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أَءُنزِلَ عَلَيْهِ ٱلذِّكْرُ مِن بَيْنِنَا بَلْ هُمْ فَي شَكٍّ مِّن ذِكْرِي بَل لَّمَّا يَذُوقُواْ عَذَابِ
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Tafsir al-Jalalayn

Has the Remembrance, the Qur’ān, been revealed to him, Muhammad (s), out of [all of] us’, when he is neither the elder nor the noblest among us? In other words, it could not have been revealed to him (read a-unzila pronouncing both hamzas, or not pronouncing the second one, but in both cases inserting an intervening alif or without [this insertion]). God, exalted be He, says: Nay, but they are in doubt concerning My Remembrance, My revelation, that is, the Qur’ān, for they deny the one who has brought it. Nay, but they have not yet tasted My chastisement, and if they were to taste it, they would certainly believe the Prophet (s) in what he has brought — but then [in such a case] their belief [in the Prophet] would be of no benefit to them.


Tafsir al-Jalalayn, trans. Feras Hamza
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