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أَفَمَن زُيِّنَ لَهُ سُوۤءُ عَمَلِهِ فَرَآهُ حَسَناً فَإِنَّ ٱللَّهَ يُضِلُّ مَن يَشَآءُ وَيَهْدِي مَن يَشَآءُ فَلاَ تَذْهَبْ نَفْسُكَ عَلَيْهِمْ حَسَرَاتٍ إِنَّ ٱللَّهَ عَلِيمٌ بِمَا يَصْنَعُونَ
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-Fâtir ( فاطر )

Tafsir al-Jalalayn

The following was revealed regarding Abū Jahl and others: Is he, the evil of whose deeds is made [to seem] fair to him, by distortion, so that he deems it good […]? (a-fa-man, ‘is he [whose]’ constitutes the subject, the predicate of which is [an omitted] ‘like one whom God has guided?’ No! And this [predicate] is indicated by [what follows]). Indeed God leads astray whomever He will and guides whomever He will. So do not let your soul expire for their sake, for those to whom it has made [to seem] fair, out of sighings, by becoming anguished lest they do not believe. Indeed God is Knower of what they do, and He will requite them for it.


Tafsir al-Jalalayn, trans. Feras Hamza
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