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{ وَلَوْ أَرَادُواْ ٱلْخُرُوجَ لأَعَدُّواْ لَهُ عُدَّةً وَلَـٰكِن كَرِهَ ٱللَّهُ ٱنبِعَاثَهُمْ فَثَبَّطَهُمْ وَقِيلَ ٱقْعُدُواْ مَعَ ٱلْقَاعِدِينَ }

If they had desired to go forth with you they would have made some preparation for it some equipment such as tools and provisions but God was averse that they should be sent forth that is He did not want them to go forth so He slowed them down He made them feel lethargic and it was said to them ‘Stay back with those who stay back!’ with the sick the women and the children in other words God decreed this.

Tafsir al-Jalalayn, trans. Feras Hamza
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