Verse. 665

٤ - ٱلنِّسَاء

4 - An-Nisa

لَنْ يَّسْتَنْكِفَ الْمَسِيْحُ اَنْ يَّكُوْنَ عَبْدًا لِّلہِ وَلَا الْمَلٰۗىِٕكَۃُ الْمُقَرَّبُوْنَ۝۰ۭ وَمَنْ يَّسْتَنْكِفْ عَنْ عِبَادَتِہٖ وَيَسْتَكْبِرْ فَسَيَحْشُرُہُمْ اِلَيْہِ جَمِيْعًا۝۱۷۲
Lan yastankifa almaseehu an yakoona AAabdan lillahi wala almalaikatu almuqarraboona waman yastankif AAan AAibadatihi wayastakbir fasayahshuruhum ilayhi jameeAAan


Ahmed Ali

The Christ will never disdain to be a votary of God, nor will the angels close to Him. And those who disdain to serve Him and are proud (should remember) that they will all go back to Him in the end.



'Abdullāh Ibn 'Abbās / Muḥammad al-Fīrūzabādī

تفسير : (the messiah will never scorn to be a slave unto allah) he will never not acknowledge his servitude to allah. this was revealed in respect of the christians saying to the prophet: “o muhammad, what you say of jesus is shameful”. allah said to them: it is not shameful that jesus be the servant of allah, (nor will the favoured angels) nor would the favoured angels, the carriers of the throne, ever not acknowledge that they are servants of allah. (whoso scorneth his service) whoever scorns to acknowledge that being his servant (and is proud) is too proud to believe in allah, (all such) believers and unbelievers (will he assemble unto him) on the day of judgement.

Jalāl al-Dīn al-Maḥallī

تفسير : the messiah, whom you claim is a god, would never disdain, [would never] scorn or reject haughtily, to be a servant of god, neither would the angels who are nigh, to god, disdain to be servants: this is a splendid digression [to the matter of the angels], and it is mentioned as a refutation of those who claim that they [the angels] are gods or the daughters of god, just as he refuted, with what was stated before, the christians who claim that which is the subject of the address to them [above]. whoever disdains to worship him, and waxes proud, he will assuredly muster them to him, all of them, in the hereafter.

Ali ibn Ahmad al-Wahidi

تفسير : (the messiah will never scorn to be a slave unto allah…) [4:172]. said al-kalbi: “the delegation of najran said: ‘o muhammad, why do you insult our lord?’ he said: ‘and who is your lord?’ they said: ‘it is jesus’. ‘why, what do i say about him?’ he asked. they said: ‘you say he is the salve and messenger of allah!’ he said to them: ‘it is not shameful for jesus to be the slave of allah’. but they said: ‘it is shameful’, and then the verse (the messiah will never scorn to be a slave unto allah) was revealed”.