Masruq on Humility: Christians and Muslims boast to each other

Masruq reported: The Christians and Muslims boasted to one another. Some of them said, “We are better than you.” The others said, “We are better than you.” Allah Almighty revealed the verse, “It will not be according to your wishful thinking, nor by that of the people of the Book.” (4:123)

Source: Tafsīr al-Ṭabarī 4:123

عَنْ مَسْرُوقٍ قَالَ تَفَاخَرَ النَّصَارَى وَأَهْلُ الإِسْلامِ فَقَالَ هَؤُلاءِ نَحْنُ أَفْضَلُ مِنْكُمْ وَقَالَ هَؤُلاءِ نَحْنُ أَفْضَلُ مِنْكُمْ فَأَنْزَلَ اللَّهُ جل ثناؤه لَيْسَ بِأَمَانِيِّكُمْ وَلا أَمَانِيِّ أَهْلِ الْكِتَابِ

4:123 جامع البيان عن تأويل آي القرآن