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Sura 50
Aya 27
۞ قالَ قَرينُهُ رَبَّنا ما أَطغَيتُهُ وَلٰكِن كانَ في ضَلالٍ بَعيدٍ

Yusuf Ali

His Companion1 will say: “Our2 Lord! I did not make him transgress,3 but he was (himself) far astray.”
  • See last note. But some people understand by “Companion” here an evil associate in the world, an evil one who misled.
  • Our Lord. One man speaks: “I did not”, etc. Yet he uses the plural pronoun in saying, “Our Lord”. This is beautifully appropriate, as he is speaking so as to include the person to be judged: as if he were to say, “Thou art my Lord, or the Lord of us angels or of all Creation, but Thou art his Lord also, for Thou didst cherish him and warn him, and he owed duties to Thee.”
  • Neither the Recording Angels nor the misused limbs and faculties, nor anything else whatever was responsible for the Evil: it was the personal responsibility of the Doer himself, with his free will.