Surah Raad Verse 13

وَهُوَ شَدِيدُ الْمِحَالِ

“And He is mighty in cunningness”

Asbagh bin Nobatah said, I heard Ali, the Commander of the Believers (as) say, There will be (many) deviating years before (the rising of) the Qaem (as) during which time the truthful ones will be belied, the liars will be believed, and the cunning ones will be respected.”

What does “cunningness” mean?, I (Asbagh bin Nobatah) asked. Imam (as) replied, “It means the sly ones.”

Then the Commander of the Believers (as) added, Have you not read the words of Allah in this verse, ‘And He is mighty in cunningness’. (Al Ghaybah by Nomani page 278)