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قُلْ إِن كَانَتْ لَكُمُ ٱلدَّارُ ٱلآخِرَةُ عِندَ ٱللَّهِ خَالِصَةً مِّن دُونِ ٱلنَّاسِ فَتَمَنَّوُاْ ٱلْمَوْتَ إِن كُنْتُمْ صَادِقِينَ
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-Al-Baqarah ( البقرة )

Tafsir al-Jalalayn

Say, to them: ‘If the Abode of the Hereafter, that is, Paradise, with God is purely yours, that is, exclusively, and not for other people, as you allege, then long for death — if you speak truly’ (here both conditionals are connected to the verb tamannū, ‘long for’, so that the first is dependent upon the second, in other words, ‘If you speak truly when you claim that it is yours, then you will naturally incline to what is yours, and since the path to it is death, long for it [death]’).


Tafsir al-Jalalayn, trans. Feras Hamza
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