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{ وَإِذْ يُرِيكُمُوهُمْ إِذِ ٱلْتَقَيْتُمْ فِيۤ أَعْيُنِكُمْ قَلِيلاً وَيُقَلِّلُكُمْ فِيۤ أَعْيُنِهِمْ لِيَقْضِيَ ٱللَّهُ أَمْراً كَانَ مَفْعُولاً وَإِلَى ٱللَّهِ تُرْجَعُ ٱلأُمُورُ }

And when God made you see them O believers when you met — in your eyes as few as 70 or 100 when they were in fact 1000 so that you would advance against them; and He made you seem as few in their eyes so that they would advance and not turn back from fighting you — this was before close combat had begun but when it began He made them the disbelievers see these believers as twice their number as stated in sūrat Āl ‘Imrān Q. 313 — so that God might conclude a matter that was to be done; and to God all things are returned reverting.


Tafsir al-Jalalayn, trans. Feras Hamza
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