17. Therefore grant a delay to the unbelievers: Give respite to them gently (for a while).

Notes (Tafseer)

6079. Gentle forbearance with Evil shows our trust in Allah and Allah's Plan: for it can never be frustrated. This does not mean that we should assist or compromise with evil, or fail to put it down where we have the power. It means patience and humility where we have no visible power to prevent Evil.