2. Surah Al-Baqara – Verses 142 to 177

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2 Surah Al-Baqara - Verses 142 to 177

Surah Al-Baqara – Verses 142 to 177 English Translation

ALLAH in the name of The Most Affectionate, the Merciful.

  1. Now the fools will say: ‘who has turned the Muslims from their Qibla on which they had been? Say you: ‘East and West all belong to Allah; He guides whom He likes to the right path.
  2. And thus We made you exalted among all nations that you may be witnesses to the people and this Messenger your guard and witness. And O, beloved! We had not made that Qibla upon which you had been before, but to see who follows the Messenger and who turns back upon his heals. And verily, indeed it was hard, but to those who were guided by Allah. And it does not behave Allah that He might waste your faith: Verily Allah is very Kind and Merciful to human beings.
  3. We are seeing the turning of your face towards heaven repeatedly; necessarily then We will turn you towards that Qibla which pleases you. Turn your face towards the sacred mosque (Kaaba) just now; and O Muslims! Turn your faces towards the same, whenever you be. And those who; have been given the Book know necessarily, that this is the truth from their Lord, and Allah is not unaware of their doings.
  4. And even if you should, bring every sign to those people of the Book, they would not follow your Qibla: And you follow not their Qibla; and they are not followers of each other Qibla among themselves too. And (O listener, whoever he may be) if you should follow their desires after the knowledge that has been given to you, then at that time, you shall surely be of the transgressors.
  5. Those whom We gave the Book recognise this prophet as man recognises his sons and no doubt, a group of them conceal the truth knowingly.
  6. (O Listener) It is the truth from your Lord (or the truth is that which is from your Lord) then beware! Doubt not.
  7. And there is a direction of inclination for every one towards which, he turns his face; then desire that you may surpass others in good deeds. Wherever you be, Allah will bring you all together. No doubt, Allah has the
    power to do all that He wills.
  8. And from where so ever you come forth turn your face towards the sacred Mosque (Kaaba) and that is necessarily, the truth from your Lord and Allah is not unaware of your doings.
  9. And O beloved! When so-ever you come forth turn your face towards the sacred Mosque (Kaaba) And O Muslims! Turn your faces towards the same, wherever you be, so that people may have no argument against you, but those among them who do injustice, so fear them not and fear Me. And it is for this that I may perfect My favour upon you and that you may be rightly guided.
  10. As We sent in you Messenger from among you, that he recites Our signs to you and purifies you and teaches you the Book and mature knowledge and teaches you that which you did not know.
  11. Therefore remember Me, I shall remember you, and accept My right and do not be ungrateful to Me.
  12. O Believers! Seek help with patience and prayer; no doubt, Allah is with the Patients.
  13. And say not those who are killed in the path of Allah as dead; but they are alive yes, you are unaware.
  14. And necessarily, We shall put you to test with something of fear and hunger and with some loss of wealth and lives and fruits; and give glad tidings to the patient.
  15. That when any calamity comes to them, then they say “We are belongings of Allah and we are to return to Him alone.”
  16. These are the people on whom are the benediction from their Lord and mercy; and they are only on the guidance.
  17. No doubt, Safa and Marwa are among the symbols of Allah, then whose makes pilgrimage to this House or performs “Umra”, there is no sin for him that he may go round both, and who so does any good voluntarily, then Allah is Appreciating and All-knowing.
  18. No doubt, those who conceal what We have sent down of clear signs and guidance after that We have made it clear in the Book for the people, on them there is the curse of Allah and the curse of those who curse.
  19. But those who repent and amend and make manifest then I shall accept their repentance and I am the only Relenting Merciful.
  20. No doubt, those who disbelieved and died as disbeliveers on them is the curse of Allah and of Angels and of men combined.
  21. They will ever remain in it, neither the torment shall be lightened from them and nor shall they be granted respite.
  22. And your God is one God, there is no God but He most Gracious and Merciful.
  23. Verily, the creation of heavens and earth and coming of night and day alternately, and the boat that sails in the river for the benefit of the people, and that which Allah sends down of water from heaven, and revives the dead earth thereby and scatters all kinds of beast therein, and the change of winds and the cloud that is obedient between heaven and earth, in all of them, necessarily there are signs for the wise people.
  24. And some people set some other deities of worship other than Allah that they love them as they are to love Allah and the believers love not anyone equal to that of Allah. And what would be the condition, if the transgressors see the time when the torments would come before their eyes, because all power belongs to Allah and because the torment of Allah is severe.
  25. When those who were followed would be disgusted with their followers and would see the torment and all their ties shall be cut asunder.
  26. And the followers will say, ‘Would that for us there were a return (in the world) then We would have broken with them as they have broken with us. Thus will Allah show them their works as anguish for them, and they are not to come out from the Fire.
  27. O, Mankind! Eat of whatever is in earth lawful clean and follow not the steps of the Devil, no doubt, he is your open enemy.
  28. He will only command you to evil and indecency and that you should say of Allah what you do not know.
  29. And when it is said to them, ‘follow what Allah has sent down, they say, ‘Nay We shall follow that whereon we found our fathers, what! Even if their fathers had no sense at all and no guidance?
  30. And the saying of disbeliveers is like him who calls unto that who hears nothing except a shout and cry; deaf, dumb, blind, so they have no sense.
  31. O, believers! Eat our good things provided to you, and be grateful to Allah, if it is He whom you worship.
  32. He has only made unlawful to you the Carrion, and blood and the flesh of swine and the animal that has been slaughtered by calling a name other than Allah. But he who is driven by necessity, eat neither desiring not, exceeding the need then there is no sin on him, no doubt, Allah is Forgiving and Merciful.
  33. Those who conceal the Book sent down by Allah and in exchange of it accept mean price; they fill-in their bellies with fire only and Allah will not talk to them on the Day of Resurrection and nor will He purify them and for them is painful torment.
  34. Those are they who purchased error in exchange of guidance and torment for forgiveness. Then to what degree is their endurance for fire.
  35. This is because Allah sent down the Book with truth, and no doubt, those who began to put difference in the Book, they are necessarily, brawlers of highest degree.
  36. The real righteousness is not this that you turn your face towards East or West; yes, the real virtue is this that one has faith in Allah and the Last day and the angels and the Book and the Prophets and gives his dear wealth for love of Allah to kindred and orphans and the needy and the wayfarer and the beggars and for redeeming necks, and establishes prayer and pays poor due (Zakat); and the performer of their promises when make promise and the patients in tribulation and adversity and at time of crusade;-These are they, who proved truth of their talks and they are only God-fearing.

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