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Surah An-Nisa Ayat 8 in Arabic Text

وَإِذَا حَضَرَ ٱلْقِسْمَةَ أُو۟لُوا۟ ٱلْقُرْبَىٰ وَٱلْيَتَـٰمَىٰ وَٱلْمَسَـٰكِينُ فَٱرْزُقُوهُم مِّنْهُ وَقُولُوا۟ لَهُمْ قَوْلًۭا مَّعْرُوفًۭا
Wa izaa hadaral qismata ulul qurbaa walyataamaa walmasaakeenu farzuqoohum minhu wa qooloo lahum qawlam ma’roofaa

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 8

Sahih International
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.

Yusuf Ali
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.

Abul Ala Maududi
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.

Muhsin Khan
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.

Pickthall
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.

Dr. Ghali
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.

Abdul Haleem
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.

Ala-Maududi

(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]


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.

Ibn-Kathir

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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