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{ وَٱذْكُرُوۤاْ إِذْ جَعَلَكُمْ خُلَفَآءَ مِن بَعْدِ عَادٍ وَبَوَّأَكُمْ فِي ٱلأَرْضِ تَتَّخِذُونَ مِن سُهُولِهَا قُصُوراً وَتَنْحِتُونَ ٱلْجِبَالَ بُيُوتاً فَٱذْكُرُوۤاْ آلآءَ ٱللَّهِ وَلاَ تَعْثَوْا فِي ٱلأَرْضِ مُفْسِدِينَ }

And remember how He made you vicegerents on earth after ‘Ād and gave you habitations in the land making castles in its plains in which you lodge during summer and hewing its mountains into houses in which you lodge during winter buyūtan ‘houses’ is in the accusative because of the implied circumstantial qualifier. So remember God’s bounties and do not be degenerate in the earth seeking corruption’.


Tafsir al-Jalalayn, trans. Feras Hamza
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