Those who were arrogant said to those who were put down: “Did we turn you away from the Hidayet after it had come to you”? Nay, you (yourselves) were sinners (guilty).
And those who were put down said to those who were arrogant: “Nay, (your job was) plotting by night and day. You were ordering us to disbelieve in Allah and to set up equals to Him”. They conceal their regret when they see the torment. We put shackles on the necks of those who disbelieved. Do they get punished with anything except what they used to do?
There is no place that We did not send a Warner. But those who led lives in ease (notables) of every country did not say anything but: “We are surely the disbelievers in what you are sent with”.
And they said: “We are more than you in wealth and children, and we shall not be tormented”.
Say: “Surely my Lord enlarges the sustenance for whom He wills and straitens (for whom He wills), but most people do not know”.
And your wealth or your children are not valuable enough to bring you to Our presence, except those who believe (who wish to reach Allah while they are living) and does improving deeds (does the soul’s cleansing). These it is for whom is a double reward for what they do, and they are the secure ones in high ranks.
And those who strive in rendering weak (invalid) Our Verses; they shall be present in the torment (for worse torment).
Say: “Surely my Lord enlarges the sustenance for whom He wills of His servants and straitens (for whom He wills), and whatsoever you spend for His sake, (then) He replaces it, and He is the Best of the providers.