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Tabari said: “It means to forbid the worship of other than Allah.” (Jami al-Bayan, 5/386)

He also said: “Wa An La ilaha illa Huwa”: and be certain also that there is none worthy of worship, deserving of al-Uluha (divinity, worship) over the creation, except Allah to whom belongs the Creation and the affair of everything, so discard the peers and deities, and worship none but Him.” (Jami al-Bayan, 15/261)

Abu al-Mudhaffar as-Sam’ani said: “Indeed I am Allah, La ilaha illa Ana so worship Me”. That is: no one deserves worship other than I.” (Tafsir as-Sam’ani, 3/323)

Bayhaqi said: “Thus the meaning of al-Ilah is: The worshiped, and the saying of those who testify to the Oneness of Allah: La-ilaha illallah means: none is worshiped but Allah.” (al-Asma Wa’s-Sifat, 1/58)

Qurtubi said: “His (subhanahu wa ta’ala) saying: “La ilaha illa Huwa” is negation and affirmation. Its first part is Kufr (disbelief, saying La Ilaha only) and its last part is Iman (belief, by completing the whole statement), and its meaning is ‘none is worshiped except Allah’.” (al-Jami Li-Ahkam al-Qur’an, 2/191)

Abu Hilal al-Askari said: “The saying of the people ‘none is worshiped except Allah’, means: ‘None is worthy of worship but Allah the Exalted’.” (Mu’jam al-Furuq al-Lughawiya, 68)

Ibn Kathir said: “Thus His saying “Allahu La ilaha illa Huwa” is affirmation that Ilahiya (worship) of all the creation is to Him alone.” (Tafsir al-Qur’an al-Adhim, 1/678)

Suyuti said: “Allah la ilaha” meaning: none is worthy of worship in existence “except He.”‌ (Tafsir al-Jalalayn, 42)

al-Bahhuti said: “Meaning none is truly worthy of worship except that True One.” (Kashf al-Qina an Matn al-Iqna, 9)