8. Wala-in akhkharna AAanhumu alAAathaba ila ommatin maAAdoodatin layaqoolunna
ma yahbisuhu ala yawma ya/teehim laysa masroofan AAanhum wahaqa bihim ma kanoo
8. If We delay the penalty for them for a definite term, they are sure to say, "What keeps
it back?" Ah! On the day it (actually) reaches them, nothing will turn it away from them,
and they will be completely encircled by that which they used to mock at!
Section 2 (9-24)
9. Wala-in athaqna al-insana minna rahmatan thumma nazaAAnaha minhu innahu
9. If We give man a taste of Mercy from Ourselves, and then withdraw it from him,
behold! he is in despair and (falls into) blasphemy.
10. Wala-in athaqnahu naAAmaa baAAda darraa massat-hu layaqoolanna thahaba
ssayyi-atu AAannee innahu lafarihun fakhoor