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Surah Ar-Rum Ayat 7 in Arabic Text

يَعْلَمُونَ ظَـٰهِرًۭا مِّنَ ٱلْحَيَوٰةِ ٱلدُّنْيَا وَهُمْ عَنِ ٱلْـَٔاخِرَةِ هُمْ غَـٰفِلُونَ
Ya’lamoona zaahiram minal hayaatid dunya wa hum ‘anil Aakhirati hum ghaafiloon

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 7

Sahih International
They know what is apparent of the worldly life, but they, of the Hereafter, are unaware.

Yusuf Ali
They know but the outer (things) in the life of this world: but of the End of things they are heedless.

Abul Ala Maududi
People simply know the outward aspect of the worldly life but are utterly heedless of the Hereafter.

Muhsin Khan
They know only the outside appearance of the life of the world (i.e. the matters of their livelihood, like irrigating or sowing or reaping, etc.), and they are heedless of the Hereafter.

Pickthall
They know only some appearance of the life of the world, and are heedless of the Hereafter.

Dr. Ghali
They know an outward (part) of the present life, (Literally: lowly life, i.e., the life of this world) and of the Hereafter they, (it is) they who are heedless.

Abdel Haleem
they only know the outer surface of this present life and are heedless of the life to come.

Quran 30 Verse 7 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Ar-Rum ayat 7, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(30:7) People simply know the outward aspect of the worldly life but are utterly heedless[4] of the Hereafter.


4. That is, “Although there are plenty of signs and evidences which point to the Hereafter, and there is no reason why one should be heedless of it, yet the people are being heedless of it due to their own short sightedness. They only see the apparent and the outward aspect of the worldly life and are unaware of what is hidden behind it; otherwise there has been no slackness on the part of God to warn them of it.”

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Ar-Rum verse 7 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Rum ayat 1 which provides the complete commentary from verse 1 through 7.

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