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وَلَقَدْ آتَيْنَاكَ سَبْعاً مِّنَ ٱلْمَثَانِي وَٱلْقُرْآنَ ٱلْعَظِيمَ
-Al-Hijr ( الحجر )

Tanwîr al-Miqbâs min Tafsîr Ibn ‘Abbâs

(We have given thee seven of the oft repeated (verses)) He says: We honoured you with seven verses of the Qur'an which are read in every unit of the prayer, i.e. the opening chapter of the Book (al-Fatihah); it is also said that this means: We honoured you with the following of the Qur'an, for the whole Qur'an consists of pairs or couples: commands and prohibitions, promises and threats, the lawful and the unlawful, the abrogating and the abrogated, a literal meaning and an allegorical meaning, ambiguous verses and unambiguous verses, news of the past and events of the future, the praise of some people and the rebuke of others, (and the great Qur'an) He says: and We honoured you with the great, glorious and magnificent Qur'an just as We revealed the Torah and Gospel to the Jews and Christians.

Tafsir Ibn 'Abbas, trans. Mokrane Guezzou
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