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Sura 57
Aya 14
يُنادونَهُم أَلَم نَكُن مَعَكُم ۖ قالوا بَلىٰ وَلٰكِنَّكُم فَتَنتُم أَنفُسَكُم وَتَرَبَّصتُم وَارتَبتُم وَغَرَّتكُمُ الأَمانِيُّ حَتّىٰ جاءَ أَمرُ اللَّهِ وَغَرَّكُم بِاللَّهِ الغَرورُ

Muhammad Asad

They [who will remain without] will call out to those [within], "Were we not with you?" - [to which] the others will answer: "So it was! But you allowed yourselves to succumb to temptation,1 and you were hesitant [in your faith2], and you were doubtful [of resurrection]; and your wishful thinking beguiled you until God's command came to pass:3 for, [indeed, your own] deceptive thoughts about God deluded you!4
  • Sc., "by the prospect of worldly gains" or "by fear for your personal safety" - both of which characterize the half-hearted as well as the hypocrites.
  • Thus Ibn Zayd (quoted by Tabari), explaining the verb tarabbastum.
  • I.e., "until your death".
  • See note 30 on the last sentence of 31:33.