Tanwîr al-Miqbâs min Tafsîr Ibn ‘Abbâs
(And but for a decree that had already gone forth from thy Lord) that their punishment shall be postponed, (and a term already fixed) for this nation, (the judgement would (have) been inevitable (in this world)) their punishment would have been inevitable.
Tafsir Ibn 'Abbas, trans. Mokrane Guezzou
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