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رِجَالٌ لاَّ تُلْهِيهِمْ تِجَارَةٌ وَلاَ بَيْعٌ عَن ذِكْرِ ٱللَّهِ وَإِقَامِ ٱلصَّلاَةِ وَإِيتَآءِ ٱلزَّكَـاةِ يَخَافُونَ يَوْماً تَتَقَلَّبُ فِيهِ ٱلْقُلُوبُ وَٱلأَبْصَارُ
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-An-Nûr ( النور )

Tafsir al-Tustari

…They fear a day when hearts and eyes will be tossed about,That is, the Day of Resurrection, when hearts and eyes will turn over, in one state after another, and will not remain constantly in one state. The believer is the one who fears that Day. Accordingto a saying related from Ḥasan [al-Baṣrī], someone mentioned in his presence, ‘There is a man who will leave the Hellfire after a thousand years’, to which Ḥasan responded, ‘If only I were him.’ It was related from ʿAwn b. ʿAbd Allāh that he said, ‘Luqmān counselled his son, saying: “Have hope in God without feeling secure from His ruse (makr) and fear God without despairing of His mercy.” He responded [by asking], “How can I do that when I only have one heart?” He replied: “O my son, the believer has two hearts, one with which he carries hope in God and the other with which he fears Him.”’ And God knows best.His words, Exalted is He:


Tafsīr al-Tustarī, trans. Annabel Keeler and Ali Keeler
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