Surah Al-A’raf Ayat 1 in Arabic Text
Here you can read various translations of verse 1
Alif, Lam, Meem, Sad.
Alif, Lam, Mim, Sad.
Alif-Lam-Mim-Sad. [These letters are one of the miracles of the Quran and none but Allah (Alone) knows their meanings].
Alif. Lam. Mim. Sad.
Alif, Lam, Mîm, Sad (These are the names of letters of the Arabic alphabet and only Allah knows their meaning here).
Alif Lam Mim Sad
Quran 7 Verse 1 Explanation
For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Al-A’raf ayat 1, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.
There is no commentary by Abul Maududi available for this verse.
1. Alif-Lam-Mim-Sad. 2. (This is the) Book (the Qur’an) sent down unto you, so let not your breast be narrow therefrom, that you warn thereby; and a reminder unto the believers. 3. Follow what has been sent down unto you from your Lord, and follow not any Awliya’ (protectors), besides Him (Allah). Little do you remember!) We mentioned before the explanation of the letters ﴿such as, Alif-Lam, that are in the beginning of some Surahs in the Qur’an﴾.
((This is the) Book (the Qur’an) sent down unto you (O Muhammad)), from your Lord,
(so let not your breast be narrow therefrom,) meaning, having doubt about it according to Mujahid, Qatadah and As-Suddi. It was also said that the meaning here is: `do not hesitate to convey the Qur’an and warn with it,’
(Therefore be patient as did the Messengers of strong will) ﴿46:35﴾. Allah said here,
(that you warn thereby) meaning, `We sent down the Qur’an so that you may warn the disbelievers with it,’
(and a reminder unto the believers). Allah then said to the world,
(Follow what has been sent down unto you from your Lord) meaning, follow and imitate the unlettered Prophet , who brought you a Book that was revealed for you, from the Lord and master of everything.
(and follow not any Awliya’, besides Him (Allah)) meaning, do not disregard what the Messenger brought you and follow something else, for in this case, you will be deviating from Allah’s judgment to the decision of someone else. Allah’s statement,
(Little do you remember!) is similar to,
(And most of mankind will not believe even if you desire it eagerly)﴿12:103﴾, and;
(And if you obey most of those on the earth, they will mislead you far away from Allah’s path)﴿6:116﴾, and,
(And most of them believe not in Allah except that they attribute partners unto Him)﴿12:106﴾.
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