But they cut up their affair amongst themselves ; they all shall return to us ; and he who acts aright, and he who is a believer, there is no denial of his efforts, for, verily, we will write them down for him.
And the true promise draws nigh, and lo ! they are staring — the eyes of those who misbelieve ! O, woe is us ! we were heedless of this, nay, we were wrong-doers !
Verily, ye, and what ye serve beside God, shall be the pebbles of hell, to it shall ye go down !
Had these been God’s they would not have gone down thereto : but all shall dwell therein for aye ; 100 for them therein is groaning, but they therein shall not be heard.
Verily, those for whom the good (reward) from us was fore-ordained, they from it shall be kept far away ; they shall not hear the slightest sound thereof, and they in what their souls desire shall dwell for aye. The greatest terror shall not grieve them ; and the angels shall meet them, (saying), ‘ This is your day which ye were promised !’
- See p. 25.
- ʿHadab, some read gadath, ‘ grave.’
- See Part Ⅰ, p. 4, l. 1.
‘ religion,’ regarding the various nations and generations as each professing and representing a particular faith, and means that the religion preached to the Meccans was the same as that preached to their followers by the various prophets who are mentioned in this chapter.