Day 21 – Sūrat al-Nisaa, No.4 – Part 3

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

Sūrat al-Nisaa Part 3 (verses 136-176)

General synopsis of contents                                                                          

  • Disbelievers and hypocrites (verses 136-152)
  • The people of the Book (verses 153-162)
  • Revelation to Prophets (verses 163-172)
  • Reward for believers (verses 173-175)
  • Laws of inheritance (verse 176)

Suggested verses for memorization in Arabic and English

  1. 4:139 – Do they seek honour with them? Indeed all honour belongs to Allah.
  2. 4:170 – O mankind! The Apostle has certainly brought you the truth from your Lord. So have faith! That is better for you.
  3. 4:174 – O mankind! Certainly, a proof has come to you from your Lord, and We have sent down to you a manifest light.

Activities for self-study

  1. What does verse 140 tell us about the importance of good company? Outline some steps you can take when the group you are sitting with starts mocking God’s religion.
  2. List the qualities of the hypocrites described in verses 142-143.


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