Surah Al-A’raf Ayat 201 in Arabic Text
Here you can read various translations of verse 201
Indeed, those who fear Allah – when an impulse touches them from Satan, they remember [Him] and at once they have insight.
Those who fear Allah, when a thought of evil from Satan assaults them, bring Allah to remembrance, when lo! they see (aright)!
If the God-fearing are instigated by any suggestion of Satan, they instantly become alert, whereafter they clearly perceive the right way.
Verily, those who are Al-Muttaqun (the pious – see V. 2:2), when an evil thought comes to them from Shaitan (Satan), they remember (Allah), and (indeed) they then see (aright).
Lo! those who ward off (evil), when a glamour from the devil troubleth them, they do but remember (Allah’s Guidance) and behold them seers!
Surely the ones who are pious, when a visitation of Ash-Shaytan (the all-vicious (one), i.e., the Devil) touches them, remind themselves, then, only then are they (clear) beholders..
those who are aware of God think of Him when Satan prompts them to do something and immediately they can see [straight];
Quran 7 Verse 201 Explanation
For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Al-A’raf ayat 201, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.
(7:201) If the God-fearing are instigated by any suggestion of Satan, they instantly become alert, whereafter they clearly perceive the right way.
There is no commentary by Abul Maududi available for this verse.
201. Verily, those who have Taqwa, when an evil thought comes to them from Shaytan, they remember (Allah), and (indeed) they then see (aright). 202. But (as for) their brothers (the devils’ brothers) they (the devils) plunge them deeper into error, and they never stop short.
Allah mentions His servants who have Taqwa, obeying His orders, and avoid what He forbade:
(when comes to them) an evil thought, or anger, or the whispers of Shaytan cross their mind, or intend to err, or commit an error,
(they remember) Allah’s punishment, as well as, His tremendous reward. They remember Allah’s promises and threats, then repent, go back to Him, seek refuge with Him and ask for forgiveness before death,
(and (indeed) they then see (aright)) they become aright and aware of the error of their ways.
Allah said next,
(But (as for) their brothers they plunge them deeper) in reference to the devils’ brothers among mankind. Allah said in another Ayah,
(Verily, the spendthrifts are brothers of the Shayatin) ﴿17:27﴾ for they are followers of the Shayatin, who listen to them and obey their orders.
(They plunge them deeper into error) the devils help them commit sins, making this path easy and appealing to them
(and they never stop short) for the devils never cease inciting mankind to commit errors. `Ali bin Abi Talhah reported that Ibn `Abbas commented on Allah’s statement,
(But (as for) their brothers they plunge them deeper into error, and they never stop short.) “Neither mankind stop short of the evil that they are doing nor the devils stop short of luring them. ” Therefore,
(they never stop short) refers to the devils getting tired or stopping their whispering. Allah said in another Ayah,
(See you not that We have sent Shayatin against the disbelievers to push them to do evil) ﴿19:83﴾ persistently luring the disbelievers to commit evil, according to Ibn `Abbas and others.
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