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[Verses 10 to 20]: Failure of opponents:
11 They say: Our Lord, twice hast Thou made us die, and twice hast Thou given us life;a so we confess our sins. Is there then a way of escape?
12 That is because when Allah alone was called upon, you disbelieved, and when associates were given to Him, you believed.a So judgment belongs to Allah, the High, the Great.
13 He it is Who shows you His signs and sends down for you sustenance from heaven,a and none minds but he who turns (to Him).
15 Exalter of degrees, Lord of the Throne of Power, He makes the spirit to light by His command upon whom He pleases of His servants,a that he may warn (men) of the day of Meeting
16 The day when they come forth. Nothing concerning them remains hidden from Allah.a To whom belongs the kingdom this day? To Allah, the One, the Subduer (of all).
11a. The first state of death is the state of nothingness from which man is brought into existence, the second life being the life after death. [Back to verse 11]
12a. In almost all the great religions at the advent of Islam, some kind of shirk was mixed with the doctrine of pure Unity to which Islam invited people. [Back to verse 12]
13a. The meaning is simply that God provides the means of sustenance; or, the sustenance from heaven means the spiritual sustenance. [Back to verse 13]
15a. The ruh (spirit) is here spoken of as being granted only to the elect, and the object is to warn men; hence ruh means the Divine revelation, not the soul which is given to every man. By the day of Meeting is meant the day of meeting with God. [Back to verse 15]
16a. It is implied that the hidden consequences of the deeds will be made manifest on that day, for from Allah nothing is hidden. [Back to verse 16]
18a. Azifah is from azafa, meaning it drew near (LL), and hence yaum al-azifah is the day that draws near. It is the nearer punishment of this life that is spoken of here. [Back to verse 18]
18b. The verse depicts the state of the hearts of the disbelievers on the day of their vanquishment. [Back to verse 18]