Surah Al-A’raf Ayat 79 in Arabic Text
Here you can read various translations of verse 79
And he turned away from them and said, “O my people, I had certainly conveyed to you the message of my Lord and advised you, but you do not like advisors.”
So Salih left them, saying: “O my people! I did indeed convey to you the message for which I was sent by my Lord: I gave you good counsel, but ye love not good counsellors!”
And Salih left them, saying: ‘O my people! I conveyed to you the message of my Lord and gave you good advice; but you have no liking for your well-wishers.’
Then he [Salih (Saleh)] turned from them, and said: “O my people! I have indeed conveyed to you the Message of my Lord, and have given you good advice but you like not good advisers.”
And (Salih) turned from them and said: O my people! I delivered my Lord’s message unto you and gave you good advice, but ye love not good advisers.
So he turned away from them and said, “O my people! Indeed I have already proclaimed to you the Message of my Lord and advised you (sincerely), but you do not love (sincere) advisers.”
So he turned away from them, saying, ‘My people, I delivered my Lord’s messages to you and gave you sincere advice, but you did not like those who gave sincere advice.’
اس وقت (صالح علیہ السلام) ان سے منھ موڑ کر چلے، اور فرمانے لگے کہ اے میری قوم! میں نے تو تم کو اپنے پروردگار کا حکم پہنچادیا تھا اور میں نے تمہاری خیرخواہی کی لیکن تم لوگ خیرخواہوں کو پسند نہیں کرتے
Quran 7 Verse 79 Explanation
For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Al-A’raf ayat 79, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.
(7:79) And Salih left them, saying: ‘O my people! I conveyed to you the message of my Lord and gave you good advice; but you have no liking for your well-wishers.’
There is no commentary by Abul Maududi available for this verse.
79. Then he ﴿Salih﴾ turned from them, and said: “O my people! I have indeed conveyed to you the Message of my Lord, and have given you good advice, but you like not good advisers.”) These are the words of admonishment that Salih conveyed to his people after Allah destroyed them for defying Him, rebelling against Him, refusing to accept the truth, avoiding guidance, and preferring misguidance instead. Salih said these words of admonishment and criticism to them after they perished, and they heard him (as a miracle for Prophet Salih from Allah). Similarly, it is recorded in the Two Sahihs that after the Messenger of Allah defeated the disbelievers in the battle of Badr, he remained in that area for three days, and then rode his camel, which was prepared for him during the latter part of the night. He went on until he stood by the well of Badr (where the corpses of the disbelievers were thrown) and said,
(O Abu Jahl bin Hisham! O `Utbah bin Rabi`ah! O Shaybah bin Rabi`ah! Did you find what your Lord has promised you (of torment) to be true, for I found what my Lord promised me (of victory) to be true.) `Umar said to him, “O Allah’s Messenger! Why do you speak to a people who have rotted” He said,
(By He in Whose Hand is my soul! You do not hear what I am saying better than they, but they cannot reply.) Similarly, Prophet Salih, peace be upon him, said to his people,
(“I have indeed conveyed to you the Message of my Lord, and have given you good advice,”) but you did not benefit from it because you do not like the Truth and do not follow those who give you sincere advice,
(“but you like not good advisers.”)
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