Surah An-Nisa Ayat 120 in Arabic Text
Here you can read various translations of verse 120
Satan promises them and arouses desire in them. But Satan does not promise them except delusion.
Satan makes them promises, and creates in them false desires; but satan’s promises are nothing but deception.
Satan makes promises to them and fills them with vain hopes, but whatever he promises them is merely delusion.
He [Shaitan (Satan)] makes promises to them, and arouses in them false desires; and Shaitan’s (Satan) promises are nothing but deceptions.
He promiseth them and stirreth up desires in them, and Satan promiseth them only to beguile.
He promises them and arouses vain covetings in them; and in no way does Ash-Shaytan (The allvicious, i.e., the Devil) promise them (anything) except delusion.
he makes them promises and raises false hopes, but Satan’s promises are nothing but delusion.
Quran 4 Verse 120 Explanation
For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah An-Nisa ayat 120, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.
(4:120) Satan makes promises to them and fills them with vain hopes, but whatever he promises them is merely delusion.
149. Satanic operations are based on making attractive promises and raising high hopes. Whenever Satan wants to mislead men, whether individually or collectively, he tries to inspire them with Utopian expectations. In some he inspires expectations of ecstatic pleasure and outstanding success in their individual lives. He inspires others with prospects for achieving national glory. To still others he promises the well-being of mankind. He makes people feel confident that they can arrive at the ultimate truth without the aid of revealed knowledge. He deludes others into believing that God neither exists nor that there is any Life-after-Death. He comforts others with the belief that even if there is an After-life, they will be able to escape punishment through the intercession of certain persons. In short, Satan extends to different groups of people different promises and expectations with a view to seducing them.
The tafsir of Surah Nisa verse 120 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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