In the name of Allah Most Gracious Most Merciful.

Continuation of Chapter 42 Ash-Shura ( )
(The Counsel)



In the name of Allah Most Gracious Most Merciful.
42:21
What! have they partners (in godhead) who have established for them some religion without the permission of Allah? Had it not been for the Decree of Judgement the matter would have been decided between them (at once): but verily the wrongdoers will have a grievous Penalty.
  • Nothing can exist without the permission of Allah. Can people, who indulge in false worship say: "Why does Allah permit it?" The answer is: "a certain latitude is allowed with the grant of a limited form of free will. When the time for Judgment comes, the Punishment is sure." See n. 1810 to xiii. 6. Decree (or Word) of Judgment: See n. 1407 to x. 19.

Jazak Allahu Khairin