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{ قُل لَّوْ كَانَ ٱلْبَحْرُ مِدَاداً لِّكَلِمَاتِ رَبِّي لَنَفِدَ ٱلْبَحْرُ قَبْلَ أَن تَنفَدَ كَلِمَاتُ رَبِّي وَلَوْ جِئْنَا بِمِثْلِهِ مَدَداً }

Say ‘If the sea in other words if its waters were ink midād is what one writes with for the Words of my Lord Words that testify to His laws and His marvels such that these Words are written with it the sea would be spent in recording them before the Words of my Lord were spent read as tanfada or yanfada even though We brought the like of it namely the like of the sea as replenishment’ in order to add it to the other sea it would also be spent while they God’s Words would not be exhausted madadan ‘as replenishment’ in the accusative because it is a specification.


Tafsir al-Jalalayn, trans. Feras Hamza
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