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وَكُلَّ إِنْسَانٍ أَلْزَمْنَاهُ طَآئِرَهُ فِي عُنُقِهِ وَنُخْرِجُ لَهُ يَوْمَ ٱلْقِيَامَةِ كِتَاباً يَلْقَاهُ مَنْشُوراً
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-Al-Isrâ’ ( الإسراء )

Tafsir al-Jalalayn

And We have attached every person’s omen — his deeds — for him to carry, upon his neck — this [site] is singled out for mention because fastening [something] to it is [much] more severe; Mujāhid [b. Jabr al-Makkī] said, ‘There is not a child born but it has a leaf around its neck in which it is decreed [that the child will be either] fortunate or damned’ — and We shall bring forth for him, on the Day of Resurrection, a book, in which his deeds are recorded [and], which he will find wide open (yalqāhu manshūran: both are adjectival qualifications of kitāban, ‘a book’).


Tafsir al-Jalalayn, trans. Feras Hamza
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