Sura 2a of the Quran Simplified

The Heifer (Al-Baqarah)

January 31, 2022

This is the Book in which there is no doubt, a guide for the righteous.

The Righteous

3 The righteous are those who:

  • believe in the unseen
  • perform the prayers
  • give from what We have provided for them.
  • believe 4 in what was revealed to you
  • are certain of the Hereafter.
  • guided 5 from their Lord.

These are the successful.

The Fake Believers

6 The disbelievers will disbelieve whether you have warned them or not.

7 Allah has sealed their hearts and hearing. Their vision is a veil.

  • They will have a severe torment.

8 They will say: “We believe in Allah and in the Last Day.”

  • But they are not believers.

9 They seek to deceive Allah and those who believe.

  • But they only deceive themselves without them knowing it.

10 In their hearts is sickness.

  • Allah has increased their sickness.
  • They will have a painful punishment because of their denial.

11 People say to them: “Do not make trouble on earth”

  • But they will reply: “We are only reformers.”

12 In fact, they are the troublemakers without them knowing it.

13 They will say “We will not believe what fools have believed”

  • But in fact, it is they who are the fools, but they do not know.

14 Some will pretend to believe. But they will say to themselves: “We were only ridiculing”

15 It is Allah who ridicules them, and leaves them bewildered in their transgression.

16 They have bartered error for guidance.

  • But their trade does not profit them, and they are not guided.

17 They are like a person lighting a fire.

  • Allah took away their light and left them in dark, unable to see.

18-19 They are deaf, dumb, blind.

  • They will not return.

They are like a dark cloud with thunder and lightning.

  • They press their fingers into their ears from the thunderbolts, in fear of death.
  • The 20 lightning almost snatches their sight away.
  • Whenever it illuminates for them, they can walk
  • But when it grows dark, they stand still.