْأَرْضُ زِلْزَالَهَاIżā zulzilatil-arḍu zilzālahāWhen the earth is shaken with its [final] earthquake,
2وَأَخْرَجَتِ الْأَرْضُ أَثْقَالَهَاWa akhraҷatil-arḍu aṡqālahāAnd the earth discharges its burdens,
3وَقَالَ الْإِنسَانُ مَا لَهَاWa qālāl-insānu mā lahāAnd man says, “What is [matter] with it?”
4يَوْمَئِذٍ تُحَدِّثُ أَخْبَارَهَاYawma’iżin tuḥaddiṡu akhbārahāThat Day, it will report its news
5بِأَنَّ رَبَّكَ أَوْحَى لَهَاBi’anna rabbaka awḥá lahāBecause your Lord has commanded it.
6يَوْمَئِذٍ يَصْدُرُ النَّاسُ أَشْتَاتًا لِّيُرَوْا أَعْمَالَهُمْYawma’iżin yaṣdurun-nāsu ashtātan liyuraw a‘mālahumThat Day, the people will depart separated [into categories] to be shown their deeds.
7فَمَن يَعْمَلْ مِثْقَالَ ذَرَّةٍ خَيْرًا يَرَهُFaman ya‘mal miṡqāla żarratin khayran yarahSo whoever does an atom’s weight of good will see it,
8وَمَن يَعْمَلْ مِثْقَالَ ذَرَّةٍ شَرًّا يَرَهُWaman ya‘mal miṡqāla żarratin sharran yarahAnd whoever does an atom’s weight of evil will see it.

Surat Az-Zalzalah (The Earthquake) | Mishary Rashid Alafasy | مشاري بن راشد العفاسي | سورة الزلزلة

2. Al-‘Adiyat (The Chargers)

Surah Al-‘Adiyat vividly describes the intensity of war horses and serves as a reminder of the fleeting nature of worldly possessions in the face of the Hereafter.

AyahArabic TextTransliterationEnglish Translation
1وَالْعَادِيَاتِ ضَبْحًاWal-‘ādiyāti ḍabḥāanBy the racers, panting,
2فَالْمُورِيَاتِ قَدْحًاFal-mūriyāti qadḥāanAnd the producers of sparks [when] striking,
3فَالْمُغِيرَاتِ صُبْحًاFal-mughīrāti ṣubḥāanAnd the chargers at dawn,
4فَأَثَرْنَ بِهِ نَقْعًاFa-aṡarna bihi naq‘āanStirring up thereby [clouds of] dust,
5فَوَسَطْنَ بِهِ جَمْعًاFa-wasaṭna bihi ҷam‘āanAnd penetrating thereby the center [of the enemy].
6إِنَّ الْإِنسَانَ لِرَبِّهِ لَكَنُودٌInnal-insāna lirabbihi lakanūdIndeed, mankind, to his Lord, is ungrateful.
7وَإِنَّهُ عَلَىٰ ذَٰلِكَ لَشَهِيدٌWa-innahu ‘alā żālika lashahīdAnd indeed, he is to that a witness.
8وَإِنَّهُ لِحُبِّ الْخَيْرِ لَشَدِيدٌWa-innahu liḥubbil-khayri lashdīdAnd indeed, he is, in love of wealth, intense.
9أَفَلَا يَعْلَمُ إِذَا بُعْثِرَ مَا فِي الْقُبُورِAfalā ya‘lamu iżā bu‘ṡira mā fil-qubūrDoes he not know that when the contents of the graves are scattered
10وَحُصِّلَ مَا فِي الصُّدُورِWa-ḥuṣṣila mā fis-ṣudūrAnd that within the breasts is obtained,
11إِنَّ رَبَّهُم بِهِمْ يَوْمَئِذٍ لَّخَبِيرٌInna rabbahum bihim yawma’iżin lakhabīrIndeed, their Lord, concerning them, that Day, is [fully] Acquainted.

Surat Al-Adiyat (The Courser) | Mishary Rashid Alafasy | مشاري بن راشد العفاسي | سورة العاديات

3. Al-Qari’ah (The Striking Hour)

Surah Al-Qari’ah paints a vivid picture of the Day of Judgment, describing its horrors and urging contemplation on the consequences of one’s actions.

AyahArabic TextTransliterationEnglish Translation
1الْقَارِعَةُAl-Qāri‘ahThe Striking Hour,
2مَا الْقَارِعَةُMā al-Qāri‘ahWhat is the Striking Hour?
3وَمَا أَدْرَاكَ مَا الْقَارِعَةُWa mā adrāka mā al-Qāri‘ahAnd what can make you know what the Striking Hour is?
4يَوْمَ يَكُونُ النَّاسُ كَالْفَرَاشِ الْمَبْثُوثِYawma yakūnunnāsu kal-farāshil-mabthūthThe Day when mankind will be like moths scattered about,
5وَتَكُونُ الْجِبَالُ كَالْعِهْنِ الْمَنفُوشِWa takūnul-jibālu kal-‘ihnil-manfūshAnd the mountains will be like carded wool.
6فَأَمَّا مَن ثَقُلَتْ مَوَازِينُهُFa ammā man thaqulat mawāzīnuhSo as for he whose scales are heavy [with good deeds],
7فَهُوَ فِي عِيشَةٍ رَّاضِيَةٍFahuwa fī ‘īshatin rāḍiyahHe will be in a pleasant life.
8وَأَمَّا مَنْ خَفَّتْ مَوَازِينُهُWa ammā man khaffat mawāzīnuhBut as for he whose scales are light,
9فَأُمُّهُ هَاوِيَةٌFa ummuhu hāwiyahHis mother will be [the abyss of] Hāwiyah.
10وَمَا أَدْرَاكَ مَا هِيهْWa mā adrāka mā hiyahAnd what can make you know what that is?
11نَارٌ حَامِيَةٌNārun ḥāmiyah[It is] a blazing Fire.

Surat Al-Qari’ah (The Calamity) | Mishary Rashid Alafasy | مشاري بن راشد العفاسي | سورة القارعة

4. At-Takathur (Rivalry in Worldly Increase)

Surah At-Takathur warns against the excessive pursuit of worldly wealth and status, emphasizing the importance of focusing on the Hereafter.

AyahArabic TextTransliterationEnglish Translation
1أَلْهَاكُمُ التَّكَاثُرُAlhākumut-takāthurThe mutual rivalry for piling up (the good things of this world) diverts you,
2حَتَّىٰ زُرْتُمُ الْمَقَابِرَḤattá zurtumul-maqābirUntil you visit the graves (i.e., till you die).
3كَلَّا سَوْفَ تَعْلَمُونَKallā sawfa ta‘lamūnNo! You shall soon come to know!
4ثُمَّ كَلَّا سَوْفَ تَعْلَمُونَThumma kallā sawfa ta‘lamūnAgain no! You shall soon come to know!
5كَلَّا لَوْ تَعْلَمُونَ عِلْمَ الْيَقِينِKallā law ta‘lamūna ‘ilmal-yaqīnNo! If you only knew with knowledge of certainty
6لَتَرَوُنَّ الْجَحِيمَLatarawunnal-jaḥīmYou would surely see the Hellfire!
7ثُمَّ لَتَرَوُنَّهَا عَيْنَ الْيَقِينِThumma latarawunnahā ‘ainal-yaqīnThen you shall most surely see it with the eye of certainty
8ثُمَّ لَتُسْأَلُنَّ يَوْمَئِذٍ عَنِ النَّعِيمِThumma latus’alunna yawma’iżin ‘anin-na‘īmThen you shall certainly be asked that Day about the joy [you indulged in]!

Surat At-Takathur | Mishary Rashid Alafasy | مشاري بن راشد العفاسي | سورة التكاثر

5. Al-‘Asr (The Time)

Surah Al-‘Asr is a powerful reminder of the value of time and the importance of righteous deeds, faith, and mutual encouragement in truth and patience.

AyahArabic TextTransliterationEnglish Translation
1وَالْعَصْرِWal-‘aṣrBy time,
2إِنَّ الْإِنسَانَ لَفِي خُسْرٍInnal-insāna lafī khusrIndeed, mankind is in loss,
3إِلَّا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا وَعَمِلُوا الصَّالِحَاتِ وَتَوَاصَوْا بِالْحَقِّ وَتَوَاصَوْا بِالصَّبْرِIllāllażīna āmanū wa ‘amilū aṣ-ṣāliḥāti wa tawāṣaw bil-ḥaqqi wa tawāṣaw biṣ-ṣabrExcept for those who have believed and done righteous deeds and advised each other to truth and advised each other to patience.

Surat Al-Asr (The Declining Day) | Mishary Rashid Alafasy | مشاري بن راشد العفاسي | سورة العصر

6. Al-Humazah (The Slanderer)

Surah Al-Humazah condemns those who slander and backbite, warning them of the consequences of their harmful actions in the Hereafter.

AyahArabic TextTransliterationEnglish Translation
1وَيْلٌ لِّكُلِّ هُمَزَةٍ لُّمَزَةٍWaylun likulli humazatin lumazahWoe to every scorner and mocker
2الَّذِي جَمَعَ مَالًا وَعَدَّدَهُAllażī ҷama‘a mālan wa ‘addadahWho gathers wealth and [continuously] counts it
3يَحْسَبُ أَنَّ مَالَهُ أَخْلَدَهُYaḥsabu anna mālahu akhladahThinking that his wealth will make him immortal.
4كَلَّا لَيُنبَذَنَّ فِي الْحُطَمَةِKallā layumbazanna fil-ḥuṭamahNo! He will surely be thrown into the Crusher.
5وَمَا أَدْرَاكَ مَا الْحُطَمَةُWa mā adrāka mā al-ḥuṭamahAnd what can make you know what is the Crusher?
6نَارُ اللَّهِ الْمُوقَدَةُNārullahil-mūqadahThe fire of Allah, [eternally] fueled,
7الَّتِي تَطَّلِعُ عَلَى الْأَفْئِدَةِAllatī taṭṭali‘u ‘alal-af’idahWhich mounts directed at the hearts;
8إِنَّهَا عَلَيْهِم مُّؤْصَدَةٌInnahā ‘alayhim mu’ṣadahIndeed, it [will be] closed upon them
9فِي عَمَدٍ مُّمَدَّدَةٍFī ‘amadin mumaddadahIn extended columns.

Surat Al-Humazah (The Traducer) | Mishary Rashid Alafasy | مشاري بن راشد العفاسي | سورة الهمزة

7. Al-Fil (The Elephant)

Surah Al-Fil recounts the story of Abraha’s attempt to destroy the Kaaba with his elephant army and how Allah miraculously protected the sacred site.

AyahArabic TextTransliterationEnglish Translation
1أَلَمْ تَرَ كَيْفَ فَعَلَ رَبُّكَ بِأَصْحَابِ الْفِيلِAlam tara kayfa fa‘ala rabbuka bi’aṣḥābil-fīlHave you not seen how your Lord dealt with the companions of the elephant?
2أَلَمْ يَجْعَلْ كَيْدَهُمْ فِي تَضْلِيلٍAlam yaҷ‘al kaydahum fī taḍlīlDid He not make their plan into misguidance?
3وَأَرْسَلَ عَلَيْهِمْ طَيْرًا أَبَابِيلَWa arsala ‘alayhim ṭayran abābīlAnd He sent against them birds in flocks,
4تَرْمِيهِم بِحِجَارَةٍ مِّن سِجِّيلٍTarmīhim biḥiҷārātin min siҷīlStriking them with stones of hard clay,
5فَجَعَلَهُمْ كَعَصْفٍ مَّأْكُولٍFa ja‘alahum ka‘aṣfin ma’kūlAnd He made them like eaten straw.

Surat Al-Fil (The Elephant) | Mishary Rashid Alafasy | مشاري بن راشد العفاسي | سورة الفيل

8. Quraysh (Quraysh)

Surah Quraysh acknowledges the blessings bestowed upon the Quraysh tribe, who were the custodians of the Kaaba, and encourages them to worship Allah in gratitude.

AyahArabic TextTransliterationEnglish Translation
1لِإِيلَافِ قُرَيْشٍLi’īlāfi qurayshFor the accustomed security of the Quraysh –
2إِيلَافِهِمْ رِحْلَةَ الشِّتَاءِ وَالصَّيْفِĪlāfihim riḥlatash-shitā’i waṣ-ṣayfTheir accustomed security [in] the caravan of winter and summer –
3فَلْيَعْبُدُوا رَبَّ هَٰذَا الْبَيْتِFalya‘budū rabba hāżal-baytSo let them worship the Lord of this House,
4الَّذِي أَطْعَمَهُم مِّن جُوعٍ وَآمَنَهُم مِّنْ خَوْفٍAllażī aṭ‘amahum min jū‘in wa āmanahum min khawfWho has fed them, [saving them] from hunger and made them safe from fear.

Surat Quraysh (Quraysh) | Mishary Rashid Alafasy | مشاري بن راشد العفاسي | سورة قريش

9. Al-Ma’un (Small Kindnesses)

Surah Al-Ma’un criticizes those who neglect the needs of the poor, orphans, and the vulnerable, emphasizing the importance of showing compassion and kindness.

AyahArabic TextTransliterationEnglish Translation
1أَرَأَيْتَ الَّذِي يُكَذِّبُ بِالدِّينِAra’aytallażī yukadżibu bid-dīnHave you seen the one who denies the Recompense?
2فَذَٰلِكَ الَّذِي يَدُعُّ الْيَتِيمَFa żālikallażī yadu‘‘ul-yatīmFor that is the one who drives away the orphan
3وَلَا يَحُضُّ عَلَىٰ طَعَامِ الْمِسْكِينِWa lā yaḥuḍḍu ‘alá ṭa‘āmil-miskīnAnd does not encourage the feeding of the poor.
4فَوَيْلٌ لِّلْمُصَلِّينَFa waylun lil-muṣallīnSo woe to those who pray
5الَّذِينَ هُمْ عَن صَلَاتِهِمْ سَاهُونَAllażīna hum ‘an ṣalātihim sāhūn[But] who are heedless of their prayer –
6الَّذِينَ هُمْ يُرَاءُونَAllażīna hum yurā’ūnThose who make show [of their deeds]
7وَيَمْنَعُونَ الْمَاعُونَWa yamna‘ūnal-mā‘ūnAnd withhold [simple] assistance.

Surat Al-Ma’un (The Small Kindnesses) | Mishary Rashid Alafasy | مشاري راشد العفاسي | سورة الماعون

10. Al-Kawthar (Abundance)

Surah Al-Kawthar assures the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) of Allah’s abundant blessings and refutes the claims of his detractors.

AyahArabic TextTransliterationEnglish Translation
1إِنَّا أَعْطَيْنَاكَ الْكَوْثَرَInnā a‘ṭaynākal-kawtharIndeed, We have granted you, [O Muhammad], al-Kawthar.
2فَصَلِّ لِرَبِّكَ وَانْحَرْFaṣalli lirabbika wanḥarSo pray to your Lord and sacrifice [to Him alone].
3إِنَّ شَانِئَكَ هُوَ الْأَبْتَرُInna shāni’aka huwal-abtarIndeed, your enemy is the one cut off.

Surat Al-Kawthar (The Abundance) | Mishary Rashid Alafasy | مشاري بن راشد العفاسي | سورة الكوثر

11. Al-Kafirun (The Disbelievers)

Surah Al-Kafirun is a declaration of religious tolerance and the freedom to choose one’s own path. It emphasizes the separation between believers and disbelievers in their worship and beliefs.

AyahArabic TextTransliterationEnglish Translation
1قُلْ يَا أَيُّهَا الْكَافِرُونَQul yā ayyuhal-kāfirūnSay, “O disbelievers,”
2لَا أَعْبُدُ مَا تَعْبُدُونَLā a‘budu mā ta‘budūn“I do not worship what you worship.
3وَلَا أَنتُمْ عَابِدُونَ مَا أَعْبُدُWa lā antum ‘ābidūna mā a‘budNor are you worshippers of what I worship.
4وَلَا أَنَا عَابِدٌ مَّا عَبَدتُّمْWa lā ana ‘ābidun mā ‘abattumNor will I be a worshipper of what you worship.
5وَلَا أَنتُمْ عَابِدُونَ مَا أَعْبُدُWa lā antum ‘ābidūna mā a‘budNor will you be worshippers of what I worship.
6لَكُمْ دِينُكُمْ وَلِيَ دِينِLakum dīnukum wa liya dīnFor you is your religion, and for me is my religion.”

Surat Al-Kafirun (The Disbelievers) | Mishary Rashid Alafasy | مشاري بن راشد العفاسي | سورة الكافرون

12. An-Nasr (The Divine Support)

Surah An-Nasr celebrates the victory of Islam and highlights the importance of seeking forgiveness and turning to Allah in gratitude.

AyahArabic TextTransliterationEnglish Translation
1إِذَا جَاءَ نَصْرُ اللَّهِ وَالْفَتْحُIżā jā’a naṣrullāhi wal-fatḥWhen the victory of Allah has come and the conquest,
2وَرَأَيْتَ النَّاسَ يَدْخُلُونَ فِي دِينِ اللَّهِ أَفْوَاجًاWa ra’aytan-nāsa yadkhulūna fī dīnillāhi afwāҷanAnd you see the people entering into the religion of Allah in multitudes,
3فَسَبِّحْ بِحَمْدِ رَبِّكَ وَاسْتَغْفِرْهُ إِنَّهُ كَانَ تَوَّابًاFa sabbiḥ biḥamdi rabbika wastaghfirhu innahu kāna tawwābāThen exalt [Him] with praise of your Lord and ask forgiveness of Him. Indeed, He is ever Accepting of repentance.

Surat An-Nasr (The Divine Support) | Mishary Rashid Alafasy | مشاري بن راشد العفاسي | سورة النصر

13. Al-Masad (The Palm Fiber)

Surah Al-Masad is a stern rebuke to Abu Lahab, an uncle of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) who vehemently opposed Islam. It predicts his doom and eternal punishment.

AyahArabic TextTransliterationEnglish Translation
1تَبَّتْ يَدَا أَبِي لَهَبٍ وَتَبَّTabbat yadā abī lahabin wa tabMay the hands of Abu Lahab be ruined, and ruined is he.
2مَا أَغْنَىٰ عَنْهُ مَالُهُ وَمَا كَسَبَMā aghná ‘anhu māluhu wa mā kasabHis wealth will not avail him or that which he gained.
3سَيَصْلَىٰ نَارًا ذَاتَ لَهَبٍSayaṣlá nāran żāta lahabHe will [enter to] burn in a Fire of [blazing] flame
4وَامْرَأَتُهُ حَمَّالَةَ الْحَطَبِWa amra’atuhu ḥammālatal-ḥaṭabAnd his wife [as well] – the carrier of firewood
5فِي جِيدِهَا حَبْلٌ مِّن مَّسَدٍFī ҷīdihā ḥablun min masadAround her neck is a rope of [palm] fiber.

Surat Al-Masad (The Palm Fiber, Flame) | Mishary Rashid Alafasy | مشاري بن راشد العفاسي | سورة المسد

14. Al-Ikhlas (Sincerity)

Surah Al-Ikhlas is a powerful and concise declaration of the absolute Oneness of Allah and His unique attributes. It emphasizes His self-sufficiency and independence from all creation.

AyahArabic TextTransliterationEnglish Translation
1قُلْ هُوَ اللَّهُ أَحَدٌQul huwallāhu aḥadSay, “He is Allah, [who is] One,
2اللَّهُ الصَّمَدُAllāhuṣ-ṣamadAllah, the Eternal Refuge.
3لَمْ يَلِدْ وَلَمْ يُولَدْLam yalid wa lam yūladHe neither begets nor is born,
4وَلَمْ يَكُن لَّهُ كُفُوًا أَحَدٌWa lam yakun lahu kufuwan aḥadNor is there to Him any equivalent.”

Surat Al-‘Ikhlas (The Sincerity) | Mishary Rashid Alafasy | مشاري بن راشد العفاسي | سورة الإخلاص

15. Al-Falaq (The Dawn)

Surah Al-Falaq is a prayer seeking refuge in Allah from the evil of envy, darkness, magic, and those who practice witchcraft. It acknowledges Allah’s power and protection over all creation.

AyahArabic TextTransliterationEnglish Translation
1قُلْ أَعُوذُ بِرَبِّ الْفَلَقِQul a‘ūżu birabbil-falaqSay, “I seek refuge in the Lord of daybreak
2مِن شَرِّ مَا خَلَقَMin sharri mā khalaqFrom the evil of that which He created
3وَمِن شَرِّ غَاسِقٍ إِذَا وَقَبَWa min sharri ghāsiqin iżā waqabAnd from the evil of darkness when it settles
4وَمِن شَرِّ النَّفَّاثَاتِ فِي الْعُقَدِWa min sharrin-naffāṡāti fil-‘uqadAnd from the evil of the blowers in knots
5وَمِن شَرِّ حَاسِدٍ إِذَا حَسَدَWa min sharri ḥāsidin iżā ḥasadAnd from the evil of an envier when he envies.”

Surat Al-Falaq (The Daybreak) | Mishary Rashid Alafasy | مشاري بن راشد العفاسي | سورة الفلق

16. An-Nas (Mankind)

Surah An-Nas is a prayer seeking refuge in Allah from the evil of Satan and his whispers, particularly the internal doubts and anxieties he instills in the hearts of mankind.

AyahArabic TextTransliterationEnglish Translation
1قُلْ أَعُوذُ بِرَبِّ النَّاسِQul a‘ūżu birabbin-nāsSay, “I seek refuge in the Lord of mankind,
2مَلِكِ النَّاسِMalikin-nāsThe Sovereign of mankind.
3إِلَٰهِ النَّاسِIlāhin-nāsThe God of mankind,
4مِن شَرِّ الْوَسْوَاسِ الْخَنَّاسِMin sharril-waswāsil-khannāsFrom the evil of the retreating whisperer –
5الَّذِي يُوَسْوِسُ فِي صُدُورِ النَّاسِAllażī yuwaswisu fī ṣudūrin-nāsWho whispers [evil] into the breasts of mankind –
6مِنَ الْجِنَّةِ وَالنَّاسِMinal-jinnati wan-nāsFrom among the jinn and mankind.”

Surat An-Nas (The Mankind) | Mishary Rashid Alafasy | مشاري بن راشد العفاسي | سورة الناس

Special Easy Verses to Memorize

In addition to the surahs, certain verses hold special significance and are highly recommended for memorization. The verses are very familiar to us and easy to memorize, so they are easy to memorize. For example:

1. Ayat Al-Kursi – Surah Al-Baqarah (2:255)

This is considered one of the most powerful verses in the Quran. It beautifully describes Allah’s attributes of power, knowledge, and sovereignty over all creation.

Arabic TextTransliterationEnglish Translation
ٱللَّهُ لَا إِلَٰهَ إِلَّا هُوَ ٱلْحَيُّ ٱلْقَيُّومُAllāhu lā ilāha illā huwal-ḥayyu al-qayyūmAllah – there is no deity except Him, the Ever-Living, the Sustainer of [all] existence.
لَا تَأْخُذُهُ سِنَةٌ وَلَا نَوْمٌLā ta’khużuhu sinatun wa lā nawmNeither drowsiness overtakes Him nor sleep.
لَّهُ مَا فِي ٱلسَّمَاوَاتِ وَمَا فِي ٱلْأَرْضِLahu mā fis-samāwāti wa mā fil-arḍTo Him belongs whatever is in the heavens and whatever is on the earth.
مَن ذَا ٱلَّذِي يَشْفَعُ عِندَهُ إِلَّا بِإِذْنِهِMan żallażī yashfa‘u ‘indahu illā bi’iżnihWho is it that can intercede with Him except by His permission?
يَعْلَمُ مَا بَيْنَ أَيْدِيهِمْ وَمَا خَلْفَهُمْYa‘lamu mā bayna aydihim wa mā khalfahumHe knows what is [presently] before them and what will be after them,
وَلَا يُحِيطُونَ بِشَيْءٍ مِّنْ عِلْمِهِ إِلَّا بِمَا شَاءَWa lā yuḥīṭūna bishay’in min ‘ilmihī illā bimā shā’and they encompass not a thing of His knowledge except for what He wills.
وَسِعَ كُرْسِيُّهُ ٱلسَّمَاوَاتِ وَٱلْأَرْضَWasi‘a kursiyyuhus-samāwāti wal-arḍHis Kursi extends over the heavens and the earth,
وَلَا يَئُودُهُ حِفْظُهُمَاWa lā ya’ūduhu ḥifẓuhumāand their preservation tires Him not.
وَهُوَ ٱلْعَلِيُّ ٱلْعَظِيمُWa huwal-‘aliyyul-‘aẓīmAnd He is the Most High, the Most Great.

Ayatul Kursi – اية الكرسي – Sheikh Mishary Al Afasy – English Translations and Arabic Text

2. Ayah 194 – Surah Al Imran (3:194)

This ayah is a heartfelt supplication to Allah, expressing the believers’ trust in His promises and their plea for fulfillment and protection on the Day of Judgment.

Arabic TextTransliterationEnglish Translation
رَبَّنَا وَآتِنَا مَا وَعَدتَّنَا عَلَىٰ رُسُلِكَ وَلَا تُخْزِنَا يَوْمَ الْقِيَامَةِ ۗ إِنَّكَ لَا تُخْلِفُ الْمِيعَادَRabbanā wa ātinā mā wa‘adtanā ‘alá rusulika wa lā tukhzinā yawmal-qiyāmah; innaka lā tukhlil-mī‘ād“Our Lord, and give us what You promised us through Your messengers and do not disgrace us on the Day of Resurrection. Indeed, You do not fail in [Your] promise.”

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