Ayah

إِۦلَٰفِهِمۡ رِحۡلَةَ ٱلشِّتَآءِ وَٱلصَّيۡفِ

Translation

Their covenants (covering) journeys by winter and summer,-<br/>

Tafsir

their security (eelaafihim: repeated for emphasis; it is a verbal noun from [the verb] aalafa) for the journey of winter, to Yemen, and, the journey, of summer, to Syria, every year: they made use of these two journeys to provide for their trade at the station [of Abraham] in Mecca, in order to attend to the House [of God], which was their source of pride; they [Quraysh] were the descendants of al-Nadr ibn Kinaana;

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