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Surah An-Nisa Ayat 104 in Arabic Text

وَلَا تَهِنُوا۟ فِى ٱبْتِغَآءِ ٱلْقَوْمِ ۖ إِن تَكُونُوا۟ تَأْلَمُونَ فَإِنَّهُمْ يَأْلَمُونَ كَمَا تَأْلَمُونَ ۖ وَتَرْجُونَ مِنَ ٱللَّهِ مَا لَا يَرْجُونَ ۗ وَكَانَ ٱللَّهُ عَلِيمًا حَكِيمًا
Wa laa tahinoo fibtighaaa’il qawmi in takoonoo ta’lamoona fa innahum ya’lamoona kamaa ta’lamoona wa tarjoona minal laahi maa laa yarjoon; wa kaanal laahu ‘Aleeman Hakeemaa (section 15)

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 104

Sahih International
There has come to you enlightenment from your Lord. So whoever will see does so for [the benefit of] his soul, and whoever is blind [does harm] against it. And [say], “I am not a guardian over you.”

Yusuf Ali
“Now have come to you, from your Lord, proofs (to open your eyes): if any will see, it will be for (the good of) his own soul; if any will be blind, it will be to his own (harm): I am not (here) to watch over your doings.”

Abul Ala Maududi
The lights of clear perception have now come to you from your Lord. Then, he who chooses to see clearly, does so for his own good; and he who chooses to remain blind, does so to his own harm. I am not your keeper.

Muhsin Khan
Verily, proofs have come to you from your Lord, so whosoever sees, will do so for (the good of) his ownself, and whosoever blinds himself, will do so to his own harm, and I (Muhammad SAW) am not a watcher over you.

Pickthall
Proofs have come unto you from your Lord, so whoso seeth, it is for his own good, and whoso is blind is blind to his own hurt. And I am not a keeper over you.

Dr. Ghali
Demonstrations have already come to you from your Lord; so whoever beholds, it is for his own good, (Literally: foe his “own” self) and whoever is blind, it is to his own harm, (Literally: upon his “own” self) and in no way am I (i.e. the prophet) a constant preserver over you.

Abdel Haleem
Now clear proof has come to you from your Lord: if anyone sees it, that will be to his advantage; if anyone is blind to it, that will be to his loss- [Say], ‘I am not your guardian.’

Quran 4 Verse 104 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah An-Nisa ayat 104, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(4:104) Do not be faint of heart in pursuing these people:[138] if you happen to suffer harm they too are suffering just as you are, while you may hope from Allah what they cannot hope for.[139] Allah is All-Knowing, All- Wise.


138. This refers to those unbelievers who adamantly opposed the cause of Islam and the establishment of the Islamic order.

139. It is astonishing that men of faith should not be prepared to endure the same degree of hardship for the sake of the Truth as unbelievers do for the sake of falsehood. This is strange insofar as the latter merely seek the transient benefits of worldly life whereas the faithful seek to please, and secure the proximity of the Lord of the Universe and look forward to everlasting rewards.

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Nisa verse 104 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Nisa ayat 103 which provides the complete commentary from verse 103 through 104.

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