Verse. 215

٢ - ٱلْبَقَرَة

2 - Al-Baqara

يٰۗاَيُّہَا الَّذِيْنَ اٰمَنُوا ادْخُلُوْا فِي السِّلْمِ كَاۗفَّۃً۝۰۠ وَّلَا تَتَّبِعُوْا خُطُوٰتِ الشَّيْطٰنِ۝۰ۭ اِنَّہٗ لَكُمْ عَدُوٌّ مُّبِيْنٌ۝۲۰۸
Ya ayyuha allatheena amanoo odkhuloo fee alssilmi kaffatan wala tattabiAAoo khutuwati alshshaytani innahu lakum AAaduwwun mubeenun


Ahmed Ali

O believers, come to full submission to God. Do not follow in the footsteps of Satan your acknowledged foe.



'Abdullāh Ibn 'Abbās / Muḥammad al-Fīrūzabādī

تفسير : (o ye who believe! come, all of you, into submission) come all of you to the prescriptions of the religion of muhammad (pbuh); (and follow not the footsteps of the devil) follow not the embellishments of the devil regarding the unlawfulness of the sabbath, the meat of camels and other things. (lo! he is an open enemy for you) whose enmity is quite manifest.

Jalāl al-Dīn al-Maḥallī

تفسير : the following verse was revealed regarding ‘abd allāh b. salām and his companions, who after converting to islam still observed the sabbath with reverence and were averse to [the consumption of] camels: o you who believe, come, all of you, into submission (read al-salm or al-silm), that is, islam; kāffatan is a circumstantial qualifier referring to al-silm, meaning, into all of its precepts; and follow not the steps, the ways, of satan, that is, his temptations to you by way of creating divisions; he is a manifest foe to you, one whose enmity is obvious.

Ali ibn Ahmad al-Wahidi

تفسير : (o ye who believe! come, all of you, into submission (unto him)…) [2:208]. abu nu'aym al-asfahani informed me, in one of the narration that he authorized me to narrate from him> sulayman ibn ahmad> bakr ibn sahl> 'abd al-ghaniyy ibn sa'id> musa ibn 'abd al-rahman al-san'ani> ibn jurayj> 'ata'> ibn 'abbas that he said: “this verse was revealed about 'abd allah ibn salam and his followers. this is because when they believed in the prophet, allah bless him and give him peace, they observed the laws that he brought forth while still observing the laws of moses. they observed the sabbath and shunned the meat and milk of camels after they embraced islam. some muslims reproached them for this but they defended themselves by saying that they could observe both. they said to the prophet, allah bless him and give him peace: 'the torah is the book of allah, so let us observe its teachings'. allah, exalted is he, then revealed this verse”.