Tanwîr al-Miqbâs min Tafsîr Ibn ‘Abbâs
(And those who disbelieve are driven unto hell in troops) in nations, the first nation first and then the next that came after it and so on and so forth (till, when they reach it) i.e. the Fire (and the gates thereof) and its different pathways (are opened) because prior to this they were closed, (and the warders thereof) i.e. the angels of the Fire (say unto them: Came there not unto you) O group of disbelievers (messengers of your own) human beings like you, (reciting unto you the revelations of your Lord) which detail the commands and prohibitions (and warning you of the meeting) of the chastisement (of this your Day? They say Yea) they conveyed the message, (verily. But the word of doom for disbelievers is fulfilled) is ordained before that.
Tafsir Ibn 'Abbas, trans. Mokrane Guezzou
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