* and you see mankind entering God’s religion in throngs,
2 Some say that mankind indicates the Arabs in general; others say it indicates a large group from Yemen who had recently accepted Islam (Āl). When the sūrah is taken as a reference to the conquest of Makkah, it denotes the many tribes that had been reluctant to enter Islam as long as the Prophet’s own city remained beyond his dominion. Then when it was conquered, this final obstacle was removed and they entered Islam in throngs. Before the conquest, people had entered one or two at a time, sometimes a few more, but afterwards tribes from all regions of Arabia entered en masse (Sh).