Lo, the religion (dīn) with God is submission (islām) [to the One God].
Religion (dīn): The [religion] that He is pleased with, and the one whose follower He has determined to reward, elevate, and favor, is submission (islām). Submission (islām) is sincerity (ikhlāṣ) and the surrender of one- self (istislām). Anything else is rejected (mardūd) and the path to salvation for its follower is blocked (masdūd).
Those who were given the scripture differed only after the knowledge came to them through transgression among themselves. And whoever disbe- lieves in God's signs, God is swift in reckoning.
Knowledge (ʿilm) came to them which was a proof (ḥujja) incumbent upon them-not [the deeper] knowledge (maʿrifa), which would be clear evi- dence (bayān) and a path (maḥajja) for them. They persisted in denial (juḥūd) because they were veiled from the place of witnessing (shuhūd).