We have tried you as We tried the owners of the garden when they vowed to gather the fruits in the morning
But did not add: "If God may please."
Then a calamity from your Lord fell upon it, but they remained fast asleep.
So by the morning it seemed as though picked clean.
At daybreak they called to each other:
"If you want to gather the fruits, let us go early to the plantation."
So they departed, talking in low voices:
"Let no needy person come to you within it today."
They left early in the morning bent on this purpose.
When they saw (and did not recognise it) they said: "Surely we have lost the way.
No. In fact we have been deprived of it."
One who was temperate among them, said: "Did I not say: 'Why don't you priase God?'"
"Glory to our Lord," they said; we were really in the wrong."
Then they started blaming one another,
Saying: "Alas the woe, we were iniquitous.
Maybe our Lord will give us better than this. We turn to our Lord in supplication."
Such is Our chastisement; and the punishment of the Hereafter will be greater, if only they knew!
For those who fear God there are pleasure gardens with their Lord.
Should We treat those who submit and obey in the same way as those who are culpable?
What has come upon you that you judge in such a wise?
Or have you a Book in which you read
That you can surely have whatever you choose?
Or have you taken a binding promise from Us which would hold till the Day of Judgement, that you will get whatever you demand?
Ask them: "Which of you is able to vouch for this?"
Or have they any partners? Let them bring their partners then, if what they say is true.
On the day the great calamity befalls, and they are called to bow in homage, they will not be able to do so.