2. Surah Al-Baqara – Verses 204 to 229

2 Surah Al-Baqara - Verses 204 to 229

Surah Al-Baqara – Verses 204 to 229 English Translation

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

  1. And some one of men is he whose talk seems pleasing to you and bring Allah as a witness on what is in his heart, while he is the greatest disputer.
  2. And when he turns his back then wanders spreading mischief in the land and destroys the crops and lives and Allah agrees not with the mist chief.
  3. And when it is said to him, ‘fear Allah’ then he becomes more persistence in sin, to such the hell is enough and that is necessarily, a very bad bed.
  4. And some one of men sells his life in seeking the pleasure of Allah and Allah is Merciful over his bondmen.
  5. O People of Faith! enter into Islam as a whole and do not follow the footsteps of Satan (devil); no doubt, he is your open enemy.
  6. And even after this, that clear commands have come unto you, you slip, then know that Allah is Mighty, Wise.
  7. What they are waiting for but for this that the torment of Allah should come in the coverings of clouds and the angels should come down and the affairs be completed and to Allah are all affairs returned.
  8. Ask children of Israel, how many clear signs We gave them and whoso changes the favour of Allah after it has come, then no doubt, the torment of Allah is severe.
  9. The life of the world has been decorated in the eyes of infidels and they laugh at Muslims and those who fear would be above them on the Day of Resurrection; and God bestows without counting whomsoever He pleases.
  10. People were on one religion thereafter Allah sent prophets giving good tidings and warning and sent down with them the true Book that it should judge between people in their differences. And only those differed in the Book to whom it was given after clear commands had come to them, through refraction among themselves. Then Allah showed the truth to the believers in which they were quarrelling by His Command, and Allah shows the straight path whomsoever He pleases.
  11. Do you imagine that you will enter Paradise, and yet the incidents like of your forerunners did not come unto you? The affliction and adversity reached to them and they were badly shaken until the messenger and believers along with him said, ‘when will come the help of Allah Listen: no doubt, the help of Allah is nigh.
  12. They ask you what they should spend. Say: whatever wealth you spend in good, then that is for parents and near relatives and orphans and the needy and the wayfarer. And whatsoever good you do, no doubt: Allah knows it.
  13. It was made obligatory upon you, to fight in the path of God and though it is disliked by you, and it may happen that any thing may be disliked by you and that may be in your favour, and it may happen that anything may be liked by you and that may not be in your favour, and Allah knows and you do not know.
  14. They ask you the precept for fighting in the sacred month. Say you: ‘Fighting therein is a great sin; but to prohibit from the way of Allah, and not to have faith in Him and to prevent from the sacred Mosque (Haram) and to oust its dwellers, are greater sins than it with Allah; and their mischief is more grievous than killing. And they will remain fighting against you always, until they turn you back from your faith, if they can. And whoso among you turns back from his faith, then dies as an infidel, then their works shall go in vain in the world and in the Hereafter, and they are the people of Hell and will abide in it.
  15. Those who believed and those who left their home and hearth for Allah and fought in the way of Allah, they are the aspirants of the mercy of Allah and Allah is Forgiving Merciful.
  16. They ask you the precept of wine and gambling. Say you, ‘in both there is great sin and also some worldly profit for the people but their sin is greater than their profit and ask you what they ought to spend, say you, ‘that which is saved after your needs’. Thus, Allah explains to you His Signs so that you may do after reflecting,
  17. The works of the world and the Hereafter. And they ask you, the precept about orphans. Say you, ‘To do good to them is better, and if you intermix your and their expenses then they are your brothers; and Allah knows well the mischief-maker from the reformer. And had Allah so willed, He would have put you into hardship, no doubt, Allah is Mighty, Wise.
  18. And marry not idolaters until they accept faith and no doubt, a Muslim bondman is better than an idolater is though she may please you. And give not in marriage to idolaters until they accept faith, and no doubt, a Muslim bondman is better than an idolater, though he may please you. They call towards Hell and Allah call towards Heaven and forgiveness by His Command and explain His Signs for the people so that they may accept admonition.
  19. And they ask you the precept about menstruation. Say you: – that is a pollution, so keep away from women during menstruation and do not approach them until they are roach them until they are clean. Then when they are clean, go in unto them whence Allah has commanded you. No doubt, Allah likes the constant repentance and likes cleansers.
  20. Your women are tilths for you, then come in your tilth as you will, and do first the work for your good, and remain fearing Allah and know that you are to meet Him. And O beloved! Give glad tidings to the believers.
  21. And make not Allah the target of your oaths that you may take oath for not doing good and nor fearing Allah and nor making peace between men; and Allah Hears, Knows.
  22. Allah does not call you to account for your such oaths as they come out from your tongs unintentionally, yes, He calls you to account for what your hearts have done, and Allah is Forgiving, For” bearing.
  23. For those who swear off from going to their wives is an awaiting of four months; hence if they go back in this period, then Allah is Forgiving, Merciful.
  24. And if you decide firmly to divorce, then Allah Hears, Knows.
  25. And divorced women should keep their souls away till three menstruations, and it is not lawful to them that they conceal what Allah has created in their wombs. If they have faith in Allah and the Last Day. And their husbands have the right to take them back during that period provided they will to rejoin. And the women have rights similar to those over them according to law, and men have superiority over them and Allah is Dominant, Wise.
  26. This divorce is for two times only; then is to retain with good or to release with kindness, and it is not allowed to you to take back something of what you have given to the women, but if both fear that they could not keep the limits of Allah. Then, if you fear that the Twain shall not remain just on the same limits then there is no sin on them for that with which the woman ransoms herself. These are the limits of Allah, do not transgress them, and whoso transgresses the limits of Allah, then they are the oppressors.

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