17:60 wa idh qulnaa laka in-na rab-baka aHaaTa bin naas* wa maa ja'Alnar ru'yal-latiy araynaaka il-laa fitnatal lin-naasi wash shajaratal mal'UUnata fiyl qur'aan* wa nukhaw-wifuhum fa maa yaziyduhum il-laa Tugyaanan kabiyraa
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Ahmed Raza Khan: Mohammed Aqib Qadri:
And when We proclaimed to you, "Indeed all mankind is within the control of your Lord"; and We did not create the spectacle * which We showed you except to try mankind, and the Tree ** which is cursed in the Qur'an; and We warn them - so nothing increases for them except extreme rebellion. (* The Ascent of the Holy Prophet to the heavens and beyond, which the disbelievers denied as just a dream. ** The Zakkum tree which will grow in hell and be the food for its inhabitants.)
Behold! We told thee that thy Lord doth encompass mankind round about: We granted the vision which We showed thee, but as a trial for men,- as also the Cursed Tree (mentioned) in the Qur'an: We put terror (and warning) into them, but it only increases their inordinate transgression!
And (it was a warning) when we told thee: Lo! thy Lord encompasseth mankind, and We appointed the sight which We showed thee as an ordeal for mankind, and (likewise) the Accursed Tree in the Qur'an. We warn them, but it increaseth them in naught save gross impiety.