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وَإِذَا تُتْلَىٰ عَلَيْهِمْ آيَاتُنَا بَيِّنَٰتٍ قَالَ ٱلَّذِينَ كَفَرُواْ لِلَّذِينَ آمَنُوۤاْ أَيُّ ٱلْفَرِيقَيْنِ خَيْرٌ مَّقَاماً وَأَحْسَنُ نَدِيّاً
-Maryam ( مريم )

Tanwîr al-Miqbâs min Tafsîr Ibn ‘Abbâs

(And when Our clear revelations) expositing the commands and prohibitions (are recited unto them) are recited to al-Nadr and his host (those who disbelieve) in Muhammad (pbuh) in the Qur'an and the resurrection; the reference here is to al-Nadr and his host, (say Unto those who believe) in Muhammad (pbuh) and in the Qur'an, i.e. Abu Bakr and his fellow believers: (Which of the two parties) the adherents of which religion, among us and you, (is better in position, and more imposing as an army?)

Tafsir Ibn 'Abbas, trans. Mokrane Guezzou
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