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Surah Baqarah Ayat 172 in Arabic Text

يَـٰٓأَيُّهَا ٱلَّذِينَ ءَامَنُوا۟ كُلُوا۟ مِن طَيِّبَـٰتِ مَا رَزَقْنَـٰكُمْ وَٱشْكُرُوا۟ لِلَّهِ إِن كُنتُمْ إِيَّاهُ تَعْبُدُونَ
Yaaa ayyuhal lazeena aamanoo kuloo min taiyibaati maa razaqnaakum washkuroo lillaahi in kuntum iyyaahu ta’budoon

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 172

Sahih International
O you who have believed, eat from the good things which We have provided for you and be grateful to Allah if it is [indeed] Him that you worship.

Yusuf Ali
“O ye who believe! Eat of the good things that We have provided for you, and be grateful to Allah, if it is Him ye worship.

Abul Ala Maududi
O Believers, if you are true worshippers of Allah alone, eat without hesitation of the good and clean things wherewith We have provided you and be grateful to Allah.

Muhsin Khan
O you who believe (in the Oneness of Allah – Islamic Monotheism)! Eat of the lawful things that We have provided you with, and be grateful to Allah, if it is indeed He Whom you worship.

Pickthall
O ye who believe! Eat of the good things wherewith We have provided you, and render thanks to Allah if it is (indeed) He Whom ye worship.

Dr. Ghali
O you who have believed, eat of the good things (only) which We have provided you, and give thanks to Allah, in case He only is (The One) Whom you do worship.

Abdel Haleem
You who believe, eat the good things We have provided for you and be grateful to God, if it is Him that you worship.

Quran 2 Verse 172 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Baqarah ayat 172, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(2:172) Believers! Eat of the pure things wherewith We have provided you for sustenance and give thanks to Allah[170] if it is Him that you serve.


170. The believers are told that if by having believed they have committed themselves to following the Law of God as they claim then they should abandon all taboos and prohibitions imposed by the pundits and priests, by the rabbis and church fathers, by the monks and recluses, and by their own forefathers. Although they were required to abstain from whatever had been prohibited by God, they ought to feel no compunction with regard to consuming all that He had permitted. This has also been alluded to in the saying of the Prophet reported in a Tradition in the following words: ‘Whoever prays in our manner, turns towards our qiblah (in Prayer), and eats (the flesh) of our slaughtered (animals), that person is Muslim. (Bukhari, ‘K. al-Salah’, 28; ‘K. al-Adahi’, 12; Muslim, ‘K. al-Adahi’, 6; Nasai, ‘K. al-lman’, 9; ‘K. al-Dahaya’, 17 – Ed.) This means that in spite of praying and facing towards the qiblah, a person is not fully assimilated into Islam as long as he maintains the pre-Islamic taboos in matters of eating and drinking and holds on to the fetters of superstition forged by the victims of Ignorance. A person’s adherence to these taboos is indicative of the fact that the poison of Ignorance continues to flow in his veins.

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Baqarah verse 171 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Baqarah ayat 170 which provides the complete commentary from verse 170 through 171.

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