Ayah

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وَمَنۡ
And who
أَحۡسَنُ
(is) better
دِينٗا
(in) religion
مِّمَّنۡ
than (one) who
أَسۡلَمَ
submits
وَجۡهَهُۥ
his face
لِلَّهِ
to Allah
وَهُوَ
and he
مُحۡسِنٞ
(is) a good-doer
وَٱتَّبَعَ
and follows
مِلَّةَ
(the) religion
إِبۡرَٰهِيمَ
(of) Ibrahim
حَنِيفٗاۗ
(the) upright
وَٱتَّخَذَ
And was taken
ٱللَّهُ
(by) Allah
إِبۡرَٰهِيمَ
Ibrahim
خَلِيلٗا
(as) a friend
وَمَنۡ
And who
أَحۡسَنُ
(is) better
دِينٗا
(in) religion
مِّمَّنۡ
than (one) who
أَسۡلَمَ
submits
وَجۡهَهُۥ
his face
لِلَّهِ
to Allah
وَهُوَ
and he
مُحۡسِنٞ
(is) a good-doer
وَٱتَّبَعَ
and follows
مِلَّةَ
(the) religion
إِبۡرَٰهِيمَ
(of) Ibrahim
حَنِيفٗاۗ
(the) upright
وَٱتَّخَذَ
And was taken
ٱللَّهُ
(by) Allah
إِبۡرَٰهِيمَ
Ibrahim
خَلِيلٗا
(as) a friend

Translation

Who can be better in religion than one who submits his whole self to Allah, does good, and follows the way of Abraham the true in Faith? For Allah did take Abraham for a friend.

Tafsir

And who, that is, [and] none, is fairer in religion than he who submits his purpose, that is, [than he who] is compliant and offers his deeds sincerely, to God and is virtuous, [and] declares God's Oneness, and who follows the creed of Abraham, the one that is in accordance with the creed of Islam, as a haneef? (haneefan is a circumstantial qualifier), that is to say, [one] inclining away from all religions to the upright religion. And God took Abraham for a close friend, as His elect, one whose love for Him is pure.

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