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{ وَقَالَتْ طَّآئِفَةٌ مِّنْ أَهْلِ ٱلْكِتَابِ آمِنُواْ بِٱلَّذِيۤ أُنْزِلَ عَلَى ٱلَّذِينَ آمَنُواْ وَجْهَ ٱلنَّهَارِ وَٱكْفُرُوۤاْ آخِرَهُ لَعَلَّهُمْ يَرْجِعُونَ }

Allah mentions then what Ka'b and his followers said about the change of the Qiblah, saying: (And a party of the People of the Scripture) Ka'b and his fellow leaders (say) to the lowly among people: (Believe in that which hath been revealed, unto those who believe) in Muhammad and the Qur'an (at the opening of the day) at the beginning of the Day, at the Dawn prayer, (and disbelieve at the end thereof) at the Zuhr prayer. In other words, they say: believe in the Qiblah towards which Muhammad and his Companions prayed at the Dawn prayer and disbelieve in the other Qiblah towards which they prayed at the Zuhr prayer, (in order that they may return) in order that their communality may return to your religion and Qiblah;


Tafsir Ibn 'Abbas, trans. Mokrane Guezzou
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