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{ أَفَلَمْ يَرَوْاْ إِلَىٰ مَا بَيْنَ أَيْدِيهِمْ وَمَا خَلْفَهُمْ مِّنَ ٱلسَّمَآءِ وَٱلأَرْضِ إِن نَّشَأْ نَخْسِفْ بِهِمُ ٱلأَرْضَ أَوْ نُسْقِطْ عَلَيْهِمْ كِسَفاً مِّنَ ٱلسَّمَآءِ إِنَّ فِي ذَلِكَ لآيَةً لِّكُلِّ عَبْدٍ مُّنِيبٍ }

Have they not observed what is before them and what is behind them in other words what is above them and what is beneath them of heaven and earth? If We will it We can make the earth swallow them or let fall on them fragments read kisfan or kisafan ‘large pieces’ from the heaven a variant reading has the third person singular for all three verbs sc. yashā’ ‘He will’ yakhsif ‘He makes to swallow’ yusqit ‘He lets fall’. Surely in that which is observed there is a sign for every penitent servant turning back to his Lord signs indicating God’s power to resurrect and to do what He will.


Tafsir al-Jalalayn, trans. Feras Hamza
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