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And if they belie you, say: "For me are my deeds and for you are your deeds! You are innocent of what I do, and I am innocent of what you do!" (41) Some of them listen to you: But can you make the deaf hear who do not understand a thing? (42) And among them is one who gazes at you; so will you guide the blind* even if they cannot perceive? (* Deaf or blind to guidance.) (43) Verily, God does not do the least wrong unto men, but it is men who wrong themselves. (44) On the day when they will be resurrected, their worldly life will seem to them only as an hour of a day and they all will recognize each other. Those who called the receiving of mercy from God a lie are certainly lost. They did not have the right guidance. (45) And if We show you something of what We threaten them with, or cause you to die, yet to Us is their return, and Allah is the bearer of witness to what they do. (46) And for each community there hath been sent an apostle; and when their apostle hath arrived, the matter between them is decreed in equity, and they are not wronged. (47) And they say: When will this promise be fulfilled, if ye are truthful? (48) Say thou: I own not any power of hurt or benefit unto myself, save that which Allah may will. For each community is a term; when their term hath arrived, not an hour can they stay behind nor can they advance. (49) Say, "If His punishment comes upon you in the dead of night, or by the light of day, how will the guilty escape it? (50) And when it comes to pass, will you believe in it? What! now (you believe), and already you wished to have it hastened on. (51) "At length will be said to the wrong-doers: 'Taste ye the enduring punishment! ye get but the recompense of what ye earned!'" (52) And they ask you: Is that true? Say: Aye! by my Lord! it is most surely the truth, and you will not escape. (53)
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