Allah, Mighty and Powerful, does not fail in His promise

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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May the Peace and Blessings of Allah Azza wa Jal, our Lord Glorified and Praised be He, be upon our beloved  Prophet, his Family, and Companions.

Allah, Mighty and Powerful, does not fail in His promise.

وَيَسْتَعْجِلُونَكَ بِالْعَذَابِ وَلَن يُخْلِفَ اللَّهُ وَعْدَهُ وَإِنَّ يَوْماً عِندَ رَبِّكَ كَأَلْفِ سَنَةٍ مِّمَّا تَعُدُّونَ

(47. And they ask you to hasten on the torment! And Allah fails not His promise. And verily a day with your Lord is as a thousand years of what you reckon.)

 وَكَأَيِّن مِّن قَرْيَةٍ أَمْلَيْتُ لَهَا وَهِىَ ظَـلِمَةٌ ثُمَّ أَخَذْتُهَا وَإِلَىَّ الْمَصِيرُ

(48. And many a township did I give respite while it was given to wrongdoing. Then I seized it (with punishment). And to Me is the (final) return (of all).)

Surah 22 Hajj Verse 47-48

Tafsir Ibn Kathir

Allah tells His Prophet :

(And they ask you to hasten on the torment!) meaning, these disbelievers who disbelieve in Allah and His Book and His Messenger and the Last Day. This is like the Ayat:

(And (remember) when they said: “O Allah! If this is indeed the truth from You, then rain down stones on us from the sky or bring on us a painful torment.”) (8:32)

(They say: “Our Lord! Hasten to us Qittana (our punishment) before the Day of Reckoning!”) (38:16).

(And Allah fails not His promise.) means, His promise to bring about the Hour and wreak vengeance upon His enemies, and to honor His close friends.

(And verily a day with your Lord is as a thousand years of what you reckon. ) means, He does not hasten, for what is counted as a thousand years with His creation is as one day with Him, and He knows that He is able to exact revenge and that He will not miss a thing, even if He delays and waits and postpones. Hence He then says:

(And many a township did I give respite while it was given to wrongdoing. Then I seized it (with punishment). And to Me is the (final) return (of all).) Ibn Abi Hatim recorded from Abu Hurayrah that the Messenger of Allah said:

(The poor among the Muslims will enter Paradise half a day before the rich — five hundred years.) This was recorded by At-Tirmidhi and An-Nasa’i from the Hadith of Ath-Thawri from Muhammad bin `Amr. At-Tirmidhi said, “Hasan Sahih.” Abu Dawud recorded at the end of Book of Al-Malahim in his Sunan from Sa`d bin Abi Waqqas that the Prophet said:

(I hope that it will not be too much for my Ummah if Allah delays them for half a day.) It was said to Sa`d, “What does half a day mean” He said, “Five hundred years.”

قُلْ يأَيُّهَا النَّاسُ إِنَّمَآ أَنَاْ لَكُمْ نَذِيرٌ مُّبِينٌ

(49. Say: “O mankind! I am (sent) to you only as a plain warner.”)

فَالَّذِينَ ءَامَنُواْ وَعَمِلُواْ الصَّـلِحَـتِ لَهُمْ مَّغْفِرَةٌ وَرِزْقٌ كَرِيمٌ 

(50. So those who believe and do righteous good deeds, for them is forgiveness and Rizq Karim.)

وَالَّذِينَ سَعَوْاْ فِى ءَايَـتِنَا مُعَـجِزِينَ أُوْلَـئِكَ أَصْحَـبُ الْجَحِيمِ

 (51. But those who strive against Our Ayat to frustrate them, they will be dwellers of the Hellfire.)

Surah 22 Al Hajj Verse 49-51

Tafsir ibn Kathir

The Recompense of the Righteous and the Unrighteous,

Allah said to His Prophet , when the disbelievers asked him to hasten on the punishment for them:

(Say: “O mankind! I am (sent) to you only as a plain warner.”) meaning, `Allah has sent me to you to warn you ahead of the terrible punishment, but I have nothing to do with your reckoning. Your case rests with Allah: if He wills, He will hasten on the punishment for you; and if He wills, He will delay it for you. If He wills he will accept the repentance of those who repent to Him; and if He wills, He will send astray those who are decreed to be doomed. He is the One Who does whatsoever He wills and wants and chooses.

(There is none to put back His judgement and He is swift at reckoning.) (13:41)

II am (sent) to you only as a plain warner. So those who believe and do righteous good deeds,) means, whose hearts believe and whose actions confirm their faith.

(for them is forgiveness and Rizq Karim. ) means, forgiveness for their previous bad deeds, and a great reward in return for a few good deeds. Muhammad bin Ka`b Al-Qurazi said, “When you hear Allah’s saying:

(Rizq Karim) this means Paradise.”

(But those who strive against Our Ayat to frustrate them,) Mujahid said, “To discourage people from following the Prophet .” This was also the view of `Abdullah bin Az-Zubayr, “to discourage.” Ibn `Abbas said, “To frustrate them means to resist the believers stubbornly.”

(they will be dwellers of the Hellfire.) This refers to the agonizingly hot Fire with its severe punish- ment, may Allah save us from it. Allah says:

(Those who disbelieved and hinder (men) from the path of Allah, for them We will add torment to the torment because they used to spread corruption) (16:88)

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