Imam 'Imad alDin ibn Kathir alDhimisqhi, Rahmat Allahi Ta'ala alayh: Allah said, يَمُنُّونَ عَلَيْكَ أَنْ أَسْلَمُوا قُل لَّا تَمُنُّوا عَلَيَّ إِسْلَامَكُم ... They regard as a favor to you that they have embraced Islam. Say: "Do not count your Islam as a favor to me...'' meaning the Bedouins who considered embracing Islam, following and supporting the Messenger as a favor to him. Allah the Exalted refuted their false statement, قُل لَّا تَمُنُّوا عَلَيَّ إِسْلَامَكُم (Say: "Do not count your Islam as a favor to me...'') `for the benefit of your Islam will only be yours, and this is a favor from Allah to you,' ... بَلِ اللَّهُ يَمُنُّ عَلَيْكُمْ أَنْ هَدَاكُمْ لِلْإِيمَانِ إِن كُنتُمْ صَادِقِينَ ﴿١٧﴾ Nay, but Allah has conferred a favor upon you that He has guided you to the Faith if you indeed are true. (`in your claim that you are believers.') *** alTafsir alQur'an alAdhim.