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إِن يَمْسَسْكُمْ قَرْحٌ فَقَدْ مَسَّ ٱلْقَوْمَ قَرْحٌ مِّثْلُهُ وَتِلْكَ ٱلأَيَّامُ نُدَاوِلُهَا بَيْنَ ٱلنَّاسِ وَلِيَعْلَمَ ٱللَّهُ ٱلَّذِينَ آمَنُواْ وَيَتَّخِذَ مِنكُمْ شُهَدَآءَ وَٱللَّهُ لاَ يُحِبُّ ٱلظَّالِمِينَ
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-Âl ‘Imrân ( آل عمران )

Al Qushairi Tafsir

If a wound touches you, a like wound already has touched the other people. Such days We deal out in turn among mankind, and that God may know those who believe; and that He may take witnesses from among you, and God loves not the evildoers.
“If a difficulty has come to you for Our sake, they have faced something similar before you. They have been given something like what you have been given.” Those who are patient among them will be victorious (fa-man ṣabara minhum ẓafira), while those who suffer what comes with annoyance and anger will lose (wa man Ḍajira min ḥamli ma laqiya khasira). Days come in turns (al-ayām nuwabun) and circumstances change (wa-l-ḥālāt duwalun), and nothing is hidden from the Real.