Quranic Inspiration 389

Quranic Inspiration 389

Indeed, those who have tortured the believing men and believing women and then have not repented will have the punishment of Hell, and they will have the punishment of the Burning Fire.

Chapter 85 Al-Burūj : Verse 10

Explanatory Notes:

The Punishment of the People of the Ditch

Allah said,

(Verily, those who put into trial the believing men and believing women,) meaning, they burned (them). This was said by Ibn `Abbas, Mujahid, Qatadah, Ad-Dahhak, and Ibn Abza.

(and then do not turn in repentance,) meaning, `they do not cease from what they are doing, and do not regret what they had done before.’

(then they will have the torment of Hell, and they will have the punishment of the burning Fire.) This is because the recompense is based upon the type of deed performed. Al-Hasan Al-Basri said, “Look at this generosity and kindness. These people killed Allah’s Awliya’ and He still invites them to make repentance and seek forgiveness.”

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