Any of the following chapter may be recited after Surat al- Fatiha in the first two Rak’ah (units) of the prayer
1. Surah Al-Fatiha
Al-Fatiha, is the first surah of the Quran. It consists of 7 ayah which are a prayer for guidance and mercy. Al-Fatiha is recited in Muslim obligatory and voluntary prayers, known as salah.
Other small chapters (Surah in Arabic)
2. Surah Al-Falaq
Al-Falaq or The Daybreak is the 113th chapter (surah) of the Quran. It is a brief five ayat (verses) surah, asking God for protection from the evil:
Say, “I seek refuge in the Lord of daybreak,
From the evil of His creation
And from the evil of darkness when it settles
And from the evil of the blowers in knots
And from the evil of an envier when he envies.
3. Surah An-Nas
Al-Nas or Mankind is the 114th and last chapter (surah) of the Quran. It is a short six-verse invocation.
Say, “I seek refuge in the Lord of mankind,
The Sovereign of mankind.
The God of mankind,
From the evil of the retreating whisperer –
Who whispers [evil] into the breasts of mankind –
From among the jinn and mankind.”
The chapter takes its name from the word “men”, “people” or “mankind” (al-nas), which recurs throughout the chapter. This and the preceding chapter, Al-Falaq (“Daybreak”), dealing with roughly the same theme, they form a natural pair.
4. Surah Al-Kawthar
Al-Kawthar (“Abundance”) is the 108th chapter (surah) of the Quran. It is the shortest chapter, consisting of three ayat or verses:
We have given thee abundance
So pray to your Lord and sacrifice [to Him alone].
Indeed, your enemy is the one cut off.
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