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{ وَكَأَيِّن مِّن قَرْيَةٍ هِيَ أَشَدُّ قُوَّةً مِّن قَرْيَتِكَ ٱلَّتِيۤ أَخْرَجَتْكَ أَهْلَكْنَاهُمْ فَلاَ نَاصِرَ لَهُمْ }

And how many a town, mightier in power than your town, which expelled you, have We destroyed and they had none to help them.In this verse there is proof of his [Muḥammad’s] superiority over Kalīm [Moses], because he did not leave out of fear of them in the way that Moses did, but he left in the way that God, Exalted is He, said in the words: which expelled you. He did not say ‘you left’, nor ⸢‘you fled’⸣, nor ‘you felt afraid’, for he [acted] by God and for God at all times, and it never happened that his attention was diverted to other [than Him] in any particular situation.His words:

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