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Surah An-Nisa Ayat 117 in Arabic Text

إِن يَدْعُونَ مِن دُونِهِۦٓ إِلَّآ إِنَـٰثًۭا وَإِن يَدْعُونَ إِلَّا شَيْطَـٰنًۭا مَّرِيدًۭا
Iny yad’oona min dooniheee illaaa inaasanw wa iny yad’oona illaa Shaitaanam mareedaa

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 117

Sahih International
Indeed, your Lord is most knowing of who strays from His way, and He is most knowing of the [rightly] guided.

Yusuf Ali
Thy Lord knoweth best who strayeth from His way: He knoweth best who they are that receive His guidance.

Abul Ala Maududi
And your – Lord knows well who stray from His path, and also those who are rightly-guided.

Muhsin Khan
Verily, your Lord! It is He Who knows best who strays from His Way, and He knows best the rightly guided ones.

Pickthall
Lo! thy Lord, He knoweth best who erreth from His way; and He knoweth best (who are) the rightly guided.

Dr. Ghali
Surely your Lord is He Who knows best who errs away from His way, and He knows best the rightly-guided.

Abdel Haleem
Your Lord knows best who strays from His path and who is rightly guided.

Quran 4 Verse 117 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah An-Nisa ayat 117, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(4:117) Rather than call upon Him, they call upon goddesses, and call upon a rebellious Satan[145]


145. No one sets up Satan as his ‘god’ in the sense that he makes him the object of his ritual worship and declares him to be God in so many words. The way to make Satan one’s god is to entrust one’s reins to him and let oneself be drawn helplessly in whichever direction he wants; the relationship between the two is, then, that of worshipper and worshipped. This shows that either absolute, unreserved obedience to or blind following of anybody is tantamount to ‘worshipping’ him, so that whoever indulges in this kind of absolute obedience is guilty of worshipping a ‘god’ other than the One True God.

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Nisa verse 117 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Nisa ayat 116 which provides the complete commentary from verse 116 through 122.

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