“Those to whom We gave the Book” – Ibn Al Qayyim

Allaah (The Most High) said:

الَّذِينَ آتَيْنَاهُمُ الْكِتَابَ يَتْلُونَهُ حَقَّ تِلَاوَتِهِ أُولَٰئِكَ يُؤْمِنُونَ بِهِ ۗ وَمَن يَكْفُرْ بِهِ فَأُولَٰئِكَ هُمُ الْخَاسِرُونَ

Those to whom We gave the Book, they recite it as it should be recited, they are the ones that believe therein. And whoso disbelieves in it (the Qur’an), those are they who are the losers. [2:121]

Imaam Ibnul Qayyim (rahimahullaah) stated that Ibn Mas’ood (radiyallaahu-anhu) stated (about this ayah): They declare lawful what it declares lawful and declare unlawful what it declares unlawful. They read it in the manner it was revealed and they do not change the words from their places (i.e. they do not distort its meanings).

[Badaa’i At-Tafseer Al-Jaami Limaa Fassarahu al-Imaam Ibnul Qayyim’ Vol 1 page 144. Abridged and slightly paraphrased]

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