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Surah An-Nisa Ayat 33 in Arabic Text

وَلِكُلٍّۢ جَعَلْنَا مَوَٰلِىَ مِمَّا تَرَكَ ٱلْوَٰلِدَانِ وَٱلْأَقْرَبُونَ ۚ وَٱلَّذِينَ عَقَدَتْ أَيْمَـٰنُكُمْ فَـَٔاتُوهُمْ نَصِيبَهُمْ ۚ إِنَّ ٱللَّهَ كَانَ عَلَىٰ كُلِّ شَىْءٍۢ شَهِيدًا
Wa likullin ja’alnaa ma waaliya mimmaa tarakal waalidaani wal aqraboon; wallazeena ‘aqadat aimaanukum fa aatoohum naseebahum; innal laaha kaana ‘alaa kulli shai’in Shaheedaa (section 5)

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 33

Sahih International
We know that you, [O Muhammad], are saddened by what they say. And indeed, they do not call you untruthful, but it is the verses of Allah that the wrongdoers reject.

Yusuf Ali
We know indeed the grief which their words do cause thee: It is not thee they reject: it is the signs of Allah, which the wicked contemn.

Abul Ala Maududi
(O Muhammad!) We know indeed that the things they say grieve you, though in truth it is not you whom they give the lie to, but it is the signs of Allah that these wrong-doers reject.

Muhsin Khan
We know indeed the grief which their words cause you (O Muhammad SAW): it is not you that they deny, but it is the Verses (the Quran) of Allah that the Zalimun (polytheists and wrong-doers) deny.

Pickthall
We know well how their talk grieveth thee, though in truth they deny not thee (Muhammad) but evil-doers flout the revelations of Allah.

Dr. Ghali
We already know that surely it indeed grieves you (the things) they say. Yet surely they do not cry lies to you, but the unjust (people) repudiate the signs of Allah.

Abdel Haleem
We know well that what they say grieves you [Prophet]. It is not you they disbelieve: the evildoers reject God’s revelation.

Quran 4 Verse 33 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah An-Nisa ayat 33, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(4:33) And to everyone We have appointed rightful heirs to what the parents and near of kin might leave behind. As to those with whom you have made a solemn covenant, give them their share. Allah watches over all things.[55]


55. According to Arab customary law, those who concluded compacts of alliance and friendship also became mutual heirs. Likewise, an adopted son inherited from his foster-father. While abrogating this customary law, this verse reveals that inheritance goes to one’s kin according to the rules for the distribution of inheritance laid down by God Himself. However, if a man has made commitments to people, he has the right to give away to them whatever he wishes during his lifetime.

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Nisa verse 33 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Nisa ayat 32 which provides the complete commentary from verse 32 through 33.

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