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Sura 34
Aya 46
۞ قُل إِنَّما أَعِظُكُم بِواحِدَةٍ ۖ أَن تَقوموا لِلَّهِ مَثنىٰ وَفُرادىٰ ثُمَّ تَتَفَكَّروا ۚ ما بِصاحِبِكُم مِن جِنَّةٍ ۚ إِن هُوَ إِلّا نَذيرٌ لَكُم بَينَ يَدَي عَذابٍ شَديدٍ

Muhammad Asad

Say: "I counsel you one thing only: Be [everconscious of] standing before God, whether you are in the company of others or alone;1 and then bethink yourselves [that] there is no madness in [this prophet,] your fellow-man:2 he is only a warner to you of suffering severe to come."
  • Lit., "two by two (mathna) and singly (furada)". According to Razi, the expression mathna denotes, in this context, "together with another person" or "other persons": hence, the above phrase may be understood to refer to man's social behaviour - i.e., his actions concerning others - as well as to his inner, personal attitude in all situations requiring a moral choice.
  • See note 150 on 7:184.