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Surah Al-A’raf Ayat 112 in Arabic Text

يَأْتُوكَ بِكُلِّ سَـٰحِرٍ عَلِيمٍۢ
Ya’tooka bikulli saahirin ‘aleem

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 112

Sahih International
Who will bring you every learned magician.”

Yusuf Ali
And bring up to thee all (our) sorcerers well-versed.”

Abul Ala Maududi
to summon every skilful magician to your presence.’

Muhsin Khan
“That they bring up to you all well-versed sorcerers.”

Pickthall
To bring each knowing wizard unto thee.

Dr. Ghali
(And) they will come up to you with every knowledgeable sorcerer.”

Abdel Haleem
to summon every learned sorcerer to you.’

Quran 7 Verse 112 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Al-A’raf ayat 112, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(7:112) to summon every skilful magician to your presence.’[89]


89. The plan of Pharaoh’s courtiers clearly suggests that they knew the difference between mere sorcery and a miracle. They were well aware that miracles are effective and have the capacity to bring about actual transformation whereas sorcery results merely in optic illusion. Hence, they dubbed Moses a sorcerer so as to refute his claim to prophethood. They claimed instead that the transformation of the rod into a serpent was not a miracle; that it was rather a magical performance which could be undertaken by any sorcerer. Therefore, they asked all the sorcerers of the land to come together and display how rods could be magically transformed into serpents. They believed that such a magical show would remove the awesome effect created by Moses’ miracles on the people, or at least sow doubts in their minds about those miracles.

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Al-A’raf verse 112 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah A’raf ayat 111 which provides the complete commentary from verse 111 through 112.

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