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(2:140) Or do ye say that Abraham, Isma’il Isaac, Jacob and the Tribes were Jews or Christians?

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Or do ye say that Abraham, Isma’il Isaac, Jacob and the Tribes were Jews or Christians? Say: Do ye know better than Allah? Ah! who is more unjust than those who conceal the testimony they have from Allah? but Allah is not unmindful of what ye do!

Daryabadi writes,

“(and not strict monotheists) i.e. is your position, O Jews and Christians! that the prophets of old and the patriarchs belonged to the Jewish or Christian cults in contradiction to the true monotheism of Islam?” (p. 90)

and

‘The patriarchs acknowledged but one God, and to Him as invisible and supernal they offered sacrifices upon altars without image and without temples under the open sky.’ (Ewald, History of Israel, p. 460)

References:

Daryabadi, Abdul Majid. Tafsir e Majidi (p.90) . http://www.islamicweblibrary.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/TafseerEMajidi-English-Volume1-ByShaykhAbdulMajidDaryabadir.a.pdf

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