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{ وَإِذَا قِيلَ لَهُمْ تَعَالَوْاْ إِلَىٰ مَآ أَنزَلَ ٱللَّهُ وَإِلَى ٱلرَّسُولِ قَالُواْ حَسْبُنَا مَا وَجَدْنَا عَلَيْهِ آبَاءَنَآ أَوَلَوْ كَانَ آبَاؤُهُمْ لاَ يَعْلَمُونَ شَيْئاً وَلاَ يَهْتَدُونَ }

(And when it is said unto them) when the Prophet (pbuh) said to the idolaters of Mecca: (Come unto that which Allah hath revealed) come and make lawful that which Allah has clarified in the Qur'an (and unto the messenger) and come to that which the Messenger has shown you to be lawful, (they say: Enough for us) enough prohibition for us (is that wherein we found our fathers. What! Even though their fathers had no knowledge whatsoever) regarding Allah's divine Oneness and religion, (and no guidance) to the practice of any prophet; it is also said that this means: were not their fathers completely ignorant of the religion and not guided to the practice of the Prophet? How then can their example be followed?


Tafsir Ibn 'Abbas, trans. Mokrane Guezzou
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