Tanwîr al-Miqbâs min Tafsîr Ibn ‘Abbâs
(And thou (O Muhammad) were not a reader of any scripture before it) before the Qur'an, (nor didst thou write it with thy right hand, for) if you could read or write (then might those have doubted, who follow falsehood) then the Jews, Christians and idolaters would have doubted, for it is mentioned in the Scriptures of the Jews and Christians that you are unlettered.
Tafsir Ibn 'Abbas, trans. Mokrane Guezzou
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