From the mischief of those who practise secret arts;
Those (feminine) who blow on knots’, this
having been a favourite form of witchcraft practised by
perverted women. Such secret arts cause psychological
They may be what is called magic, or secret plottings, or
the display of false and seductive charms (3:14), or the
spreading of false and secret rumours or slanders to
frighten men or deter them from right action.
There is fraud in such things, but men are swayed by it.
They should cast off fear and do their duty.
Yusuf Ali, Abdullah. Translation and Commentary of the Quran. (surah 113 verse 4) Quran Arabic with English Translation & Commentary (Tafsir) by Abdullah Yusuf Ali, Free Download (quran4u.com)