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Surah An-Nisa Ayat 118 in Arabic Text

لَّعَنَهُ ٱللَّهُ ۘ وَقَالَ لَأَتَّخِذَنَّ مِنْ عِبَادِكَ نَصِيبًۭا مَّفْرُوضًۭا
La’anahul laah; wa qaala la attakhizanna min ‘ibaadika naseebam mafroodaa

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 118

Sahih International
Whom Allah has cursed. For he had said, “I will surely take from among Your servants a specific portion.

Yusuf Ali
Allah did curse him, but he said: “I will take of Thy servants a portion Marked off;

Abul Ala Maududi
upon whom Allah has laid His curse. He said (to Allah): ‘I will take to myself an appointed portion of Your servants

Muhsin Khan
Allah cursed him. And he [Shaitan (Satan)] said: “I will take an appointed portion of your slaves;

Pickthall
Whom Allah cursed, and he said: Surely I will take of Thy bondmen an appointed portion,

Dr. Ghali
Allah cursed him. And he said, “Indeed I will definitely take to myself of Your bondmen an ordained assignment.

Abdul Haleem
God rejected, who said, ‘I will certainly take my due share of Your servants;

Quran 4 Verse 118 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah An-Nisa ayat 118, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(4:118) upon whom Allah has laid His curse. He said (to Allah): ‘I will take to myself an appointed portion of Your servants[146]


146. This shows that Satan is determined to lay his claim to a portion of men’s time, to their effort and labour, to their energies and capacities, to their material belongings, and to their offspring, and would somehow trick them into devoting a sizeable portion of all these in his cause.

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Nisa verse 118 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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