Surah Al-A’raf >> Currently viewing Surah Al-A’raf Ayat 78 (7:78)

Surah Al-A’raf Ayat 78 in Arabic Text

فَأَخَذَتْهُمُ ٱلرَّجْفَةُ فَأَصْبَحُوا۟ فِى دَارِهِمْ جَـٰثِمِينَ
Fa akhazat humur rajfatu fa asbahoo fee daarihim jaasimeen

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 78

Sahih International
So the earthquake seized them, and they became within their home [corpses] fallen prone.

Yusuf Ali
So the earthquake took them unawares, and they lay prostrate in their homes in the morning!

Abul Ala Maududi
Thereupon a shocking catastrophe seized them, so that they lay prostrate in their dwellings.

Muhsin Khan
So the earthquake seized them, and they lay (dead), prostrate in their homes.

Pickthall
So the earthquake seized them, and morning found them prostrate in their dwelling-place.

Dr. Ghali
Then the Commotion took them (away), and so (in the morning) they became cowering (bodies) in their residence.

Abdel Haleem
An earthquake seized them: by the next morning they were lying dead in their homes.

Quran 7 Verse 78 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Al-A’raf ayat 78, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(7:78) Thereupon a shocking catastrophe seized them,[62] so that they lay prostrate in their dwellings.


62. Other Qur’anic expressions used for the calamity are ‘rajifah’ (earthquake) (al-Nazi’at 79: 6); ‘sayah’ (awesome cry) (Hud 11: 67); ‘Sa’iqah’ (thunderbolt) (al-Baqarah 2: 55); and ‘taghiyah” (roaring noise) (al-Haqqah 69: 5).

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Al-A’raf verse 78 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah A’raf ayat 73 which provides the complete commentary from verse 73 through 78.

Quick navigation links

Surah Al-A’raf
1 . 2 . 3 . 4 . 5 . 6 . 7 . 8 . 9 . 10 . 11 . 12 . 13 . 14 . 15 . 16 . 17 . 18 . 19 . 20 . 21 . 22 . 23 . 24 . 25 . 26 . 27 . 28 . 29 . 30 . 31 . 32 . 33 . 34 . 35 . 36 . 37 . 38 . 39 . 40 . 41 . 42 . 43 . 44 . 45 . 46 . 47 . 48 . 49 . 50 . 51 . 52 . 53 . 54 . 55 . 56 . 57 . 58 . 59 . 60 . 61 . 62 . 63 . 64 . 65 . 66 . 67 . 68 . 69 . 70 . 71 . 72 . 73 . 74 . 75 . 76 . 77 . 78 . 79 . 80 . 81 . 82 . 83 . 84 . 85 . 86 . 87 . 88 . 89 . 90 . 91 . 92 . 93 . 94 . 95 . 96 . 97 . 98 . 99 . 100 . 101 . 102 . 103 . 104 . 105 . 106 . 107 . 108 . 109 . 110 . 111 . 112 . 113 . 114 . 115 . 116 . 117 . 118 . 119 . 120 . 121 . 122 . 123 . 124 . 125 . 126 . 127 . 128 . 129 . 130 . 131 . 132 . 133 . 134 . 135 . 136 . 137 . 138 . 139 . 140 . 141 . 142 . 143 . 144 . 145 . 146 . 147 . 148 . 149 . 150 . 151 . 152 . 153 . 154 . 155 . 156 . 157 . 158 . 159 . 160 . 161 . 162 . 163 . 164 . 165 . 166 . 167 . 168 . 169 . 170 . 171 . 172 . 173 . 174 . 175 . 176 . 177 . 178 . 179 . 180 . 181 . 182 . 183 . 184 . 185 . 186 . 187 . 188 . 189 . 190 . 191 . 192 . 193 . 194 . 195 . 196 . 197 . 198 . 199 . 200 . 201 . 202 . 203 . 204 . 205 . 206