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Surah An-Nisa Ayat 72 in Arabic Text

وَإِنَّ مِنكُمْ لَمَن لَّيُبَطِّئَنَّ فَإِنْ أَصَـٰبَتْكُم مُّصِيبَةٌۭ قَالَ قَدْ أَنْعَمَ ٱللَّهُ عَلَىَّ إِذْ لَمْ أَكُن مَّعَهُمْ شَهِيدًۭا
Wa inna minkum lamal la yubatti’anna fa in asaabatkum museebatun qaala qad an’amal laahu ‘alaiya iz lam akum ma’ahum shaheeda

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 72

Sahih International
And to establish prayer and fear Him.” And it is He to whom you will be gathered.

Yusuf Ali
“To establish regular prayers and to fear Allah: for it is to Him that we shall be gathered together.”

Abul Ala Maududi
and to establish Prayer, and to have fear of Him. It is to Him that all of you shall be gathered.

Muhsin Khan
And to perform As-Salat (Iqamat-as-Salat)”, and to be obedient to Allah and fear Him, and it is He to Whom you shall be gathered.

Pickthall
And to establish worship and be dutiful to Him, and He it is unto Whom ye will be gathered.

Dr. Ghali
And to keep up the prayer (s), and be pious to Him, and He is (The One) to Whom you will be mustered.”

Abdel Haleem
to establish regular prayers and be mindful of Him.’ It is to Him that you will all be gathered.

Quran 4 Verse 72 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah An-Nisa ayat 72, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(4:72) Among you there is such who lags behind,[102] then if some affliction strikes you, he says: ‘Indeed Allah bestowed His favour upon me that I was not present with them.’


102. Another meaning could be that such persons not only shirk the risks of fighting themselves but also go about spreading demoralization to discourage others from fighting in the name of God.

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Nisa verse 72 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Nisa ayat 71 which provides the complete commentary from verse 71 through 74.

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