Ayah

Word by Word
وَمَا
And what
لَكُمۡ
for you
أَلَّا
that not
تَأۡكُلُواْ
you eat
مِمَّا
of what
ذُكِرَ
has been mentioned
ٱسۡمُ
(the) name
ٱللَّهِ
(of) Allah
عَلَيۡهِ
on it
وَقَدۡ
when indeed
فَصَّلَ
He (has) explained in detail
لَكُم
to you
مَّا
what
حَرَّمَ
He (has) forbidden
عَلَيۡكُمۡ
to you
إِلَّا
except
مَا
what
ٱضۡطُرِرۡتُمۡ
you are compelled
إِلَيۡهِۗ
to it
وَإِنَّ
And indeed
كَثِيرٗا
many
لَّيُضِلُّونَ
surely lead astray
بِأَهۡوَآئِهِم
by their (vain) desires
بِغَيۡرِ
without
عِلۡمٍۚ
knowledge
إِنَّ
Indeed
رَبَّكَ
your Lord
هُوَ
He
أَعۡلَمُ
(is) most knowing
بِٱلۡمُعۡتَدِينَ
of the transgressors
وَمَا
And what
لَكُمۡ
for you
أَلَّا
that not
تَأۡكُلُواْ
you eat
مِمَّا
of what
ذُكِرَ
has been mentioned
ٱسۡمُ
(the) name
ٱللَّهِ
(of) Allah
عَلَيۡهِ
on it
وَقَدۡ
when indeed
فَصَّلَ
He (has) explained in detail
لَكُم
to you
مَّا
what
حَرَّمَ
He (has) forbidden
عَلَيۡكُمۡ
to you
إِلَّا
except
مَا
what
ٱضۡطُرِرۡتُمۡ
you are compelled
إِلَيۡهِۗ
to it
وَإِنَّ
And indeed
كَثِيرٗا
many
لَّيُضِلُّونَ
surely lead astray
بِأَهۡوَآئِهِم
by their (vain) desires
بِغَيۡرِ
without
عِلۡمٍۚ
knowledge
إِنَّ
Indeed
رَبَّكَ
your Lord
هُوَ
He
أَعۡلَمُ
(is) most knowing
بِٱلۡمُعۡتَدِينَ
of the transgressors

Translation

Why should ye not eat of (meats) on which Allah's name hath been pronounced, when He hath explained to you in detail what is forbidden to you - except under compulsion of necessity? But many do mislead (men) by their appetites unchecked by knowledge. Thy Lord knoweth best those who transgress.

Tafsir

What is wrong with you, that you do not eat from that over which God's Name has been invoked, of sacrifices, when He has detailed (for both verbs, read the passive [fussila, 'it has been detailed', and hurrima, '[that which] has been forbidden'] or the active [fassala, 'He has detailed', and harrama, '[what] He has forbidden']) for you what He has forbidden, in the verse: Forbidden to you is carrion . [Q. 5:3], except that to which you are compelled?, thereof, which is also lawful for you. The meaning is: there is nothing to prevent you from eating what has been mentioned, for He has explained to you what is forbidden for consumption, and that [over which God's Name has been invoked] is not among these [forbidden things]. But truly many are led astray (read la-yadilloona, '[many] are led astray', or la-yudilloona, '[many] lead [others] astray'), by their whims, by what their own selves fancy, in the way of permitting [the consumption of] carrion and otherwise, without any knowledge, with which to support their claims. Truly your Lord knows the transgressors, those who overstep [the bounds] of what is lawful into what is unlawful.

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