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{ أَهُمْ يَقْسِمُونَ رَحْمَتَ رَبِّكَ نَحْنُ قَسَمْنَا بَيْنَهُمْ مَّعِيشَتَهُمْ فِي ٱلْحَيَاةِ ٱلدُّنْيَا وَرَفَعْنَا بَعْضَهُمْ فَوْقَ بَعْضٍ دَرَجَاتٍ لِّيَتَّخِذَ بَعْضُهُم بَعْضاً سُخْرِيّاً وَرَحْمَتُ رَبِّكَ خَيْرٌ مِّمَّا يَجْمَعُونَ }

…and [We have] raised some of them above others in ranks…He said:We raised some of them above others in gnosis (maʿrifa) and obedience (ṭāʿa) [this being their source of] subsistence (ʿaysh) in this world and in the Hereafter.His words:

…and the mercy of your Lord is better than what they amass.That is, than an abundance of works done seeking reward. His words, Exalted is He:


Tafsīr al-Tustarī, trans. Annabel Keeler and Ali Keeler
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