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As stated in the title, I'm looking for the tafseer from common scholars of this verse (all sects included).

[They will be told], "That is because, when Allah was called upon alone, you rejected; but if others were associated with Him, you believed. So the judgement is with Allah , the Most High, the Grand."

  • I'm pretty sure that one must understand this verse in context not as a single verse. – Medi1Saif Aug 30 '16 at 16:56
  • what sort of context, the historical context ? or by the context you mean going backwards couple verses ? – user19208 Aug 30 '16 at 17:09
  • Genrally i'd say both as i have no clue about it yet and would need to do some research. – Medi1Saif Aug 30 '16 at 18:04
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Reading the verses before and after, it gives us:

40:10
Indeed, those who disbelieve will be addressed, "The hatred of Allah for you was [even] greater than your hatred of yourselves [this Day in Hell] when you were invited to faith, but you refused."

40:11
They will say, "Our Lord, You made us lifeless twice and gave us life twice, and we have confessed our sins. So is there to an exit any way?"

40:12
[They will be told], "That is because, when Allah was called upon alone, you disbelieved; but if others were associated with Him, you believed. So the judgement is with Allah , the Most High, the Grand."

40:13
It is He who shows you His signs and sends down to you from the sky, provision. But none will remember except he who turns back [in repentance].

40:14
So invoke Allah , [being] sincere to Him in religion, although the disbelievers dislike it.

So the verse, in it's context it is clear that the disbelievers that associated partners with him; when being brought back to life, they ask: "So is there to an exit any way (from the punishment)?"" The answer will then be "When you were told to only worship Allah, alone, you disbelieved! You would only believe if other partners where associated to him!"

I hope it helps. As Medi1Saif said, you should always try to read the verses in context, it will become much clearer. And looking for tafsir about what other scholars have said and why these verses was revealed is also a good thing to do. I didn't find anything in the Asbab Nozol (reasons for revelation) book I got at home.

Tafsir Jalalayn

[40:11] They will say, ‘Our Lord, You have caused us to die twice, two deaths, and You have given us life twice — for they were lifeless drops of semen, then they were given life, then made to die, then brought back to life for the Resurrection. We [now] confess our sins, in having disbelieved in the Resurrection. Is there then any way to go out?’, out of the Fire and return to the world to be obedient to our Lord? The answer given to them will be: No!

[40:12] That, namely, the chastisement which you find yourselves in, is because, during [the life of] this world, when God was invoked alone, you would disbelieve, in His Oneness; but if partners were ascribed to Him, you would believe, you would accept such idolatry. So the judgement, to chastise you, belongs to God, the Exalted, above His creation, the Great, the Tremendous.

  • <comments deleted> Comments are intended for constructive criticism and clarification, not for argument and debate. – goldPseudo Aug 31 '16 at 16:09

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