Tafsir Ibn Kathir (Surah An-Nisa Chapter # 4)
Tafsir Ibn Kathir -> Surah An-Nisa
Verses Topic
  (Chapter 4)
1 Virtues of Surat An-Nisa, A Madinan Surah
2, 3, 4 The Command to have Taqwa, a Reminder about Creation, and Being Kind to Relatives
  Protecting the Property of the Orphans
  The Prohibition of Marrying Female Orphans Without Giving a Dowry
  The Permission to Marry Four Women
  Marrying Only One Wife When One Fears He Might not Do Justice to His Wives
5, 6 Giving the Dowry is Obligatory
  Holding the Property of the Unwise in Escrow
  Spending on the Unwise with Fairness
  Giving Back the Property of the Orphans When They Reach Adulthood
7, 8, 9, 10 Poor Caretakers are Allowed to Wisely Spend from the Money of the Orphan Under Their Care, to Compensate for Their Work
  The Necessity of Surrendering the Inheritance According to the Portions that Allah Ordained
  Observing Fairness in the Will
11 A Stern Warning Against Those Who Use Up the Orphan's Wealth
  Learning the Various Shares of the Inheritance is Encouraged
  The Reason Behind Revealing Ayah 4:11
  Males Get Two Times the Share of Females for Inheritance
  The Share of the Females When They Are the Only Eligible Heirs
  Share of the Parents in the Inheritance
12 First the Debts are Paid Off, then the Will, then the Fixed Inheritance
  Share of the Spouses in the Inheritance
  The Meaning of Kalalah
13, 14 The Ruling Concerning Children of the Mother From Other Than the Deceased's Father
15, 16 Warning Against Transgressing the Limits for Inheritance
17, 18 The Adulteress is Confined in her House; A Command Later Abrogated
19, 20, 21, 22 Repentance is Accepted Until one Faces death
  Meaning of `Inheriting Women Against Their Will
  Women Should not Be Treated with Harshness
  Live With Women Honorably
  The Prohibition of Taking Back the Dowry
23 Marrying the Wife of the Father is Prohibited
  Degrees of Women Never Eligible for One to Marry
  `Suckling' that Establishes Prohibition for Marriage
  The Stepdaughter is Prohibited in Marriage Even if She Was Not Under the Guardianship of Her Stepfather
  Meaning of `gone in unto them
  Prohibiting the Daughter-in-Law for Marriage
  A Doubt and Rebuttal
24 The Prohibition of Taking Two Sisters as Rival Wives
  Forbidding Women Already Married, Except for Female Slaves
  The Permission to Marry All Other Women
25 Prohibiting the Mut`ah of Marriage
  Marrying a Female Slave, if One Cannot Marry a Free Woman
26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31 The Slave Girl's Punishment for Adultery is Half that of a Free Unmarried Woman
  Prohibiting Unlawfully Earned Money
  The Option to Buy or Sell Before Parting, is Part of `Mutual Consent' in Trading
  Forbidding Murder and Suicide
  Minor Sins Will be Pardoned if One Refrains from Major Sins
32 The Seven Destructive Sins
33, 34 Do Not Wish for the Things Which Allah has Made Some Others to Excel In
  Qualities of the Righteous Wife
  Dealing with the Wife's Ill-Conduct
35 When the Wife Obeys Her Husband, Means of Annoyance Against Her are Prohibited
36 Appointing Two Arbitrators When the Possibility of Estrangement Between Husband and Wife Occurs
  The Order to Worship Allah Alone and to Be Dutiful to Parents
  The Right of the Neighbor
  Being Kind to Slaves and Servants
37, 38, 39 Allah Does Not Like the Arrogant
40, 41, 42 The Censure of Stingy Behavior
  Allah Wrongs Not Even the Weight of a Speck of Dust
  Will Punishment be Diminished for the Disbelievers
  What Does `Great Reward' Mean
43 Our Prophet will be a Witness Against, or For his Ummah on the Day of Resurrection, When the Disbelievers Will Wish for Death
  The Prohibition of Approaching Prayer When Drunk or Junub
  Causes of Its Revelation
  Description of Tayammum
44, 45, 46 The Reason behind allowing Tayammum
47, 48 Chastising the Jews for Choosing Misguidance, Altering Allah's Words, and Mocking Islam
  Calling the People of the Book to Embrace the Faith, Warning them Against Doing Otherwise
  Ka`b Al-Ahbar Embraces Islam Upon Hearing this Ayah [4:47]
49, 50, 51, 52 Allah Does not Forgive Shirk, Except After Repenting From it
  Chastising and Cursing the Jews for Claiming Purity for Themselves and Believing in Jibt and Taghut
53, 54, 55 Disbelievers Are not Better Guided Than Believers
56, 57 The Envy and Miserly Conduct of the Jews
  The Punishment of Those Who Disbelieve in Allah's Books and Messengers
58 The Wealth of the Righteous; Paradise and its Joy
  The Command to Return the Trusts to Whomever They Are Due
59 The Order to Be Just
  The Necessity of Obeying the Rulers in Obedience to Allah
60, 61, 62, 63 The Necessity of Referring to the Qur'an and Sunnah for Judgment
  Referring to Other than the Qur'an and Sunnah for Judgment is Characteristic of Non-Muslims
64, 65 Chastising the Hypocrites
  The Necessity of Obeying the Messenger
66, 67, 68, 69, 70 One Does not Become a Believer Unless He Refers to the Messenger for Judgment and Submits to his Decisions
  Most People Disobey What They Are Ordered
  Whoever Obeys Allah and His Messenger Will Be Honored by Allah
71, 72, 73, 74 The Reason Behind Revealing this Honorable Ayah
  The Necessity of Taking Necessary Precautions Against the Enemy
  Refraining from Joining Jihad is a Sign of Hypocrites
75, 76 The Encouragement to Participation in Jihad
77, 78, 79 Encouraging Jihad to Defend the Oppressed
  The Wish that the Order for Jihad be Delayed
  There is No Escaping Death
80, 81 The Hypocrites Sense a Bad Omen Because of the Prophet !
  Obeying the Messenger is Obeying Allah
82, 83 The Foolishness of the Hypocrites
  The Qur'an is True
84, 85, 86, 87 The Prohibition of Disclosing Unreliable and Uninvestigated News
  Allah Commands His Messenger to Perform Jihad
  Inciting the Believers to Fight
  Interceding for a Good or an Evil Cause
88, 89, 90, 91 Returning the Salam, With a Better Salam
  Censuring the Companions for Disagreeing over the Hypocrites who Returned to Al-Madinah Before Uhud
92, 93 Combatants and Noncombatants
  The Ruling Concerning Killing a Believer by Mistake
  Warning Against Intentional Murder
94 Will the Repentance of those who Commit Intentional Murder, be Accepted
95, 96 Greeting with the Salam is a Sign of Islam
97, 98, 99, 100 The Mujahid and those Who Do not Join Jihad are Not the Same, [and Jihad is Fard Kifayah]
101 The Prohibition of Residing Among the Disbelievers While Able to Emigrate
102 Salat Al-Qasr, Shortening the Prayer
  The Description of The Fear Prayer
103, 104 The Reason behind Revealing this Ayah
  The Order for Ample Remembrance After the Fear Prayer
105, 106, 107, 108, 109 The Encouragement to Pursue the Enemy Despite Injuries
110, 111, 112, 113 The Necessity of Referring to What Allah has Revealed for Judgement
114, 115 The Encouragement to Seek Allah's Forgiveness, and Warning those who Falsely Accuse Innocent People
  Righteous Najwa, Secret Talk
116, 117, 118, 119, 120, 121, 122 The Punishment for Contradicting and Opposing the Messenger and Following a Path Other than That of the Believers
  Shirk Shall not be Forgiven, in Reality the Idolators Worship Shaytan
123, 124, 125, 126 The Reward of Righteous Believers
  Success is Only Achieved by Performing Righteous Deeds, not Wishful Thinking
127 Ibrahim is Allah's Khalil
128, 129, 130 The Ruling Concerning Female Orphans
  The Ruling Concerning Desertion on the Part of the Husband
131, 132, 133, 134 Meaning of
135 The Necessity of Taqwa of Allah
136 Commanding Justice and Conveying the Witness for Allah
137, 138, 139, 140 The Order to Have Faith after Believing
141 Characteristics of the Hypocrites and Their Destination
142, 143 Hypocrites Wait and Watch what Happens to Muslims
144, 145, 146, 147 The Hypocrites Try to Deceive Allah and Sway Between Believers and Disbelievers
  The Prohibition of Wilayah with the Disbelievers
148, 149 The Hypocrites and the Friends of Disbelievers are in the Lowest Depth of the Fire, Unless they Repent
150, 151, 152 The Permission to Utter Evil in Public, For One Who Was Wronged
153, 154 Believing in Some Prophets and Rejecting Others is Pure Kufr
155, 156, 157, 158, 159 The Stubbornness of the Jews
  The Crimes of the Jews
  The Evil Accusation the Jews Uttered Against Maryam and Their Claim that They Killed `Isa
  All Christians Will Believe in `Isa Before He Dies
  The Hadiths Regarding the Descent of `Isa Just Before the Day of Judgement, and his Mission
  Another Hadith by Abu Hurayrah
  Another Hadith
  Another Hadith
  Another Hadith
  Another Hadith
160, 161, 162 The Description of `Isa, upon him be Peace
163, 164, 165 Some Foods Were Made Unlawful for the Jews Because of their Injustice and Wrongdoing
  Revelation Came to Prophet Muhammad , Just as it Came to the Prophets Before Him
  Twenty-Five Prophets Are Mentioned in the Qur'an
  The Virtue of Musa
166, 167, 168, 169, 170, 171 The Reason Behind Sending the Prophets is to Establish the Proof
  Prohibiting the People of the Book From Going to Extremes in Religion
  The Meaning of
172, 173 The Christian Sects
174, 175 The Prophets and Angels Are Never too Proud to Worship Allah
176 The Description of the Revelation that Came From Allah
  This is the Last Ayah Ever Revealed, the Ruling on Al-Kalalah
  The Meaning of This Ayah