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Surah Jinn Ayat 4 in Arabic Text

وَأَنَّهُۥ كَانَ يَقُولُ سَفِيهُنَا عَلَى ٱللَّهِ شَطَطًۭا
Wa annahoo kaana yaqoolu safeehunaa ‘al allahi shatata

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 4

Sahih International
And that our foolish one has been saying about Allah an excessive transgression.

Yusuf Ali
‘There were some foolish ones among us, who used to utter extravagant lies against Allah;

Abul Ala Maududi
and that “the foolish among us have been wont to say outrageous things about Allah”;

Muhsin Khan
‘And that the foolish among us [i.e. Iblis (Satan) or the polytheists amongst the jinns] used to utter against Allah that which was wrong and not right.

Pickthall
And that the foolish one among us used to speak concerning Allah an atrocious lie.

Dr. Ghali
And that the foolish (ones) among us used to speak against Allah unjudiciously.

Abdel Haleem
Outrageous things have been said about God by the foolish among us,

Quran 72 Verse 4 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Jinn ayat 4, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(72:4) and that “the foolish among us[5] have been wont to say outrageous things about Allah”;


5. The word safihuna as used in the text can be spoken for an individual as well as for a group. If it is taken for a foolish individual, it would imply Iblis and if for a group, it would imply a group of foolish jinn who said such things.

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Jinn verse 4 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Jinn ayat 1 which provides the complete commentary from verse 1 through 7.

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