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AYAH al-A`raf 7:78 

Arabic Source and Roman Transliteration
Arabic فَأَخَذَتْهُمُ الرَّجْفَةُ فَأَصْبَحُوا فِي دَارِهِمْ جَاثِمِينَ zoom
Transliteration Faakhathat-humu alrrajfatu faasbahoo fee darihim jathimeena zoom
Transliteration-2 fa-akhadhathumu l-rajfatu fa-aṣbaḥū fī dārihim jāthimīna zoom
Literal
(Word by Word)
 So seized them the earthquake, then they became in their homes fallen prone. zoom


Generally Accepted Translations of the Meaning
Muhammad Asad Thereupon an earthquake overtook them: and then they lay lifeless, in their very homes, on the ground. zoom
M. M. Pickthall So the earthquake seized them, and morning found them prostrate in their dwelling-place. zoom
Yusuf Ali (Saudi Rev. 1985) So the earthquake took them unawares, and they lay prostrate in their homes in the morning! zoom
Yusuf Ali (Orig. 1938) So the earthquake took them unawares, and they lay prostrate in their homes in the morning! zoom
Shakir Then the earthquake overtook them, so they became motionless bodies in their abode. zoom
Wahiduddin Khan So the earthquake overwhelmed them, and morning found them prostrate in their dwelling places. zoom
Dr. Laleh Bakhtiar So the quaking of the earth took them. And it came to be in the morning they were in their abodes ones who are fallen prostrate. zoom
T.B.Irving A tremor caught them; so one morning they lay cowering in their home. zoom
The Clear Quran, Dr. Mustafa Khattab Then an ˹overwhelming˺ earthquake struck them, and they fell lifeless in their homes. zoom
Safi Kaskas An earthquake seized them, and they lay lifeless in their homes. zoom
Abdul Hye  So the earthquake took them in the morning in their homes lying (dead) on their faces. zoom
The Study Quran So the earthquake seized them, and morning found them lying lifeless in their abode. zoom
[The Monotheist Group] (2011 Edition) The Earthquake took them, so they became lifeless in their homes. zoom
Abdel Haleem An earthquake seized them: by the next morning they were lying dead in their homes. zoom
Abdul Majid Daryabadi Whereupon an earthquake seized them, so that they lay prone in their dwellings. zoom
Ahmed Ali Then they were seized by an earthquake, and lay overturned on the ground in their homes in the morning. zoom
Aisha Bewley So the earthquake seized them and morning found them lying flattened in their homes. zoom
Ali Ünal Then a shocking catastrophe seized them, so that they lay prostrate and lifeless in their very dwellings. zoom
Ali Quli Qara'i So the earthquake seized them, and they lay lifeless prostrate in their homes. zoom
Hamid S. Aziz Then the earthquake seized them, and in the morning they lay prone in their dwellings. zoom
Muhammad Mahmoud Ghali Then the Commotion took them (away), and so (in the morning) they became cowering (bodies) in their residence. zoom
Muhammad Sarwar Suddenly, an earthquake jolted them and they were left motionless in their homes. zoom
Muhammad Taqi Usmani So, the earthquake seized them, and they were (found dead) in their homes, fallen on their faces. zoom
Shabbir Ahmed (In their life of luxury, like other strong nations they felt invincible.) The destruction came from under their feet. A powerful earthquake annihilated them, leaving them lifeless in their homes. zoom
Syed Vickar Ahamed So the earthquake overtook them while they were not aware, and they lay on their face down in their homes in the morning! zoom
Umm Muhammad (Sahih International) So the earthquake seized them, and they became within their home [corpses] fallen prone. zoom
Farook Malik Thereupon an earthquake overtook them and they became lifeless bodies in their homes with their faces down. zoom
Dr. Munir Munshey Consequently, an earthquake seized them. The next morning found them lifeless in their homes, lying face down (in dirt). zoom
Dr. Kamal Omar So the earthquake seized them and they faced the morning in their houses as those who are lying dead (on the ground). zoom
Talal A. Itani (new translation) Whereupon the quake overtook them, and they became lifeless bodies in their homes. zoom
Maududi Thereupon a shocking catastrophe seized them, so that they lay prostrate in their dwellings. zoom
Ali Bakhtiari Nejad So the earthquake took them, and they became motionless bodies (and died) in their houses. zoom
A.L. Bilal Muhammad et al (2018) So the earthquake took them unaware, and they lay prostrate in their homes. zoom
[The Monotheist Group] (2013 Edition) The earthquake took them, thus they became lifeless in their home. zoom
Mohammad Shafi Then the earthquake shook them, and they lay prostrate in their houses. zoom

Controversial, deprecated, or status undetermined works
Bijan Moeinian Eventually they were killed by a sudden catastrophe, while resting at home. zoom
Faridul Haque Therefore the earthquake seized them, so at morning they remained lying flattened in their homes. zoom
Hasan Al-Fatih Qaribullah Thereupon the earthquake seized them, at morning in their dwellings they were crouched, dead. zoom
Maulana Muhammad Ali So the earthquake seized them, and they were motionless bodies in their abodes. zoom
Muhammad Ahmed - Samira So the tremble and shake/quake punished/took them, so they became/became in the morning in their home/country/place stuck to the ground (dead). zoom
Sher Ali So the earthquake seized them and in their homes they lay prostrate upon the ground. zoom
Rashad Khalifa Consequently, the quake annihilated them, leaving them dead in their homes. zoom
Ahmed Raza Khan (Barelvi) Then the earthquake took them so in the morning they lay prostrate in their homes. zoom
Amatul Rahman Omar So the earthquake seized them and the morning found them lying prostrate on the ground in their habitations. zoom
Dr. Mohammad Tahir-ul-Qadri So (the torment of) a high-scale earthquake seized them, and, in the morning, they lay (dead) in their homes with faces down upon the ground. zoom
Muhsin Khan & Muhammad al-Hilali So the earthquake seized them, and they lay (dead), prostrate in their homes. zoom

Non-Muslim and/or Orientalist works
Arthur John Arberry So the earthquake seized them, and morning found them in their habitation fallen prostrate. zoom
Edward Henry Palmer Then the earthquake took them, and in the morning they lay prone in their dwellings; zoom
George Sale Whereupon a terrible noise from heaven assailed them; and in the morning they were found in their dwellings prostrate on their breasts and dead. zoom
John Medows Rodwell Then the earthquake surprised them; and in the morning they were found dead on their faces in their dwellings. zoom
N J Dawood (2014) Thereupon the earthquake felled them, and when morning came they were crouching lifeless in their dwellings. zoom

New and/or Partial Translations, and works in progress
Sayyid Qutb Thereupon an earthquake overtook them and the morning found them lying lifeless on the ground in their very homes. zoom
Ahmed Hulusi A harsh earthquake seized them... They collapsed in their homes and died! zoom
Sayyed Abbas Sadr-Ameli Then the earthquake seized them, so they became motionless bodies in their dwellings. zoom
Al-muntakhab fi tafsir al-Qur'an al-Karim There, did the destructive convulsion of the earth's surface seize them and reduced them to a useless form and laid them prostrate and dead under the ruins of their demolished homes. zoom
Mir Aneesuddin So the earthquake took hold of them, thus they became motionless in their houses. zoom

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