Ayah

وَإِذَا تُتۡلَىٰ عَلَيۡهِمۡ ءَايَٰتُنَا بَيِّنَٰتٍ قَالَ ٱلَّذِينَ كَفَرُواْ لِلَّذِينَ ءَامَنُوٓاْ أَىُّ ٱلۡفَرِيقَيۡنِ خَيۡرٌ مَّقَامًا وَأَحۡسَنُ نَدِيًّا

Translation

When Our Clear Signs are rehearsed to them, the Unbelievers say to those who believe, "Which of the two sides is best in point of position? Which makes the best show in council?"<br/>

Tafsir

And when Our manifest, evident (bayyinaatin, 'manifest', is a circumstantial qualifier) signs, in Al-Qur'an, are recited to them, namely, [to] the believers and the disbelievers, those who disbelieve say to those who believe, 'Which of the two parties - us or you - is better in station, in lodging and abode (read as maqaaman, it is [derived] from [the first form] qaama, 'he stood'; read as muqaaman, it is [derived] from the [fourth form] aqaama, 'he took up residence') and more excellent in assembly?' (nadiyyan, meaning the place in which a folk assemble and converse). They [the disbelievers] mean 'we [are the better of the two parties]', and so we will fare better than you. God, exalted be He, says:

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