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Surah Lail Ayat 4 in Arabic Text

إِنَّ سَعْيَكُمْ لَشَتَّىٰ
Inna sa’yakum lashattaa

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 4

Sahih International
Indeed, your efforts are diverse.

Yusuf Ali
Verily, (the ends) ye strive for are diverse.

Abul Ala Maududi
surely your strivings are divergent.

Muhsin Khan
Certainly, your efforts and deeds are diverse (different in aims and purposes);

Pickthall
Lo! your effort is dispersed (toward divers ends).

Dr. Ghali
Surely your endeavor is indeed to diverse (ends).

Abdel Haleem
The ways you take differ greatly.

Quran 93 Verse 4 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Lail ayat 4, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(92:4) surely your strivings are divergent.[1]


1. This is that for which an oath has been sworn by the night and the day, and the creation of the male and the female. It means to say: Just as the night and the day, and the male and the female, are different from each other, and their effects and results are mutually contradictory, so are the aims and objects for which men are endeavoring and struggling; different in their nature and contradictory with regard to their results. In the following verses, it has been told that all these divided endeavors are divided into two main kinds.

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Al-Lail verse 4 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Al-Lail ayat 1 which provides the complete commentary from verse 1 through 11.

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