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قَالُواْ نَعْبُدُ أَصْنَاماً فَنَظَلُّ لَهَا عَاكِفِينَ
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-Ash-Shu‘arâ’ ( الشعراء )

Tafsir al-Jalalayn

They said, ‘We worship idols — they reiterate the verb [in the response] in order to supplement it with [the following remark] — and remain cleaving to them’, we remain worshipping them all day; they give a longer response to indicate their [misplaced] pride in such [an act].


Tafsir al-Jalalayn, trans. Feras Hamza
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