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Surah Al-A’raf Ayat 197 in Arabic Text

وَٱلَّذِينَ تَدْعُونَ مِن دُونِهِۦ لَا يَسْتَطِيعُونَ نَصْرَكُمْ وَلَآ أَنفُسَهُمْ يَنصُرُونَ
Wallazeena tad’oona min doonihee laa yastatee’oona nasrakum wa laaa anfusahum yansuroon

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 197

Sahih International
And those you call upon besides Him are unable to help you, nor can they help themselves.”

Yusuf Ali
“But those ye call upon besides Him, are unable to help you, and indeed to help themselves.”

Abul Ala Maududi
And those whom you invoke other than Allah, they can neither help themselves nor you.

Muhsin Khan
“And those whom you call upon besides Him (Allah) cannot help you nor can they help themselves.”

Pickthall
They on whom ye call beside Him have no power to help you, nor can they help you, nor can they help themselves.

Dr. Ghali
And the ones you invoke apart from Him are neither able to vindicate you nor to vindicate themselves.”.

Abdel Haleem
but those you call on instead of Him cannot help you or even help themselves.’

Quran 7 Verse 197 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Al-A’raf ayat 197, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(7:197) And those whom you invoke other than Allah, they can neither help themselves nor you.


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

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Al-A’raf verse 197 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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