Day 17 – Sūrat al-A’raf, No.7 – Part 2


Revealed in Makkah except for verse 163 which was revealed in Madinah according to some commentators, 206 verses.  

Chronologically, Sūrat al-A’raf is the 39th Sūra to be revealed in Makkah.

Sūrat al-A’raf, Part 2 (verses 59-156)

General synopsis of contents                                                                          

  • Prophet Nuh (a) and his people (verses 59-64)
  • Prophet Hud (a) and his people (verses 65-72)
  • Prophet Salih (a) and his people (verses 73-79)
  • Prophet Lut (a) and his people (verses 80-84)
  • Prophet Shu’ayb (a) and his people (verses 85-93)
  • Warnings sent to the people of the Prophets (verses 94-102)
  • Story of Prophet Musa (a) (verses 103-156)

Suggested verses for memorization in Arabic and English

  1. 7:89 – Our Lord! Judge justly between us and our people, and You are the best of judges
  2. 7:96- If the people of the towns had been faithful and Godwary, We would have opened to them blessings from the heaven and the earth.
  3. 7:126 – Our Lord! Pour patience upon us and cause us to die as Muslims.

Activities for self-study

Many stories from the life of Prophet Musa (a) are mentioned in this Sūra. Study the following verses and write out an account of the events.

  1. Reaction of the magicians when they witness the truth (verses 120-126)
  2. The request of the people after crossing the sea (verses 138-141)
  3. The incident of the golden calf (verses 148-153)



Āyatullāh Nāsir Makārim Shirazi (Ed.) Tafsir Namūne;  Ali Quli Qarai, The Qur’an With a Phrase-by-Phrase English.