Day 18 – Sūrat al-A’raf, No.7 – Part 3


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

Sūrat al-A’raf, Part 3 (verses 157-206)

General synopsis of contents                                                                          

  • The Prophet Muhammad (s) (verses 157-159)
  • People of Prophet Musa (a) – (verses 160-171)
  • Human beings asked to be witnesses over themselves (verses 172-174)
  • Guidance and misguidance (verses 175-181)
  • The Resurrection (verses 182-188)
  • Warning to the disbelievers and other matters (verses 189-206)

Suggested verses for memorization in Arabic and English

  1. 7:178 – He whom Allah guides, he alone is rightly guided; and he whom Allah lets go astray – it is they who are the losers.
  2. 7:180 – Allah has the most excellent names. So call on Him by His names and shun those who distort them
  3. 7:196 – My guardian is Allah Who has revealed the Book, and it is He Who protects the righteous.

Activities for self-study

  1. Verses 200-202 talk about seeking protection from Shaytan. What are the steps a believer takes when becoming afflicted with the whisperings of Shaytan?
  2. Reflect on verses 204-206. What are the different ways recommended in these verses to increase humility and God consciousness.



Āyatullāh Nāsir Makārim Shirazi (Ed.) Tafsir Namūne, Holy Qur’an Translation; Ali Quli Qarai, The Qur’an With a Phrase-by-Phrase English. Nasr, Syed Hossein, et al The Study Quran: A new translation and commentary, 2015. Holy Quran, S.V.Mir Ahmed Ali and Agha Pooya Yazdi.