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Sura 10
Aya 4
إِلَيهِ مَرجِعُكُم جَميعًا ۖ وَعدَ اللَّهِ حَقًّا ۚ إِنَّهُ يَبدَأُ الخَلقَ ثُمَّ يُعيدُهُ لِيَجزِيَ الَّذينَ آمَنوا وَعَمِلُوا الصّالِحاتِ بِالقِسطِ ۚ وَالَّذينَ كَفَروا لَهُم شَرابٌ مِن حَميمٍ وَعَذابٌ أَليمٌ بِما كانوا يَكفُرونَ

Yusuf Ali

To Him will be your return- of all of you. The promise of God is true and sure.1 It is He Who beginneth the process of Creation,2 and repeateth it, that He may reward with justice those who believe and work righteousness; but those who reject Him will have draughts3 of boiling fluids, and a penalty grievous, because they did reject Him.
  • Haqq. true, right, for just ends, in right proportions, sure and certain: all these ideas are implied.
  • Cf. n. 120 to 2:117. God’s creation is not a simple act, once done and finished with. It is continuous, and there are many stages, not the least important of which is the Hereafter, when the fruits of our life will be achieved.
  • Hamim: boiling fluid; it is associated as in 38:57, with ghassaq, a dark, murky, or intensely cold fluid: both symbols of the grievous penalty that results from rebellion against God.