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Surah Al-A’raf Ayat 9 in Arabic Text

وَمَنْ خَفَّتْ مَوَٰزِينُهُۥ فَأُو۟لَـٰٓئِكَ ٱلَّذِينَ خَسِرُوٓا۟ أَنفُسَهُم بِمَا كَانُوا۟ بِـَٔايَـٰتِنَا يَظْلِمُونَ
Wa man khaffat mawaazeenuhoo fa ulaaa’ikal lazeena khasirooo anfusahum bimaa kaanoo bi Aayaatinaa yazlimoon

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 9

Sahih International
And those whose scales are light – they are the ones who will lose themselves for what injustice they were doing toward Our verses.

Yusuf Ali
Those whose scale will be light, will be their souls in perdition, for that they wrongfully treated Our signs.

Abul Ala Maududi
and those whose scales are light will be the losers, for they, are the ones who have been unjust to Our signs.

Muhsin Khan
And as for those whose scale will be light, they are those who will lose their ownselves (by entering Hell) because they denied and rejected Our Ayat (proofs, evidences, verses, lessons, signs, revelations, etc.).

Pickthall
And as for those whose scale is light: those are they who lose their souls because they used to wrong Our revelations.

Dr. Ghali
And he whose scales weigh light, then those are the ones who have lost their (own) selves for that they used to do injustice regarding Our signs.

Abdel Haleem
and those whose good deeds are light will be the ones who have lost their souls through their wrongful rejection of Our messages.

Quran 7 Verse 9 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Al-A’raf ayat 9, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(7:9) and those whose scales are light will be the losers,[9] for they, are the ones who have been unjust to Our signs.


9. For a full appreciation of this point it is necessary, to remember that man’s deeds will be classified into positive and negative categorics. The positive category will consist of knowing the truth, believing in it, acting upon it, and striving to make it prevail. It is such acts alone which will have weight in the Hereafter. Conversely, whenever someone follows and goes after lusts or blindly follows other humans or satans, his acts will be reckoned as ‘negative’. Such acts will not only be of no value at all, but will also have the effect of reducing the total weight of one’s positive acts.

Thus, a man’s success in the Hereafter requires that his good acts outweigh his evil ones to such an extent that even if his evil acts cause the effacement of some of his good acts, he should still have enough left in his credit to ensure his scale is inclined towards the positive. As for the man whose evil acts outweigh his good acts, he will be like the bankrupt businessman who, even after spending all his assets, remains under the burden of debt.

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Al-A’raf verse 9 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah A’raf ayat 8 which provides the complete commentary from verse 8 through 9.

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