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{ وَلْتَكُن مِّنْكُمْ أُمَّةٌ يَدْعُونَ إِلَى ٱلْخَيْرِ وَيَأْمُرُونَ بِٱلْمَعْرُوفِ وَيَنْهَوْنَ عَنِ ٱلْمُنْكَرِ وَأُوْلَـٰئِكَ هُمُ ٱلْمُفْلِحُونَ }

Let there be one community of you calling to good to Islam and enjoining decency and forbidding indecency; those that call bid and forbid are the successful the victorious the particle min ‘of’ in minkum ‘of you’ is partitive since what is mentioned is a collective obligation fard kifāya and is not incumbent upon every individual of the community for not every person such as the ignorant is up to it. However it is also said that this particle is extra and what is meant is ‘so that you are a community calling to good and so on’.


Tafsir al-Jalalayn, trans. Feras Hamza
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