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Reading Q2:157 and Mr Khattab's translation

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Submitted by dhimmi no more (United States), Apr 25, 2021 at 09:33

This is the first half of verse 2:157:

اولءك (اولاءك and read as هؤلاء الصابرون by al-Tabari) عليهم صلوات من ربهم ورحمة

This can be rendered as: Those upon them prayers from their lord and mercy

al-Tabari realized that the word al-Salawat cannot mean "mercy"! This is why he tells the reader that the word al-salawat in this verse must mean: مغفرة or forgiveness!

Here is tafsir al-Tabari

https://quran.ksu.edu.sa/tafseer/tabary/sura2-aya157.html

As per Ibn Kathir, he tells the reader that the word "salawat" in the verse means: ثناء or compliment

And more evidence that the meaning of the word Salawat cannot be: Rahma or mercy

Here is Tafsir Ibn Kathir of 2:157

https://quran.ksu.edu.sa/tafseer/katheer/sura2-aya157.html

And more Tabrir!

The word صلوات or Salawat means: Prayers

If the question is why would الله وملاءكته يصلون على النبي or Allah and his angels pray upon the prophet?

Ready for the answer?: Only Allahu 'Alam!!

Here is Mr. Khattab's translation

https://quran.com/2/157?font=uthmani

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