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Sura 17
Aya 49
وَقالوا أَإِذا كُنّا عِظامًا وَرُفاتًا أَإِنّا لَمَبعوثونَ خَلقًا جَديدًا

Yusuf Ali

They say: “What! when we are reduced to bones and dust, should we really be raised up (to be) a new creation?”1
  • They do not realise that God Who created them once out of nothing can create them again with memories of their past, in order to render to Him an account of how they used or misused the talents and opportunities which they were given. If it is to be a new Creation, what then? Bones and dust or ashes may yet retain something of the personality, which was enshrined in them. But even if they were reduced to stones or iron or anything, which their minds can conceive of as being most unlike them, yet there is nothing impossible to God! He has dearly sent a Message that we shall have to render an account of ourselves, and His Message is necessarily true. (Cf. 17:98 and 75:3).(R).