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فَٱتَّخَذْتُمُوهُمْ سِخْرِيّاً حَتَّىٰ أَنسَوْكُمْ ذِكْرِي وَكُنْتُمْ مِّنْهُمْ تَضْحَكُونَ
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-Al-Mu’minûn ( المؤمنون )

Tafsir al-Jalalayn

But then you took them as an object of ridicule (read sukhriyyan or sikhriyyan, a verbal noun meaning ‘mockery’). Among those [ridiculed] were Bilāl [al-Habashī], Suhayb [al-Rūmī], ‘Ammār [b. Yāsir] and Salmān [al-Fārisī]; until they made you forget My remembrance, which you disregarded, as you were engaged in deriding them. Thus these [men] were the cause of the forgetting, which is why this [act] has been attributed to them, and you used to laugh at them.


Tafsir al-Jalalayn, trans. Feras Hamza
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