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{ يَدْعُو لَمَنْ ضَرُّهُ أَقْرَبُ مِن نَّفْعِهِ لَبِئْسَ ٱلْمَوْلَىٰ وَلَبِئْسَ ٱلْعَشِيرُ }

He calls on him the lām of la-man is extra whose harm when worshipped is likelier than his benefit even if he were to have any benefit as he imagines him to have. Truly an evil patron is he that is an evil helper and an evil friend an evil companion is he. After the mention of ‘the doubter’ and his being in manifest ‘loss’ above verse 11 there follows the mention of the believers and their reward as follows


Tafsir al-Jalalayn, trans. Feras Hamza
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