Day 28 – Sūrat al-Baqarah, No.2 – Part 4


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

Sūrat al-Baqarah, Part 4 (verses 204-286)

 General synopsis of contents                                                                          

  • Qualities of believers and non-believers (verses 204-215)
  • Fighting in the way of Allah (verses 216-220)
  • Marriage and Divorce (verses 221-242)
  • Struggle in the way of Allah (verses 243-245)
  • The story of Talut (verses 246-253)
  • Greatness of Allah, including Ayat al-Kursi (verses 254-257)
  • Story of Prophet Ibrahim (a) (verses 258-261)
  • Etiquettes of charity (verses 262-274)
  • Usury in Islam (verses 275-281)
  • Formalizing a contract (verse 282-283)
  • Prayers of believers (verse 284-286)


Suggested verses for memorization in Arabic and English

  1. 2:250 – Our Lord, pour patience upon us, make our feet steady, and assist us against the non-believers.
  2. 2:261 – The parable of those who spend their wealth in the way of Allah is that of a grain which grows seven ears, in every ear a hundred grains. Allah multiplies for whomever He wishes, and Allah is all-bounteous, all-knowing.


Activities for self-study

  1. Write down the points about charity mentioned in verses 261-265. Illustrate verses 261 and 265.
  2. Reflect on verse 286. What are the different things believers ask for?


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