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Surah An-Nisa Ayat 73 in Arabic Text

وَلَئِنْ أَصَـٰبَكُمْ فَضْلٌۭ مِّنَ ٱللَّهِ لَيَقُولَنَّ كَأَن لَّمْ تَكُنۢ بَيْنَكُمْ وَبَيْنَهُۥ مَوَدَّةٌۭ يَـٰلَيْتَنِى كُنتُ مَعَهُمْ فَأَفُوزَ فَوْزًا عَظِيمًۭا
Wa la’in asaabakum fadlum minal laahi la yaqoolanna ka al lam takum bainakum wa bainahoo mawaddatuny yaa laitanee kuntu ma’ahum fa afooza fawzan ‘azeemaa

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 73

Sahih International
But if bounty comes to you from Allah, he will surely say, as if there had never been between you and him any affection. “Oh, I wish I had been with them so I could have attained a great attainment.”

Yusuf Ali
But if good fortune comes to you from Allah, they would be sure to say – as if there had never been Ties of affection between you and them – “Oh! I wish I had been with them; a fine thing should I then have made of it!”

Abul Ala Maududi
And if a bounty from Allah is given you, he says – and says as if there never was any affection between you and him – ‘Oh, would that I had been with them, I would have come by a great gain.

Muhsin Khan
But if a bounty (victory and booty) comes to you from Allah, he would surely say – as if there had never been ties of affection between you and him – “Oh! I wish I had been with them; then I would have achieved a great success (a good share of booty).”

Pickthall
And if a bounty from Allah befell you, he would surely cry, as if there had been no love between you and him: Oh, would that I had been with them, then should I have achieved a great success!

Dr. Ghali
And indeed, in case a Grace from Allah alights (Literally: afflicts) upon you, indeed he would definitely say, as if there had not been any amity between you and him, “Oh, would that I had been with them, then should I have achieved (Literally: triumphed) a magnificent triumph.”

Abdul Haleem
yet he is sure to say, if you are favoured by God, ‘If only I had been with them, I could have made great gains,’ as if there had been no ties of affection between you and him.

Quran 4 Verse 73 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah An-Nisa ayat 73, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(4:73) And if a bounty from Allah is given you, he says – and says as if there never was any affection between you and him – ‘Oh, would that I had been with them, I would have come by a great gain.


There is no commentary by Abul Maududi available for this verse.

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Nisa verse 73 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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