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{ وَكَأَيِّن مِّن نَّبِيٍّ قَاتَلَ مَعَهُ رِبِّيُّونَ كَثِيرٌ فَمَا وَهَنُواْ لِمَآ أَصَابَهُمْ فِي سَبِيلِ ٱللَّهِ وَمَا ضَعُفُواْ وَمَا ٱسْتَكَانُواْ وَٱللَّهُ يُحِبُّ ٱلصَّابِرِينَ }

(And with how many a prophet have there been a number of devoted men who fought (beside him)) against scores of unbelievers. (They quailed not) the believers did not weaken (for aught that befell them in the way of Allah) in terms of death and injury; it is also said that this means: how many prophets were killed alongside scores of believers, but the believers did not weaken due to that which befell them in the way of Allah-the killing of their prophets-in obedience of Allah, (nor did they weaken) they did not lack strength to fight their enemies, (nor were they brought low) they did not abase themselves before their enemy; it is also said that this means: they did not surrender to their enemy. (Allah loveth the steadfast) in fighting their enemy alongside their Prophet.


Tafsir Ibn 'Abbas, trans. Mokrane Guezzou
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