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وَلاَ تَلْبِسُواْ ٱلْحَقَّ بِٱلْبَٰطِلِ وَتَكْتُمُواْ ٱلْحَقَّ وَأَنْتُمْ تَعْلَمُونَ
-Al-Baqarah ( البقرة )

Tafsir al-Tustari

And do not obscure the truth with falsehood, and do not conceal truth wittingly.Sahl was asked about this verse, to which he replied:This means, ‘Do not cover up a matter of the Hereafter because of a worldly concern.’ What [God] means is that it is not allowed for the people of truth to conceal the truth from the people of truth (ahl al-ḥaqq) in particular, or from those who long to be guided thereby to God. As for the people of truth, they will increase in insight (baṣīra) [through hearing it], and as for those who are not of the elite of the people of truth, the words of God are a source of guidance for them and of direction to God, Exalted is He.

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