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Surah Al-A’raf Ayat 145 in Arabic Text

وَكَتَبْنَا لَهُۥ فِى ٱلْأَلْوَاحِ مِن كُلِّ شَىْءٍۢ مَّوْعِظَةًۭ وَتَفْصِيلًۭا لِّكُلِّ شَىْءٍۢ فَخُذْهَا بِقُوَّةٍۢ وَأْمُرْ قَوْمَكَ يَأْخُذُوا۟ بِأَحْسَنِهَا ۚ سَأُو۟رِيكُمْ دَارَ ٱلْفَـٰسِقِينَ
Wa katabnaa lahoo fil alwaahi minkulli shai’im maw’izaanw wa tafseelal likulli shai’in fakhuzhaa biquwwatinw wa’mur qawmaka ya’khuzoo bi ahsanihaa; sa’ooreekum daaral faasiqeen

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 145

Sahih International
And We wrote for him on the tablets [something] of all things – instruction and explanation for all things, [saying], “Take them with determination and order your people to take the best of it. I will show you the home of the defiantly disobedient.”

Yusuf Ali
And We ordained laws for him in the tablets in all matters, both commanding and explaining all things, (and said): “Take and hold these with firmness, and enjoin thy people to hold fast by the best in the precepts: soon shall I show you the homes of the wicked,- (How they lie desolate).”

Abul Ala Maududi
And We ordained for Moses in the Tablets all manner of admonition, and instruction concerning all things, and said to him: Hold to these, with all your strength. and bid your people to follow them in accord with their best understanding. I shall soon show you the habitation of the wicked.

Muhsin Khan
And We wrote for him on the Tablets the lesson to be drawn from all things and the explanation of all things (and said): Hold unto these with firmness, and enjoin your people to take the better therein. I shall show you the home of Al-Fasiqun (the rebellious, disobedient to Allah).

Pickthall
And We wrote for him, upon the tablets, the lesson to be drawn from all things and the explanation of all things, then (bade him): Hold it fast; and command thy people (saying): Take the better (course made clear) therein. I shall show thee the abode of evil-livers.

Dr. Ghali
And We wrote for him on the Tablets of everything an admonition, and an expounding of everything. “So take them with power, and command your people to take the fairest of them. I will soon show you the residence of the immoral..

Abdel Haleem
We inscribed everything for him in the Tablets which taught and explained everything, saying, ‘Hold on to them firmly and urge your people to hold fast to their excellent teachings. I will show you the end of those who rebel.

Quran 7 Verse 145 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Al-A’raf ayat 145, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(7:145) And We ordained for Moses in the Tablets all manner of admonition, and instruction concerning all things,[101] and said to him: Hold to these, with all your strength. and bid your people to follow them in accord with their best understanding.[102] I shall soon show you the habitation of the wicked. [103]


101. The Bible categorically mentions that the tablets were of stone. The act of writing on these tablets is attributed in both the Qur’an and the Bible, to God. Nonetheless, it is not possible to ascertain whether the actual act of writing was as performed by God exercising His power directly, or by God in the sense of His assignment of the task to some angel or to Moses (cf. Exodus 31: 18, 32: 15-16; and Deuteronomyi, 5: 6-22).

102 The Israelites were asked to hold fast to the Law to follow it in its plain meaning, a meaning which can he grasped by an ordinary man of sound heart and good intent with the help of his common sense. This stipulation was added in order to discourage the chicanery and hair-splitting to which lawyers resort in order to accommodate the crooked aims of the people. The warning was necessary to emphasize that holding fast to the Law was not to be equated with following the chicanery of the lawyers.

103. The Israelites were told that on their way they would come across the ruins of earlier nations who had refused to turn to God and who had persisted in their evil way’s. Observing those ruins would he instructive insofar as they eloquently spoke of the tragic end that meets those who indulge in such iniquity .

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Al-A’raf verse 145 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah A’raf ayat 144 which provides the complete commentary from verse 144 through 145.

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