Tafsir of Verse(s): [4]
وَمَا أَهْلَكْنَا مِنْ قَرْيَةٍ إِلَّا وَلَهَا كِتَابٌ مَعْلُومٌ 4
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J Never did We destroy a town, but that it had a known decree. 4 A known decree refers to the appointed time for the town’s destruction as inscribed upon the Preserved Tablet (see 85:22c; Q, Z). This means that God will not destroy a community until its appointed time arrives (Ṭ); cf. 17:15.