The Second Surah Al-Baqarah (The Cow) Medina Period

In the name of God, The Most Gracious, The Dispenser of Grace:


Alif. Lam. Mim.1 2:2

HIS DIVINE WRIT – let there be no doubt about it is [meant to be] a guidance for all the God- conscious2 (2:3) who believe in [the existence of] that which is beyond the reach of human perception,3 andareconstantinprayer,andspendonothersoutofwhatWeprovideforthemas sustenance;4 (2:4) and who believe in that which has been bestowed from on high upon thee, [O Prophet,] as well as in that which was bestowed before thy time:5 for it is they who in their innermost are certain of the life to come!


It is they who follow the guidance [which comes] from their Sustainer; and it is they, they who shall attain to a happy state!


BEHOLD, as for those who are bent on denying the truth6 – it is all one to them whether thou warnest them or dost not warn them: they will not believe. (2:7) God; has sealed their hearts and theirhearing,andovertheireyesisaveil;7 andawesomesufferingawaitsthem.


And there are people who say, “We do believe in God and the Last Day,” the while they do not [really] believe. (2:9) They would deceive God and those who have attained to faith – the while they deceive none but themselves, and perceive it not. (2:10) In their hearts is disease, and so God lets their disease increase; and grievous suffering awaits them because of their persistent lying.8


Translated by Muhammad Asad!

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