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Surah An-Nisa Ayat 14 in Arabic Text

وَمَن يَعْصِ ٱللَّهَ وَرَسُولَهُۥ وَيَتَعَدَّ حُدُودَهُۥ يُدْخِلْهُ نَارًا خَـٰلِدًۭا فِيهَا وَلَهُۥ عَذَابٌۭ مُّهِينٌۭ
Wa mai ya’sil laaha wa Rasoolahoo wa yata’adda hudoodahoo yudkhilhu Naaran khaalidan feehaa wa lahoo ‘azaabum muheen (section 2)

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 14

Sahih International
Say, “Is it other than Allah I should take as a protector, Creator of the heavens and the earth, while it is He who feeds and is not fed?” Say, [O Muhammad], “Indeed, I have been commanded to be the first [among you] who submit [to Allah] and [was commanded], ‘Do not ever be of the polytheists.’ “

Yusuf Ali
Say: “Shall I take for my protector any other than Allah, the Maker of the heavens and the earth? And He it is that feedeth but is not fed.” Say: “Nay! but I am commanded to be the first of those who bow to Allah (in Islam), and be not thou of the company of those who join gods with Allah.”

Abul Ala Maududi
Say: ‘Shall I take for my guardian anyone other than Allah – the Originator of the heavens and earth; He Who feeds and Himself is not fed?’ Say: ‘Surely I have been commanded to be the first among those who submit (to Allah) and not to be one of those who associate others with Allah in His divinity (even though others may do so).’

Muhsin Khan
Say (O Muhammad SAW): “Shall I take as a Wali (helper, protector, etc.) any other than Allah, the Creator of the heavens and the earth? And it is He Who feeds but is not fed.” Say: “Verily, I am commanded to be the first of those who submit themselves to Allah (as Muslims).” And be not you (O Muhammad SAW) of the Mushrikun [polytheists, pagans, idolaters and disbelievers in the Oneness of Allah].

Pickthall
Say: Shall I choose for a protecting friend other than Allah, the Originator of the heavens and the earth, Who feedeth and is never fed? Say: I am ordered to be the first to surrender (unto Him). And be not thou (O Muhammad) of the idolaters.

Dr. Ghali
Say, “Shall I take to myself as constant patron other than Allah, The Originator (Literally: The Renderer) of the heavens and the earth, and He is (The One) Who feeds, and is not fed?” Say, “Surely I have been commanded to be the first of the ones who have surrendered, ” (i.e. who have become Muslims) and definitely do not be of the associators (i.e., those who associate others with Allah).

Abdel Haleem
Say, ‘Shall I take for myself a protector other than God, the Creator of the heavens and the earth, who feeds but is not fed?’ Say, ‘I am commanded to be the first [of you] to devote myself [to Him].’ Do not be one of the idolaters.

Quran 4 Verse 14 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah An-Nisa ayat 14, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(4:14) And he who disobeys Allah and His Messenger and transgresses the bounds set by Him – him shall Allah cause to enter the Fire. There he will abide. A humiliating chastisement awaits him.*25a


There is no commentary by Abul Maududi available for this verse.

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Nisa verse 14 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Nisa ayat 13 which provides the complete commentary from verse 13 through 14.

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