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Surah Baqarah Ayat 168 in Arabic Text

يَـٰٓأَيُّهَا ٱلنَّاسُ كُلُوا۟ مِمَّا فِى ٱلْأَرْضِ حَلَـٰلًۭا طَيِّبًۭا وَلَا تَتَّبِعُوا۟ خُطُوَٰتِ ٱلشَّيْطَـٰنِ ۚ إِنَّهُۥ لَكُمْ عَدُوٌّۭ مُّبِينٌ
Yaaa ayyuhan naasu kuloo mimmaa fil ardi halaalan taiyibanw wa laa tattabi’oo khutu waatish Shaitaan; innahoo lakum ‘aduwwum mubeen

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 168

Sahih International
O mankind, eat from whatever is on earth [that is] lawful and good and do not follow the footsteps of Satan. Indeed, he is to you a clear enemy.

Yusuf Ali
“O ye people! Eat of what is on earth, Lawful and good; and do not follow the footsteps of the evil one, for he is to you an avowed enemy.

Abul Ala Maududi
O people, eat of what is lawful and clean in the earth and do not follow the ways of Satan, for he is your avowed enemy.

Muhsin Khan
O mankind! Eat of that which is lawful and good on the earth, and follow not the footsteps of Shaitan (Satan). Verily, he is to you an open enemy.

Pickthall
O mankind! Eat of that which is lawful and wholesome in the earth, and follow not the footsteps of the devil. Lo! he is an open enemy for you.

Dr. Ghali
O you mankind, eat of whatever is in the earth lawful and good; and do not closely follow the steps of Ash-shaytan; (The éver-vicious, i.e., the Devil) surely he is an evident enemy to you.

Abdel Haleem
People, eat what is good and lawful from the earth, and do not follow Satan’s footsteps, for he is your sworn enemy.

Quran 2 Verse 168 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Baqarah ayat 168, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(2:168) O people! Eat of the lawful and pure things in the earth and follow not in the footsteps of Satan.[166] For surely he is your open enemy;


166. The demand made here is that they should violate all those taboos in matters of food and drink which have their basis in superstitious beliefs or irrational usages.

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Baqarah verse 167 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Baqarah ayat 165 which provides the complete commentary from verse 165 through 167.

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