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وَإِذْ يُرِيكُمُوهُمْ إِذِ ٱلْتَقَيْتُمْ فِيۤ أَعْيُنِكُمْ قَلِيلاً وَيُقَلِّلُكُمْ فِيۤ أَعْيُنِهِمْ لِيَقْضِيَ ٱللَّهُ أَمْراً كَانَ مَفْعُولاً وَإِلَى ٱللَّهِ تُرْجَعُ ٱلأُمُورُ
-Al-Anfâl ( الأنفال )

Tafsir al-Jalalayn

And when God made you see them, O believers, when you met — in your eyes as few, as 70 or 100, when they were [in fact] 1000, so that you would advance against them; and He made you seem as few in their eyes, so that they would advance and not turn back from fighting you — this was before close combat had begun, but when it began, He made them [the disbelievers] see these [believers] as twice their number, as stated in sūrat Āl ‘Imrān [Q. 3:13] — so that God might conclude a matter that was to be done; and to God all things are returned, reverting.

Tafsir al-Jalalayn, trans. Feras Hamza
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