Short Surahs

These are short chapters (surahs) of the Qur’an that you can begin to memorize for your daily prayers.

Surah 1: Al-Fatiha (The Opening)

Transliteration Translation
Bismillahir Rahman-ir-Rahim

Al-hamdu-lillahi Rabbil `alamin
Ar-Rahman ir-Rahim

Maliki yawmid-deen

Iyyakan’a buduwa ‘iyyaka nist’a`aeen

Ihdinas-siratal-mustaqim

Siratal ladhina ‘an ‘amta ‘alayhim Ghayril-maghdubi `alayhim wa la-dhaalleen.

 

In the name of God, The Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

Praise be to Allah, the Cherisher and Sustainer of the worlds.

Most Gracious, Most Merciful;

Master of the Day of Judgment.

Thee do we worship, And Thine aid we seek.

Show us the straight way,

The way of those on whom thou has bestowed Thy Grace, those whose (portion) is not wrath, and who go not astray.

 

 

 

Surah 94: Al-Inshirah (Solace)

Transliteration Translation
Bismillahir Rahman-ir-Rahim

Alam nash-rah laka sad-rakWa-wa-da-AA-na AA-anka wiz-rak

Al-lathee an-qada thah-rak

Wa-rafa-AA-na laka thik-rak

Fa-inna ma-AA-a al-AAusri yus-ra

Inna ma-AA-a al-AAusri yus-ra

Fa-eetha far-aghta fan-sab

Wa-eela rab-bika far-ghab

In the name of God, The Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

Have We not lifted up your heart

And removed your burden

that weighed so heavily on your back, and

have We not given you high renown?

So, surely with every hardship there is ease;

surely, with every hardship there id ease.

So when you are free, strive hard

and to your Lord turn (all) your attention.

Surah 103: Al-Asr (Time)

Transliteration Translation
Bismillahir Rahman-ir-Rahim

Wal-AAasrIn-na al-in-sana la-fee khusr

Illa al-latheena a-manoo wa-AAami-loo as-sali-hati wa-ta-wa-saw bil-haqqi wa-ta-wa-saw bis-sabr

In the name of God, The Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

I swear by the passage of time

that man is surely in a state of loss,

except for those who believer and do good deeds, and who exhort one another to Truth, and who exhort one another to steadfastness.

Surah 108: Al-Kawthar (Abundance)

Transliteration Translation
Bismillahir Rahman-ir-Rahim

In-na aAA-tay-naka al-kawthar

Fa-sal-lee lee-rab-bika wan-har

Inna sha-niaka huwa al-abtar

In the name of God, The Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

To thee have We granted the Fount (of abundance)

Therefore to thy Lord turn in prayer and sacrafice
For he who hates thee, he will be cut off (from future hope)

Surah 112: Al-Ikhlas (Unity)

Transliteration Translation
Bismillahir Rahman-ir-Rahim

Qul huwa Allahu ahadAllahu assamad

Lam yalid wa-lam yoolad

Wa-lam yakun lahu kufuwan ahad

In the name of God, The Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

Say: He is Allah, the One and Only

Allah, the Eternal, Absolute

He begot none, nor is He begotten

And there is none like unto Him.

Surah 113: Al-Falaq (Dawn)

Transliteration Translation
Bismillahir Rahman-ir-Rahim

Qul aAAoothu birabbi al-falaqMin sharri ma khalaq

Wa-min sharri ghasiqin itha waqab

Wa-min sharri an-naf-a-tha-ti fee al-AAuqad

Wa-min sharri ha-sidin ith ha-sad

In the name of God, The Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

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 practice secret arts

And from the mischief of the envious one as he practices envy

 

Surah 114: An-Nas (Mankind)

Transliteration Translation
Bismillahir Rahman-ir-Rahim

Qul aAAoothu birabbi an-nas

Ma-liki an-nas
Ilahi an-nas

Min sharri al-was-wasi al-khann-nas

Al-lathee yoo-was-wisu fee sudoori an-nas

Mina al-jinnati wa an-nas

In the name of God, The Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

Say: I seek refuge with the Lord and Cherisher of Mankind

The King (or Ruler) of Mankind

The god (or 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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