Al-Quran Surah 45. Al-Jathiya, Ayah 24

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وَقَالُوا مَا هِيَ إِلَّا حَيَاتُنَا الدُّنْيَا نَمُوتُ وَنَحْيَا وَمَا يُهْلِكُنَا إِلَّا الدَّهْرُ ۚ وَمَا لَهُمْ بِذَٰلِكَ مِنْ عِلْمٍ ۖ إِنْ هُمْ إِلَّا يَظُنُّونَ


Asad : And yet they say: "There is nothing beyond our life in this world. We die as we come to life,26 and nothing but time destroys us." But of this they have no knowledge whatever: they do nothing but guess.
Khattab :

And they argue, “There is nothing beyond our worldly life. We die; others are born. And nothing destroys us but ˹the passage of˺ time.” Yet they have no knowledge ˹in support˺ of this ˹claim˺. They only speculate.

Malik : The disbelievers say: "There is nothing but the life of this world? We live and die; nothing but time destroys us." In fact, they have no knowledge concerning this. They are merely guessing.
Pickthall : And they say: There is naught but our life of the world; we die and we live, and naught destroyeth us save time; when they have no knowledge whatsoever of (all) that; they do but guess.
Yusuf Ali : And they say: "What is there but our life in this world? We shall die and we live and nothing but Time can destroy us." But of that they have no knowledge: they merely conjecture: 4763
Transliteration : Waqaloo ma hiya illa hayatuna alddunya namootu wanahya wama yuhlikuna illa alddahru wama lahum bithalika min AAilmin in hum illa yathunnoona
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Asad   
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Asad 26 I.e., by accident, or as an outcome of blind forces of nature.

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Yusuf Ali 4763 Cf. xxiii. 37, and n. 2896. The additional touch here, "And nothing but Time can destroy us", suggests the materialist philosophy that Matter and Time are eternal backwards and forwards; and possibly also that though each individual perishes, the race lasts till Time destroys it. This is not knowledge but conjecture. Why not accept light from Him Who knows all.

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