- The Tafsirs - التفاسير

* تفسير Kashani Tafsir

{ عَسَىٰ رَبُّكُمْ أَن يَرْحَمَكُمْ وَإِنْ عُدتُّمْ عُدْنَا وَجَعَلْنَا جَهَنَّمَ لِلْكَافِرِينَ حَصِيراً }

It may be that your Lord will have mercy upon you, after subjugating [you] through annihilation and effacing [you] through the self-disclosures of the attributes by means of giving [you] life and that He will resurrect you by means of subsistence after annihilation and reward you with what no eye has [ever] seen, no ear has [ever] heard of or has [ever] occurred to the mind of a human; but if you revert, through variegations at the station of annihilation by manifesting yourselves in your I-ness, We [too] will revert, with subjugation and annihilation, as He says [further on]: And if We had not made you [stand] firm, certainly you might have inclined to them a little. Then We would have surely made you taste a double in life and a double upon death. Then you would not have found for yourself any helper against Us [Q. 17:74-75]; and We have made the Hellfire, of physical nature, for the disbelievers, who are veiled from the lights, those who remain upon the [way of] corruption at the first time, a dungeon, a jail and a prison that confines them to the chastisement of veiledness and privation from reward.