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Say: “He hath power to send calamities on you, from above and below, or to cover you with confusion in party strife, giving you a taste of mutual vengeance – each from the other.” See how We explain the signs by various (symbols); that they may understand.

Narrated Jabir:

When this Verse was revealed: “Say: He has power to send torment on you from above.” (6.65) Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) said, “O Allah! I seek refuge with Your Face (from this punishment).” And when the verse: “or send torment from below your feet,” (was revealed), Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) said, “(O Allah!) I seek refuge with Your Face (from this punishment).” (But when there was revealed): “Or confuse you in party strife and make you to taste the violence of one another.” (6.65) Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) said, “This is lighter (or, this is easier).


Reference : Sahih al-Bukhari 4628
In-book reference : Book 65, Hadith 150
USC-MSA web (English) reference : Vol. 6, Book 60, Hadith 152
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