Day 27 – Sūrat al-Baqarah, No.2 – Part 3


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

Sūrat al-Baqarah, Part 3 (verses 124-203)

General synopsis of contents                                                                          

  • The story of Prophet Ibrahim (a) and other Prophets (verses 124-141)
  • Changing of the Qibla (verses 142-150)
  • Belief and Patience (verses 151-157)
  • Laws of Shariah, obedience and disobedience (verses 158-182)
  • Fasting and the month of Ramadan (verses 183-187)
  • Piety and struggle in the way of Allah (verses 188-195)
  • Hajj and Umra (verses 196-203)


Suggested verses for memorization in Arabic and English

  1. 2:152 – Remember Me and I will remember you, and thank Me, and do not be ungrateful to Me.
  2. 2:153 – O you who have faith! Take recourse in patience and prayer; indeed Allah is with the patient.
  3. 2:165 – And there are some among mankind who take for themselves objects of worship besides Allah, whom they love as they love Allah, and those who believe are stronger in love for Allah.
  4. 2:172 – O you who have faith! Eat of the good things We have provided you, and thank Allah, if it is Him that you worship.


Activities for self-study

  1. Study the following passages and write your reflections on them;
  1. Prophet Ibrahim (a) builds the Ka’aba – verses 127-129
  2. Response to tests in life – verses 155-157
  3. Fasting in the month of Ramadan – verses 183-185

 2. What is true piety? See verse 177.



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