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وَقَالُواْ لَن تَمَسَّنَا ٱلنَّارُ إِلاَّ أَيَّاماً مَّعْدُودَةً قُلْ أَتَّخَذْتُمْ عِندَ ٱللَّهِ عَهْداً فَلَنْ يُخْلِفَ ٱللَّهُ عَهْدَهُ أَمْ تَقُولُونَ عَلَى ٱللَّهِ مَا لاَ تَعْلَمُونَ
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-Al-Baqarah ( البقرة )

Tafsir al-Jalalayn

And they say, when the Prophet promised them the Fire, ‘the Fire shall not touch us, that is, afflict us, save a number of days’, only a short time of forty days: the same length of time their forefathers worshipped the calf, after which time it [the Fire] will cease. Say, to them Muhammad (s): ‘Have you taken with God a covenant?, a pledge from Him to this? God will not fail in His covenant, in this matter, or — nay — say you against God what you do not know? (a’ttakhadhtum: the conjunctive hamza has been omitted on account of the interrogative hamza sufficing).


Tafsir al-Jalalayn, trans. Feras Hamza
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