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* تفسير Asbab Al-Nuzul by Al-Wahidi


{ قُل لاَّ يَسْتَوِي ٱلْخَبِيثُ وَٱلطَّيِّبُ وَلَوْ أَعْجَبَكَ كَثْرَةُ ٱلْخَبِيثِ فَٱتَّقُواْ ٱللَّهَ يٰأُوْلِي ٱلأَلْبَابِ لَعَلَّكُمْ تُفْلِحُونَ }

(Say: The evil and the good are not alike…) [5:100]. Al-Hakim Abu ‘Abd al-Rahman al-Shadhyakhi informed us> al-Hakim Abu ‘Abd Allah Muhammad ibn ‘Ubayd Allah al-Bayyi‘> Muhammad ibn al-Qasim al-Mu’addib> Muhammad ibn Ya‘qub al-Razi> Idris ibn ‘Ali al-Razi> Yahya ibn al-Durays> Sufyan> Muhammad ibn Suqah> Muhammad ibn al-Munkadir> Jabir who reported that the Prophet, Allah bless him and give him peace, said: “Allah, glorious and majestic is He, has made unlawful for you the worship of idols, the consumption of intoxicants and the slandering of lineages. Indeed, cursed is the one who drinks wine, and cursed is the one who presses the grapes from which it is made, cursed is the one who serves it and cursed is the one who uses the money gotten from selling it”. A Bedouin stood up and said: “O Messenger of Allah, trading in wine used to be my job and I made some money from it, will that money be of any benefit to me if I used it in Allah’s obedience?” The Prophet, Allah bless him and give him peace, answered him: “It would not benefit you a bit if you were to spend it on pilgrimage, Jihad or charity, for Allah does not accept except that which is wholesome”. Confirming the words of His Messenger, Allah bless him and give him peace, Allah, exalted is He, revealed (Say: The evil and the good are not alike even though the plenty of the evil attract thee).


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