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Sura 50
Aya 29
ما يُبَدَّلُ القَولُ لَدَيَّ وَما أَنا بِظَلّامٍ لِلعَبيدِ

Yusuf Ali

“The Word changes not before Me, and I do not the least injustice to My Servants.”1
  • 'Abd has two plurals: (1) 'Abid, as here, means all Servants of God, i.e., all his creatures; (2) 'Ibad has the further connotation of Servants of God, devoted to his service; I have translated it in many cases by the word “devotees”. The Sentence before the Judgment Seat is pronounced with perfect justice: it does not change, and requires no change; the inevitable consequences of sin must follow; the time for Mercy is past.