Verse. 1956

١٦ - ٱلنَّحْل

16 - An-Nahl

لِيَكْفُرُوْا بِمَاۗ اٰتَيْنٰہُمْ۝۰ۭ فَتَمَتَّعُوْا۝۰ۣ فَسَوْفَ تَعْلَمُوْنَ۝۵۵
Liyakfuroo bima ataynahum fatamattaAAoo fasawfa taAAlamoona


Ahmed Ali

So as to deny what We have bestowed on them. Well, enjoy yourselves, you will come to know soon.



'Abdullāh Ibn 'Abbās / Muḥammad al-Fīrūzabādī

تفسير : (so as to deny that which we have given them) of bounty and thus say it was given to us through the intercession of our gods. (then enjoy life (while you may)) live in disbelief and the forbidden, (for ye will come to know) what will be done to you.

Jalāl al-Dīn al-Maḥallī

تفسير : in order to deny that, grace, which we have given them. so enjoy, that consent of yours to worship idols (an imperative meant as a threat): for soon you shall know, the consequence of this.

Sahl al-Tustari

تفسير : …so enjoy, for soon you will know.he said:this is a promise from god, exalted is he, to the disbelievers of mecca that for their denial, in spite of the blessings that god had bestowed upon them in this world, they will come to know the penalty for that [disbelief] in the hereafter. this verse is also a severe warning to those who are heedless (ghāfilūn), in accordance with the saying of the messenger <img border="0" src="images/salatonmassenger.jpg" width="24" height="22">: ‘whoever gratifies his insatiable desire (nahma) in this world, will, in the hereafter, be separated from [the objectof] his desire. for that which was legitimate, there will be an accounting (ḥisāb), and for that which was forbidden, there will be punishment (ʿiqāb).’ indeed, the believers are made to account for what they enjoyed legitimately in excess of their needs. whoever takes of what is legitimate [only] that which suffices him, falls under the category mentioned by the prophet <img border="0" src="images/salatonmassenger.jpg" width="24" height="22"> when he said, ‘worldliness is not in the consumption of a piece of dry bread by which a person abates his hunger, a garment by which he covers his private parts and carries out what is legally binding upon him, or a house which shelters him from the sun and cold in winter.’ his words, exalted is he: