Question: It is mentioned in Surah Rahman that:
“So on that day neither man nor Jinni shall be asked about his sin.”1
Though in numerous other ayats we read that the sinners will be questioned on that day.
Answer: As testified by the very next ayat of this Surah here the statement that the sinners will not be questioned means that they will not be questioned verbally so that they could reply with their tongue like they do in this world. Rather their deeds will be exposed from their faces themselves. And their hands, legs and other physical organs will explain about all their deeds and actions.
In the same Surah after two ayats it is mentioned that the sinners will be recognized from their faces. In Surah Yasin also it is said that:
“On that day We will set a seal upon their mouths, and their hands shall speak to Us, and their feet shall bear witness of what they earned.”2
Therefore if in the captioned ayat it is said they shall not be questioned, it means that there will not be oral interrogation. But other witnesses that are the physical parts will give the replies.