- The Tafsirs - التفاسير

* تفسير Kashani Tafsir

{ قُل لاَّ يَسْتَوِي ٱلْخَبِيثُ وَٱلطَّيِّبُ وَلَوْ أَعْجَبَكَ كَثْرَةُ ٱلْخَبِيثِ فَٱتَّقُواْ ٱللَّهَ يٰأُوْلِي ٱلأَلْبَابِ لَعَلَّكُمْ تُفْلِحُونَ }

Say: 'The evil, of souls, deeds, character traits and wealth, and the good, of them, are not equal, in the eyes of God, exalted be He, for good is accepted and brings about nearness and leads to arrival, whereas the evil of these is rejected [and leads] to distance, banishment and privation, even though you should be attracted, to the evil because of its abundance and availability, since it corresponds to the soul and suits its attributes. So take God as your shield for avoiding evil things and selecting what is good. O all you who possess a kernel, that is, an intellect that is pure of the blemishes of estimation and the admixture of the soul's caprice, so that you might prosper, by being delivered from your souls, their attributes and their evils, and by arriving at God through annihilation in Him,