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Surah Baqarah Ayat 207 in Arabic Text

وَمِنَ ٱلنَّاسِ مَن يَشْرِى نَفْسَهُ ٱبْتِغَآءَ مَرْضَاتِ ٱللَّهِ ۗ وَٱللَّهُ رَءُوفٌۢ بِٱلْعِبَادِ
Wa minan naasi mai yashree nafsahub tighaaa’a mardaatil laah; wallaahu ra’oofum bil’ibaad

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 207

Sahih International
And of the people is he who sells himself, seeking means to the approval of Allah. And Allah is kind to [His] servants.

Yusuf Ali
“And there is the type of man who gives his life to earn the pleasure of Allah: And Allah is full of kindness to (His) devotees.

Abul Ala Maududi
On the other side, there is another type of man who devotes his whole life to please Allah, and Allah is gracious to such of His servants.

Muhsin Khan
And of mankind is he who would sell himself, seeking the Pleasure of Allah. And Allah is full of Kindness to (His) slaves.

Pickthall
And of mankind is he who would sell himself, seeking the pleasure of Allah; and Allah hath compassion on (His) bondmen.

Dr. Ghali
And of mankind (there is) he who barters himself seeking gracious satisfaction from Allah; and Allah is Ever-Compassionate with (His) bondmen.

Abdel Haleem
But there is also a kind of man who gives his life away to please God, and God is most compassionate to His servants.

Quran 2 Verse 207 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Baqarah ayat 207, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(2:207) On the other hand, among men there is a kind who dedicates his life seeking to please Allah; Allah is Immensely Kind to such devoted servants.


There is no commentary by Abul Maududi available for this verse.

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Baqarah verse 206 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Baqarah ayat 204 which provides the complete commentary from verse 204 through 207.

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