This is Ibn kathir tasfir.

Allah says: "There is no compulsion in religion", meaning: do not force anyone to embrace Islam, because it is clear and its proofs and evidences are manifest. Whoever Allah guides and opens his heart to Islam has indeed embraced it with clear evidence. Whoever Allah misguides blinds his heart and has set a seal on his hearing and a covering on his eyes cannot embrace Islam by force...hence Allah revealed this verse. But, this verse is abrogated by the verse of "fighting...Therefore, all people of the world should be called to Islam. If anyone of them refuses to do so, or refuses to pay the Jizya they should be fought till they are killed. This is the meaning of compulsion. In the Sahih, the Prophet said: "Allah wonders at those people who will enter Paradise in chains", meaning prisoners brought in chains to the Islamic state, then they embrace Islam sincerely and become righteous, and are entered among the people of Paradise.

This is what ibn kathir says but I can't finds any of it in any website.Quranx have the commentary of Ibn kathir but it doesn't say any of this(abrogation of quran 2:256).

So where can I find it, or is this even real commentary by Ibn kathir


Some of the parts of the tafsir was ommitted:

...وقد ذهب طائفة كثيرة من العلماء، أن هذه محمولة على أهل الكتاب، ومن دخل في دينهم قبل النسخ والتبديل إذا بذلوا الجزية، وقال آخرون بل هي منسوخة بآية القتال

Many of the scholars have said that these are based on the people of the Book and those who entered their religion prior to abrogation [of such religions by Islam] and alteration if they paid the poll tax [i.e. the Jizya]. But others said that it is abrogated by the verse of fighting...

Tafsir Ibn Kathir 2:256

This is from the Arabic text and can be found in the altafsir site. Imam Ibn Kathir said others said it was abrogated which indirectly shows he wasn't of this opinion.

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    Thanks for the answer
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    May 13 at 10:32

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