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Surah An-Nisa Ayat 154 in Arabic Text

وَرَفَعْنَا فَوْقَهُمُ ٱلطُّورَ بِمِيثَـٰقِهِمْ وَقُلْنَا لَهُمُ ٱدْخُلُوا۟ ٱلْبَابَ سُجَّدًۭا وَقُلْنَا لَهُمْ لَا تَعْدُوا۟ فِى ٱلسَّبْتِ وَأَخَذْنَا مِنْهُم مِّيثَـٰقًا غَلِيظًۭا
Wa rafa’naa fawqahumut Toora bimeesaaqihim wa qulnaa lahumud khulul baaba sujjadanw wa qulnaa lahum laa ta’doo fis Sabti wa akhaznaa minhum meesaaqan ghaleezaa

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 154

Sahih International
And We raised over them the mount for [refusal of] their covenant; and We said to them, “Enter the gate bowing humbly”, and We said to them, “Do not transgress on the sabbath”, and We took from them a solemn covenant.

Yusuf Ali
And for their covenant we raised over them (the towering height) of Mount (Sinai); and (on another occasion) we said: “Enter the gate with humility”; and (once again) we commanded them: “Transgress not in the matter of the sabbath.” And we took from them a solemn covenant.

Abul Ala Maududi
and We raised the Mount high above them and took from them a covenant (to obey the commandment), and ordered them: ‘Enter the gate in the state of prostration.’ And We said to them: ‘Do not violate the law of the Sabbath’, and took from them a firm covenant.

Muhsin Khan
And for their covenant, We raised over them the Mount and (on the other occasion) We said: “Enter the gate prostrating (or bowing) with humility;” and We commanded them: “Transgress not (by doing worldly works on) the Sabbath (Saturday).” And We took from them a firm covenant.

Pickthall
And We caused the Mount to tower above them at (the taking of) their covenant: and We bade them: Enter the gate, prostrate! and We bode them: Transgress not the Sabbath! and We took from them a firm covenant.

Dr. Ghali
And We raised above them the T‍ûr, (Mount) (taking) compact with them. And We said to them, “Enter in at the gate, constantly prostrating.” And We said to them, “Do not be aggressors on the Sabbath, ” (Mount) and We took from them a solemn compact.

Abdul Haleem
We made the mountain tower high above them at their pledge; We said to them, ‘Enter the gate humbly,’ and, ‘Do not break the Sabbath,’ and took a solemn pledge from them.

Quran 4 Verse 154 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah An-Nisa ayat 154, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(4:154) and We raised the Mount high above them and took from them a covenant[184] (to obey the commandment), and ordered them: ‘Enter the gate in the state of prostration.’[185] And We said to them: ‘Do not violate the law of the Sabbath’, and took from them a firm covenant.[186]


184. This ‘manifest commandment’ refers to the commandments hichhad been handed over to Moses on tablets. (For a more detailed account of this incident see (Surah al-A’raf 7, verses 143 ff.).The covenant referred to here is that which had been entered into by the representatives of Israel in the valley of Mount Sinai. For this see(Surah al-Baqarah 2: 63 )and (Surah al-A’raf 7:171.)

185. See Towards Understanding the Qur’an. vol. I, (Surah 2: 58-9 and n. 75).

186. See ibid., ( Surah 2: 65 and nn. 82-3).

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Nisa verse 154 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Nisa ayat 153 which provides the complete commentary from verse 153 through 154.

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