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* تفسير Tafsir al-Tustari

{ يٰبَنِيَّ ٱذْهَبُواْ فَتَحَسَّسُواْ مِن يُوسُفَ وَأَخِيهِ وَلاَ تَيْأَسُواْ مِن رَّوْحِ ٱللَّهِ إِنَّهُ لاَ يَيْأَسُ مِن رَّوْحِ ٱللَّهِ إِلاَّ ٱلْقَوْمُ ٱلْكَافِرُونَ }

…And do not despair of God’s [gracious] spirit…The best and highest form of service (khidma) is waiting for relief (intiẓār al-faraj) from God, Exalted is He, as it has been related from Ibn ʿUmar y that the Prophet said: ‘Waiting for relief with patience is worship (ʿibāda).’ The relief for which one waits is of two kinds: one is close (qarīb) and the other distant (baʿīd). That which is close is in the secret that is between the servant and his Lord. That which is distant relates to [that which is between] people, and whoever looks to [relief that is] far away is veiled from what is close at hand. His words, Exalted is He:

Tafsīr al-Tustarī, trans. Annabel Keeler and Ali Keeler
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