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Surah Baqarah Ayat 208 in Arabic Text

يَـٰٓأَيُّهَا ٱلَّذِينَ ءَامَنُوا۟ ٱدْخُلُوا۟ فِى ٱلسِّلْمِ كَآفَّةًۭ وَلَا تَتَّبِعُوا۟ خُطُوَٰتِ ٱلشَّيْطَـٰنِ ۚ إِنَّهُۥ لَكُمْ عَدُوٌّۭ مُّبِينٌۭ
Yaaa ayyuhal lazeena aamanud khuloo fis silmi kaaaffatanw wa laa tattabi’oo khutuwaatish Shaitaan; innahoo lakum ‘aduwwum mubeen

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 208

Sahih International
O you who have believed, enter into Islam completely [and perfectly] and do not follow the footsteps of Satan. Indeed, he is to you a clear enemy.

Yusuf Ali
“O ye who believe! Enter into Islam whole-heartedly; and follow not the footsteps of the evil one; for he is to you an avowed enemy.

Abul Ala Maududi
O Believers, enter completely into Islam and do not follow in” the footsteps of Satan, for he is your avowed enemy.

Muhsin Khan
O you who believe! Enter perfectly in Islam (by obeying all the rules and regulations of the Islamic religion) and follow not the footsteps of Shaitan (Satan). Verily! He is to you a plain enemy.

Pickthall
O ye who believe! Come, all of you, into submission (unto Him); and follow not the footsteps of the devil. Lo! he is an open enemy for you.

Dr. Ghali
O you who have believed, enter into peacefulness, the whole (of you), and do not ever follow the steps of As-shaytan; (The all-vicious, i.e., the Devil) surely he is an evident enemy to you.

Abdel Haleem
You who believe, enter wholeheartedly into submission to God and do not follow in Satan’s footsteps, for he is your sworn enemy.

Quran 2 Verse 208 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Baqarah ayat 208, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(2:208) Believers! Enter wholly into Islam[226] and do not follow in the footsteps of Satan for he is your open enemy.


226. God demands that man should submit, without reservation, the whole of his being to His will. Man’s outlook, intellectual pursuits, behaviour, interaction with other people and modes of endeavour should all be completely subordinate to Islam. God does not accept the splitting up of human life into separate compartments, some governed by the teachings of Islam and others exempt.

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Baqarah verse 207 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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