Ayah

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يَـٰٓأَيُّهَا
O you who believe
ٱلَّذِينَ
O you who believe
ءَامَنُواْ
O you who believe
ٱجۡتَنِبُواْ
Avoid
كَثِيرٗا
much
مِّنَ
of
ٱلظَّنِّ
the assumption
إِنَّ
Indeed
بَعۡضَ
some
ٱلظَّنِّ
assumption
إِثۡمٞۖ
(is) sin
وَلَا
And (do) not
تَجَسَّسُواْ
spy
وَلَا
and (do) not
يَغۡتَب
backbite
بَّعۡضُكُم
some of you
بَعۡضًاۚ
(to) others
أَيُحِبُّ
Would like
أَحَدُكُمۡ
one of you
أَن
to
يَأۡكُلَ
eat
لَحۡمَ
(the) flesh
أَخِيهِ
(of) his brother
مَيۡتٗا
dead
فَكَرِهۡتُمُوهُۚ
Nay, you would hate it
وَٱتَّقُواْ
And fear Allah
ٱللَّهَۚ
And fear Allah
إِنَّ
indeed
ٱللَّهَ
Allah
تَوَّابٞ
(is) Oft-Returning
رَّحِيمٞ
Most Merciful
يَـٰٓأَيُّهَا
O you who believe
ٱلَّذِينَ
O you who believe
ءَامَنُواْ
O you who believe
ٱجۡتَنِبُواْ
Avoid
كَثِيرٗا
much
مِّنَ
of
ٱلظَّنِّ
the assumption
إِنَّ
Indeed
بَعۡضَ
some
ٱلظَّنِّ
assumption
إِثۡمٞۖ
(is) sin
وَلَا
And (do) not
تَجَسَّسُواْ
spy
وَلَا
and (do) not
يَغۡتَب
backbite
بَّعۡضُكُم
some of you
بَعۡضًاۚ
(to) others
أَيُحِبُّ
Would like
أَحَدُكُمۡ
one of you
أَن
to
يَأۡكُلَ
eat
لَحۡمَ
(the) flesh
أَخِيهِ
(of) his brother
مَيۡتٗا
dead
فَكَرِهۡتُمُوهُۚ
Nay, you would hate it
وَٱتَّقُواْ
And fear Allah
ٱللَّهَۚ
And fear Allah
إِنَّ
indeed
ٱللَّهَ
Allah
تَوَّابٞ
(is) Oft-Returning
رَّحِيمٞ
Most Merciful

Translation

O ye who believe! Avoid suspicion as much (as possible): for suspicion in some cases is a sin: And spy not on each other behind their backs. Would any of you like to eat the flesh of his dead brother? Nay, ye would abhor it... But fear Allah: For Allah is Oft-Returning, Most Merciful.

Tafsir

O you who believe, shun much suspicion. Indeed some suspicions are sins, that is to say, it causes one to fall into sin. This [suspicion] may have many forms, such as thinking ill of the good folk from among the believers - and such [good folk] are many - in contrast to the immoral individuals among them in whose case there is no sin, so long as it [the suspicion] is in accordance with their outward behaviour. And do not spy (tajassasoo: one of the two taa' letters [of tatajassasoo] has been omitted): do not pursue the imperfections and faults of Muslims by searching them out; nor backbite one another, do not speak of him by [mentioning] something which he is averse to [having mentioned of himself], even if it be true. Would any of you love to eat the flesh of his brother dead? (read maytan or mayyitan). That is to say, it would not be right for him [to do so]. You would abhor it. Thus to backbite him in life would be like eating his flesh when he is dead. This latter [form of behaviour] has been suggested to you and you were averse to it, so be averse to the former too. And fear God, that is, His punishment for backbiting, by repenting of it; assuredly God is Relenting, accepting of the penitence of those who repent, Merciful, to them.

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