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ٱلشَّيْطَٰنُ
The Shaitaan
يَعِدُكُمُ
promises you
ٱلْفَقْرَ
[the] poverty
وَيَأْمُرُكُم
and orders you
بِٱلْفَحْشَآءِۖ
to immorality,
وَٱللَّهُ
while Allah
يَعِدُكُم
promises you
مَّغْفِرَةً
forgiveness
مِّنْهُ
from Him
وَفَضْلًاۗ
and bounty.
وَٱللَّهُ
while Allah
وَٰسِعٌ
(is) All-Encompassing,
عَلِيمٌ
All-Knowing.

Ash Shaitaanu ya'idukumul faqra wa yaamurukum bilfahshaaa'i wallaahu ya'idukum maghfiratam minhu wa fadlaa; wallaahu Waasi'un 'Aleem

Sahih International:

Satan threatens you with poverty and orders you to immorality, while Allah promises you forgiveness from Him and bounty. And Allah is all-Encompassing and Knowing.

Ahmed Ali

Satan threatens you with want, and orders you (to commit) shameful acts. But God promises His pardon and grace, for God is bounteous and all-knowing.

Ahmed Raza Khan

The devil scares you of poverty and bids you to the shameful; and Allah promises you forgiveness from Him, and munificence; and Allah is Most Capable, All Knowing.

Ali Ünal

Satan frightens you with poverty and bids you into indecencies, whereas God promises you forgiveness from Himself and bounty. God is All-Embracing (with His mercy), All-Knowing.

Amatul Rahman Omar

Satan threatens you with poverty and incites you to niggardliness. But Allâh promises you forgiveness from Himself and affluence. And Allâh is Bountiful, All-Knowing.

A. J. Arberry

Satan promises you poverty, and bids you unto indecency; but God promises you His pardon and His bounty; and God is All-embracing, All-knowing.

Abdul Majid Daryabadi

Satan promiseth You poverty and commandeth you to niggardliness, whereas Allah promiseth you forgiveness from Himself and abundance; and Allah is Bounteous, Knowing.

Faridul Haque

The devil scares you of poverty and bids you to the shameful; and Allah promises you forgiveness from Him, and munificence; and Allah is Most Capable, All Knowing.

Hamid S. Aziz

The devil promises you destitution and bids you sin, but Allah promises you pardon from Him and grace, for Allah is both All-Embracing and All-Knowing.

Hilali & Khan

Shaitan (Satan) threatens you with poverty and orders you to commit Fahsha (evil deeds, illegal sexual intercourse, sins etc.); whereas Allah promises you Forgiveness from Himself and Bounty, and Allah is All-Sufficient for His creatures' needs, All-Knower.

Talal Itani

Satan promises you poverty, and urges you to immorality; but God promises you forgiveness from Himself, and grace. God is Embracing and Knowing.

English Literal

The devil promises you the poverty/grief and orders/commands you with enormous/atrocious deeds , and God promises you forgiveness from Him and grace/favour , and God (is) extended/abundant , knowledgeable.

Abul Ala Maududi

Satan holds out to you the threat of poverty and prompts you to adopt a shameless niggardly conduct, but Allah holds out from Himself the promise of pardon and bounty: Allah is All-Embracing, All-Knowing.

Maulana Mohammad Ali

The devil threatens you with poverty and enjoins you to be niggardly, and Allah promises you forgiveness from Himself and abundance. And Allah is Ample-giving, Knowing:

Safi-ur-Rahman al-Mubarakpuri

Shaytan threatens you with poverty and orders you to commit Fahsha' (evil deeds) whereas Allah promises you forgiveness from Himself and bounty, and Allah is All-Sufficient for His creatures' needs, All-Knower.

Mohammed Marmaduke William Pickthall

The devil promiseth you destitution and enjoineth on you lewdness. But Allah promiseth you forgiveness from Himself with bounty. Allah is All-Embracing, All-knowing.

Ali Quli Qarai

Satan frightens you of poverty and prompts you to [commit] indecent acts. But Allah promises you His forgiveness and bounty, and Allah is all-bounteous, all-knowing.

Qaribullah & Darwish

satan promises you with poverty and orders you to commit what is indecent. But Allah promises you His Forgiveness and bounty from Him. Allah is the Embracer, the Knower.

Muhammad Sarwar

Satan threatens you with poverty and commands you to commit sin. God promises you forgiveness and favors. God is Munificent and All-knowing.

Mohammad Habib Shakir

Shaitan threatens you with poverty and enjoins you to be niggardly, and Allah promises you forgiveness from Himself and abundance; and Allah is Ample-giving, Knowing.

Wahiduddin Khan

Satan threatens you with the prospect of poverty and commands you to do foul deeds. But God promises His forgiveness and His bounty. God is bountiful and all knowing.

Abdullah Yusuf Ali

The Evil one threatens you with poverty and bids you to conduct unseemly. Allah promiseth you His forgiveness and bounties. And Allah careth for all and He knoweth all things.

Tafsir jalalayn

Satan promises you poverty, by making you fear [loss] when you make a voluntary almsgiving, and so you withhold it, and enjoins you to indecency, niggardliness and the impeding of almsgiving; but God promises you, in return for your expenditure, His pardon, for your sins, and His bounty, as sustenance from Him; and God is Embracing, in His bounty, Knowing, the one who expends.

Tafseer Ibn Kathir

الشَّيْطَانُ يَعِدُكُمُ الْفَقْرَ وَيَأْمُرُكُم بِالْفَحْشَاء وَاللّهُ يَعِدُكُم مَّغْفِرَةً مِّنْهُ وَفَضْلً
Shaytan threatens you with poverty and orders you to commit Fahishah'; whereas Allah promises you forgiveness from Himself and bounty, and Allah is All-Sufficient for His creatures' needs, All-Knower.

Ibn Abi Hatim recorded that Abdullah bin Mas`ud said that the Messenger of Allah said,

إِنَّ لِلشَّيْطَانِ لَمَّةً بِابْنِ ادَمَ وَلِلْمَلَكِ لَمَّةً فَأَمَّا لَمَّةُ الشَّيطَانِ فَإِيعَادٌ بِالشَّرِّ وَتَكْذِيبٌ بِالْحَقِّ وَ أَمَّا لَمَّةُ الْمَلَكِ فَإِيعَادٌ بِالْخَيْرِ وَتَصْدِيقٌ بِالْحَقِّ فَمَنْ وَجَدَ ذَلِكَ فَلْيَعْلَمْ أَنَّهُ مِنَ اللهِ فَلْيَحْمَدِ اللهَ وَمَنْ وَجَدَ الاُْخْرَى فَلْيَتَعَوَّذْ مِنَ الشَّيْطَان
Shaytan has an effect on the son of Adam, and the angel also has an effect.

As for the effect of Shaytan, it is by his threatening with evil repercussions and rejecting the truth.

As for the effect of the angel, it is by his promise of a good end and believing in the truth. Whoever finds the latter, let him know that it is coming from Allah and let him thank Allah for it.

Whoever finds the former, let him seek refuge - with Allah - from Shaytan.

The Prophet then recited,

الشَّيْطَانُ يَعِدُكُمُ الْفَقْرَ وَيَأْمُرُكُم بِالْفَحْشَاء وَاللّهُ يَعِدُكُم مَّغْفِرَةً مِّنْهُ وَفَضْلً

Shaytan threatens you with poverty and orders you to commit Fahishah'; whereas Allah promises you forgiveness from Himself and bounty.

This is the narration that At-Tirmidhi and An-Nasa'i collected in the book of Tafsir in their Sunan collections.

Allah said,

الشَّيْطَانُ يَعِدُكُمُ الْفَقْرَ
Shaytan threatens you with poverty,

so that you hold on to whatever you have and refrain from spending it in Allah's pleasure.

وَيَأْمُرُكُم بِالْفَحْشَاء

And orders you to commit Fahishah',

meaning, "Shaytan forbids you from spending in charity because of the false fear of becoming poor, and he encourages evil deeds, sins, indulging in what is prohibited, and immoral conduct."

Allah said,

وَاللّهُ يَعِدُكُم مَّغْفِرَةً مِّنْهُ

Whereas Allah promises you forgiveness from Himself,

instead of the evil that Shaytan enjoins on you.

وَفَضْلً

And Bounty,

as opposed to the poverty that Shaytan frightens you with.

وَاللّهُ وَاسِعٌ عَلِيمٌ



And Allah is All-Sufficient for His creatures' needs, All-Knower.
The Meaning of Al-Hikmah

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