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وَلَقَد كُنتُم تَمَنَّونَ المَوتَ مِن قَبلِ أَن تَلقَوهُ فَقَد رَأَيتُموهُ وَأَنتُم تَنظُرونَ ﴿١٤٣﴾


143 – And you were longing for death before you met it; now you have seen it, while you were beholding.


أبى الجارود عن أبى جعفر (ع) في قوله: ولقد كنتم تمنون الموت الاية فان المؤمنين لما أخبرهم الله بالذى فعل بشهدائهم يوم بدر ومنازلهم من الجنة، رغبوا في ذلك فقالوا اللهم أرنا قتالا نستشهد فيه، فأراهم الله اياه يوم أحد، فلم يثبتوا الامن شاء الله منهم، فذلك قوله (ولقد كنتم تمنون الموت من قبل) الاية.


[Tafsir al-Qummi] Abu ‘l-Jarud from Abu Ja`far عليه السلام regarding His saying “And you were longing for death” al-ayat. When Allah informed the believers about what he did with their martyrs on the day of Badr and their stations in the Garden, they craved that and said: Allahumma, show us combat, we will seek martyrdom in it.  So Allah showed it to them on the day of Uhud, and they did not abide but who from them Allah willed.  So that is His saying “And you were longing for death before” al-ayat.