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Surah Al-A’raf Ayat 178 in Arabic Text

مَن يَهْدِ ٱللَّهُ فَهُوَ ٱلْمُهْتَدِى ۖ وَمَن يُضْلِلْ فَأُو۟لَـٰٓئِكَ هُمُ ٱلْخَـٰسِرُونَ
Mai yahdil laahu fa huwal muhtadee wa mai yudlil fa ulaaa’ika humul khaasiroon

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 178

Sahih International
Whoever Allah guides – he is the [rightly] guided; and whoever He sends astray – it is those who are the losers.

Yusuf Ali
Whom Allah doth guide,- he is on the right path: whom He rejects from His guidance,- such are the persons who perish.

Abul Ala Maududi
He whom Allah guides, he alone is rightly guided; and he whom Allah lets go astray – it is they who are the loser.’

Muhsin Khan
Whomsoever Allah guides, he is the guided one, and whomsoever He sends astray, those! They are the losers.

Pickthall
He whom Allah leadeth, he indeed is led aright, while he whom Allah sendeth astray – they indeed are losers.

Dr. Ghali
Whomever Allah guides, (then) he is (rightly) guided; and whomever He leads into error, then those are they (who are) the losers..

Abdel Haleem
whoever God guides is truly guided, and whoever God allows to stray is a loser.

Quran 7 Verse 178 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Al-A’raf ayat 178, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(7:178) He whom Allah guides, he alone is rightly guided; and he whom Allah lets go astray – it is they who are the loser.’


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

Ibn-Kathir

178. Whomsoever Allah guides, he is the guided one, and whomsoever He sends astray, — then those! They are the losers.) Allah says, whomever He leads aright, then none can lead him to misguidance, and whomever He leads astray, will have acquired failure, loss and sure misguidance. Verily, whatever Allah wills occurs; and whatever He does not will, does not occur. A Hadith narrated from `Abdullah bin Mas`ud reads,


«إِنَّ الْحَمْدَ للهِ نَحْمَدُهُ وَنَسْتَعِينُهُ وَنَسْتَهْدِيهِ وَنَسْتَغْفِرُهُ وَنَعُوذُ بِاللهِ مِنْ شُرُورِ أَنْفُسِنَا وَمِنْ سَيّئَاتِ أَعْمَالِنَا، مَنْ يَهْدِ اللهُ فَلَا مُضِلَّ لَهُ وَمَنْ يُضْلِلِ اللهُ فَلَا هَادِيَ لَهُ، وَأَشْهَدُ أَنْ لَا إِلَهَ إِلَّا اللهُ وَحْدَهُ لَا شَرِيكَ لَهُ وَأَشْهَدُ أَنَّ مُحَمَّدًا عَبْدُهُ وَرَسُولُه»

(All praise is due to Allah, Whom we praise and seek help, guidance and forgiveness from. We seek refuge with Allah from the evils within ourselves and from the burden of our evil deeds. He whom Allah guides, will never be misled; and he whom He misguides, will never have one who will guide him. I bear witness that there is no deity worthy of worship except Allah without partners and that Muhammad is His servant and Messenger.) The complete Hadith was collected by Imam Ahmad and the collectors of Sunan and others.

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