- The Tafsirs - التفاسير

* تفسير Al Qushairi Tafsir

{ مَا كَانَ إِبْرَاهِيمُ يَهُودِيّاً وَلاَ نَصْرَانِيّاً وَلَكِن كَانَ حَنِيفاً مُّسْلِماً وَمَا كَانَ مِنَ ٱلْمُشْرِكِينَ }

No; Abraham in truth was not a Jew neither a Christian but he was a Muslim and a ḥanīf The ḥanīf is one who stands straight mustaqīm in truth while the aḥnaf stands straight mustaqīm with curved legs-one who leans on a [twisted] foot is called mustaqīm optimistically. Abraham عليه السلام was a ḥanīf not bend- ing from the truth not swerving from the law and not stumbling this way and that with every promise of personal gain. He surrendered his wealth his self his son-everything altogether-to the decree of God and [stood in] a state of readiness for His command. and he was never of the idolators.