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{ قَدْ مَكَرَ ٱلَّذِينَ مِنْ قَبْلِهِمْ فَأَتَى ٱللَّهُ بُنْيَانَهُمْ مِّنَ ٱلْقَوَاعِدِ فَخَرَّ عَلَيْهِمُ ٱلسَّقْفُ مِن فَوْقِهِمْ وَأَتَاهُمُ ٱلْعَذَابُ مِنْ حَيْثُ لاَ يَشْعُرُونَ }

Those before them had indeed plotted those such as Nimrod — he built a lofty tower that he might ascend through it to the heavens and wage war against its inhabitants; then God came at He aimed at their edifice from the foundations from the base unleashing against it winds and earthquake which demolished it; and so the roof collapsed upon them from above them that is while they were beneath it and the chastisement came upon them whence they were not aware from a direction which would not have occurred to them alternatively it is said that this description is a simile for demonstrating the thwarting of that which they had settled on in the way of plots against God’s messengers.


Tafsir al-Jalalayn, trans. Feras Hamza
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