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O ye who believe! fulfil (all) obligations. Lawful unto you (for food) are all four-footed animals, with the exceptions named: But animals of the chase are forbidden while ye are in the sacred precincts or in pilgrim garb: for Allah doth command according to His will and plan.

According to Maududi,

“People should abide by the limitations and prohibitions laid down in this surah and elsewhere in the law of God. This brief introductory statement is followed by an enunciation of those prohibitions which people are required to observe.”

Lawful unto you (for food) are all four-footed animals, with the
exceptions named:

Abdullah Yusuf Ali writes,

“That is, the exceptions named not only in the
Quran but in the Sunnah as well.”

References:

Moududi, Abu Ala. Tafhim ul Quran. https://www.englishtafsir.com/

Yusuf Ali, Abdullah. Translation and Commentary of the Quran. Microsoft Word – 005 Ma’ida.doc (quran4u.com)

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