Soora 113


[1] (In the name of God, Most Gracious, Most Merciful)


The meaning


More explanation

[2] 1. Say, [Mohammed]: "I seek protection [of God] the Lord of the [nuclear] fission a [in the sun],"


[3] 2. "From the evil of that He has created b,"


[4] 3. "And from the evil of that [long] dark night c when it will settle,"


[5] 4. "And from the evil of [devils] inspiring [their suggestions d] into the convolutions [of the brain],"


[6] 5. "And from the evil of the envious e when he envies."


1 a The meaning of the Arabic word in the aya is the fission, which has been explained in the interpretation of the Quran 6: 95, which means:

(God is the Cleaver of the grain and the seed.)

And also in His saying be glorified in the following aya: 6:96, which means:

([He is] the Cleaver of [the atom in the sun for] radiating light.)



2 b i.e. from the evil of any creature that may do any hurt.



3 c Which will last for one thousand years, and about which we have previously explained.



4 d The Arabic word in the aya means the casting of words of inspiration to mans memory. So if such cast words come from the angels, it is called inspiration, and if from the devils, it is called suggestions and blasphemy.

This is like His saying be glorified in the Quran 114: 4, which means:

(From the evil of the invisible whispering.)

It means: from the evil whispering or suggestions of devils.

Moreover, it is narrated that Prophet Mohammed salam to him said: The Holy Ghost has cast into my consciousness. It means: Gabriel inspired into me and sent the words into my memory.

And he said at the commencing of the prayers: God, I seek Your protection from the cursed devil: from his annoying, casting of words and suggesting. It means: from his sending the words of blasphemy into my memory.

Therefore, the meaning of this aya 113: 4 is:

And [I seek Gods protection] from the evil of [devils and evil souls] who send the words of blasphemy to mans memory, and deceive him.



5 e Who wants to take away from you some bounty which God bestows on you: like much wealth, a beautiful wife, a swift riding animal or others.



By God's help, the interpretation of the soora 113 of the Quran is completed;

So (praise be to God: Lord of the worlds.)


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