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Interpretation of Sura an-Nisa - Verse 10

10. " Verily; those who devour the properties of the orphans unjustly, certainly they swallow Fire into their bellies, and they shall enter the burning Fire."


In Tafsir Al-Mizan, this verse has been taken as an evidence for the embodiment of deeds in Hereafter. 7 Devouring the property of the orphan will turn to Fire on Resurrection Day.

Devouring the property of the orphan is unlawful when it is done unjustly and with transgression. Else, the usual holding familiar intercourse, which does not cause a loss or damage to the orphans and there is not any evil intention towards devouring their property, is admissible. The Qur'an says: 8

"... they are your brothers. And Allah knows well the mischief-maker from the peace-maker; ..."


The apparent shape, here, is devouring the property of the orphan, but the real feature of it will be made manifest in the form of Fire in the Hereafter.


7. Al-Mizan, commentary, vol. 4, p.336 (Persian Version)

8. Sura Al-Baqarah, No. 2, verse 220.

Adopted from the book : "The Light of the Holy Qur'an; Interpretation of Surah an-Nisa" by : "Sayyid Kamal Faghih Imani and a Group of Muslim Scholars"

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