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Surah Al-A’raf Ayat 196 in Arabic Text

إِنَّ وَلِـِّۧىَ ٱللَّهُ ٱلَّذِى نَزَّلَ ٱلْكِتَـٰبَ ۖ وَهُوَ يَتَوَلَّى ٱلصَّـٰلِحِينَ
Inna waliyyial laahul lazee nazzalal Kitaaba wa Huwa yatawallas saaliheen

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 196

Sahih International
Indeed, my protector is Allah, who has sent down the Book; and He is an ally to the righteous.

Yusuf Ali
“For my Protector is Allah, Who revealed the Book (from time to time), and He will choose and befriend the righteous.

Abul Ala Maududi
My guardian is Allah Who has revealed the Book, and it is He Who protects the righteous.

Muhsin Khan
“Verily, my Wali (Protector, Supporter, and Helper, etc.) is Allah Who has revealed the Book (the Quran), and He protects (supports and helps) the righteous.

Pickthall
Lo! my Protecting Friend is Allah Who revealeth the Scripture. He befriendeth the righteous.

Dr. Ghali
Surely my Ever-Patronizing Patron is Allah, Who has been sending down the Book and He patronizes the righteous..

Abdel Haleem
My protector is God: He has revealed the Scripture, and it is He who protects the righteous,

Quran 7 Verse 196 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Al-A’raf ayat 196, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(7:196) My guardian is Allah Who has revealed the Book, and it is He Who protects the righteous.[149]


149. This is in response to the threats held out by the polytheists to the Prophet (peace he on him). They used to tell the Prophet (peace be on him) that if he did not give up opposing their deities and denouncing them, he would be overwhelmed by the wrath of those deities and court utter disaster.

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Al-A’raf verse 196 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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