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{ إِذْ رَأَى نَاراً فَقَالَ لأَهْلِهِ ٱمْكُثُوۤاْ إِنِّيۤ آنَسْتُ نَاراً لَّعَلِّيۤ آتِيكُمْ مِّنْهَا بِقَبَسٍ أَوْ أَجِدُ عَلَى ٱلنَّارِ هُدًى }

When he caught sight of a fire and said to his family namely to his wife ‘Wait here! — this was when he was leaving Midian heading for Egypt — Indeed I see a fire in the distance. Perhaps I can bring you a brand from it bring you a burning wick or a torch or find at the fire some guidance’ that is someone to guide me by showing me the proper route — for he had lost it in the darkness of the night. He Moses said ‘perhaps’ la‘alla because he could not be certain of fulfilling his promise.


Tafsir al-Jalalayn, trans. Feras Hamza
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