21 Preface وَإِذا أَذَقنَا النّاسَ رَحمَةً مِن بَعدِ ضَرّاءَ مَسَّتهُم إِذا لَهُم مَكرٌ في آياتِنا ۚ قُلِ اللَّهُ أَسرَعُ مَكرًا ۚ إِنَّ رُسُلَنا يَكتُبونَ ما تَمكُرونَYusuf AliWhen We make mankind taste of some mercy after adversity hath touched them, behold! they take to plotting against Our Signs! Say: “Swifter to plan is God.” Verily, Our messengers record all the plots that ye make!1Man turns his thoughts in adversity to God. But as soon as the trouble is past, he not only forgets Him but actually strives against His cause. But such people are poor ignorant creatures, not realising that the Universal Plan of God is swifter to stop their petty plans, and that though they fail, the record of them remains eternally against them. (R).