[18:51] I never permitted them to witness the creation of the heavens and the earth, nor the creation of themselves. Nor do I permit the wicked to work in My kingdom.
[18:52] The day will come when He says, "Call upon My partners, whom you claimed to be gods beside Me," they will call on them, but they will not respond to them.
An insurmountable barrier will separate them from each other.
[18:53] The guilty will see Hell, and will realize that they will fall into it. They will have no escape therefrom.
*18:50 When the great feud in the heavenly society took place (38:69), all creatures became classified into angels, jinns, and humans ( Appendix 7).
*18:51 God knew that Satan and his supporters (jinns and humans) were going to make the wrong decision. Hence their exclusion from witnessing the creation process.
Disbelievers Refuse to Accept the Completeness of the Quran
[18:54] We have cited in this Quran every kind of example, but the human being is the most argumentative creature.
[18:55] Nothing prevented the people from believing, when the guidance came to them, and from seeking the forgiveness of their Lord,
except that they demanded to see the same (kind of miracles) as the previous generations, or challenged to see the retribution beforehand.
[18:56] We only send the messengers as simply deliverers of good news, as well as warners.
Those who disbelieve argue with falsehood to defeat the truth, and they take My proofs and warnings in vain.
[18:57] Who are more evil than those who are reminded of their Lord's proofs, then disregard them, without realizing what they are doing.
Consequently, we place shields on their hearts to prevent them from understanding it (the Quran), and deafness in their ears.
Thus, no matter what you do to guide them, they can never ever be guided.
[18:58] Yet, your Lord is the Forgiver, full of mercy. If He called them to account for their deeds, He would annihilate them right there and then. Instead, He gives them a respite until a specific, predetermined time; then they can never escape.
[18:59] Many a community we annihilated because of their transgressions; we designated a specific time for their annihilation.
Valuable Lessons from Moses and His Teacher
[18:60] Moses said to his servant, "I will not rest until I reach the point where the two rivers meet, no matter how long it takes."
[18:61] When they reached the point where they met, they forgot their fish, and it found its way back to the river, sneakily.