Surah An-Nisa Ayat 72 in Arabic Text
Here you can read various translations of verse 72
And indeed, there is among you he who lingers behind; and if disaster strikes you, he says, “Allah has favored me in that I was not present with them.”
There are certainly among you men who would tarry behind: If a misfortune befalls you, they say: “Allah did favour us in that we were not present among them.”
Among you there is such who lags behind, then if some affliction strikes you, he says: ‘Indeed Allah bestowed His favour upon me that I was not present with them.’
There is certainly among you he who would linger behind (from fighting in Allah’s Cause). If a misfortune befalls you, he says, “Indeed Allah has favoured me in that I was not present among them.”
Lo! among you there is he who loitereth; and if disaster overtook you, he would say: Allah hath been gracious unto me since I was not present with them.
And surely among you there is indeed the one who definitely tarries behind. Then in case an affliction afflicts you, he would say, ” Allah has readily favored me, as I was not a martyr-witness with them.”
Among you there is the sort of person who is sure to lag behind: if a calamity befalls you, he says, ‘God has been gracious to me that I was not there with them,’
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.
(4:72) Among you there is such who lags behind, 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.
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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