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وَجَاوَزْنَا بِبَنِيۤ إِسْرَآئِيلَ ٱلْبَحْرَ فَأَتَوْاْ عَلَىٰ قَوْمٍ يَعْكُفُونَ عَلَىٰ أَصْنَامٍ لَّهُمْ قَالُواْ يٰمُوسَىٰ ٱجْعَلْ لَّنَآ إِلَـٰهاً كَمَا لَهُمْ آلِهَةٌ قَالَ إِنَّكُمْ قَوْمٌ تَجْهَلُونَ
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Tafsir al-Jalalayn

And We brought the Children of Israel across the sea, and they came upon, they passed by, a people cleaving in devotion (read ya‘kufūn or ya‘kifūn) to idols they had, constantly worshipping them. They said, ‘O Moses, make for us a god, an idol for us to worship, just as they have gods.’ He said, ‘Truly you are an ignorant folk, for repaying God’s grace to you with what you have said.


Tafsir al-Jalalayn, trans. Feras Hamza
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