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Surah An-Nisa Ayat 61 in Arabic Text

وَإِذَا قِيلَ لَهُمْ تَعَالَوْا۟ إِلَىٰ مَآ أَنزَلَ ٱللَّهُ وَإِلَى ٱلرَّسُولِ رَأَيْتَ ٱلْمُنَـٰفِقِينَ يَصُدُّونَ عَنكَ صُدُودًۭا
Wa izaa qeela lahum ta’aalaw ilaa maaa anzalallaahu wa ilar Rasooli ra aital munaafiqeena yasuddoona ‘anka sudoodaa

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 61

Sahih International
And when it is said to them, “Come to what Allah has revealed and to the Messenger,” you see the hypocrites turning away from you in aversion.

Yusuf Ali
When it is said to them: “Come to what Allah hath revealed, and to the Messenger”: Thou seest the Hypocrites avert their faces from thee in disgust.

Abul Ala Maududi
When they are told: ‘Come to that which Allah has revealed, and come to the Messenger’, you will notice the hypocrites turning away from you in aversion.

Muhsin Khan
And when it is said to them: “Come to what Allah has sent down and to the Messenger (Muhammad SAW),” you (Muhammad SAW) see the hypocrites turn away from you (Muhammad SAW) with aversion.

Pickthall
And when it is said unto them: Come unto that which Allah hath revealed and unto the messenger, thou seest the hypocrites turn from thee with aversion.

Dr. Ghali
And when it is said to them, “Come to what Allah has sent down and to the Messenger, ” you see the hypocrites barring (the way) to you forbiddingly (Literally: in a (complete) barring).

Abdul Haleem
When they are told, ‘Turn to God’s revelations and the Messenger [for judgement],’ you see the hypocrites turn right away from you [Prophet].

Quran 4 Verse 61 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah An-Nisa ayat 61, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(4:61) When they are told: ‘Come to that which Allah has revealed, and come to the Messenger’, you will notice the hypocrites turning away from you in aversion.[92]


92. This shows that the hypocrites were inclined to refer to the Prophet (peace be on him) those cases in which they expected a favourable decision. When they feared an adverse judgement they refused to refer to the Prophet (peace be on him). This continues to be the practice of many hypocrites even now. Whenever they feel that Islamic Law would further their interests they turn to it but when they feel it would militate against them they refer their disputes to whichever legal systems and courts of law, customs and usages they anticipate most likely to give them a favourable decision.

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Nisa verse 61 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Nisa ayat 60 which provides the complete commentary from verse 60 through 63.

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