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Or do they envy mankind for what Allah hath given them of his bounty? but We had already given the people of Abraham the Book and Wisdom, and conferred upon them a great kingdom.

Yusuf Ali writes,

Such as the kingdoms of David and Solomon, for
they had international fame.

Maududi writes,

This ‘mighty dominion’ refers to the position of world leadership and authority which a people attain by virtue of receiving the knowledge in the Book of God and acting according to its dictates.


Maududi, Abul Ala (2010). Tafhim ul Quran.

Yusuf Ali, Abdullah. Translation and Commentary of the Quran. Microsoft Word – 004 Nisa’.doc (

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