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The Appointed Term of Every Nation Will Come To Pass!

Allaah (The Most High) said:

وَلِكُلِّ أُمَّةٍ أَجَلٌ۬‌ۖ فَإِذَا جَآءَ أَجَلُهُمۡ لَا يَسۡتَأۡخِرُونَ سَاعَةً۬‌ۖ وَلَا يَسۡتَقۡدِمُونَ

And every nation has its appointed term; when their term is reached, neither can they delay it nor can they advance it an hour (or a moment).” [Soorah Al-A’raaf: Ayah 34]

Indeed, Allaah created the children of Aadam from the earth (i.e. their father Aadam was created from clay); then He (The Most High) made them reside on the earth and appointed for them a period of residence in it.  No nation amongst the nations can advance or delay its appointed term—neither the nations as whole nor the individuals of those nations can advance or delay their appointed term. [slightly paraphrased. See Tayseer Al-Kareem Ar-Rahmaan Fee Tafseer Kalaam Al-Mannaan]