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[011:118] And if your Lord had so willed, He could surely have made mankind one Ummah [nation or community (following one religion, i.e., Islâm)], but they will not cease to disagree.

 

[011:119] Except him on whom your Lord has bestowed His Mercy (the follower of truth – Islâmic Monotheism) and for that did He create them. And the Word of your Lord has been fulfilled (i.e. His Saying): "Surely, I shall fill Hell with jinn and men all together."

 

[011:120] And all that We relate to you (O Muhammad [sal-Allâhu 'alayhi wa sallam]) of the news of the Messengers is in order that We may make strong and firm your heart thereby. And in this (chapter of the Qur'ân) has come to you the truth, as well as an admonition and a reminder for the believers.

 

[011:121] And say to those who do not believe: "Act according to your ability and way, We are acting (in our way).

 

[011:122] "And you wait ! We (too) are waiting."

 

[011:123] And to Allâh belongs the Ghaib (Unseen) of the heavens and the earth, and to Him return all affairs (for decision). So worship Him (O Muhammad [sal-Allâhu 'alayhi wa sallam]) and put your trust in Him. And your Lord is not unaware of what you (people) do.

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(V.11:119) i.e. to show mercy to the good-doers, the blessed ones who are destined to Paradise, and not to show mercy to the evildoers, the wretched ones who are destined to Hell. [This is the statement of Ibn Abbas [radhi-yAllâhu 'anhu], as quoted in Tafsir Qurtubi]

 

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