4 Qul In Islam

What is the Qul? – What are the 4 Qul in Islam?

The Holy Quran contains the 4 Qul (Char Qul) – short yet potent Surahs that hold immense rewards and benefits. These Surahs are considered protective and were recommended by Prophet Muhammad (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam). Reciting them daily safeguards Muslims against black magic, evil eye, whispers of Shaitaan, and Shirk. The best time to recite them is at night before going to bed and during daily prayers (salah), as suggested by the Prophet (SAWS). This article will provide you with the English version of the 4 Qul and a downloadable image. Here are the four Qul Surahs and their benefits:

  1. Surah al-Kafirun
  2. Surah al-Ikhlas
  3. Surah al-Falaq
  4. Surah al-Naas

Surah al-Kafirun

The Holy Quran’s 109th chapter is Surah Kafirun, comprising six ayats. Surprisingly, this Surah is equivalent to one-quarter of the Quran. Muslims who recite this Surah before sleeping are protected from Shaitaan and safeguarded from Shirk. With reference to Jami At-Tirmizi Hadith 3403. Farwah bin Nawfal (RA) narrated that:


He came to the Prophet (ﷺ) and said: “O Messenger of Allah, teach me something that I may say when I go to my bed.” So he said: “Recite: Say: ‘O you disbelievers’ for verily it is a disavowal of Shirk.”

Surah al-Ikhlas

Surah Ikhlas, the 112th chapter of the Holy Quran, comprises five ayats. Remarkably, this Surah holds the same weight as one-third of the entire Quran. Reciting Surah Ikhlas has numerous benefits, including the forgiveness of sins, the attainment of Allah’s love (SWT), protection against afflictions and calamities, and many more. With the reference of Sahih al-Bukhari 5015. Narrated by Abu Sa`id Al-Khudri:

The Prophet (ﷺ) said to his companions, “Is it difficult for any of you to recite one-third of the Qur’an in one night?” This suggestion was difficult for them so they said, “Who among us has the power to do so, O Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ)?” Allah Apostle replied: ” Allah (the) One, the Self-Sufficient Master Whom all creatures need.’ (Surat Al-Ikhlas 112.1–to the End) is equal to one-third of the Qur’an.”

Surah al-Falaq

Surah Falaq is the 113th chapter of the Holy Quran which consists of a total number of 5 ayats. This Surah helps to seek Allah’s protection from the black magic and evil eye.



Surah al-Naas

The 114th chapter of the Holy Quran is Surah Naas, containing six ayats. This Surah serves as a means to seek Allah’s protection from evil and the Jinn. With the reference of Sahih al-Bukhari 5016, Narrated by Aisha (RA):

Whenever Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) became sick, he would recite Mu’awwidhat (Surat Al-Falaq and Surat 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.

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