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* تفسير Asbab Al-Nuzul by Al-Wahidi

{ كُلُّ ٱلطَّعَامِ كَانَ حِـلاًّ لِّبَنِيۤ إِسْرَائِيلَ إِلاَّ مَا حَرَّمَ إِسْرَائِيلُ عَلَىٰ نَفْسِهِ مِن قَبْلِ أَن تُنَزَّلَ ٱلتَّوْرَاةُ قُلْ فَأْتُواْ بِٱلتَّوْرَاةِ فَٱتْلُوهَا إِن كُنتُمْ صَادِقِينَ }

(All food was lawful unto the Children of Israel…) [3:93]. Said Abu Rawq and al-Kalbi: “This was revealed when the Prophet, Allah bless him and give him peace, said: ‘We follow the religion of Abraham’. The Jews responded to this by saying: ‘How can this be so when you eat the meat of camels and drink their milk’. He said: ‘That was lawful for Abraham and so we make it lawful too’. The Jews said: ‘Everything that we take for unlawful today was unlawful to Noah and Abraham and so on and so forth until our time’. To refute them, Allah, exalted is He, revealed (All food was lawful unto the Children of Israel…)”.


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