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Surah Al-A’raf Ayat 107 in Arabic Text

فَأَلْقَىٰ عَصَاهُ فَإِذَا هِىَ ثُعْبَانٌۭ مُّبِينٌۭ
Fa alqaa ‘asaahu fa izaa hiya su’baanum mubeen

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 107

Sahih International
So Moses threw his staff, and suddenly it was a serpent, manifest.

Yusuf Ali
Then (Moses) threw his rod, and behold! it was a serpent, plain (for all to see)!

Abul Ala Maududi
Thereupon Moses threw his rod, and suddenly it was a veritable serpent.

Muhsin Khan
Then [Musa (Moses)] threw his stick and behold! it was a serpent, manifest!

Pickthall
Then he flung down his staff and lo! it was a serpent manifest;

Dr. Ghali
So he cast his staff, and only then was it an evident serpent;

Abdel Haleem
So Moses threw his staff and- lo and behold!- it was a snake, clear to all,

Quran 7 Verse 107 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Al-A’raf ayat 107, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(7:107) Thereupon Moses threw his rod, and suddenly it was a veritable serpent.


There is no commentary by Abul Maududi available for this verse.

Ibn-Kathir

107. Then ﴿Musa﴾ threw his staff and behold! it was a ﴿Thu`ban﴾ serpent, manifest! 108. And he drew out his hand, and behold! it was white (with radiance) for the beholders.) `Ali bin Abi Talhah reported that Ibn `Abbas commented on Allah’s statement,


﴿ثُعْبَانٌ مُّبِينٌ﴾

(a ﴿Thu`ban﴾ serpent, manifest), refers to “The male snake.” As-Suddi and Ad-Dahhak said similarly. A report from Ibn `Abbas said,

﴿فَأَلْقَى عَصَاهُ﴾

“(Then (Musa) threw his staff), and it turned into a huge snake that opened its mouth and rushed towards Fir`awn. When Fir`awn saw the snake rushing towards him, he jumped from his throne and cried to Musa for help, so that Musa would remove the snake from his way. Musa did that.” As-Suddi commented,

﴿فَإِذَا هِىَ ثُعْبَانٌ مُّبِينٌ﴾

(and behold! It was a ﴿Thu`ban﴾ serpent, manifest!) “This ﴿Thu`ban﴾ refers to male snakes. The snake opened its mouth and headed towards Fir`awn to swallow him, placing its lower jaw on the ground and its upper jaw reaching the (top of the) wall of the palace. When Fir`awn saw the snake, he was frightened, so he jumped and wet himself and he never wet himself before this incident. He cried, `O Musa! Take it away and I will believe in you and release the Children of Israel to you.’ So Musa, peace be on him, took it, and it became a staff again. ”

﴿وَنَزَعَ يَدَهُ فَإِذَا هِىَ بَيْضَآءُ لِلنَّـظِرِينَ ﴾

(And he drew out his hand, and behold! it was white (with radiance) for the beholders.) Musa took his hand out of his cloak after he inserted his hand in it and it was shining, not because of leprosy or sickness. Allah said in another Ayah,

﴿وَأَدْخِلْ يَدَكَ فِى جَيْبِكَ تَخْرُجْ بَيْضَآءَ مِنْ غَيْرِ سُوءٍ﴾

(And put your hand into your bosom, it will come forth white without hurt.) ﴿27:12﴾ Ibn `Abbas said, “without hurt’, means, `not because of leprosy’. Musa inserted his hand again in his sleeve and it returned back to its normal color.” Mujahid and several others said similarly.

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