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Surah An-Nisa Ayat 85 in Arabic Text

مَّن يَشْفَعْ شَفَـٰعَةً حَسَنَةًۭ يَكُن لَّهُۥ نَصِيبٌۭ مِّنْهَا ۖ وَمَن يَشْفَعْ شَفَـٰعَةًۭ سَيِّئَةًۭ يَكُن لَّهُۥ كِفْلٌۭ مِّنْهَا ۗ وَكَانَ ٱللَّهُ عَلَىٰ كُلِّ شَىْءٍۢ مُّقِيتًۭا
Mai yashfa’ shafaa’atan hasanatay yakul lahoo naseebum minhaa wa mai yashfa’ shafaa’atan saiyi’atany-yakul lahoo kiflum minhaa; wa kaanal laahu ‘alaa kulli shai’im Muqeetaa

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 85

Sahih International
And Zechariah and John and Jesus and Elias – and all were of the righteous.

Yusuf Ali
And Zakariya and John, and Jesus and Elias: all in the ranks of the righteous:

Abul Ala Maududi
(And of his descendants We guided) Zakariya (Zachariah), Yahya (John), Isa (Jesus) and Ilyas (Elias): each one of them was of the righteous.

Muhsin Khan
And Zakariya (Zachariya), and Yahya (John) and ‘Iesa (Jesus) and Iliyas (Elias), each one of them was of the righteous.

Pickthall
And Zachariah and John and Jesus and Elias. Each one (of them) was of the righteous.

Dr. Ghali
And Zakariyya and Yahya and Isa and ÉIlyas, (Zechariah, John, Jesus and Elias “=Elijah”, respectively) each one was of the righteous.

Abdel Haleem
Zachariah, John, Jesus, and Elijah- every one of them was righteous-

Quran 4 Verse 85 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah An-Nisa ayat 85, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(4:85) He who intercedes in a good cause shall share in its good result, and he who intercedes in an evil cause shall share in its burden.[113] Allah watches over everything.


113. It is all a matter of choice and luck. One has the opportunity to struggle for the cause of God, and to urge others to strive for it in order to raise the banner of the Truth and be rewarded by God for so doing. Likewise, one also has the opportunity to expend one’s energy trying to create misunderstanding among God’s creatures and to demoralize people in their struggle for His cause thus incurring His chastisement.

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Nisa verse 85 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Nisa ayat 84 which provides the complete commentary from verse 84 through 87.

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