Surah An-Nisa Ayat 8 in Arabic Text
Here you can read various translations of verse 8
And when [other] relatives and orphans and the needy are present at the [time of] division, then provide for them [something] out of the estate and speak to them words of appropriate kindness.
But if at the time of division other relatives, or orphans or poor, are present, feed them out of the (property), and speak to them words of kindness and justice.
If other near of kin orphans and needy are pre sent at the time of division of inheritance give them some thing of it and speak to them kindly.
And when the relatives and the orphans and Al-Masakin (the poor) are present at the time of division, give them out of the property, and speak to them words of kindness and justice.
And when kinsfolk and orphans and the needy are present at the division (of the heritage), bestow on them therefrom and speak kindly unto them.
And when the near of kin (Literally: endowed with kinship, “nearness) and the orphans and the indigent are present at the division, then provide for them out of it, and say to them beneficent saying.
If other relatives, orphans, or needy people are present at the distribution, give them something too, and speak kindly to them.
Quran 4 Verse 8 Explanation
For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah An-Nisa ayat 8, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.
(4:8) If other near of kin orphans and needy are pre sent at the time of division of inheritance give them some thing of it and speak to them kindly.
13. This directive is addressed to the heirs of the deceased. They are told not to be niggardly towards their relatives whether they be close or distant. Nor should they be niggardly towards either poor and needy members of the family or towards orphans who are present when the inheritance is distributed. Although they are not legally entitled to any share it is seemly for people to act magnanimously and give them something out of their inheritance, and especially to desist from making hurtful remarks.
The tafsir of Surah Nisa verse 8 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Nisa ayat 7 which provides the complete commentary from verse 7 through 10.
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