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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

Muhammad Asad

Unto Him you all must return: this is, in truth, God's promise - for, behold, He creates [man] in the first instance, and then brings him forth anew1 to the end that He may reward with equity all who attain to faith and do righteous deeds; whereas for those who are bent on denying the truth there is in store a draught of burning despair and grievous suffering because of their persistent refusal to acknowledge the truth.2
  • I.e., He will resurrect him by a new act of creation. That the verb yu'iduhu ("He brings him forth anew") refers here to the individual resurrection of human beings becomes obvious from the sequence. The noun khalq primarily denotes "creation" (i.e., the bringing into being of something that did not exist before); subsequently, it denotes the result or object of creation, i.e., a "created being" (or "beings"); finally, it is used in the sense of "man" in the generic connotation of this word, i.e., "mankind".
  • See surah 6, note 62 (for my rendering of hamim as "burning despair").