Ayah

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وَقَالَتۡ
And she said
لِأُخۡتِهِۦ
to his sister
قُصِّيهِۖ
Follow him
فَبَصُرَتۡ
So she watched
بِهِۦ
him
عَن
from
جُنُبٖ
a distance
وَهُمۡ
while they
لَا
(did) not
يَشۡعُرُونَ
perceive
وَقَالَتۡ
And she said
لِأُخۡتِهِۦ
to his sister
قُصِّيهِۖ
Follow him
فَبَصُرَتۡ
So she watched
بِهِۦ
him
عَن
from
جُنُبٖ
a distance
وَهُمۡ
while they
لَا
(did) not
يَشۡعُرُونَ
perceive

Translation

And she said to the sister of (Moses), "Follow him" so she (the sister) watched him in the character of a stranger. And they knew not.

Tafsir

And she said to his sister, Mary, 'Follow him', in other words, follow where he goes in order to find out his news. So she watched him from afar, from a distance, secretly, while they were not aware, that she was his sister, or that she was [even] watching him.

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