A Simplified Explanation of Sūrah Al-Nās from Al-Tafsīr Al-Muyassar


Verse 1

بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ

قُلْ أَعُوذُ بِرَبِّ النَّاسِ

Say, O Messenger: I seek refuge and ask protection of the Lord of Mankind, the only One able to drive away the evil of the whispering devil;

Verse 2

مَلِكِ النَّاسِ

the Absolute Ruler [and Owner] of Mankind, the One dealing with all their affairs however He wills, the One [perfect and complete in Himself,] never in need of them;

Verse 3

إِلَٰهِ النَّاسِ

the One [to be] worshipped by Mankind, other than Whom nothing is deserving of worship–

Verse 4

مِنْ شَرِّ الْوَسْوَاسِ الْخَنَّاسِ

from the harm of the devil that whispers [evil] when [one] is forgetful [or inattentive] and goes back into hiding when [one] remembers [or mentions] Allāh–

Verse 5

الَّذِي يُوَسْوِسُ فِي صُدُورِ النَّاسِ

the [whispering devil] that propagates evil and doubts inside people’s chests….

Verse 6

مِنَ الْجِنَّةِ وَالنَّاسِ

…from among the devils of Jinn and Mankind.


Source: Al-Tafsīr Al-Muyassar. King Fahd Qurʾān Printing Complex. Madīnah: 1433 H.