They ask you ˹O Prophet˺ regarding the Hour, “When will it be?” Say, “That knowledge is only with my Lord. He alone will reveal it when the time comes. It is too tremendous for the heavens and the earth and will only take you by surprise.” They ask you as if you had full knowledge of it. Say, “That knowledge is only with Allah, but most people do not know.” Quram 7:187
The Surah is named after the story of the men awaiting on the “Elevations” between Paradise and Hell.
It comprises of 206 Ayat.
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یَسۡءَلُونَكَ عَنِ ٱلسَّاعَةِ أَیَّانَ مُرۡسَىٰهَاۖ
 قُلۡ إِنَّمَا عِلۡمُهَا عِندَ رَبِّیۖ لَا یُجَلِّیهَا لِوَقۡتِهَاۤ إِلَّا هُوَۚ ثَقُلَتۡ فِی ٱلسَّمَـٰوَ ٰتِ وَٱلۡأَرۡضِۚ
 لَا تَأۡتِیكُمۡ إِلَّا بَغۡتَةࣰۗ
 یَسۡءَلُونَكَ كَأَنَّكَ حَفِیٌّ عَنۡهَاۖ 
قُلۡ إِنَّمَا عِلۡمُهَا 
عِندَ ٱللَّهِ 
وَلَـٰكِنَّ أَكۡثَرَ ٱلنَّاسِ
 لَا یَعۡلَمُونَ
Al-A’raf – The Elevations. Allah mentions Paradise and Hellfire and then speaks of the ‘elevations’ between them reserved for some amongst humanity. These people not knowing what will happen to them. The people of Hell-fire will be refused water as it will be prohibited for the disbelievers in the after-life.
یہ لوگ تم سے پوچھتے ہیں کہ آخر وہ قیامت کی گھڑی کب نازل ہوگی؟ 
"اس کا علم میرے رب ہی کے پاس ہے اُسے اپنے وقت پر وہی ظاہر کرے گا آسمانوں اور زمین میں وہ بڑا سخت وقت ہوگا وہ تم پر اچانک آ جائے گا“

 یہ لوگ اس کے متعلق تم سے اس طرح پوچھتے ہیں گویا کہ تم اس کی کھوج میں لگے ہوئے ہو
"اس کا علم تو صرف اللہ کو ہے مگر اکثر لوگ اس حقیقت سے
 نا واقف ہیں"
The basic theme of this Surah is Risalah, i.e. Allah’s message as it was sent through many messengers. Several Prophets and parts of their stories are mentioned to emphasize Prophets’ mission and their struggle with their people. The Surah tells us that Allah’s Prophets suffered for the cause of truth. Their enemies tried to harm them, but then Allah helped his prophets and defeated their enemies. The Surah emphasizes that the true message must be presented under all circumstances. After the Prophets it is the duty of the Believers to convey the message of Allah to all people.