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Sura 29
Aya 29
أَئِنَّكُم لَتَأتونَ الرِّجالَ وَتَقطَعونَ السَّبيلَ وَتَأتونَ في ناديكُمُ المُنكَرَ ۖ فَما كانَ جَوابَ قَومِهِ إِلّا أَن قالُوا ائتِنا بِعَذابِ اللَّهِ إِن كُنتَ مِنَ الصّادِقينَ

Muhammad Asad

Must you indeed approach men [with lust] and thus cut across the way [of nature]?1 and must you commit these shameful deeds in your [open] assemblies?" But his people's only answer was. "Bring down upon us God's chastisement, if thou art a man of truth!"
  • This particular interpretation of the phrase taqa'un as-sabil is advanced by Baghawi and (on the authority of Al-Hasan) by Zamakhshari; Razi adopts it exclusively and without reservation.