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قَالَ فَبِمَآ أَغْوَيْتَنِي لأَقْعُدَنَّ لَهُمْ صِرَاطَكَ ٱلْمُسْتَقِيمَ
-Al-A‘râf ( الأعراف )

Tafsir al-Tustari

Verily I shall sit in ambush for them on Your straight path.[Your straight path] meaning the sacred laws (sharāʾiʿ) of Islam, after God, Exalted is He, has clearly expounded [those laws] to them, as is stated in His words, Is it not an indication for them? [32:26], meaning, ‘Did We not clearly [distinguish] for them the path of goodness, which is what He has commanded, from the path of evil, which is what He has prohibited? Yet they inclined towards the desire of their lower selves, just as when They [the messengers] said: “The evil omen is within yourselves [36:19].”’His words:

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