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قَالَ ٱلْمَلأُ ٱلَّذِينَ ٱسْتَكْبَرُواْ مِن قَوْمِهِ لَنُخْرِجَنَّكَ يٰشُعَيْبُ وَٱلَّذِينَ آمَنُواْ مَعَكَ مِن قَرْيَتِنَآ أَوْ لَتَعُودُنَّ فِي مِلَّتِنَا قَالَ أَوَلَوْ كُنَّا كَارِهِينَ
-Al-A‘râf ( الأعراف )

Tafsir al-Jalalayn

Said the council of those of his people who were disdainful, of believing: ‘Surely we will expel you, O Shu‘ayb, and those who believe with you, from our city, unless you return to our creed’, our religion (the plural person predominates over the singular in their address [to Shu‘ayb] because Shu‘ayb was never part of their religious community; and so in the same [plural] way he responded:) He said, ‘What, should we return to it, even though we are averse, to it? (the interrogative is meant as a disavowal).

Tafsir al-Jalalayn, trans. Feras Hamza
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