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Sura 6
Aya 47
قُل أَرَأَيتَكُم إِن أَتاكُم عَذابُ اللَّهِ بَغتَةً أَو جَهرَةً هَل يُهلَكُ إِلَّا القَومُ الظّالِمونَ

Muhammad Asad

Say: "Can you imagine what your condition will be1 if God's chastisement befalls you, either suddenly or in a [gradually] perceptible manner? [But then-] will any but evildoing folk [ever] be destroyed?2
  • Lit., "Can you see yourselves".
  • I.e., the righteous will never be really "destroyed" - for, even if they should suffer physical destruction, they are found to attain to spiritual bliss and cannot,'therefore, be said to have been "destroyed" like the evildoers, who, by their actions, lose their happiness both in this world and in the life to come (Razi).