017 - Soorah al-Israa. - (The Journey by Night) - [Makkee]

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[017:097] And he whom Allāh guides, he is led aright; but he whom He sends astray, for such you will find no Auliyā' (helpers and protectors) besides Him, and We shall gather them together on the Day of Resurrection on their faces, blind, dumb and deaf; their abode will be Hell; whenever it abates, We shall increase for them the fierceness of the Fire.

 

[017:098] That is their recompense, because they denied Our Ayāt (proofs, verses, evidences, lessons, signs, revelations, etc.) and said: "When we are bones and fragments, shall we really be raised up as a new creation?"

 

[017:099] See they not that Allāh, Who created the heavens and the earth, is Able to create the like of them. And He has decreed for them an appointed term, whereof there is no doubt. But the Zālimūn (polytheists and wrong doers) refuse (the truth – the message of Islāmic Monotheism, and accept nothing) but disbelief.

 

[017:100] Say (to the disbelievers): "If you possessed the treasures of the Mercy of my Lord (wealth, money provision), then you would surely hold back (from spending) for fear of (being exhausted), and man is ever miserly!"

 

[017:101] And indeed We gave Mūsā (Moses) nine clear signs. Ask then the Children of Israel, when he came to them, then Fir'aun (Pharaoh) said to him: "O Mūsā (Moses)! I think you are indeed bewitched."

 

[017:102] [Mūsā (Moses)] said: "Verily, you know that these signs have been sent down by none but the Lord of the heavens and the earth (as clear evidences, i.e. proofs of Allāh's Oneness and His Omnipotence). And I think you are indeed, O Fir'aun (Pharaoh), doomed to destruction (away from all good)!"

 

[017:103] So, he resolved to turn them out of the land (of Egypt). But We drowned him and all who were with him.

 

[017:104] And We said to the Children of Israel after him: "Dwell in the land, then, when the final and the last promise comes near [i.e. the Day of Resurrection or the descent of Christ ('Īsā), son of Maryam (Mary) ['alayhis-salām]  on the earth], We shall bring you altogether as a mixed crowd (gathered out of various nations)." (Tafsir Al-Qurtubī)

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(V.17:97) Narrated Anas bin Mālik [radhi-yAllāhu 'anhu]: A man said, "O Allāh's Prophet! Will Allāh gather a disbeliever (prone) on his face on the Day of Resurrection?" He [sal-Allāhu 'alayhi wa sallam] said, "Will not the One Who made him walk on his feet in this world, be able to make him walk on his face on the Day of Resurrection?" (Qatādah, a subnarrator, said: "Yes, by the Power of Our Lord!") [Sahih Al-Bukhari, 6/4760 (O.P.283)]

 

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