What is “Four Quls (4 qul)” and the benefits of reciting them

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Last updated on January 23rd, 2019 at 05:06 am

The four Quls (4 qul) surahs are four (4) selected surahs in the Holy Quran known as protection surahs.

Why it is called four Qul/4 qul is due to the fact that they all start with the Arabic word “Qul” which means “say“.

Below are the four Quls/4 qul surahs in action along with translations.

Chapter 109 – Surah Al-Kafiroun ( The Unbeliever )

قُلْ يَا أَيُّهَا الْكَافِرُونَ – 109:1

لَا أَعْبُدُ مَا تَعْبُدُونَ – 109:2

وَلَا أَنتُمْ عَابِدُونَ مَا أَعْبُدُ – 109:3

وَلَا أَنَا عَابِدٌ مَّا عَبَدتُّمْ – 109:4

وَلَا أَنتُمْ عَابِدُونَ مَا أَعْبُدُ – 109:5

لَكُمْ دِينُكُمْ وَلِيَ دِينِ – 109:6

” Bismillahir-Rahmanir-Raheem
Qul ya ayyuhal-Kafiroun
La ‘a-budu ma ta’-bu-doun
Wa la antum ‘abidouna ma ‘a-bud
Wa la ana ‘abidum-ma ‘abadttum
Wa la antum ‘abiduna ma ‘a-bud
Lakum deenukum wa li-ya deen “

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

1. Say, “O disbelievers.

2. I do not worship what you worship.

3. Nor do you worship what I worship.

4. Nor do I serve what you serve.

5. Nor do you serve what I serve.

6. You have your way, and I have my way.”

Chapter 112 – Surat Al-Ikhlas ( The Purity )

قُلْ هُوَ اللَّهُ أَحَدٌ – 112:1

اللَّهُ الصَّمَدُ – 112:2

لَمْ يَلِدْ وَلَمْ يُولَدْ – 112:3

وَلَمْ يَكُن لَّهُ كُفُوًا أَحَدٌ – 112:4

” Bismillahir-Rahmanir-Raheem
Qul Huwa-llahu ‘Ahad
Lam Yalid Wa Lam Yulad
Walam Yakul-La-Hu-Kufuwan ‘Ahad “

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

1. Say, “He is God, the One.

2. God, the Absolute.

3. He begets not, nor was He begotten.

4. And there is nothing comparable to Him.”

Chapter 113 – Surah Al-Falaq ( Dawn )

قُلْ أَعُوذُ بِرَبِّ الْفَلَقِ – 113:1

مِن شَرِّ مَا خَلَقَ – 113:2

وَمِن شَرِّ غَاسِقٍ إِذَا وَقَبَ – 113:3

وَمِن شَرِّ النَّفَّاثَاتِ فِي الْعُقَدِ – 113:4

وَمِن شَرِّ حَاسِدٍ إِذَا حَسَدَ – 113:5

” Bismillahir-Rahmanir-Raheem
Qul ‘A’udhu Bi-Rabbil-Falaq
Min Sharri Ma Khalaq
Wa Min Sharri Ghasiqin ‘Idha Waqab
Wa Min Sharri-Naffathati Fil-‘Uqadi
Wa Min Sharri Hasidin ‘Idha Hasad “

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

1. Say, “I take refuge with the Lord of Daybreak.

2. From the evil of what He created.

3. And from the evil of the darkness as it gathers.

4. And from the evil of those who practice sorcery.

5. And from the evil of an envious when he envies.”

Chapter 114 – Surah An-Nas ( Mankind )

قُلْ أَعُوذُ بِرَبِّ النَّاسِ – 114:1

مَلِكِ النَّاسِ – 114:2

إِلَٰهِ النَّاسِ – 114:3

مِن شَرِّ الْوَسْوَاسِ الْخَنَّاسِ – 114:4

الَّذِي يُوَسْوِسُ فِي صُدُورِ النَّاسِ – 114:5

مِنَ الْجِنَّةِ وَالنَّاسِ – 114:6

” Bismillahir-Rahmanir-Raheem
Qul ‘A’udhu Bi-Rabbin-Nas
Al-Ladhi Yuwas-wisu Fee Sudurin-Nas
Mina Al-Jinnati Wan-Nas “

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

1. Say, “I seek refuge in the Lord of mankind.

2. The King of mankind.

3. The God of mankind.

4. From the evil of the sneaky whisperer.

5. Who whispers into the hearts of people.

6. From among jinn and among people.”

Four Qul Benefits

Surah Al-Kafiroun Benefits

  • If you recite this Surah, Shaitan stays away from you. It also keeps you safe from Shirk (of any kind).
  • Reciting this Surah along with Surah Tawhid during the Salaat makes Allah forgive one’s sins.
  • For the forgiveness of your children and the parents’ sins, recite Surah al-Kafirun and at-Tawhid while offering your prayer.
  • If a person dies while reciting this Surah or after he has done it, he dies a martyr. Dying a martyr is highly significant in Islam. It means all our sins are forgiven and you will reside in Jannah.
  • To keep yourself safe for the whole night, recite this Surah right before sleeping.
  • If you are thirsty and cannot find water, recite this Surah for your thirst’ll be quenched.
  • To overcome your fears, recitation of this Surah will be perfect for you.

Surat Al-Ikhlas Benefits

  1. One who recites this Surah 200 times daily, Allah will be close for you the 300 doors of destruction, for example enemy, loan, temptation etc.
  2. If you recite this Surah 200 times, Allah will open the 300 doors of blessings.
  3. Those who recite Surah Al-Ikhlas 200 times, Allah Will open the 30 doors of provision,and give him without struggle.
  4. Reciting Al-Ikhlas 200 times and then Allah will give him/her knowledge from him knowledge.
  5. One who recites Surah Ikhlas 200 times daily, Allah will give him the reward equal to 36 Quran.
  6. If you recite this Surah 200 times daily, Allah will forgive the sins of 50 year to those who recite this Surah regularly.
  7. Who recites this Surah al-ikhlas 200 times a day, Allah will give you the 20 house in Heaven, decorated with precious stones and every house have 70,000 doors.
  8. The person who recites this surah 200 times , Allah will give you the reward of 2000 rakaat nafal.
  9. A person who recites this surah al-ikhlas 200 times daily, Whenever he will be dead then one lac ten thousands angels will b in his funeral.
  10. Who recites Surah Ikhlas in his obligatory prayers, Allah grants him success in this world and the world hereafter.

Surah Al-Falaq benefits

One hadith shows that recitation of Surah al Falaq along with 2 other last chapters of Holy Quran was the Sunnah of Prophet (PBUH) and He would have the recital wipe over His body as if making a protective layer. Hence, a Muslim should also consider following the Sunnah of our beloved Prophet (PBUH) and then be familiar with the endless benefits it brings to a person.

Surah An-Nas benefits

Surah al Falak and Surah an Naas are a gift to us by Allah, which we can use to seek His refuge from internal and external evils. The whisperings of the Shaitan, attacks from jinns, evil eye of those around us, jealousy and envy are all poisonous enemies that these beautiful Surahs can safeguard us from.

Below is also a video of the four Qul in Action:




  1. Aisha March 1, 2018 at 10:38 pm - Reply

    Mashallah!…Thanks for the information…It really motivates nd encourages me to pray to Allah(SWT)…May Allah reward you with blessings.

    • Abdulai Abarika March 2, 2018 at 5:54 am - Reply

      Maasha’Allah Aisha! I am happy you are motivated by this. May Allah increase us all in Iman.

  2. Ifyequar May 13, 2018 at 9:24 pm - Reply

    Thanks for such information which make every Muslim to know about the holy quran and it’s benefits.

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