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Surah An-Nisa Ayat 10 in Arabic Text

إِنَّ ٱلَّذِينَ يَأْكُلُونَ أَمْوَٰلَ ٱلْيَتَـٰمَىٰ ظُلْمًا إِنَّمَا يَأْكُلُونَ فِى بُطُونِهِمْ نَارًۭا ۖ وَسَيَصْلَوْنَ سَعِيرًۭا
Innal lazeena ya’kuloona amwaalal yataamaa zulman innamaa ya’kuloona fee butoonihim Naaranw-wa sayaslawna sa’eeraa (section 1)

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 10

Sahih International
Indeed, those who devour the property of orphans unjustly are only consuming into their bellies fire. And they will be burned in a Blaze.

Yusuf Ali
Those who unjustly eat up the property of orphans, eat up a Fire into their own bodies: They will soon be enduring a Blazing Fire!

Abul Ala Maududi
Behold, those who wrongfully devour the properties of orphans only fill their bellies with fire. Soon they will burn in the Blazing Flame.

Muhsin Khan
Verily, those who unjustly eat up the property of orphans, they eat up only a fire into their bellies, and they will be burnt in the blazing Fire!

Pickthall
Lo! Those who devour the wealth of orphans wrongfully, they do but swallow fire into their bellies, and they will be exposed to burning flame.

Dr. Ghali
Surely the ones who eat the riches of the orphans unjustly, they surely only eat (up) Fire in their bellies and will roast in a Blaze.

Abdul Haleem
Those who consume the property of orphans unjustly are actually swallowing fire into their own bellies: they will burn in the blazing Flame.

Quran 4 Verse 10 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah An-Nisa ayat 10, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(4:10) Behold, those who wrongfully devour the properties of orphans only fill their bellies with fire. Soon they will burn in the Blazing Flame.[14]


14. It is reported in a tradition that after the Battle of Uhud the wife of Sa’d b. Rabi’ brought her two daughters to the Prophet (peace be on him) and said: ‘O Messenger of God! These are daughters of Sa’d who was with you in the Battle of Uhud, where he was martyred. The girls’ uncles have seized the whole property and left nothing for them. Who will now marry these girls?’ It was after this incident that these verses were revealed. (See Muhammad ‘Ali al-Sabuni’s comments on this verse in his Safwat al-Tafasir and the sources quoted therein – Ed.)

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Nisa verse 10 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Nisa ayat 7 which provides the complete commentary from verse 7 through 10.

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