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* تفسير Asbab Al-Nuzul by Al-Wahidi

{ أَفَغَيْرَ دِينِ ٱللَّهِ يَبْغُونَ وَلَهُ أَسْلَمَ مَن فِي ٱلسَّمَٰوَٰتِ وَٱلأَرْضِ طَوْعاً وَكَرْهاً وَإِلَيْهِ يُرْجَعُونَ }

(Seek they other than the religion of Allah…) [3:83]. Said ibn ‘Abbas: “The people of the two Scriptures [the Jews and the Christians] went to the Messenger of Allah, Allah bless him and give him peace, to settle a dispute regarding Abraham's religion, for one of these parties claimed that they had the best claim to his religion. The Prophet, Allah bless him and give him peace, said: ‘None of the parties has anything to do with the religion of Abraham’. But this statement angered both parties. They said: ‘By Allah, we do not accept your judgement nor are we going to follow your religion!’ Allah, exalted is He, then revealed (Seek they other than the religion of Allah…)”.


Asbab Al-Nuzul by Al-Wahidi , trans. Mokrane Guezzou