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Surah An-Nisa Ayat 4 in Arabic Text

وَءَاتُوا۟ ٱلنِّسَآءَ صَدُقَـٰتِهِنَّ نِحْلَةًۭ ۚ فَإِن طِبْنَ لَكُمْ عَن شَىْءٍۢ مِّنْهُ نَفْسًۭا فَكُلُوهُ هَنِيٓـًۭٔا مَّرِيٓـًۭٔا
Wa aatun nisaaa’a sadu qaatihinna nihlah; fa in tibna lakum ‘an shai’im minhu nafsan fakuloohu hanee’am mareee’aa

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 4

Sahih International
And no sign comes to them from the signs of their Lord except that they turn away therefrom.

Yusuf Ali
But never did a single one of the signs of their Lord reach them, but they turned away therefrom.

Abul Ala Maududi
Yet every time a sign of their Lord comes to them, they turn away from it,

Muhsin Khan
And never an Ayah (sign) comes to them from the Ayat (proofs, evidences, verses, lessons, signs, revelations, etc.) of their Lord, but that they have been turning away from it.

Pickthall
Never came there unto them a revelation of the revelations of Allah but they did turn away from it.

Dr. Ghali
And in no way is there even a sign of the signs of their Lord that comes up to them except that they are veering away from it.

Abdel Haleem
but every time revelation comes to them from their Lord, they turn their backs on it.

Quran 4 Verse 4 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah An-Nisa ayat 4, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(4:4) Give women their bridal-due in good cheer (considering it a duty); but if they willingly remit any part of it, consume it with good pleasure.[7]


7. In the opinion of ‘Umar and Shurayh, if a woman gives up either the whole or a part of the bridal-due (mahr) in favour of her husband and later reclaims it from him then he is bound to pay it. The claim on the woman’s part would be tantamount to her unwillingness to remit either the whole or a part of the bridal-due. For further details see the section entitled ‘Mahr’ in my book Huquq al-Zawjayn, 16th edition, Lahore, 1976, pp. 31-3 and 119-23.

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Nisa verse 4 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Nisa ayat 2 which provides the complete commentary from verse 2 through 4.

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