Ayah

إِنۡ هَٰذَآ إِلَّا خُلُقُ ٱلۡأَوَّلِينَ

Translation

"This is no other than a customary device of the ancients,<br/>

Tafsir

This, that you threaten us with, is merely the fabrication of the ancients, that is, their inventions and lies (a variant reading [for khalq, 'fabrication'] is khuluq, 'ethos', in other words, this denial of resurrection to which we adhere is merely 'the ethos of the ancients', in other words, their nature and wont);

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