24 . Punishments from Allah

Surah No.16 , An Nahl , Ayat No.61

وَلَوْ يُؤَاخِذُ اللّهُ النَّاسَ بِظُلْمِهِم مَّا تَرَكَ عَلَيْهَا مِن دَآبَّةٍ وَلَكِن يُؤَخِّرُهُمْ إلَى

o أَجَلٍ مُّسَمًّى فَإِذَا جَاء أَجَلُهُمْ لاَ يَسْتَأْخِرُونَ سَاعَةً وَلاَ يَسْتَقْدِمُونَ

Translation :

If Allah were to punish men for their wrongdoing instantly , He would not leave , a single living creature on the (earth),: but He gives them respite for an appointed Term: when their Term comes they cannot delay (the punishment ) for an hour nor can advance it.