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{ وَإِذَا قِيلَ لَهُمُ ٱسْجُدُواْ لِلرَّحْمَـٰنِ قَالُواْ وَمَا ٱلرَّحْمَـٰنُ أَنَسْجُدُ لِمَا تَأْمُرُنَا وَزَادَهُمْ نُفُوراً }

And when it is said to them to the disbelievers of Mecca ‘Prostrate yourselves before the Compassionate One’ they say ‘And what is the Compassionate One? Should we prostrate ourselves to whatever you bid us’ ta’murunā; or read ya’murunā ‘whatever he bids us’ — in both cases the one bidding is Muhammad (s) — when we do not know who He is? No! And it this that is said to them increases their aversion to faith.


Tafsir al-Jalalayn, trans. Feras Hamza
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