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42. Qul man yaklaokum bi


llayli wa


nnahari mina a


rrahmani bal hum AAan thikri

rabbihim muAAridoon


42. Say: "Who can keep you safe by night and by day from (the Wrath of) ((Allah)) Most

Gracious?" Yet they turn away from the mention of their Lord.

43. Am lahum alihatun tamnaAAuhum min doonina la yastateeAAoona nasra anfusihim

wala hum minna yushaboon


43. Or have they gods that can guard them from Us? They have no power to aid

themselves, nor can they be defended from Us.

44. Bal mattaAAna haola-i waabaahum hatta tala AAalayhimu alAAumuru afala yarawna

anna na/tee al-arda nanqusuha min atrafiha afahumu alghaliboon


44. Nay, We gave the good things of this life to these men and their fathers until the

period grew long for them; See they not that We gradually reduce the land (in their

control) from its outlying borders? Is it then they who will win?