Surah al-A`raf (The Elevated Places) 7 : 72
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So We saved him
And We cut off
(of) those who
1. Lessons/Guidance/Reflections/Gems[ edit ]
In the story of Hūd and his people, the waiting is not long: “So, by Our grace, We saved him together with all those who stood by him, and We wiped out the last remnant of those who denied Our revelations and would not believe.” (Verse 72) It is total destruction from which no one is saved. This is understood from the expression, “wiped out the last remnant.” In the Arabic text, the term used signifies the last person in a caravan who moves a short distance behind it.
Another page of the history of communities denying the truth is thus turned, with the warning given full effect after all reminders have been rejected. This sūrah does not go into details of how the destruction took place. This is explained in other sūrahs. Therefore, we leave its discussion for now.
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7. Period of Revelation[ edit ]
A study of its contents clearly shows that the period of its revelation is about the same as that of Surah 6: al-An’am (The Grazing Livestock), i.e. the last year of the Prophet's life at Makkah, but it cannot be asserted with certainty which of these two were sent down earlier. The manner of its admonition clearly indicates that it belongs to the same period. [Ref: Mawdudi]
It is considered the longest surah revealed during the Makkan period. Some consider this surah to have been revealed after Surah 38: Sad. [Ref: Tafsir al-Maudheei, Dr. Mustafah Muslim, vol. 3, p. 2]