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Surah An-Nisa Ayat 81 in Arabic Text

وَيَقُولُونَ طَاعَةٌۭ فَإِذَا بَرَزُوا۟ مِنْ عِندِكَ بَيَّتَ طَآئِفَةٌۭ مِّنْهُمْ غَيْرَ ٱلَّذِى تَقُولُ ۖ وَٱللَّهُ يَكْتُبُ مَا يُبَيِّتُونَ ۖ فَأَعْرِضْ عَنْهُمْ وَتَوَكَّلْ عَلَى ٱللَّهِ ۚ وَكَفَىٰ بِٱللَّهِ وَكِيلًا
Wa yaqooloona taa’antun fa izaa barazoo min ‘indika baiyata taaa’ifatum minhum ghairal lazee taqoolu wallaahu yaktubu maa yubaiyitoona fa a’rid ‘anhum wa tawakkal ‘alal laah; wa kafaa billaahi Wakeelaa

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 81

Sahih International
And they say, “[We pledge] obedience.” But when they leave you, a group of them spend the night determining to do other than what you say. But Allah records what they plan by night. So leave them alone and rely upon Allah. And sufficient is Allah as Disposer of affairs.

Yusuf Ali
They have “Obedience” on their lips; but when they leave thee, a section of them Meditate all night on things very different from what thou tellest them. But Allah records their nightly (plots): So keep clear of them, and put thy trust in Allah, and enough is Allah as a disposer of affairs.

Abul Ala Maududi
They say (in your presence): ‘We obey’, but when they leave your presence a party of them meets by night to plan against what you have said. Allah takes note of all their plots. So, let them alone, and put your trust in Allah. Allah is sufficient as a guardian.

Muhsin Khan
They say: “We are obedient,” but when they leave you (Muhammad SAW), a section of them spend all night in planning other than what you say. But Allah records their nightly (plots). So turn aside from them (do not punish them), and put your trust in Allah. And Allah is Ever All-Sufficient as a Disposer of affairs.

Pickthall
And they say: (It is) obedience; but when they have gone forth from thee a party of them spend the night in planning other than what thou sayest. Allah recordeth what they plan by night. So oppose them and put thy trust in Allah. Allah is sufficient as Trustee.

Dr. Ghali
And they say, “Obdience.” Then when they go forth from your presence, a section of them brood (by night) on other than what you say. And Allah writes down whatever they brood on; so veer away from them, and put your trust in Allah; and Allah suffices as an Ever-Trusted Trustee.

Abdul Haleem
They say, ‘We obey you,’ but as soon as they leave your presence, some of them scheme by night to do other than what you said. God records what they scheme, so leave them alone, and put your trust in God: He is sufficient protector.

Quran 4 Verse 81 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah An-Nisa ayat 81, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(4:81) They say (in your presence): ‘We obey’, but when they leave your presence a party of them meets by night to plan against what you have said. Allah takes note of all their plots. So, let them alone, and put your trust in Allah. Allah is sufficient as a guardian.


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

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Nisa verse 81 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Nisa ayat 80 which provides the complete commentary from verse 80 through 81.

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