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81:9 For what crime she was killed

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For what crime she was killed;

In this world of sin and sorrow, much unjust suffering
is caused, and innocent lives sacrificed, without a
trace being left, by which offenders can be brought to
justice. A striking example before the Quraish was
female infanticide:
Cf. 16:58-59, and n. 2084.
The crime was committed in the guise of social
plausibility in secret collusion, and no question was
asked here. But in the world of Justice, full questions
will be asked, and the victim herself-dumb here-will
be able to give evidence, for she had committed no
crime herself. The proofs will be drawn from the very
means used for concealment.


Yusuf Ali, Abdullah. Translation and Commentary of the Quran. (surah 81 verse 9) Quran Arabic with English Translation & Commentary (Tafsir) by Abdullah Yusuf Ali, Free Download (

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