- The Tafsirs - التفاسير

* تفسير Kashani Tafsir

{ إِذْ يُرِيكَهُمُ ٱللَّهُ فِي مَنَامِكَ قَلِيلاً وَلَوْ أَرَاكَهُمْ كَثِيراً لَّفَشِلْتُمْ وَلَتَنَازَعْتُمْ فِي ٱلأَمْرِ وَلَـٰكِنَّ ٱللَّهَ سَلَّمَ إِنَّهُ عَلِيمٌ بِذَاتِ ٱلصُّدُورِ }

When God showed them to you, O heart, in the dream-state of the inactivity of the outer senses and the tranquility of the corporeal faculties, [showing them to you] as being of little worth and feeble in [their] state, and had He shown them to you as many, in the state of the attributes of the soul being prevalent, you would have faltered and quarrelled, over the matter of breaking it [the soul] and vanquishing it, as each one of you is attracted to a [different] direction; but God saved [you], from faltering and quarrelling by means of His strengthening and protection [of you].