3:110 kuntum khayra um-matin ukhrijat lin-naasi ta'muruuna bil ma'Åruufi wa tanhawna 'Anil munkari wa tu'minuuna bil-laah* wa law aamana ahlul kitaabi la kaana khayral lahum* minhumul mu'minuuna wa aktharuhumul faasiquun
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Ahmed Raza Khan: Mohammed Aqib Qadri:
You are the best among all the nations that were raised among mankind - you enjoin good deeds and forbid immorality and you believe in Allah; and if the People given the Book(s) believed it would be better for them; some of them are believers (Muslims) and most of them are disbelievers. (The best Ummah is that of Prophet Mohammed - peace and blessings be upon him.)
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.
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.