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لَّوْلاۤ إِذْ سَمِعْتُمُوهُ ظَنَّ ٱلْمُؤْمِنُونَ وَٱلْمُؤْمِنَاتُ بِأَنْفُسِهِمْ خَيْراً وَقَالُواْ هَـٰذَآ إِفْكٌ مُّبِينٌ
-An-Nûr ( النور )

Tafsir al-Jalalayn

Why, when you [first] heard about it, did the believing men and women not think good of themselves, that is, [why did] some [not] think good of others, and say, ‘This is a manifest calumny?’, [this is] a patent lie? (there is a shift here in the address from the second to the third person), in other words, [why did] you [not] assume [good of them], O band [of believers] and say:

Tafsir al-Jalalayn, trans. Feras Hamza
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