Al-Quran Surah 114. An-Nas, Ayah 1

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قُلْ أَعُوذُ بِرَبِّ النَّاسِ


Asad Translation : SAY: "I seek refuge with the Sustainer of men,
Malik Translation : Say: I seek refuge in the Rabb of the mankind,
Pickthall Translation : Say: I seek refuge in the Lord of mankind,
Yusuf Ali Translation : Say: I seek refuge with the Lord and Cherisher of Mankind 6307 6308
Transliteration : Qul aAAoothu birabbi alnnasi
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Yusuf Ali   
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Yusuf Ali 6307 The previous Sura pointed to the necessity of seeking Allah's protection against external factors which might affect an individual. Here the need of protection from internal factors, mankind being viewed as a whole, is pointed out. For this reason the threefold relation in which man stands to Allah is mentioned, as explained in the next note.
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Yusuf Ali 6308 Man's relation to Allah may be viewed in three aspects: (1) Allah is his Lord, Maker, and Cherisher; Allah sustains him and cares for him; He provides him with all the means for his growth and development, and for his protection against evil; (2) Allah is his king or ruler; more than any earthly king, Allah has authority to guide man's conduct, and lead him to ways which will make for his welfare; and He has given him laws; and (3) Allah is He to Whom mankind must return, to give an account of all their deeds in this life (ii. 156); Allah will be the Judge; He is the goal of the Hereafter, and the only Being entitied to man's worship at any time. From all these aspects man could and should seek Allah's protection against evil.
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