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Surah Nur Ayat 8 in Arabic Text

وَيَدْرَؤُا۟ عَنْهَا ٱلْعَذَابَ أَن تَشْهَدَ أَرْبَعَ شَهَـٰدَٰتٍۭ بِٱللَّهِ ۙ إِنَّهُۥ لَمِنَ ٱلْكَـٰذِبِينَ
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English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 8

Sahih International
But it will prevent punishment from her if she gives four testimonies [swearing] by Allah that indeed, he is of the liars.

Yusuf Ali
But it would avert the punishment from the wife, if she bears witness four times (with an oath) By Allah, that (her husband) is telling a lie;

Abul Ala Maududi
(As for the woman), it shall avert the punishment from her if she swears four times by Allah that the man is false (in his charge)

Muhsin Khan
But it shall avert the punishment (of stoning to death) from her, if she bears witness four times by Allah, that he (her husband) is telling a lie.

Pickthall
And it shall avert the punishment from her if she bear witness before Allah four times that the thing he saith is indeed false,

Dr. Ghali
And it shall shove off (i.e., releave) the torment from her that she testifies four testimonies (i.e., oaths) by Allah that surely he is indeed of the liars.

Abdel Haleem
punishment shall be averted from his wife if she in turn four times calls God to witness that her husband is lying

Quran 24 Verse 8 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Nur 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

(24:8) And the punishment shall be averted from the woman if she were to testify, swearing by Allah four times that the man was lying,


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

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah An-Nur verse 8 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Nur ayat 6 which provides the complete commentary from verse 6 through 10.

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