Surah An-Nisa Ayat 117 in Arabic Text
Here you can read various translations of verse 117
Indeed, your Lord is most knowing of who strays from His way, and He is most knowing of the [rightly] guided.
Thy Lord knoweth best who strayeth from His way: He knoweth best who they are that receive His guidance.
And your – Lord knows well who stray from His path, and also those who are rightly-guided.
Verily, your Lord! It is He Who knows best who strays from His Way, and He knows best the rightly guided ones.
Lo! thy Lord, He knoweth best who erreth from His way; and He knoweth best (who are) the rightly guided.
Surely your Lord is He Who knows best who errs away from His way, and He knows best the rightly-guided.
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.
(4:117) Rather than call upon Him, they call upon goddesses, and call upon a rebellious Satan
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.
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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