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{ قَالَ ٱلَّذِينَ حَقَّ عَلَيْهِمُ ٱلْقَوْلُ رَبَّنَا هَـٰؤُلاۤءِ ٱلَّذِينَ أَغْوَيْنَآ أَغْوَيْنَاهُمْ كَمَا غَوَيْنَا تَبَرَّأْنَآ إِلَيْكَ مَا كَانُوۤاْ إِيَّانَا يَعْبُدُونَ }

Those against whom the Word of punishment will have become due the justified Word that they be admitted into the Fire — and these are the leaders of misguidance — they shall say ‘Our Lord! These are the ones whom we led astray hā’ūlā’i’lladhīna aghwaynā is both a subject and an adjectival qualification. We led them astray aghwaynāhum the predicate thereof and they went astray even as we went astray — we did not compel them to follow error. We declare our innocence of them before You; it was not us that they worshipped’ mā ‘not’ is for negation; the direct object iyyānā ‘us’ precedes the verb ya‘budūna ‘they worshipped’ in order to concord with the end-rhyme of the verses.


Tafsir al-Jalalayn, trans. Feras Hamza
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