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(2:121) Those to whom We have sent the Book study it as it should be studied

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Those to whom We have sent the Book study it as it should be studied: They are the ones that believe therein: Those who reject faith therein,- the loss is their own.

According to Study Quran,

The recipients of the Book refers to either the Muslim believers or the
learned among the Jews (Ṭ). The verb recite (talā) can also mean “to follow,” so
that who recite it as it should be recited can also mean, “who follow it as it should be followed,” an interpretation preferred by many exegetes. To recite properly means, for example, do so with humility (R). According to some, to
“follow it” properly means to abstain from what the Torah forbids and to partake
of what it allows (Ṭ). The theme of God commanding the People of the Book,
through the Quran, to uphold the Torah and the Gospel is also addressed in 5:47,
66–68. For some, to follow the Torah is to follow ultimately the Prophet
Muhammad, since the Torah is said to demand that (see 7:157), and similarly to
reject the Prophet is to reject the Torah (Ṭ).


Nasr, Hossein (2015). Study Quran.

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