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سورة البقرة

2. Al-Baqara

The Cow


Total verses: 286
Revealed in: Medina

Translations:
- 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


Reciters:
- 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]

AL-BAQARAH [254 TO End]


الَّذِينَ يُنْفِقُونَ أَمْوَالَهُمْ فِي سَبِيلِ اللَّهِ ثُمَّ لَا يُتْبِعُونَ مَا أَنْفَقُوا مَنًّا وَلَا أَذًى ۙ لَهُمْ أَجْرُهُمْ عِنْدَ رَبِّهِمْ وَلَا خَوْفٌ عَلَيْهِمْ وَلَا هُمْ يَحْزَنُونَ ﴿٢٦٢﴾
٢٦٢ - جو لوگ اپنا مال خدا کے رستے میں صرف کرتے ہیں پھر اس کے بعد نہ اس خرچ کا (کسی پر) احسان رکھتے ہیں اور نہ (کسی کو) تکلیف دیتے ہیں۔ ان کا صلہ ان کے پروردگار کے پاس (تیار) ہے۔ اور (قیامت کے روز) نہ ان کو کچھ خوف ہوگا اور نہ وہ غمگین ہوں گے .
[2:262] Those who spend their wealth in the way of Allah and then do not follow up what they have spent with reminders [of it] or [other] injury will have their reward with their Lord, and there will be no fear concerning them, nor will they grieve.
[Transliteration] Allazeena yunfiqoona amwaalahum fee sabeelillaahi summa laa yutbi'oona maaa anfaqoo mannanw wa laaa azal lahum ajruhum 'inda Rabbihim, wa laa khawfun 'alaihim wa laa hum yahzanoon
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قَوْلٌ مَعْرُوفٌ وَمَغْفِرَةٌ خَيْرٌ مِنْ صَدَقَةٍ يَتْبَعُهَا أَذًى ۗ وَاللَّهُ غَنِيٌّ حَلِيمٌ ﴿٢٦٣﴾
٢٦٣ - جس خیرات دینے کے بعد (لینے والے کو) ایذا دی جائے اس سے تو نرم بات کہہ دینی اور (اس کی بے ادبی سے) درگزر کرنا بہتر ہے اور خدا بےپروا اور بردبار ہے .
[2:263] Kind speech and forgiveness are better than charity followed by injury. And Allah is Free of need and Forbearing.
[Transliteration] Qawlum ma'roofunw wa maghfiratun khairum min sadaqatiny yatba'uhaaa azaa, wallaahu Ghaniyyun Haleem
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يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا لَا تُبْطِلُوا صَدَقَاتِكُمْ بِالْمَنِّ وَالْأَذَىٰ كَالَّذِي يُنْفِقُ مَالَهُ رِئَاءَ النَّاسِ وَلَا يُؤْمِنُ بِاللَّهِ وَالْيَوْمِ الْآخِرِ ۖ فَمَثَلُهُ كَمَثَلِ صَفْوَانٍ عَلَيْهِ تُرَابٌ فَأَصَابَهُ وَابِلٌ فَتَرَكَهُ صَلْدًا ۖ لَا يَقْدِرُونَ عَلَىٰ شَيْءٍ مِمَّا كَسَبُوا ۗ وَاللَّهُ لَا يَهْدِي الْقَوْمَ الْكَافِرِينَ ﴿٢٦٤﴾
٢٦٤ - مومنو! اپنے صدقات (وخیرات)احسان رکھنے اور ایذا دینے سے اس شخص کی طرح برباد نہ کردینا۔ جو لوگوں کو دکھاوے کے لئے مال خرچ کرتا ہے اور خدا اور روز آخرت پر ایمان نہیں رکھتا۔ تو اس (کے مال) کی مثال اس چٹان کی سی ہے جس پر تھوڑی سی مٹی پڑی ہو اور اس پر زور کا مینہ برس کر اسے صاف کر ڈالے۔ (اسی طرح) یہ (ریاکار) لوگ اپنے اعمال کا کچھ بھی صلہ حاصل نہیں کرسکیں گے۔ اور خدا ایسے ناشکروں کو ہدایت نہیں دیا کرتا .
[2:264] O you who have believed, do not invalidate your charities with reminders or injury as does one who spends his wealth [only] to be seen by the people and does not believe in Allah and the Last Day. His example is like that of a [large] smooth stone upon which is dust and is hit by a downpour that leaves it bare. They are unable [to keep] anything of what they have earned. And Allah does not guide the disbelieving people.
[Transliteration] Yaaa ayyuhal lazeena aamanoo laa tubtiloo sadaqaatikum bilmanni wal azaa kallazee yunfiqu maalahoo ri'aaa'an naasi wa laa yu'minu billaahi wal yawmil aakhiri famasaluhoo kamasali safwaanin 'alaihi turaabun fa asaabahoo waabilun fatara kahoo saldaa, laa yaqdiroona 'alaa shai'im mimmaa kasaboo, wallaahu laa yahdil qawmal kaafireen
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