Tanwîr al-Miqbâs min Tafsîr Ibn ‘Abbâs
(And as for those who choose) worship (protecting friends) deities from among the idols (beside Him) beside Allah, (Allah is Warden over them) Allah is Witness of them and of their works, (and thou art in nowise a guardian over them) you are not responsible for them such that you are taken to task on their account. Later, the Prophet (pbuh) was commanded to fight them.
Tafsir Ibn 'Abbas, trans. Mokrane Guezzou
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