أَفَأَمِنَ ٱلَّذِينَ مَكَرُواْ ٱلسَّيِّـَٔاتِ أَن يَخۡسِفَ ٱللَّهُ بِهِمُ ٱلۡأَرۡضَ أَوۡ يَأۡتِيَهُمُ ٱلۡعَذَابُ مِنۡ حَيۡثُ لَا يَشۡعُرُونَ
Do then those who devise evil (plots) feel secure that Allah will not cause the earth to swallow them up, or that the Wrath will not seize them from directions they little perceive?-<br/>
Do they feel secure, those who have schemed evil, schemes against the Prophet may peace and salutation be upon him at the Council Assembly, [schemes] such as detaining him, killing him or banishing him, as mentioned in [soorat] al-Anfaal [Q. 8:30], that God will not cause the earth to swallow them, as [God did] with Qaaroon [Q. 28:81], or that the chastisement will not come upon them whence they are not aware of?, that is, in a way which would not occur to them. Indeed, they were destroyed at Badr even though they had never anticipated it.