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Surah Al-A’raf Ayat 116 in Arabic Text

قَالَ أَلْقُوا۟ ۖ فَلَمَّآ أَلْقَوْا۟ سَحَرُوٓا۟ أَعْيُنَ ٱلنَّاسِ وَٱسْتَرْهَبُوهُمْ وَجَآءُو بِسِحْرٍ عَظِيمٍۢ
Qaala alqoo falam maaa alqaw saharooo a’yunannaasi wastarhaboohum wa jaaa’oo bisihrin ‘azeem

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 116

Sahih International
He said, “Throw,” and when they threw, they bewitched the eyes of the people and struck terror into them, and they presented a great [feat of] magic.

Yusuf Ali
Said Moses: “Throw ye (first).” So when they threw, they bewitched the eyes of the people, and struck terror into them: for they showed a great (feat of) magic.

Abul Ala Maududi
Moses said: ‘You throw.’ So when they threw [their rods], they enchanted the eyes of the people, and struck them with awe, and produced a mighty sorcery.

Muhsin Khan
He [Musa (Moses)] said: “Throw you (first).” So when they threw, they bewitched the eyes of the people, and struck terror into them, and they displayed a great magic.

Pickthall
He said: Throw! And when they threw they cast a spell upon the people’s eyes, and overawed them, and produced a mighty spell.

Dr. Ghali
Said he, “You cast.” So as soon as they cast, they bewitched (their) fellowmenصs eyes, and overawed them, and came with a tremendous sorcery.

Abdel Haleem
He said, ‘You throw,’ and they did, casting a spell on people’s eyes, striking fear into them, and bringing about great sorcery.

Quran 7 Verse 116 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Al-A’raf ayat 116, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(7:116) Moses said: ‘You throw.’ So when they threw [their rods], they enchanted the eyes of the people, and struck them with awe, and produced a mighty sorcery.


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

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Al-A’raf verse 116 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah A’raf ayat 115 which provides the complete commentary from verse 115 through 116.

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