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وَلَقَدْ بَعَثْنَا فِي كُلِّ أُمَّةٍ رَّسُولاً أَنِ ٱعْبُدُواْ ٱللَّهَ وَٱجْتَنِبُواْ ٱلْطَّاغُوتَ فَمِنْهُم مَّنْ هَدَى ٱللَّهُ وَمِنْهُمْ مَّنْ حَقَّتْ عَلَيْهِ ٱلضَّلالَةُ فَسِيرُواْ فِي ٱلأَرْضِ فَٱنظُرُواْ كَيْفَ كَانَ عَاقِبَةُ ٱلْمُكَذِّبِينَ
-An-Nahl ( النحل )

Tafsir al-Tustari

And verily We sent forth among every community a messenger, [to say] ‘Worship God…’He said:Worship (ʿibāda) is the adornment of mystics (ʿārifūn). Furthermore, the best that one who is knowledgeable can do in the fields of worship [or servanthood, ʿubūdiyya] and service (khidma) is to give up that which is his [right] (mā lahu) for that which is his duty (mā ʿalayhi). His words:

Tafsīr al-Tustarī, trans. Annabel Keeler and Ali Keeler
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