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{ لَّوْلاَ أَن تَدَارَكَهُ نِعْمَةٌ مِّن رَّبِّهِ لَنُبِذَ بِٱلْعَرَآءِ وَهُوَ مَذْمُومٌ }

Had it not been for a grace from his Lord that reached him… He said:That is, if God had not kept for him his previous good deeds, which were a result of His pre-eternal election, and saved him, and had not the ⸢grace from his Lord (niʿma min rabbihi)⸣ reached him, …he would surely have been cast out onto a barren [shore], while he was blameworthy.The barren shore (ʿarāʾ) is the plain [lit. earth, ʿarḍ] of the Resurrection, for nothing is cultivated or grown there. He had committed no other sin save that of busying his heart with planning (tadbīr) that which was not for him to plan, just as Adam had done [before him]. His words, Exalted is He:


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