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{ إِنْ هَـٰذَا إِلاَّ خُلُقُ ٱلأَوَّلِينَ }

This that you threaten us with is merely the fabrication of the ancients that is their inventions and lies a variant reading for khalq ‘fabrication’ is khuluq ‘ethos’ in other words this denial of resurrection to which we adhere is merely ‘the ethos of the ancients’ in other words their nature and wont;

Tafsir al-Jalalayn, trans. Feras Hamza
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