- The Tafsirs - التفاسير

* تفسير Al Qushairi Tafsir

{ قُلْ يٰأَهْلَ ٱلْكِتَابِ لِمَ تَكْفُرُونَ بِآيَاتِ ٱللَّهِ وَٱللَّهُ شَهِيدٌ عَلَى مَا تَعْمَلُونَ }

Say: “O people of the scripture why do you disbelieve in God's verses when God is witness of what you doḍ” The divine address in this verse is meant to confirm the obligation of the pilgrimage [for the people of the scripture]. With respect to the law the pilgrimage is obligatory for them166 but with respect to the true state of affairs ḥaqīqa and [divine] subjugation qahr the pilgrimage is barred to them. They are called by the law and command hum madʿuwūna sharʿan wa-amran but banished by the decree and the subjugation maṬrūdūna ḥukman wa-qahran.