What is the Qul? - What are the 4 Qul in Islam?
The 4 Qul (Char Qul) are short yet powerful Surahs in the Holy Quran which hold immense rewards and benefits. These four Quls are known as the protecting Surahs that were recommended by our Prophet Muhammad (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam). Reciting these four Quls on a daily basis will protect the Muslims from black magic, evil eye, whispers of Shaitaan, and Shirk. The best time to recite is at night before going to bed (as recommended by our Prophet (SAWS)) and in daily prayers (salah).
So let’s see what are the four Quls of the Quran and their benefits. If you have been searching for the 4 Qul in English with a downloadable image, then this article will surely benefit you! The 4 Qul Surahs are mentioned below:
- Surah al-Kafirun
- Surah al-Ikhlas
- Surah al-Falaq
- Surah al-Naas
Surah Kafirun is the 109th chapter of the Holy Quran which consists of a total number of 6 ayats. This Surah is equal to one-quarter of the Qur’an. The Muslim who recites this Surah before going to bed stays protected from Shaitaan and safe 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 Ikhlas is the 112th chapter of the Holy Quran which consists of a total number of 5 ayats. This Surah is equivalent to one-third of the Qur’an. There are numerous benefits upon reciting Surah Ikhlas such as forgiveness of sins, attaining the love of Allah (SWT), protection against every kind of affliction and calamity, 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 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 Naas is the 114th chapter of the Holy Quran which consists of a total number of 6 ayats. This Surah helps to seek Allah’s protection from the Jinn and evil.
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.