Some Short Quranic Ayats
Translations by Yusuf Ali

Surah 1Al Fatiha
Surah 2:255Ayat al-Kursi (The Throne Verse)
Surah 94 Al-Inshiráh (Expansion)
Surah 102 At-Takáthur (Competition)
Surah 103 Al-'Asr (Time)
Surah 107 Al-Má'ún (Neighbourly Kindness)
Surah 108 Al-Kauthar (Abundance)
Surah 109 Al-Kafirún (The Unbelievers)
Surah 110 An-Nasr (Succour)
Surah 112 Al-Ikhlas (Purity)
Surah 113 Al-Falaq (The Dawn)
Surah 114An-Náas (Mankind)

Surah 1
The Fatiha

Bismillaah ar-Rahman ar-Raheem
Al hamdu lillaahi rabbil 'alameen
Ar-Rahman ar-Raheem Maaliki yaumid Deen
Iyyaaka na'abudu wa iyyaaka nasta'een
Ihdinas siraatal mustaqeem
Siraatal ladheena an 'amta' alaihim
Ghairil maghduubi' alaihim waladaaleen
In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. 
Praise be to Allah, the Cherisher and Sustainer of the worlds; 
Most Gracious, Most Merciful; 
Master of the Day of Judgment. 
Thee do we worship, and Thine aid we seek. 
Show us the straight way, 
The way of those on whom Thou hast bestowed Thy Grace, those whose (portion) is not wrath, and who go not astray. 

Surah 2:255
Ayat al-Kursi (The Throne Verse)

Bismillaah ar-Rahman ar-Raheem
Allahu la illaha illa hu
Wal Hayyul Qayyum
La te huzuhu sinetun wala nawmun
Lahu ma fissemawati wa ma fil'ardi
Men thallathiy yeshfe'u indehu illa biznih
Ya'lemu ma beyne eydiyhim
wa ma halfehum
wa la yuhiytune
bishey'in min ilmihi
illa bima sha-a wasia kursiyyuhu semavati wal'ard
Wa la yeuduhu hifzuhuma wa hu wal aliy ul aziym
In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
Allah! There is no god but He -- the Living, the Self-subsisting, Eternal. No slumber can seize Him nor sleep. His are all things in the heavens and on earth. Who is there can intercede in His presence except as He permitteth? He knoweth what (appeareth to His creatures as) before or after or behind them. Nor shall they compass aught of His knowledge except as He willeth. His Throne doth extend over the heavens and the earth, and He feeleth no fatigue in guarding and preserving them for He is the Most
High, the Supreme (in glory). 

Surah 94
Al-Inshiráh (Expansion)

Bismillah ar-Rahman ar-Rahim
Alam nashrah laka sadrka
Wa wad a'na anka wizrka
Alladhi ankada zahrka
Wa wafa'naa laka dhikrka
Fa inna ma'a al usri yusran
Inna ma'a al usri yusran
Fa idhaa faraghta fansab
Wa Ilah rabbka farghab
In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Merciful.
Have We not expanded thee thy breast? 
And removed from thee thy burden 
That which did gall thy back? 
And raised high the esteem (in which) thou (art held)? 
So, verily, with every difficulty, there is relief: 
Verily, with every difficulty there is relief. 
Therefore, when thou art free (from thine immediate task), still labour hard, 
And to thy Lord turn (all) thy attention. 

Surah 102
At-Takáthur (Competition)

Bismillaah ar-Rahman ar-Raheem
Alhaa-kum at-takáthur
H'attaa zurtum al-maqaabir
Kallaa sawfa ta'lamon
Thumma kallaa sawfa ta'lamon
Kallaa law ta'lamon 'ilm al-yaqeen
La-tarawunna al-jah-em
Thumma la-tarawunna-haa 'ayn al-yaqeen
Thumma la-tus'alunna yawma'idhin 'an an-na'em
In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Merciful.
The mutual rivalry for piling up (the good things of this world) diverts you (from the more serious things), 
Until ye visit the graves. 
But nay, ye soon shall know (the reality). 
Again, ye soon shall know! 
Nay, were ye to know with certainty of mind, (ye would beware!) 
Ye shall certainly see Hell-Fire! 
Again, ye shall see it with certainty of sight! 
Then, shall ye be questioned that Day about the joy (ye indulged in!). 

Surah 103
Al-'Asr (Time)

Bismillaah ar-Rahman ar-Raheem
Wal 'Asr
Innal insaana lafee khusr
Illal ladhenna aamannu
Wa 'amilus saalihaati wa tawaasau bilhaqq
Wa tawaasau bis sabr
In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Merciful
By (the Token of) Time (through the ages), 
Verily Man is in loss, 
Except such as have Faith, and do righteous deeds, and (join together) in the mutual teaching of Truth, and of Patience and Constancy. 

Surah 107
Al-Má'ún (Neighbourly Kindness)

Bismillaah ar-Rahman ar-Raheem
Ara ayta ladhee ukadhibu bid Deen
Fa dhaalikal ladhee yadu'ul yateem
Wa laa yahuddu 'alaa ta'aamil miskeen
Fa wailun lilmur salleen
Alladheena hum' an salaatin saahuun
Alladheena hum yuraa uun
Wa yamna 'uunal maa'uun
In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Merciful.
Seest thou one who denies the Judgment (to come)? 
Then such is the (man) who repulses the orphan (with harshness), 
And encourages not the feeding of the indigent. 
So woe to the worshippers 
Who are neglectful of their prayers, 
Those who (want but) to be seen (of men), 
But refuse (to supply) (even) neighbourly needs. 

Surah 108
Al-Kauthar (Abundance)

Bismillaah ar-Rahman ar-Raheem
Innaa a'atainaa kal kauthar
Fasalli li rabbika wanhar
Inna shaani'aka huwal abtar
In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Merciful.
To thee have We granted the Fount (of Abundance). 
Therefore to thy Lord turn in Prayer and Sacrifice. 
For he who hateth thee, he will be cut off (from Future Hope). 

Surah 109
Al-Kafirún (The Unbelievers)

Bismillaah ar-Rahman ar-Raheem
Qul yaa ayyuhal kaafiruun
Laa 'abudu maa t'abuduun
Walaa antum 'aabidunna maa a'abud
Walaa ana 'aabidun maa 'abadttum
Walaa antum 'aabiduuna maa a'abud
Lakmu deenukum wa liya deen
In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Merciful.
Say : O ye that reject Faith! 
I worship not that which ye worship, 
Nor will ye worship that which I worship. 
And I will not worship that which ye have been wont to worship.
Nor will ye worship that which I worship. 
To you be your way, and to me mine. 

Surah 110
An-Nasr (Succour)

Bismillaah ar-Rahman ar-Raheem
Idhaa jaa a' nasrullaahi wal fathu
Wa ra aitan naasa yadkhuluuna fee deenil laahi afwaaja
Fasabbih bi hamdi rabbika wastaghfirhu
innahuu kaana tawaaba
In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Merciful
When comes the Help of Allah, and Victory, 
And thou dost see the people enter Allah's Religion in crowds, 
Celebrate the praises of thy Lord, and pray for His Forgiveness. For He is Oft-Returning (in Grace and Mercy). 

Surah 112
Al-Ikhlas (Purity)

Bismillaah ar-Rahman ar-Raheem
Qul huwallaahu ahad
Allahus samad
Lam yalid wa lam yuulad
Wa lamyakun lahuuu kufuwan ahad
In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Merciful.
Say: He is Allah, the One and Only; 
Allah, the Eternal, Absolute; 
He begetteth not, nor is He begotten; 
And there is none like unto Him. 

Surah 113
Al-Falaq (The Dawn)

Bismillaah ar-Rahman ar-Raheem
Qul a'uudhu birabbil falaq
Min sharri ma khalaq
Wa min sharri ghaasiqin idhaa waqab
Wa min sharrin naffaathaati fil 'uqad
Wa min sharri haasidin idhaa hasad
In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Merciful.
Say: I seek refuge with the Lord of the Dawn From the mischief of created things; From the mischief of Darkness as it overspreads; From the mischief of those who practise secret arts; And from the mischief of the envious one as he practises envy. 

Surah 114
An-Náas (Mankind)

Bismillaah ar-Rahman ar-Raheem
Qul a'uudhi bi rabbin naas
Malikin naas
Ilaahin naas
Min sharril wawaasil khannas
Alladhee yuwaswisu fee suduurin naas
Minal Jinnati wa naas
In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Merciful
Say: I seek refuge with the Lord and Cherisher of Mankind, 
The King (or Ruler) of Mankind, 
The god (or judge) of Mankind,- 
From the mischief of the Whisperer (of Evil), who withdraws (after his whisper). 
(The same) who whispers into the hearts of Mankind,- 
Among Jinns and among men.