Short Surahs


21 Surahs: 94 to 114.

In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful.

* Al Nasr: Succour

When Allah's succour and the triumph cometh
And thou seest mankind entering the religion of Allah in troops,
Then hymn the praises of thy Lord, and seek forgiveness of Him. Lo! He is ever ready to show mercy.

* Al Kafirun: The Disbelievers

Say: O disbelievers! I worship not that which ye worship; Nor worship ye that which I worship. And I shall not worship that which ye worship. Nor will ye worship that which I worship. Unto you your religion, and unto me my religion.

* Al Tauhid: The Unity; and, [al Ikhlas: Purity of Faith]

Say: He is Allah, the One! Allah, the eternally Besought of all! He begetteth not nor was begotten. And there is none comparable unto Him.

* Al Falaq: The Daybreak

Say: I seek refuge in the Lord of the Daybreak; From the evil of that which He created; From the evil of the darkness when it is intense, And from the evil of malignant witchcraft, And from the evil of the envier when he envieth.

* Al Nas: Mankind

Say: I seek refuge in the Lord of mankind, The King of mankind, The God of mankind, From the evil of the sneaking whisperer, Who whispereth in the hearts of mankind, Of the jinn and of mankind.

* Al Qadr: Power

Lo! We revealed it on the Night of Power. Ah, what will convey unto thee what the Night of Power is! The Night of Power is better than a thousand months. The angels and the Spirit descend therein, by the permission of their Lord, with all decrees. (The night is) Peace until the rising of the dawn.

* Al Kauthar: Abundance

Lo! We have given thee Abundance; So pray unto thy Lord, and sacrifice. Lo! it is thy insulter (and not thou) who is without posterity.

* Al Masad: Palm Fibre; and, [Al Lahab: Father of The Flame]

The power of Abu Lahab will perish, and he will perish. His wealth and gains will not exempt him. He will be plunged in flaming Fire, And his wife, the wood-carrier,
Will have upon her neck a halter of palm-fibre.

* Al Shita: Winter; and, [Qureysh: Qoraish Tribe]

For the taming of Qureysh. For their taming (We cause) the caravans to set forth in winter and summer. So let them worship the Lord of this House, Who hath fed them against hunger and hath made them safe from fear.

* Al Qariah: The Calamity

The Calamity! What is the Calamity? Ah, what will convey unto thee what the Calamity is! A day wherein mankind will be as thickly-scattered moths; And the mountains will become as carded wool. Then, as for him whose scales are heavy (with good works), He will live a pleasant life. But as for him whose scales are light, A bereft and Hungry One will be his mother, Ah, what will convey unto thee what she is! - Raging Fire.

* Al Asr: The Declining Day

By the declining day, Lo! man is a state of loss, Save those who believe and do good works, and exhort one another to truth and exhort one another to endurance.

* Al Inshirah: Solace

Have We not caused thy bosom to dilate, And eased thee of the burden; Which weighed down thy back; And exalted thy fame? But lo! with hardship goeth ease, Lo! with hardship goeth ease; So when thou art relieved, still toil; And strive to please thy Lord.

. at-Teen: The Fig

By the fig and the olive, By Mount Sinai
, And by this land made safe; Surely We created man of the best stature. Then we reduced him to the lowest of the low, Save those who believe and do good works, and theirs is a reward unfailing. So who henceforth will give the lie to thee about the judgment? Is not Allah the most conclusive of all judges?
* Al Alaq: The Clot

Read: In the name of thy Lord Who createth, Createth man from a clot. Read: And thy Lord is the Most Bounteous, Who teacheth by the pen, Teacheth man that which he knew not. Nay, but verily man is rebellious; That he thinketh himself independent!
Lo! unto thy Lord is the return. Hast thou seen him who dissuadeth; A slave when he prayeth? Hast thou seen if he relieth on the guidance (of Allah); Or enjoineth piety? Hast thou seen if he denieth (Allah's guidance) and is froward? Is he then unaware that Allah seeth? Nay, but if he cease not We will seize him by the forelock; The lying, sinful forelock; Then let him call upon his henchmen! We will call the guards of hell. Nay, Obey not thou him. But prostrate thyself, and draw near (unto Allah).

* Al Beyyinah: The Clear Proof

Those who disbelieve among the People of the Scripture and the idolaters could not have left off (erring) till the clear proof came unto them, A messenger from Allah, reading purified pages; Containing correct scriptures. Nor were the People of the Scripture divided until after the clear proof came unto them. And they are ordered naught else than to serve Allah, keeping religion pure for Him, as men by nature upright, and to establish worship and to pay the poor-due. That is true religion. Lo! those who disbelieve, among the People of the Scripture and the idolaters, will abide in fire of hell. They are the worst of created beings. (And) lo! those who believe and do good works are the best of created beings. Their reward is with their Lord: Gardens of Eden underneath which rivers flow, wherein they dwell for ever. Allah hath pleasure in them and they have pleasure in Him. This is (in store) for him who feareth his Lord.

* Al Zilzal: The Earthquake

When Earth is shaken with her (final) earthquake; And Earth yieldeth up her burdens,
And man saith: What aileth her? That day she will relate her chronicles, Because thy Lord inspireth her. That day mankind will issue forth in scattered groups to be shown their deeds. And whoso doeth good an atom's weight will see it then, And whoso doeth ill an atom's weight will see it then.

* Al Adiyat: The Coursers

By the snorting courses, Striking sparks of fire; And scouring to the raid at dawn,
Then, therewith, with their trail of dust, Cleaving, as one, the centre (of the foe),
Lo! man is an ingrate unto his Lord; And lo! he is a witness unto that; And lo! in the love of wealth he is violent. Knoweth he not that, when the contents of the graves are poured forth; And the secrets of the breasts are made known, On that day will their Lord be perfectly informed concerning them.

* Al Takathur: Rivalry in Worldly Increase

Rivalry in worldly increase distracteth you; Until ye come to the graves. Nay, but ye will come to know! Nay, but ye will come to know! Nay, would that ye knew (now) with a sure knowledge! For ye will behold hell-fire. Aye, ye will behold it with sure vision. Then, on that day, ye will be asked concerning pleasure.

* Al Humazah: The Traducer

Woe unto every slandering traducer, Who hath gathered wealth (of this world) and arranged it. He thinketh that his wealth will render him immortal. Nay, but verily he will be flung to the Consuming One. Ah, what will convey unto thee what the Consuming One is! (It is) the fire of Allah, kindled, Which leapeth up over the hearts (of men). Lo! it is closed in on them In outstretched columns.

* Al Feel: The Elephant

Hast thou not seen how thy Lord dealt with the owners of the Elephant? Did He not bring their stratagem to naught, And send against them swarms of flying creatures,
Which pelted them with stones of baked clay, And made them like green crops devoured (by cattle)?

* Al Maun: Small Kindnesses

Hast thou observed him who belieth religion? That is he who repelleth the orphan, And urgeth not the feeding of the needy. Ah, woe unto worshippers; Who are heedless of their prayer; Who would be seen (at worship); Yet refuse small kindnesses!


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