فَهَلۡ يَنظُرُونَ إِلَّا ٱلسَّاعَةَ أَن تَأۡتِيَهُم بَغۡتَةً ۖ فَقَدۡ جَآءَ أَشۡرَاطُهَا ۚ فَأَنَّىٰ لَهُمۡ إِذَا جَآءَتۡهُمۡ ذِكۡرَىٰهُمۡ
Do they then only wait for the Hour,- that it should come on them of a sudden? But already have come some tokens thereof, and when it (actually) is on them, how can they benefit then by their admonition?<br/>
Do they, then, await, they do not await, namely, the disbelievers of Mecca, anything except that the Hour should come upon them (an ta'tiyahum is an inclusive substitution for al-saa'ata, 'the Hour'; in other words, it cannot be other than that it will come upon them [.]) suddenly? For already its portents, the signs thereof, have come, among which are the sending of the Prophet may peace and salutation be upon him, the splitting of the Moon [Q. 54:1] and the Smoke [Q. 44:10]. So, when it, the Hour, has come upon them, for what [benefit] will their reminder be?, their remembering; in other words, it will be of no benefit to them.