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قَالَ فِرْعَوْنُ وَمَا رَبُّ ٱلْعَالَمِينَ
-Ash-Shu‘arâ’ ( الشعراء )

Tafsir al-Jalalayn

Pharaoh said, to Moses, ‘And what is “the Lord of the Worlds” ’, the One Whose Messenger you say you indeed are? In other words: what exactly is He? And since there is no way for creation to know the true nature of God, but only to know Him through [an articulation of] His attributes, Moses, blessings and peace be upon him, responds to him with [mention of] some of these [attributes]:

Tafsir al-Jalalayn, trans. Feras Hamza
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