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{ وَكَذٰلِكَ فَتَنَّا بَعْضَهُمْ بِبَعْضٍ لِّيَقُولوۤاْ أَهَـٰؤُلاۤءِ مَنَّ ٱللَّهُ عَلَيْهِم مِّن بَيْنِنَآ أَلَيْسَ ٱللَّهُ بِأَعْلَمَ بِٱلشَّٰكِرِينَ }

And even so We have tried We have tested some of them by others that is the noble one by the commoner the rich man by the poor man preferring the latter one by giving him precedence in attaining faith so that they the noble ones and the rich may say in disavowal ‘Are these the poor the ones whom God has favoured from among us?’ with guidance? In other words so that they may say if what they follow is true guidance they would not have preceded us in attaining it. God exalted be He says Is God not best aware of those who are thankful? to Him to guide them? Indeed He is.

Tafsir al-Jalalayn, trans. Feras Hamza
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