|Other names (Eng.)||The Men|
|Structure||6 verses, 20 words, 80 letters|
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Sūrat Al-Nās (Arabic: سورة الناس), or Mankind, is the 114th and last sura, or chapter, of the Qur'an, the Muslim holy book. It is a short six-verse invocation, asking Allah for protection from the Satan. It is a Makkan sura. Together with sura Al-Falaq it is also known as Al-Mu'awwidhatayn; dealing with roughly the same theme, they form a natural pair. There is a Sunnah tradition of reading this Sura over the sick or before sleeping. The surah opens with the mention of God as the Lord of mankind and teaches one to seek refuge in Him from the whisperings of Satan and those of evil jinn and people. It takes its name from the word “people” or “mankind” (al-nās) which recurs throughout the surah. This is another surah commonly used as an invocation against evil paired with surah Falaq. According to Tafsir ibn Kathir, it has been reported from Abu Sa'id that: Muhammad used to seek protection from the evil eyes of the jinn and mankind. But when the Muawwidhatayn were revealed, he used them (for protection) and abandoned all else besides them. At-Tirmidhi, An-Nisai and ibn Majah recorded this.
Arabic text and transliteration 
بِسمِ اللّٰہِ الرَّحمٰنِ الرَّحِیمِ
- قُل أَعُوذُ بِرَبِّ ٱلنَّاسِ
- مَلِكِ ٱلنَّاسِ
- إِلَـٰهِ ٱلنَّاسِ
- مِن شَرِّ ٱلوَسوَاسِ ٱلخَنَّاسِ
- ٱلَّذِي يُوَسۡوِسُ فِى صُدُورِ ٱلنَّاسِ
- مِنَ ٱلجِنَّةِ وَٱلنَّاسِ
Bismillāhi r-Rahmāni r-Rahīm
1. Qul aʿūḏu bi-rabbi n-nās
2. Maliki n-nās
3. Ilāhi n-nās
4. Min sharri l-waswāsi l-ḫannās
5. Alladhī yuwaswisu fī ṣudūri n-nās
6. Mina l-ǧinnati wa n-nās
English Translation of verses 
English Translation by Muhammad Shameem, Mohammad Wali Raazi and Muhammad Taqi Usmani:
Say, “I seek refuge with the Lord of whether from among the Jinn or 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. 
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. 
Relationship with the previous surah (al-Falaq). 
The outwardly problem is mentioned in surah Falaq but more specific information is mentioned in this surah as to the root cause of envying problem, the shaytan himself who puts wawasa (whisperings) into the hearts of the people.
In surah Falaq, Allah protects us from outwardly harms of evils.
In surah an-Naas – Allah protects us from evils which affect us inside ourselves. I.e. Whisperings which can weaken our Emaan (Belief), introduce doubts, or enticing mankind towards evil.
In surah Falaq, there were evils which are harmful to mankind, but outside of our control. The one comitting those evils (i.e. magic, envy etc.) would be sinful.
In this surah an-Naas, there are evils which are whispered to us. If we act upon these whisperings – which call towards evil actions – we will be the ones who are sinful. So this is more of a desperate situation for our Emaan (beliefs), thus this is the greater Danger for mankind.
Surah Falaq mentions the harms people would get in their Worldly Matters. Surah an-Naas mentions the harms people would get in their Religious matter. So asking Allah’s protection is a lot more emphasised in this surah (an-Naas) – with a lot more of His Names, in comparison to surah Falaq when Rabb is mentioned only once. This shows that conerning religious matters is more important than worldly matters for mankind.
This surah has more emphasis on Seeking protection with Allah (Musta’adh bihee = Whose protection you are seeking). In comparison to the previous surah which had more emphasis on Seeking protection against evil (Musta’adh min hu = Who are you seeking refuge from). So there is a recipocracy between these two surahs; al-Falaq mentions Rabb (Lord) once, and many evils. An-Naas mentions one Evil (wawasa/whisperings from shaytan), and mentions Allah many times.
Fadhilats and Virtues of Sura Al-Nas 
- Also see: al-Fatiha, Al-Ikhlas, Al-Falaq, Ayatul Kursi, Al-Mu'awwidhatayn, Why Duas are not answered
Surah an-Naas and al-Falaq are together called Al-Mu'awwidhatayn.
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Argumentative means there is difference of opinion about these virtues or stories. Some believe they are correct. Others believe they are from weak sources.
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|Topic||Sunni (Maliki, Shafi, Hambali, Hanafi, Salafi / Ahle Hadith||Shia||Sufi|
|Two of the best Surahs||Authentic.
Imam Ahmad recorded from Uqbah bin `Amir that he said, "While I was leading the Messenger of Allah along one of these paths he said, O `Uqbah! Will you not ride, I was afraid that this might be considered an act of disobedience. So the Messenger of Allah got down and I rode for a while. Then he rode. Then he said, O Uqbah! Should I not teach you two Surahs that are of the best two Surahs that the people recite? I said, `Of course, O Messenger of Allah.' So he taught me to recite Say: "I seek refuge with the Lord of Al-Falaq. (Sura Al-Falaq) and Say: "I seek refuge with the Lord of mankind. (Sura Al-Nas) Then the call was given to begin the prayer and the Messenger of Allah went forward (to lead the people), and he recited them in the prayer. Afterwards he passed by me and said, What do you think, O `Uqayb! "Recite these two Surahs whenever you go to sleep and whenever you get up. [ An-Nasa'i and Abu Dawud both recorded this Hadith. ] 
|Recite whenever we sleep||See "Two of the best Surahs"||Uncategorized.||?|
|Recite after every prayer||Authentic.
Narrated Uqbah ibn Amir: The Apostle of Allah (SAW) commanded me to recite Mu’awwidhatayn (the last two surahs of the Qur'an) after every prayer. (Sunan Abu Dawud Bk.8 No.1518) Tafsir al-Mu’awwidhatayn (Qur’anic Exegesis of Surah al-Falaq & Surah an-Nas) « The Yearning for Islam Project. Attaining Peace by Total Submission to Allah (SWT) Similar story in [Silsilah ahadeeth Saheeha:645] 
|Among the best ways to take refuge||Authentic.
The Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wasallam ) said : “Should I inform you of the best refuge which the person who seeks refuge takes?” He [the companion] said: ‘Of course O Messenger of Allaah.’ He (sallaAllahu alayhi wasallam ) said: “Say: I seek refuge with the Lord of Daybreak,’ [Suraatul Falaq] and ‘Say: I seek refuge with the Lord of mankind.’ [Suratun Naas]. These two Surahs.” [Silsilah ahadeeth Saheeha:1104] 
|2 Suras 3 times in morning and evening suffices from everything||Authentic.
‘Say [recite] (Qul Huw allaahu Ahad) [Suraatul Ikhlaas] and al-M aw ’idhatayn ( Suratul Falaq and Suratun Naas ) three times in the morning and the evening; they will suffice you from everything.’ [Narrated by at-Tirm idhee. And Im aam Al-Albaanee authenticated it : 2829 
|Recite at night||?||Uncategorized.
Imam Ja’far as-Sadiq (a.s.) has said that whoever recites this surah in his house every night, will be kept safe from Jinnaat and the evil designs of Shaitan.  Rewards of Reciting the Qur'anic Surahs || Imam Reza (A.S.) Network
|Recite whenever we wake up||Please see "Two of the best Surahs"||?||?|
Five Surahs that have been recommended to be recited during a journey are surah an-Nasr, Kafirun, at-Tawhid (Al-Ikhlas), al-Falaq and an-Naas  Rewards of Reciting the Qur'anic Surahs || Imam Reza (A.S.) Network
|Talisman / Taweez||?||Uncategorized.
If this surah is put around the neck of a child as a talisman, the child will be protected from Jinnat.  Rewards of Reciting the Qur'anic Surahs || Imam Reza (A.S.) Network
This amal (practise) is known as the amal of Aayatul Kursi. After fajr salaah, maghrib salaah and before retiring to bed, read thrice Surah Fatihah including Bismillah, Aayatul Kursi, Surah Falaq (chapter 113) and Surah Naas (chapter 114). Read any Durood Shareef thrice in the beginning as well as at the end. If the affected one recites himself it is better, otherwise someone else should recite and blow over the affected person. Also keep a bottle of water and whatever you read blow in the water at the end and make the affected one drink from that water each morning before doing anything else. When the bottle is halved, fill it up with fresh water. And if some signs of affect are seen within the house, then a portion of that water should be sprinkled in the four corners of the house in such a manner that the water does not fall on the floor. Taweez (Ruqya) ||
|Stories of how Muhamamd protected himself||Authentic.
Narrated ‘Aisha: “Whenever Allah’s Apostle became sick, he would recite Mu’awwidhatayn (Surah al-Falaq and Surah an-Nas) and then blow his breath over his body. When he became seriously ill, I used to recite (these two suras) and rub his hands over his body hoping for its blessings. (Sahih al-Bukhari Vol.6 Bk.6 No.535) Narrated ‘Aisha: “Whenever thy Prophet go went to bed every night, he used to cup his hands together and blow over it after reciting Surah al-Ikhlas, Surah al-Falaq and Surah an-Nas, and then rub his hands over whatever parts of his body he was able to rub, starting with his head, face and front of his body. He used to do that three times. (Sahih al-Bukhari Vol.6 Bk.6 No.536)
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See also 
- English translation of Tafseer-e-Uthmani and tafseer(commentary) of the Holy Qur'an
- http://www.altafsir.com/ViewTranslations.asp?Display=yes&SoraNo=1&Ayah=0&toAyah=0&Language=2&LanguageID=2&TranslationBook=3 Project Al-Tafsir Royal Aal al-Bayt Institute for Islamic Thought, Jordan
- Pickthall Translation of Holy Quran
- Works of Yusuf Ali
- The Meaning of the Holy Qur'an. Amana Publications. 978-1590080252
- Quran Surah (Sura) Falaq, Nas Tafsir Ibn Kathir, Arabic English, HTMl, PDF, with Recitation By Said Al Ghamdi MP3, Free Download
- Rewards of Reciting the Qur'anic Surahs || Imam Reza (A.S.) Network