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{ قُلْ أَإِنَّكُمْ لَتَكْفُرُونَ بِٱلَّذِي خَلَقَ ٱلأَرْضَ فِي يَوْمَيْنِ وَتَجْعَلُونَ لَهُ أَندَاداً ذَلِكَ رَبُّ ٱلْعَالَمِينَ }

Say ‘Do you really read a-innakum pronouncing both hamzas or by not pronouncing the second one but inserting an alif between the two in both cases disbelieve in Him Who created the earth in two days Sunday and Monday and ascribe to Him associates? That is the Lord in other words the Possesser of all the Worlds al-‘ālamīn the plural of ‘ālam which denotes everything apart from God. On account of the variety of beings that it subsumes it has been expressed in the plural form ending with –īn as a way of giving prevalence in the address to rational beings.


Tafsir al-Jalalayn, trans. Feras Hamza
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