Ayah

Word by Word
وَلِكُلِّ
And for every
أُمَّةٍ
nation
أَجَلٞۖ
(is a fixed) term
فَإِذَا
So when
جَآءَ
comes
أَجَلُهُمۡ
their term
لَا
(they can) not
يَسۡتَأۡخِرُونَ
seek to delay
سَاعَةٗ
an hour
وَلَا
and not
يَسۡتَقۡدِمُونَ
seek to advance (it)
وَلِكُلِّ
And for every
أُمَّةٍ
nation
أَجَلٞۖ
(is a fixed) term
فَإِذَا
So when
جَآءَ
comes
أَجَلُهُمۡ
their term
لَا
(they can) not
يَسۡتَأۡخِرُونَ
seek to delay
سَاعَةٗ
an hour
وَلَا
and not
يَسۡتَقۡدِمُونَ
seek to advance (it)

Translation

To every people is a term appointed: when their term is reached, not an hour can they cause delay, nor (an hour) can they advance (it in anticipation).

Tafsir

Every community has a term, a [finite] period of time. When their term comes they shall not delay it a single hour nor bring it forward.

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