﴿25﴾ وَأقْبَلَ بَعْضُهُمْ عَلَی بَعْضٍ يَتَسَاءلُونَ
﴿26﴾ قَالُوا إِنَّا كُنَّا قَبْلُ فِي أهْلِنَا مُشْفِقِينَ
﴿27﴾ فَمَنَّ اللَّهُ عَلَيْنَا وَوَقَانَا عَذَابَ السَّمُومِ
25. And some of them [people of Paradise] draw near to others, questioning [the
secret of being provided with so many Bounties in Paradise].
26. Saying: Aforetime [in the world], we were benevolent toward our families
warning them against Divine torment.
27. “Thus, Allah has been gracious to us and has saved us from the torment of
These three blessed Verses also treat of the state of bliss enjoyed by the
people of Paradise saying that besides other Bounties bestowed upon them, they
associate with one another inquiring as to the virtues and merits leading to
such exalted state to which they reply by saying that their virtues and merits
included their association with the people of the world, entertaining fear of
Divine torment and it was for the sake of such fear that God Almighty bestowed
his favor upon them and saved them from excruciating and horrible torment.