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{ وَيَقُولُ ٱلإِنسَانُ أَءِذَا مَا مِتُّ لَسَوْفَ أُخْرَجُ حَيّاً }

And man the denier of the Resurrection — namely Ubayy b. Khalaf or al-Walīd b. al-Mughīra concerning whom the verse was revealed — says ‘When read a-idha either pronouncing the second hamza or not but inserting an alif between the two hamzas in both readings I am dead shall I then be brought forth alive?’ from the grave as Muhammad (s) says? the interrogative here statement is meant as a denial in other words he means to say I shall not be brought forth alive after death; mā of mā mittu ‘I am dead’ is extra for emphasis likewise extra is the lām of la-sawfa ‘shall I then’. He God then responds to him with the following saying of His exalted be He

Tafsir al-Jalalayn, trans. Feras Hamza
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