Ayah

وَمَن نُّعَمِّرۡهُ نُنَكِّسۡهُ فِى ٱلۡخَلۡقِ ۖ أَفَلَا يَعۡقِلُونَ

Translation

If We grant long life to any, We cause him to be reversed in nature: Will they not then understand?<br/>

Tafsir

And whomever We give long life, by prolonging his term [of life], We cause him to regress (nankushu; a variant reading has [2nd verbal form] nunakkishu, derived from al-tankees) in creation, that is, in terms of his physical form, so that after having enjoyed strength and youth, he becomes feeble and decrepit. Will they then not understand?, that One Who is able to effect such [a state] - with which they are familiar - is also able to resurrect, that they might then become believers? (a variant reading [for ya'qiloona, 'they understand'] has [the second person plural] ta'qiloona, 'you understand').

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