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Surah An-Nisa Ayat 76 in Arabic Text

ٱلَّذِينَ ءَامَنُوا۟ يُقَـٰتِلُونَ فِى سَبِيلِ ٱللَّهِ ۖ وَٱلَّذِينَ كَفَرُوا۟ يُقَـٰتِلُونَ فِى سَبِيلِ ٱلطَّـٰغُوتِ فَقَـٰتِلُوٓا۟ أَوْلِيَآءَ ٱلشَّيْطَـٰنِ ۖ إِنَّ كَيْدَ ٱلشَّيْطَـٰنِ كَانَ ضَعِيفًا
Allazeena aamanoo yuqaatiloona fee sabeelil laahi wallazeena kafaroo yuqaatiloona fee sabeelit Taaghoot faqaatiloo awliyaaa’ash Shaitaan; inna kaidash Shaitaani kaana da’eefa (section 10)

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 76

Sahih International
So when the night covered him [with darkness], he saw a star. He said, “This is my lord.” But when it set, he said, “I like not those that disappear.”

Yusuf Ali
When the night covered him over, He saw a star: He said: “This is my Lord.” But when it set, He said: “I love not those that set.”

Abul Ala Maududi
Then, when the night outspread over him, he beheld a star, and said: ‘This is my Lord.’ But when it went down, he said: ‘I do not love the things that go down.’

Muhsin Khan
When the night covered him over with darkness he saw a star. He said: “This is my lord.” But when it set, he said: “I like not those that set.”

Pickthall
When the night grew dark upon him he beheld a star. He said: This is my Lord. But when it set, he said: I love not things that set.

Dr. Ghali
So as soon as the night outspread over him, he saw a planet. He said, “This is my Lord.” Then, as soon as it set, (Literally: waned, faded) he said, “I do not love the setting (things).”

Abdel Haleem
When the night grew dark over him he saw a star and said, ‘This is my Lord,’ but when it set, he said, ‘I do not like things that set.’

Quran 4 Verse 76 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah An-Nisa ayat 76, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(4:76) Those who have faith fight in the way of Allah, while those who disbelieve fight in the way of taghut (Satan).[105] Fight, then, against the fellows of Satan. Surely Satan’s strategy is weak.[106]


105. This lays down a clear verdict of God. To fight in the cause of God in order that His religion be established on earth is the task of men of faith, and whoever truly believes can never shirk this duty. To fight in the cause of taghut (authority in defiance of God) in order that the world may be governed by rebels against God is the task of unbelievers in which no believer can engage himself.

106. Satan and his comrades-in-arms ostensibly undertake tremendous preparations and contrive all kinds of ingenious machinations. True men of faith, however, should not be intimidated either by such preparations or by machinations. For, no matter what they do, they are doomed to fail.

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Nisa verse 76 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Nisa ayat 75 which provides the complete commentary from verse 75 through 76.

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