Reminder to Those Obstinate Evil Doers In The Earth Who Think That They Are Invincible!
In The Name of Allaah, The Most Merciful, The Bestower of Mercy
أَمۡ حَسِبَ ٱلَّذِينَ يَعۡمَلُونَ ٱلسَّيِّـَٔاتِ أَن يَسۡبِقُونَاۚ سَآءَ مَا يَحۡكُمُونَ
Or think those who do evil deeds that they can outstrip Us (i.e. escape Our Punishment)? Evil is that which they judge![29:4]
Meaning: Do those whose desire to commit sins and crimes think that their actions will be overlooked and that Allaah is heedless of them or that they will escape Allaah, and for that reason they commit such acts and is easy for them to do?
[سَآءَ مَا يَحۡكُمُونَ – Evil is that which they judge!]; Meaning, evil is their judgement because it is an outrageous judgement, which necessitates a rejection of Allaah’s Absolute Power Over Everything and His Absolute Perfect Wisdom, and that they possess power by way which they can prevent Allaah’s Punishment, whilst they are the weakest and most feeble (of creatures).
[Source: ( تيسير الكريم الرحمن في تفسير كلام المنَّان ) by Imaam Sadi (rahimahullaah). abridged & slightly paraphrased]