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{ مَا كَانَ للَّهِ أَن يَتَّخِذَ مِن وَلَدٍ سُبْحَانَهُ إِذَا قَضَىٰ أَمْراً فَإِنَّمَا يَقُولُ لَهُ كُن فَيَكُونُ }

It is not befitting for God to take to Himself a son. Glory be to Him — in affirmation of His being transcendent above doing such a thing. When He decrees a thing that is when He will for it to happen He only says to it ‘Be!’ and it is read fa-yakūnu because of an implied pronoun huwa sc. fa-huwa yakūnu; or read fa-yakūna because of an implied an sc. an yakūna. An example of this is His creating Jesus without his having had a father.


Tafsir al-Jalalayn, trans. Feras Hamza
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