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Surah Al-A’raf Ayat 194 in Arabic Text

إِنَّ ٱلَّذِينَ تَدْعُونَ مِن دُونِ ٱللَّهِ عِبَادٌ أَمْثَالُكُمْ ۖ فَٱدْعُوهُمْ فَلْيَسْتَجِيبُوا۟ لَكُمْ إِن كُنتُمْ صَـٰدِقِينَ
Innal lazeena tad’oona min doonil laahi ‘ibaadun amsaalukum fad’oohum fal yastajeeboo lakum in kuntum saadiqeen

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 194

Sahih International
Indeed, those you [polytheists] call upon besides Allah are servants like you. So call upon them and let them respond to you, if you should be truthful.

Yusuf Ali
Verily those whom ye call upon besides Allah are servants like unto you: Call upon them, and let them listen to your prayer, if ye are (indeed) truthful!

Abul Ala Maududi
Those whom you invoke other than Allah are creatures like you. So invoke them. and see if they answer your call, if what you claim is true.

Muhsin Khan
Verily, those whom you call upon besides Allah are slaves like you. So call upon them and let them answer you if you are truthful.

Pickthall
Lo! those on whom ye call beside Allah are slaves like unto you. Call on them now, and let them answer you, if ye are truthful!

Dr. Ghali
Surely the ones you invoke, apart from Allah, are bondmen the likes of you; so invoke them, (and) then let them respond to you, in case you are sincere..

Abdel Haleem
Those you [idolaters] call upon instead of God are created beings like you. Call upon them, then, and let them respond to you if what you say is true.

Quran 7 Verse 194 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Al-A’raf ayat 194, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(7:194) Those whom you invoke other than Allah are creatures like you. So invoke them. and see if they answer your call, if what you claim is true.


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

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Al-A’raf verse 194 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah A’raf ayat 191 which provides the complete commentary from verse 191 through 198.

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