Subscribe via RSS Feed Connect on Google Plus Connect on YouTube

Ibn Abbas on Transgression: Do not kill women, children, old men, or anyone who refuses to fight you

September 18, 2012

At-Tabari reported: Ibn Abbas explained the verse, “Fight in the way of Allah those who fight you but do not transgress, for Allah does not love transgressors,” (2:190) saying, “Do not kill women, children, old men, or whoever comes to you with peace and he restrains his hand from fighting, for if you did so you would have certainly transgressed.”

Source: Tafsīr al-Ṭabarī 2:190

عَنِ ابْنِ عَبَّاسٍ في قول الله تعالى وَقَاتِلُوا فِي سَبِيلِ اللَّهِ الَّذِينَ يُقَاتِلُونَكُمْ وَلَا تَعْتَدُوا إِنَّ اللَّهَ لَا يُحِبُّ الْمُعْتَدِينَ يَقُولُ لَا تَقْتُلُوا النِّسَاءَ وَلَا الصِّبْيَانَ وَلَا الشَّيْخَ الْكَبِيرَ وَلَا مَنْ أَلْقَى إِلَيْكُمُ السَّلَمَ وَكَفَ يَدَهُ فَإِنْ فَعَلْتُمْ هَذَا فَقَدَ اعْتَدَيْتُمْ

2:190 تفسير الطبري سورة البقرة القول في تأويل قوله تعالى وقاتلوا في سبيل الله