Day 20 – Sūrat al-Nisaa, No.4 – Part 2

Sūrat al-Nisaa, no.4. Revealed in Madinah, 176 verses.

Chronologically, Sūrat al-Nisaa is the 92nd Sūra to be revealed.

Merits of reciting the Sūra

Imam Ali (a) has said that one who recites this Sūra on Fridays will be protected from pressure in the grave.

 Note: The protection would be a result of having understood and followed the message of the Sūra.

Sūrat al-Nisaa Part 2 (verses 57-135)

General synopsis of contents                                                                          

  • Obedience to Allah and His Messenger (verses 57-81)
  • Rules for dealing with different groups in society (verses 82-96)
  • Migration in the way of Allah (verses 97-100)
  • Prayers while traveling and in battle (verses 101-103)
  • Justice and obedience (verses 104-135)

Suggested verses for memorization in Arabic and English

  1. 4:69 – Whoever obeys Allah and the Apostle—they are with those whom Allah has blessed, including the prophets and the truthful, the martyrs and the righteous, and excellent companions are they!
  2. 4:78 – Wherever you may be death will overtake you, even if you were in fortified towers.
  3. 4:82 – Do they not contemplate the Quran? Had it been from other than Allah, they would have surely found much discrepancy in it.
  4. 4:111 – Whoever commits a sin, commits it only against himself; and Allah is all-knowing, all-wise.

Activities for self-study

  1. Verse 59 of this Sūra is the verse of Ulil Amr – those vested with authority. It is one of the verses of Quran that are strong proofs of the Wilayah of the Imams. See:
  2. Verse 86 teaches us an important principle in our relations with others. When others greet us, or do good to us, we should return in like, or better than what they did for us. This is not to outdo them but as appreciation of their initiating the good. For a discussion of this check


Āyatullāh Nāsir Makārim Shirazi (Ed.) Tafsir Namūne, Holy Qur’an Translation; Ali Quli Qarai, The Qur’an With a Phrase-by-Phrase English.