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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]


وَلَا تَلْبِسُوا الْحَقَّ بِالْبَاطِلِ وَتَكْتُمُوا الْحَقَّ وَأَنْتُمْ تَعْلَمُونَ ﴿٤٢﴾
٤٢ - اور حق کو باطل کے ساتھ نہ ملاؤ، اور سچی بات کو جان بوجھ کر نہ چھپاؤ .
[2:42] And do not mix the truth with falsehood or conceal the truth while you know [it].
[Transliteration] Wa laa talbisul haqqa bilbaatili wa taktumul haqqa wa antum ta'lamoon
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وَأَقِيمُوا الصَّلَاةَ وَآتُوا الزَّكَاةَ وَارْكَعُوا مَعَ الرَّاكِعِينَ ﴿٤٣﴾
٤٣ - اور نماز پڑھا کرو اور زکوٰة دیا کرو اور (خدا کے آگے) جھکنے والوں کے ساتھ جھکا کرو .
[2:43] And establish prayer and give zakah and bow with those who bow [in worship and obedience].
[Transliteration] Wa aqeemus salaata wa aatuz zakaata warka'oo ma'ar raaki'een
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أَتَأْمُرُونَ النَّاسَ بِالْبِرِّ وَتَنْسَوْنَ أَنْفُسَكُمْ وَأَنْتُمْ تَتْلُونَ الْكِتَابَ ۚ أَفَلَا تَعْقِلُونَ ﴿٤٤﴾
٤٤ - (یہ) کیا (عقل کی بات ہے کہ) تم لوگوں کو نیکی کرنے کو کہتے ہو اور اپنے تئیں فراموش کئے دیتے ہو، حالانکہ تم کتاب (خدا) بھی پڑھتے ہو۔ کیا تم سمجھتے نہیں؟ .
[2:44] Do you order righteousness of the people and forget yourselves while you recite the Scripture? Then will you not reason?
[Transliteration] Ataamuroonan naasa bilbirri wa tansawna anfusakum wa antum tatloonal Kitaab, afalaa ta'qiloon
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وَاسْتَعِينُوا بِالصَّبْرِ وَالصَّلَاةِ ۚ وَإِنَّهَا لَكَبِيرَةٌ إِلَّا عَلَى الْخَاشِعِينَ ﴿٤٥﴾
٤٥ - اور (رنج وتکلیف میں) صبر اور نماز سے مدد لیا کرو اور بے شک نماز گراں ہے، مگر ان لوگوں پر (گراں نہیں) جو عجز کرنے والے ہیں .
[2:45] And seek help through patience and prayer, and indeed, it is difficult except for the humbly submissive [to Allah]
[Transliteration] Wasta'eenoo bissabri was Salaah, wa innahaa lakabee ratun illaa alal khaashi'een
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