Ayah

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وَمَن
And whoever
يَقۡتُلۡ
kills
مُؤۡمِنٗا
a believer
مُّتَعَمِّدٗا
intentionally
فَجَزَآؤُهُۥ
then his recompense
جَهَنَّمُ
(is) Hell
خَٰلِدٗا
abiding forever
فِيهَا
in it
وَغَضِبَ
and will fall the wrath
ٱللَّهُ
(of) Allah
عَلَيۡهِ
on him
وَلَعَنَهُۥ
and He (will) curse him
وَأَعَدَّ
and He has prepared
لَهُۥ
for him
عَذَابًا
a punishment
عَظِيمٗا
great
وَمَن
And whoever
يَقۡتُلۡ
kills
مُؤۡمِنٗا
a believer
مُّتَعَمِّدٗا
intentionally
فَجَزَآؤُهُۥ
then his recompense
جَهَنَّمُ
(is) Hell
خَٰلِدٗا
abiding forever
فِيهَا
in it
وَغَضِبَ
and will fall the wrath
ٱللَّهُ
(of) Allah
عَلَيۡهِ
on him
وَلَعَنَهُۥ
and He (will) curse him
وَأَعَدَّ
and He has prepared
لَهُۥ
for him
عَذَابًا
a punishment
عَظِيمٗا
great

Translation

If a man kills a believer intentionally, his recompense is Hell, to abide therein (For ever): And the wrath and the curse of Allah are upon him, and a dreadful penalty is prepared for him.

Tafsir

And whoever slays a believer deliberately, intending to kill him, with something that is lethal, aware of the fact that he [the slain] is a believer, his requital is Hell, abiding therein, and God is wroth with him and has cursed him, He has removed him from His mercy, and has prepared for him a mighty chastisement, in the Fire: this may be explained as [referring to] the person that deems such [killing] licit, or as being his requital if he were to be requited, but it would not be anything new if this threat [of punishment] were to be forgone, because of what He says: Other than that [that is, idolatry] He forgives whomever He will [Q. 4:48]. It is reported from Ibn 'Abbaas that it [the verse] should be understood as it stands, abrogating other verses of 'forgiveness'. The verse in [soorat] al-Baqara [Q. 2:178] clearly indicates that the one who kills deliberately should be killed in return, or if he is pardoned then he has to pay the blood-money, the value of which has already been mentioned. It is made clear in the Sunna that between the intentional and the unintentional, there is a type of killing that is identified as [being with] quasi-deliberate intent (shibh al- 'amd), where the killer has slain with what in most cases is not [a] lethal [implement]. In such a case, there is no [right to] retaliation and blood-money is paid instead, so that it [this type of killing] is described as intentional, but [considered] unintentional in [that there applies] the fixing of the period [for payment] and the sharing of the burden [by the killer's clan]; in this [case] and that of intentional killing redemption is more urgent than in unintentional killing.

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