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* تفسير Asbab Al-Nuzul by Al-Wahidi


{ ثُمَّ خَلَقْنَا ٱلنُّطْفَةَ عَلَقَةً فَخَلَقْنَا ٱلْعَلَقَةَ مُضْغَةً فَخَلَقْنَا ٱلْمُضْغَةَ عِظَاماً فَكَسَوْنَا ٱلْعِظَامَ لَحْماً ثُمَّ أَنشَأْنَاهُ خَلْقاً آخَرَ فَتَبَارَكَ ٱللَّهُ أَحْسَنُ ٱلْخَالِقِينَ }

(So blessed be Allah, the Best of creators!) [23:14]. Ahmad ibn Muhammad ibn ‘Abd Allah al-Hafiz informed us> ‘Abd Allah ibn Muhammad ibn Hayyan> Muhammad ibn Sulayman> Ahmad ibn ‘Abd Allah ibn Suwayd ibn Manjuf> Abu Dawud> Hammad ibn Salamah> ‘Ali ibn Zayd ibn Jud‘an> Anas ibn Malik who reported that ‘Umar ibn al-Khattab, may Allah be well pleased with him, said: “My words agreed with those of my Lord in four instances. I said: ‘O Messenger of Allah, why do we not pray behind the Maqam [were Abraham stood to pray]’, and Allah, exalted is He, revealed (… Take as your place of worship the place where Abraham stood (to pray)…) [2:125]. And I said: ‘O Messenger of Allah, why do you not put a curtain [to protect your wives from the gaze of men]?’ And so Allah, exalted is He, revealed: (And when ye ask of them (the wives of the Prophet) anything, ask it of them from behind a curtain…) [33:53]. I also said to the wives of the Prophet, Allah bless him and give him peace: ‘You had better take heed or Allah, glorious is He, will give the Prophet instead of you wives who are better than you’. And so Allah, exalted is He, revealed (It may happen that his Lord, if he divorce you, will give him in your stead wives better than you) [66:5]. And when the verse (Verily We created man from a product of wet earth) [23:12] up to His words (… and the produced it as another creation) [23:14] were revealed, I exclaimed: ‘So blessed be Allah, the Best of creators!’ and the end of the verse was revealed as: (So blessed be Allah, the Best of creators!)’ ”.


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