The Angels are not sent down except with the truth

I take refuge with Allaah, the Exalted, from the accursed devil.

بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَـنِ الرَّحِيمِ

Bismillah-ir-Rahman-ir-Raheem: In the name of Allah, the Compassionate, the Merciful.

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The Angels are not sent down except with the truth.

وَمَآ أَهْلَكْنَا مِن قَرْيَةٍ إِلاَّ وَلَهَا كِتَـبٌ مَّعْلُومٌ

(4. And never did We destroy a township but there was a known decree for it.)

مَّا تَسْبِقُ مِنْ أُمَّةٍ أَجَلَهَا وَمَا يَسْتَـْخِرُونَ

(5. No nation can advance its term, nor delay it.)

Surah 15 Al Hijr Verse 4-5

Tafsir Ibn Kathir

Every Township has its allotted Time.

Allah is informing us that He never destroys a township until He has established evidences for it and its allotted time has ended. When the time for a nation’s destruction has come, He never delays it, and He never moves its appointed time forward. This was a message and a warning to the people of Makkah, telling them to give up their Shirk, their stubbornness and disbelief for which they deserved to be destroyed.

وَقَالُواْ يأَيُّهَا الَّذِى نُزِّلَ عَلَيْهِ الذِّكْرُ إِنَّكَ لَمَجْنُونٌ

(6. And they say: “O you (Muhammad) to whom the Dhikr (the Qur’an) has been revealed! Verily, you are a madman!)

لَّوْ مَا تَأْتِينَا بِالْمَلَـئِكَةِ إِن كُنتَ مِنَ الصَّـدِقِينَ

 (7. “Why do you not bring angels to us if you are of the truthful”)

مَا نُنَزِّلُ الْمَلَـئِكَةَ إِلاَّ بِالحَقِّ وَمَا كَانُواْ إِذًا مُّنظَرِينَ

 (8. We do not send the angels down except with the truth, and in that case, they (the disbelievers) would have no respite!)

إِنَّا نَحْنُ نَزَّلْنَا الذِّكْرَ وَإِنَّا لَهُ لَحَـفِظُونَ

 (9. Verily, We, it is We Who revealed the Dhikr (i.e. the Qur’an) and surely We will guard it (from corruption).)

Surah 15 Al Hijr Verse 6-9

Tafsir Ibn Kathir

Allah tells us about the disbelief, arrogance and stubbornness of the disbelievers as reflected in their words:

(O you (Muhammad) to whom the Dhikr (the Qur’an) has been revealed!) i.e., the one who claims to receive it.

(Verily, you are a mad man!) i.e., by your invitation to us to follow you and leave the way of our forefathers.

(Why do you not bring angels to us) i.e., to bear witness to the accuracy of what you have brought to us is true, if you are really telling the truth This is similar to what Pharaoh said:

(Why then are not golden bracelets bestowed on him, or angels sent along with him)(43:53). And Allah said:

(And those who do not expect a meeting with Us (i. e., those who deny the Day of Resurrection and the life of the Hereafter), say: “Why are not the angels sent down to us, or why do we not see our Lord” Indeed they think too highly of themselves, and are scornful with great pride. On the Day that they do see the angels – there will be no good news given on that day to the guilty. And they (angels) will say: “All kinds of glad tidings are forbidden for you.”) (25:21-22) For this reason Allah said:

(We do not send the angels down except with the truth, and in that case, they (the disbelievers) would have no respite!) Mujahid said in this Ayah:

(We do not send the angels down except with the truth) “﴿i.e.,﴾ with the Message and the punishment.” Then Allah, may He be exalted, stated that He is the One Who revealed the Dhikr to him, which is the Qur’an, and He is protecting it from being changed or altered.

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