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Surah Al-A’raf Ayat 162 in Arabic Text

فَبَدَّلَ ٱلَّذِينَ ظَلَمُوا۟ مِنْهُمْ قَوْلًا غَيْرَ ٱلَّذِى قِيلَ لَهُمْ فَأَرْسَلْنَا عَلَيْهِمْ رِجْزًۭا مِّنَ ٱلسَّمَآءِ بِمَا كَانُوا۟ يَظْلِمُونَ
Fabaddalal lazeena zalamoo minhum qawlan ghairal lazee qeela lahum fa arsalnaa ‘alaihim rijzan minas samaaa’i bimaa kaanoo yazlimoon (section 20)

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 162

Sahih International
But those who wronged among them changed [the words] to a statement other than that which had been said to them. So We sent upon them a punishment from the sky for the wrong that they were doing.

Yusuf Ali
But the transgressors among them changed the word from that which had been given them so we sent on them a plague from heaven. For that they repeatedly transgressed.

Abul Ala Maududi
Then the wrong-doers among them substituted another word in place of the one told them. So We sent upon them a scourge from the heaven as a punishment for their Wrong-doing.

Muhsin Khan
But those among them who did wrong changed the word that had been told to them. So We sent on them a torment from heaven in return for their wrong-doings.

Pickthall
But those of them who did wrong changed the word which had been told them for another saying, and We sent down upon them wrath from heaven for their wrongdoing.

Dr. Ghali
Then the ones who did injustice among them substituted a saying other than what had been said to them; so We sent (down) upon them a chastisement from the heaven for their doing injustice..

Abdel Haleem
the wrongdoers among them substituted another saying for that which had been given them, so We sent them a punishment from heaven for their wrongdoing.

Quran 7 Verse 162 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Al-A’raf ayat 162, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(7:162) Then the wrong-doers among them substituted another word in place of the one told them. So We sent upon them a scourge from the heaven as a punishment for their Wrong-doing. [121]


121. For details see Towards Understanding the Qur’an, vol. 1, (al-Baqarah 2: nn. 74-5, pp. 76-7).

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Al-A’raf verse 162 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah A’raf ayat 160 which provides the complete commentary from verse 160 through 162.

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