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CHAPTER CXIV.: ENTITLED SURAT AL NÁS (MEN). Revealed at Makkah. - Mohammed, The Quran, vol. 4 
A Comprehensive Commentary on the Quran: Comprising Sale’s Translation and preliminary Discourse, with Additional Notes and Emendations (London: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner, and Co., 1896). 4 vols.
Part of: The Quran, 4 vols.
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ENTITLED SURAT AL NÁS (MEN).
This chapter so much resembles the one preceding it, that I have recorded all there that need be said. The date may also be regarded as the same.
IN THE NAME OF THE MOST MERCIFUL GOD.
∥ (1) Say, I fly for refuge unto the Lord of men, (2) the king of men, (3) the God of men, (4)that he may deliver me from the mischief of the whisperer, who slyly withdraweth, (5) who whispereth evil suggestions into the breasts of men; (6) from genii and men.
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[(1-4) ]The whisperer, &c., i.e., “the devil, who withdraweth when a man mentioneth God, or hath recourse to his protection.”—Sale.
[(5, 6) ]Evil suggestions . . from genii and men. This chapter shows that Muhammad felt himself to be in some manner specially moved by evil influences. More than once he offered up special prayer for protection against such; see chap. xxiii. 98. He attributed his mistakes to Satanic influences. See notes on chaps. xxii. 53, and liii. 19, 20. Other prophets are said to have been open to the evil suggestions of demons and men. See chaps. vi. 112, and vii. 200, 201, also note and references at chap. iv. 116.