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Sura 74
Aya 19
فَقُتِلَ كَيفَ قَدَّرَ

Muhammad Asad

and thus he destroys himself,1 the way he meditates:
  • The expression qutila reads, literally, "he has been killed" or, as an imprecation, "may he be killed". Since a literal rendering of this expression - whether conceived as a statement of fact or an imprecation - would be meaningless here, many commentators (Tabari among them) understand it as signifying "he is rejected from God's grace" (lu'ina), i.e., "killed" spiritually by his own action or attitude; hence my rendering, "he destroys himself".