Day 26 – Sūrat al-Baqarah, No.2 – Part 2

Sūrat al-Baqarah, no.2. Revealed in Madinah, 286 verses.

The sura is called al-Baqarah (female cow) from the story of the cow in verses 67-73.

Merits of reciting the Sūra

The Prophet (s) has said: One who recites the first four verses from al-Baqarah, Aayat al-Kursi, and the two verses following it and the last three verses of this Sūra, will never find in himself, his family and his wealth anything of disliking, and shaytan will not approach him, and he will not forget the Qur’an.

Note: These effects will come into place for those who abide by the message of these verses.

 Sūrat al-Baqarah, Part 2 (verses 75-123)

General synopsis of contents   

  • The people of Prophet Musa (a) (verses 75-101)
  • Magic during the time of Prophet Sulayman (a) (verses 102-103)
  • Address to the people of the Book (verses 104-123)


Suggested verses for memorization in Arabic and English

  1. 2:107 – Do you not know that to Allah belongs the kingdom of the heavens and the earth? And besides Allah, you do not have any guardian or helper.
  2. 2:110 – Any good that you send ahead for your own souls, you shall find it with Allah. Indeed Allah watches what you do.
  3. 2:115 – To Allah belong the east and the west: so whichever way you turn, there is the face of Allah! Allah is indeed all-bounteous, all-knowing.


Activities for self-study

  1. What is the attitude of a non-believer towards death? See verses 94-96.
  2. To learn more about the two angels Harut and Marut mentioned in verse 102, check:



Āyatullāh Nāsir Makārim Shirazi (Ed.) Tafsir Namūne, Holy Qur’an Translation; Ali Quli Qarai, The Qur’an With a Phrase-by-Phrase English.