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لاَّ تُدْرِكُهُ ٱلأَبْصَٰرُ وَهُوَ يُدْرِكُ ٱلأَبْصَٰرَ وَهُوَ ٱللَّطِيفُ ٱلْخَبِيرُ
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-Al-An‘âm ( الأنعام )

Tafsir al-Jalalayn

Vision cannot attain Him, that is, they [the eyes] cannot see Him — this is [a denial that applies] in particular [circumstances], since [it is accepted] that the believer will see Him in the Hereafter, as indicated by God’s words, On that Day faces shall be radiant, gazing upon their Lord [Q. 75:22f.], and by the hadīth of the two Shaykhs [Bukhārī and Muslim]: ‘Verily you shall see your Lord, as clearly as you see the full moon at night’) — and it is also said [to mean] that it [vision] cannot encompass Him; but He attains [all] vision, that is to say, He perceives them, whereas they cannot perceive Him; it is not possible in [the case of] anyone other than Him to attain all vision while it [vision] cannot attain Him or encompass Him in knowledge. And He is the Subtle, [in dealing] with His friends, the Aware, of them.


Tafsir al-Jalalayn, trans. Feras Hamza
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