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سورة البقرة

2. Al-Baqara

The Cow

Total verses: 286
Revealed in: Medina

- Saheeh International (English)
- Mawlana Fateh Muhammad Jalandhari (Urdu)

The surah that mentions the story of The Cow designated by God for sacrificial offering, whereby He tested the sincerity of faith of the Children of Israel after their deliverance from Pharaoh. Its name is taken from the story of the cow (baqarah) mentioned in verse 67 ff. The surah comprises five principal sections, where the addressee shifts as the surah progresses. The first section (verse 1 ff.) mentions the revelation; the dynamics of belief and unbelief; and the story of Adam. The next section (verse 40 ff.) is an address to the Children of Israel, which highlights there shortcomings in the time of Moses and in Muḥammad’s own day. They are urged to serve God who has been so gracious to them (they are reminded that God created Adam and favoured him over the angels), the Children of Israel. This is followed (verse 122 ff.) by a final appeal to the Children of Israel to agree with the Muslims on the basis of the religion of Abraham, which predate the covenant with Moses. verse 135 ff. marks the beginning of the fourth section, which consists mainly of legal provisions for the newly-established community. The fifth and final section (verse 243 ff.) also contains some legislation, but the primary emphasis is on striving for God with your life and property. The last tree ayahs (verse 284 ff.), draw together a number of themes encountered earlier in the surah.
The surah is also known as The Heifer

- Mishary bin Rashid Al-Afasy (Arabic)
- Ibrahim Walk (English)
- Shamshad Ali Khan (Urdu)
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Tafsir (Bayanul Quran):
Detailed verse by verse explanation of Quran in Urdu by Late Dr. Israr Ahmad.
AL-BAQARAH (001 TO 029)

AL-BAQARAH (030 TO 046)

AL-BAQARAH [047 TO 074]

AL-BAQARAH [075 TO 107]

AL-BAQARAH [108 TO 141]

AL-BAQARAH [142 TO 176]

AL-BAQARAH [177 TO 196]

AL-BAQARAH [197 TO 228]

AL-BAQARAH [229 TO 253]


وَإِذْ قَالَ إِبْرَاهِيمُ رَبِّ أَرِنِي كَيْفَ تُحْيِي الْمَوْتَىٰ ۖ قَالَ أَوَلَمْ تُؤْمِنْ ۖ قَالَ بَلَىٰ وَلَٰكِنْ لِيَطْمَئِنَّ قَلْبِي ۖ قَالَ فَخُذْ أَرْبَعَةً مِنَ الطَّيْرِ فَصُرْهُنَّ إِلَيْكَ ثُمَّ اجْعَلْ عَلَىٰ كُلِّ جَبَلٍ مِنْهُنَّ جُزْءًا ثُمَّ ادْعُهُنَّ يَأْتِينَكَ سَعْيًا ۚ وَاعْلَمْ أَنَّ اللَّهَ عَزِيزٌ حَكِيمٌ ﴿٢٦٠﴾
٢٦٠ - اور جب ابراہیم نے (خدا سے) کہا کہ اے پروردگار مجھے دکھا کہ تو مردوں کو کیونکر زندہ کرے گا۔ خدا نے فرمایا کیا تم نے (اس بات کو) باور نہیں کیا۔ انہوں نے کہا کیوں نہیں۔ لیکن (میں دیکھنا) اس لئے (چاہتا ہوں) کہ میرا دل اطمینان کامل حاصل کرلے۔ خدا نے فرمایا کہ چار جانور پکڑوا کر اپنے پاس منگا لو (اور ٹکڑے ٹکڑے کرادو) پھر ان کا ایک ٹکڑا ہر ایک پہاڑ پر رکھوا دو پھر ان کو بلاؤ تو وہ تمہارے پاس دوڑتے چلے آئیں گے۔ اور جان رکھو کہ خدا غالب اور صاحب حکمت ہے۔ .
[2:260] And [mention] when Abraham said, "My Lord, show me how You give life to the dead." [Allah] said, "Have you not believed?" He said, "Yes, but [I ask] only that my heart may be satisfied." [Allah] said, "Take four birds and commit them to yourself. Then [after slaughtering them] put on each hill a portion of them; then call them - they will come [flying] to you in haste. And know that Allah is Exalted in Might and Wise."
[Transliteration] Wa iz qaala Ibraaheemu Rabbi arinee kaifa tuhyil mawtaa qaala awa lam tu'min qaala balaa wa laakil liyatma'inna qalbee qaala fakhuz arab'atam minal tairi fasurhunna ilaika summaj 'al a'alaa kulli jabalim minhunna juz'an sumaad 'uhunna yaateenaka sa'yaa, wa'lam annal laaha 'Azeezun Hakeem
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