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Surah Al-A’raf Ayat 130 in Arabic Text

وَلَقَدْ أَخَذْنَآ ءَالَ فِرْعَوْنَ بِٱلسِّنِينَ وَنَقْصٍۢ مِّنَ ٱلثَّمَرَٰتِ لَعَلَّهُمْ يَذَّكَّرُونَ
Wa laqad akhaznaaa Aala Fir’awna bis sineena wa naqsim minas samaraati la’allahum yazzakkaroon

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 130

Sahih International
And We certainly seized the people of Pharaoh with years of famine and a deficiency in fruits that perhaps they would be reminded.

Yusuf Ali
We punished the people of Pharaoh with years (of droughts) and shortness of crops; that they might receive admonition.

Abul Ala Maududi
We afflicted the people of Pharaoh with hard times and with poor harvest that they may heed.

Muhsin Khan
And indeed We punished the people of Fir’aun (Pharaoh) with years of drought and shortness of fruits (crops, etc.), that they might remember (take heed).

Pickthall
And we straitened Pharaoh’s folk with famine and dearth of fruits, that peradventure they might heed.

Dr. Ghali
And indeed We already took the house of Firaawn (to task) with years (of dearth), and diminution of products, that possibly they would constantly remember.

Abdel Haleem
We inflicted years of drought and crop failure on Pharaoh’s people, so that they might take heed,

Quran 7 Verse 130 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Al-A’raf ayat 130, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(7:130) We afflicted the people of Pharaoh with hard times and with poor harvest that they may heed.


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

Ibn-Kathir

130. And indeed We punished the people of Fir`awn with years of drought and lack of fruits (crops), that they might remember (take heed). 131. But whenever good came to them, they said: “This is for us.” And if evil afflicted them, they considered it an omen about Musa and those with him. Be informed! Verily, their omens are with Allah but most of them know not.


Fir`awn and His People suffer Years of Drought

Allah said,

﴿وَلَقَدْ أَخَذْنَآ ءالَ فِرْعَوْنَ﴾

(And indeed We punished the people of Fir`awn) We tested and tried them,

﴿بِالسِّنِينَ﴾

(with years of drought) of famine due to little produce,

﴿وَنَقْصٍ مِّن الثَّمَرَاتِ﴾

(and lack of fruits), which is less severe, according to Mujahid. Abu Ishaq narrated that Raja’ bin Haywah said, “The date tree used to produce only one date!”

﴿لَعَلَّهُمْ يَذَّكَّرُونَفَإِذَا جَآءَتْهُمُ الْحَسَنَةُ﴾

(That they might remember (take heed). But whenever good came to them) such as a fertile season and provisions,

﴿قَالُواْ لَنَا هَـذِهِ﴾

(they said, “This is for us.”), because we deserve it,

﴿وَإِن تُصِبْهُمْ سَيِّئَةٌ﴾

(and if evil afflicted them) drought and famine,

﴿يَطَّيَّرُواْ بِمُوسَى وَمَن مَّعَهُ﴾

(they considered it an omen Musa and those with him. ) saying that this hardship is because of them and what they have done.

﴿أَلاَ إِنَّمَا طَائِرُهُمْ عِندَ اللَّهِ﴾

(Verily, their omens are with Allah) `Ali bin Abi Talhah reported that Ibn `Abbas commented on the Ayah,

﴿أَلاَ إِنَّمَا طَائِرُهُمْ عِندَ اللَّهِ﴾

(Verily, their omens are with Allah) “Allah says that their afflictions are with and from Him,

﴿وَلَـكِنَّ أَكْثَرَهُمْ لاَ يَعْلَمُونَ﴾

(but most of them know not.)”

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