Why ‘tuhilloo’ in 5/2?

Good question by Josh today in Quranology Discussions : ‎5/2 […] Do not [lā] violate [tuḥillū] rights [shaʿāira] of Allah […]

Why is the word tuḥillū translated as ‘violate’ when the same verb (in a slightly different form) is used in 9/37, translated as ‘make lawful’?

My answer was: It could have been ‘tahilloo’ (active tense) but it’s ‘tuhilloo’ which take to mean ‘do not accidentally make it halal’


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