Surah al-A`raf (The Elevated Places) 7 : 9

وَمَنْ خَفَّتْ مَوَٰزِينُهُۥ فَأُو۟لَٰٓئِكَ ٱلَّذِينَ خَسِرُوٓا۟ أَنفُسَهُم بِمَا كَانُوا۟ بِـَٔايَٰتِنَا يَظْلِمُونَ

Translations

 
 Muhsin Khan
 Pickthall
 Yusuf Ali
Quran Project
And those whose scales are light - they are the ones who will lose themselves for what injustice they were doing toward Our verses.

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Explanatory Note

This is because what they bring to weigh on God’s absolutely accurate scales is seen to be unmistakably light. They have lost their own souls. What gain can they make thereafter? Human beings try to gather wealth and make gains in order to ensure their own future. When they have lost their own souls, what is left for them? This loss has been made “because of their wilful rejection of Our revelations” (Verse 9). Here the Qur’ānic verse uses the same word as ‘wrongdoing’ which also means `injustice’. As we have already explained, these two terms are frequently used in the Qur’ān as  synonymous with disbelief or associating partners with God.

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6. Frequency of the word

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7. Period of Revelation

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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]

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9. Relevant Hadith

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The Prophet said about `Abdullah bin Mas`ud,"Do you wonder at the thinness of his legs, By He in Whose Hand is my soul! They are heavier on the Balance than (Mount) Uhud". Musnad Ahmad 

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