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Sura 36
Aya 45
وَإِذا قيلَ لَهُمُ اتَّقوا ما بَينَ أَيديكُم وَما خَلفَكُم لَعَلَّكُم تُرحَمونَ

Muhammad Asad

And [yet,] when they are told, "Beware of [God's insight into] all that lies open before you and all that is hidden from you,1 so that you might be graced with His mercy," [most men choose to remain deaf;]
  • For an explanation of this rendering of the above phrase, see surah 2, note 247. In the present instance it apparently denotes men's conscious doings as well as their unconscious or half-conscious motivations.