¡ The Command of God is coming; so seek not to hasten it. Glory be to Him and exalted is He above the partners they ascribe.
1 When the Prophet received a revelation saying the Hour has drawn nigh (54:1), the Makkan idolaters temporarily stopped what they were doing in order to await the events that were about to unfold. When the Hour did not come, they mocked the warning that the Prophet had delivered (Z). This verse was revealed, affirming that the Command of God is indeed coming; see also 4:47; 33:37; 65:3, where it is said that the Command of God will be fulfilled. The Command of God refers to the coming of either earthly punishment or the Last Day (see, e.g., 11:40; 23:27; 40:78; 57:14; 82:18). The warning seek not to hasten it suggests that God’s Judgment or Punishment may be hastened by either disbelief or wrongdoing (see, e.g., 6:57-58; 7:150; 10:51). See also 21:37: Man was created of haste. Soon shall I show you My signs; so seek not to hasten Me; as well as 22:47; 26:203-4; 27:72; 29:53-54; 37:176; 42:18; 46:24; 51:13-14. That God is exalted above the partners people ascribe to Him is also mentioned in 6:100; 7:190; 10:18; 16:3; 23:92; 27:63; 28:68; 30:40; 39:67.