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Tafsir Tidbit – Grammatical Error in Quran?

Ok guys, calm down. I only put that subject there to make you come here. Now read.

O you who believe! obey Allah and His Messenger and do not turn away from Him while you hear. (8:20)

Let’s look at that verse again:

O you who believe! obey Allah and His Messenger and do not turn away from Him while you hear. (8:20)

What is gramatically “incorrect” (astaghfirullah) about this ayah? Let us compare it to the following sentence:

“Abdul Sattar and Sharif were sitting, and he stood up.”

The clear question that would come into the mind of the reader/listener…is who is “he” referring to? Sharif or Abdul? There is no way we could know!

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