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Surah Al-A’raf Ayat 133 in Arabic Text

فَأَرْسَلْنَا عَلَيْهِمُ ٱلطُّوفَانَ وَٱلْجَرَادَ وَٱلْقُمَّلَ وَٱلضَّفَادِعَ وَٱلدَّمَ ءَايَـٰتٍۢ مُّفَصَّلَـٰتٍۢ فَٱسْتَكْبَرُوا۟ وَكَانُوا۟ قَوْمًۭا مُّجْرِمِينَ
Fa arsalnaa ‘alaihimut toofaana waljaraada walqum mala waddafaadi’a waddama Aayaatim mufassalaatin fastakbaroo wa kaanoo qawmam mujrimeen

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 133

Sahih International
So We sent upon them the flood and locusts and lice and frogs and blood as distinct signs, but they were arrogant and were a criminal people.

Yusuf Ali
So We sent (plagues) on them: Wholesale death, Locusts, Lice, Frogs, And Blood: Signs openly self-explained: but they were steeped in arrogance,- a people given to sin.

Abul Ala Maududi
Then We afflicted them with a great flood and locusts, and the lice, and the frogs, and the blood. All these were distinct signs and yet they remained haughty. They were a wicked people.

Muhsin Khan
So We sent on them: the flood, the locusts, the lice, the frogs, and the blood: (as a succession of) manifest signs, yet they remained arrogant, and they were of those people who were Mujrimun (criminals, polytheists, sinners, etc.).

Pickthall
So We sent against them the flood and the locusts and the vermin and the frogs and the blood – a succession of clear signs. But they were arrogant and became a guilty folk.

Dr. Ghali
So We sent upon them the deluge, and the locusts, and the lice, and the frogs, and the blood, expounded signs; yet they waxed proud and were a criminal people.

Abdel Haleem
and so We let loose on them the flood, locusts, lice, frogs, blood- all clear signs. They were arrogant, wicked people.

Quran 7 Verse 133 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Al-A’raf ayat 133, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(7:133) Then We afflicted them with a great flood [95] and locusts, and the lice[96] , and the frogs, and the blood. All these were distinct signs and yet they remained haughty. They were a wicked people.


95. This probably refers to the torrential rain accompanied by hailstorm. While we do not totally exclude the possibility of other kinds of storms, we are inclined to the view, that it probably signifies hailstorm since the Bible specifically mentions that. (See Exodus 9: 23-4 – Ed.)

96. The word used in the text – qummal – denotes lice, fleas, small locusts, mosquitoes, and weevil. This rather general term has been used in the Qur’an probably to suggest that while men were afflicted with lice and fleas, weevil destroyed the barns. (Cf. Exodus 7-12. See also Tafhim al-ur’an, (al-Zukhruf 43, n. 43.)

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Al-A’raf verse 133 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah A’raf ayat 132 which provides the complete commentary from verse 132 through 135.

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