Tanwîr al-Miqbâs min Tafsîr Ibn ‘Abbâs
(And every nation) every people that have a religion (hath its term) an appointed time for its destruction, (and when its term) the time of their destruction (cometh, they cannot put it off an hour) they are not given reprieve one fraction of a second after their appointed time (nor yet advance (it)) they are not destroyed before the appointed time, even if it be by one fraction of a second.
Tafsir Ibn 'Abbas, trans. Mokrane Guezzou
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