Verse. 815

٦ - ٱلْأَنْعَام

6 - Al-An'am

وَہُمْ يَنْہَوْنَ عَنْہُ وَيَنْــــَٔـوْنَ عَنْہُ۝۰ۚ وَاِنْ يُّہْلِكُوْنَ اِلَّاۗ اَنْفُسَہُمْ وَمَا يَشْعُرُوْنَ۝۲۶
Wahum yanhawna AAanhu wayanawna AAanhu wain yuhlikoona illa anfusahum wama yashAAuroona


Ahmed Ali

And they forbid others from (believing in) it, and themselves keep away from it. But they ruin none but themselves, and do not understand.



'Abdullāh Ibn 'Abbās / Muḥammad al-Fīrūzabādī

تفسير : (and they) abu jahl and his folk (forbid (men) from it) from muhammad and the qur'an (and avoid it) prevent people from it and steer away from it; it is also said that this relates to abu talib [the prophet's uncle] who used to warn against harming the prophet (pbuh) even though he did not accept his message, (and they ruin none save themselves, though they perceive not) they do not realise that they carry the same sins of the men they are warning.

Jalāl al-Dīn al-Maḥallī

تفسير : and, to people, they forbid it, the following of the prophet (s), and keep away from it, and so they do not believe in him: it is said that this was revealed regarding abū tālib, who used to forbid [people from] hurting him, but did not [himself] believe in him; and it is only themselves they destroy, when they keep away from him, because the harm thereof will befall them, but they do not perceive, this.

Ali ibn Ahmad al-Wahidi

تفسير : (and they forbid (men) from it and avoid it…) [6:26]. 'abd al-rahman ibn 'abdan informed us> muhammad ibn 'abd allah ibn nu'aym> 'ali ibn hamshadh> muhammad ibn mandah al-asfahani> bakr ibn bakkar> hamzah ibn habib> habib ibn thabit> sa'id ibn jubayr> ibn 'abbas who said, regarding allah's word (and they forbid (men) from it and avoid it…): “it was revealed about abu talib who used to warn the idolaters against harming the messenger of allah, allah bless him and give him peace, but, at the same time, kept away from that which was revealed to him”. this was also the opinion of 'ata' ibn dinar and al-qasim ibn mukhaymarah. said muqatil: “this is because the messenger of allah, allah bless him and give him peace, went to see abu talib to invite him to embrace islam when the quraysh gathered at abu talib's, intending to harm the prophet, allah bless him and give him peace. abu talib said: by allah, they will not reach to you with all their numbers until i am laid buried in the ground. so carry on with you matter unobstructed and receive a glad tiding and peace of mind. and you have presented a religion which is most certainly one of the best religions on earth. had it not been for fear of reproach or being insulted you would have found me a firm believer in it. allah, exalted is he, revealed: (and they forbid (men) from it and avoid it)”. said muhammad ibn al-hanafiyyah, al-suddi and al-dahhak: “this was revealed about the unbelievers of mecca. they used to forbid people from following muhammad, allah bless him and give him peace, and they themselves stayed away from him”. this is also the opinion of ibn 'abbas according to the report of al-walibi.