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You are the best ‘Ummah ever raised for mankind. You bid the Fair and forbid the Unfair, and you believe in Allah. If the people of the Book had believed, it would have been better for them. Among them, there are believers, while most of them are sinners.

— Mufti Taqi Usmani

You have been the most charitable nation brought out to mankind: you command beneficence, and forbid maleficence, and believe in Allah. And if the population of the Book (Or: Family of the Book; i.e., the Jews and Christians) believed, it would indeed have been charitable for them; (some) of them are the believers, and the majority of them are the immoral.

— Dr. Ghali

[Believers], you are the best community singled out for people: you order what is right, forbid what is wrong, and believe in God. If the People of the Book had also believed, it would have been better for them. For although some of them do believe, most of them are lawbreakers-

— Abdul Haleem

Ye are the best community that hath been raised up for mankind. Ye enjoin right conduct and forbid indecency; and ye believe in Allah. And if the People of the Scripture had believed it had been better for them. Some of them are believers; but most of them are evil-livers.

— Pickthall

Ye are the best of peoples, evolved for mankind, enjoining what is right, forbidding what is wrong, and believing in Allah. If only the People of the Book had faith, it were best for them: among them are some who have faith, but most of them are perverted transgressors.

— Yusuf Ali

(Эй уммати Муҳаммад), сизлар одамлар учун чиқарилган миллатларнинг энг яхшиси бўлдингиз. Зеро сизлар яхши амалларга буюрасиз, ёмон амаллардан қайтарасиз ва Аллоҳга иймон келтирасиз. Агар аҳли китоб ҳам иймон келтирганда эди, ўзлари учун яхши бўларди. Улардан мўминлари ҳам бор ва (лекин) уларнинг кўплари итоатсиз кимсалардир. 1

— Alauddin Mansour

You are the best nation produced [as an example] for mankind. You enjoin what is right and forbid what is wrong and believe in Allah. If only the People of the Scripture had believed, it would have been better for them. Among them are believers, but most of them are defiantly disobedient.

— Saheeh International

You are now the best people brought forth for (the guidance and reform of) mankind.1 You enjoin what is right and forbid what is wrong and believe in Allah. Had the People of the Book2 believed it were better for them. Some of them are believers but most of them are transgressors.

— Tafheem-ul-Quran - Abul Ala Maududi

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