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وَمَآ أَهْلَكْنَا مِن قَرْيَةٍ إِلاَّ وَلَهَا كِتَابٌ مَّعْلُومٌ
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-Al-Hijr ( الحجر )

Tafsir al-Jalalayn

And We did not destroy any town (min qaryatin: min is extra), meaning, its inhabitants, but that it had a known decree, a [pre-]determined term, after which it would be destroyed.


Tafsir al-Jalalayn, trans. Feras Hamza
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