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{ وَقَالَ ٱلَّذِينَ لاَ يَرْجُونَ لِقَآءَنَا لَوْلاَ أُنْزِلَ عَلَيْنَا ٱلْمَلاَئِكَةُ أَوْ نَرَىٰ رَبَّنَا لَقَدِ ٱسْتَكْبَرُواْ فِيۤ أَنفُسِهِمْ وَعَتَوْا عُتُوّاً كَبِيراً }

And those who do not expect to encounter Us those who have no fear of the Resurrection say ‘Why have the angels not been sent down to us to act as messengers to us or why do we not see our Lord?’ so that we might be informed by Him that Muhammad (s) is truly His Messenger? God exalted be He says Assuredly they are full of arrogance within their souls and have become terribly insolent in demanding to see God exalted be He in this world read ‘utuwwan ‘insolence’ with the wāw according to the original root form as opposed to ‘itiyyan with the yā’ substitution as in sūrat Maryam Q. 198.


Tafsir al-Jalalayn, trans. Feras Hamza
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