Oppressors take heed!
wa laa tahsabanALLAHa ghaafilan ‘amma ya’malu-zaalimoon
innamaa yuakhiruhum li yawmin tashkhasu fihil absaar
وَلَا تَحْسَبَنَّ اللَّهَ غَافِلًا عَمَّا يَعْمَلُ الظَّالِمُونَ ۚ إِنَّمَا يُؤَخِّرُهُمْ لِيَوْمٍ تَشْخَصُ فِيهِ الْأَبْصَارُ
And never think that Allah is unaware of what the oppressors do. He only delays them for a Day when eyes will stare [in horror].
The Zaalims (Oppressors) should all remember this verse.
Sayyid Qutb ash-Shaheed [rahmatullah ‘alayh] comments in Fi Dhilal al-Quran:
“This example repeatedly occurs throughout history. Many are the wrongdoers who succeed earlier tyrants. In fact, those tyrants were destroyed by their own hands, yet they follow in their footsteps and tyrannize like them. They take no heed of the lessons they see in front of their eyes. Hence, like them, they are put to the same fate. The same dwellings will be rid of them after a while.
God is certainly aware of their scheming, although it may be so strong and powerful that it causes mountains, the strongest and most solid and firm creation, to move. In fact, the last thing any human being would expect to move is a mountain. However, their scheming is in no way hidden from God, and never immune from God’s power. It is in front of Him, and He can foil it and do with it what He likes.”
Imam Shafi’i [rahmatullah ‘alayh] once said:
“There is a verse in the Qur’an that is like an arrow in the heart of every oppressor and at the same time a source of comfort for the heart of the oppressed.”
“What is it?”
wa maa kaana rabbuka nasiyyan
وَمَا كَانَ رَبُّكَ نَسِيًّا
“And never is your Lord forgetful”