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سورة الأعراف

7. Al-Araf

The heights

Total verses: 206
Revealed in: Mecca
Sajdah on verse: 206

- Saheeh International (English)
- Mawlana Fateh Muhammad Jalandhari (Urdu)

The surah that depicts the final separation of the believers and unbelievers on the Day of Judgment by an unscalable edifice called The Elevations that veils them from one another; but upon it stand men and women who can see both the people destined for Paradise and those fated for Hell, while their own harrowing verdict remains as yet undeclared by God. It is named after "the Elevations" (al-Aʿrāf) mentioned in verse 46 ff. The surah begins by addressing the Prophet Muḥammad, reassuring him about his revelations, and closes emphasizing the fact that he merely repeats what is revealed to him. It warns the disbelievers of their fate via numerous stories of disobedient communities of the past, in the hope that they may take heed and repent before it is too late. Both subjects also serve to give encouragement to the Prophet and the believers.
The surah is also known as The Battlements, The Faculty of Discernment, The Heights, The Ramparts, Wall Between Heaven and Hell

- Mishary bin Rashid Al-Afasy (Arabic)
- Ibrahim Walk (English)
- Shamshad Ali Khan (Urdu)
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Tafsir (Bayanul Quran):
Detailed verse by verse explanation of Quran in Urdu by Late Dr. Israr Ahmad.
AL-A'RAAF [001 TO 058]

AL-A'RAAF [059 TO 129]

AL-A'RAAF [130 TO 166]

AL-A'RAAF [167 TO End]

وَإِذْ أَخَذَ رَبُّكَ مِنْ بَنِي آدَمَ مِنْ ظُهُورِهِمْ ذُرِّيَّتَهُمْ وَأَشْهَدَهُمْ عَلَىٰ أَنْفُسِهِمْ أَلَسْتُ بِرَبِّكُمْ ۖ قَالُوا بَلَىٰ ۛ شَهِدْنَا ۛ أَنْ تَقُولُوا يَوْمَ الْقِيَامَةِ إِنَّا كُنَّا عَنْ هَٰذَا غَافِلِينَ ﴿١٧٢﴾
١٧٢ - اور جب تمہارے پروردگار نے بنی آدم سے یعنی ان کی پیٹھوں سے ان کی اولاد نکالی تو ان سے خود ان کے مقابلے میں اقرار کرا لیا (یعنی ان سے پوچھا کہ) کیا تمہارا پروردگار نہیں ہوں۔ وہ کہنے لگے کیوں نہیں ہم گواہ ہیں (کہ تو ہمارا پروردگار ہے)۔ یہ اقرار اس لیے کرایا تھا کہ قیامت کے دن (کہیں یوں نہ) کہنے لگو کہ ہم کو تو اس کی خبر ہی نہ تھی .
[7:172] And [mention] when your Lord took from the children of Adam - from their loins - their descendants and made them testify of themselves, [saying to them], "Am I not your Lord?" They said, "Yes, we have testified." [This] - lest you should say on the day of Resurrection, "Indeed, we were of this unaware."
[Transliteration] Wa iz akhaza Rabbuka mim Baneee Aadama min zuhoorihim zurriyyatahum wa ash hadahum 'alaa anfusihim alastu bi Rabbikum qaaloo balaa shahidnaaa, an taqooloo Yawmal Qiyaamati innaa kunnaa 'an haazaa ghaafileen
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