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وَقَالَ ٱللَّهُ لاَ تَتَّخِذُواْ إِلـٰهَيْنِ ٱثْنَيْنِ إِنَّمَا هُوَ إِلـٰهٌ وَاحِدٌ فَإيَّايَ فَٱرْهَبُونِ
-An-Nahl ( النحل )

Tafsir al-Jalalayn

And God has said: ‘Do not choose two gods (ithnayn is for emphasis). Truly there is only One God — He has added this [statement] to affirm [His] Divinity and Oneness — so be in awe of Me [alone]’: fear Me, to the exclusion of anyone else — herein is a shift from the third person [to the first].

Tafsir al-Jalalayn, trans. Feras Hamza
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