Ali Quli Qarai, The Qur’ān with a Phrase-by-Phrase English Translation (2005)

112. Sūrat al-Ikhlāṣ 1

In the Name of Allah,
the All-beneficent, the All-merciful.

1 Say, ‘He is Allah, the One.
2 Allah is the All-embracing.
3 He neither begat, nor was begotten,
4 nor has He any equal.’

113. Sūrat al-Falaq 2

In the Name of Allah,
the All-beneficent, the All-merciful.

1 Say, ‘I seek the protection of the Lord of the daybreak
2 from the evil of what He has created,
3 and from the evil of the dark night when it settles,
4 and from the evil of the witches who blow on knots,
5 and from the evil of the envious one when he envies.’

1 The sūrah — also called “Sūrat al-Tawḥid” — is a statement of Islamic monotheism which negates any kind of anthropomorphism that may compromise pure monotheism or tawḥid. It is called ‘the Sūrah of Ikhlāṣ,’ as it purges tawḥid of deviant ideas and posits it in its exclusive purity.

2 The sūrah takes its name from ‘the daybreak’ (al-falaq) mentioned in verse 1.

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Ali Quli Qarai, The Qur’ān with a Phrase-by-Phrase English Translation, Islamic College for Advance Studies Press (ICAS), London (Distributed by The Centre for Translation of the Holy Qur’ān, Qom, Iran), Consulted online at “Quran Archive - Texts and Studies on the Quran” on 02 Oct. 2022: http://quran-archive.org/explorer/ali-quli-qarai/2005?page=897