Q 10: In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. Allah says (meanings of which are translated as):
And unto those who are Jews, We forbade every (animal) with undivided hoof, and We forbade them the fat of the ox and the sheep except what adheres to their backs or their entrails, or is mixed up with a bone.
What is the meaning of this Ayah?
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In his commentary,
Ibn Jarir (may Allah be merciful to him) said: Allah (Glorified be He) states what means: We forbade
the Jews from eating the meat of every animal or bird with uncloven hooves e.g. Camels, ostriches, ducks, and geese. As to His Saying:
...and We forbade them the fat of the ox and the sheep
Allah (Exalted be He) informs that He forbade to
the Jews the fats of oxen and sheep except the fat that clings to their backs, in their entrails, or is mixed with the bones. Any fats other than those that were made exceptions in the Qur’an were declared unlawful for the Jews.As to
the part of the Ayah in which Allah (Exalted be He) says (what means):
...except what adheres to their backs
it means that only the fats of animal’s sides or those adhering to their backs were allowed for them.As to Allah’s saying:
, it refers to the intestines of the animals. As to the part in which Allah (Exalted be He) says:
...or is mixed up with a bone
, it means the fat that is mixed with bones was also lawful for them.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.