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قَالَ ٱدْخُلُواْ فِيۤ أُمَمٍ قَدْ خَلَتْ مِن قَبْلِكُمْ مِّن ٱلْجِنِّ وَٱلإِنْسِ فِي ٱلنَّارِ كُلَّمَا دَخَلَتْ أُمَّةٌ لَّعَنَتْ أُخْتَهَا حَتَّىٰ إِذَا ٱدَّارَكُواْ فِيهَا جَمِيعاً قَالَتْ أُخْرَاهُمْ لأُولاَهُمْ رَبَّنَا هَـٰؤُلاۤءِ أَضَلُّونَا فَآتِهِمْ عَذَاباً ضِعْفاً مِّنَ ٱلنَّارِ قَالَ لِكُلٍّ ضِعْفٌ وَلَـٰكِن لاَّ تَعْلَمُونَ
-Al-A‘râf ( الأعراف )

Tafsir al-Jalalayn

He, exalted be He, will say, to them, on the Day of Resurrection: ‘Enter into the Fire among, the number of, communities of jinn and mankind who passed away before you’ (fī’l-nār, ‘into the Fire’, is semantically connected to udkhulū, ‘enter’). Every time a community enters, the Fire, it curses its sister-community, [the one] that came before it, because of its having gone astray on account of it, until, when they have all followed, caught up with, one another there, the last of them, those who were the followers, shall say to the first of them, those whom they revered and followed: ‘Our Lord, these led us astray; so give them a double chastisement of the Fire.’ He, exalted be He, will say, ‘For each, of you and them, will be a double, chastisement, but you do not know’ (read ta‘lamūn, or ya‘lamūn, ‘they [do not] know’), what will be for each party.

Tafsir al-Jalalayn, trans. Feras Hamza
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