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Surah An-Nisa Ayat 98 in Arabic Text

إِلَّا ٱلْمُسْتَضْعَفِينَ مِنَ ٱلرِّجَالِ وَٱلنِّسَآءِ وَٱلْوِلْدَٰنِ لَا يَسْتَطِيعُونَ حِيلَةًۭ وَلَا يَهْتَدُونَ سَبِيلًۭا
Illal mustad ‘afeena minar rijaali wannisaaa’i walwildaani laa yastatee’oona heelatanw wa laa yahtadoona sabeela

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 98

Sahih International
Except for the oppressed among men, women and children who cannot devise a plan nor are they directed to a way –

Yusuf Ali
Except those who are (really) weak and oppressed – men, women, and children – who have no means in their power, nor (a guide-post) to their way.

Abul Ala Maududi
except the men, women, and children who were indeed too feeble to be able to seek the means of escape and did not know where to go.-

Muhsin Khan
Except the weak ones among men, women and children who cannot devise a plan, nor are they able to direct their way.

Pickthall
Except the feeble among men, and the women, and the children, who are unable to devise a plan and are not shown a way.

Dr. Ghali
Except (the ones) deemed weak among the men and women and newborns (who) are unable (to contrive) a device and are not guided to a way.

Abdul Haleem
but not so the truly helpless men, women, and children who have no means in their power nor any way to leave-

Quran 4 Verse 98 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah An-Nisa ayat 98, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(4:98) except the men, women, and children who were indeed too feeble to be able to seek the means of escape and did not know where to go .-


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

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Nisa verse 98 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Nisa ayat 97 which provides the complete commentary from verse 97 through 100.

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