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Surat al-Baqarah is the second surah of the Qur'an

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Meaning of "if you only knew" in english translation of 2:184

I am not a muslim, so I apologize for any mistake I might make while writing this question. I have recently started reading an english translation of the Quran, and there is a recurring phrase I am ...
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Why did Allah only forgive Adam and not eve?

In the Qur'an we have these verses: And they ate [DUAL] thereof, and their [DUAL] shame became clear to them; and they [DUAL] began to draw over them of the leaves of the garden; and Adam opposed his ...
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Surah Al-Baqarah verse 2:170 - Are we not among those who follow their forefathers?

When we ask people who we call them as kafeer to follow Allah's revelation, Allah says that they will answer like in surah Al-Baqarah verse 2:170. When it is said to them, “Follow what Allah has ...
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Books within the Quran

Is the Holy Quran one book? Or Is the Holy Quran a collection of multiple distinct books (each with a name and signs)? In reference to 98:2-3 and multiple different verses which different books are ...
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2:118 - what does the "abundantly clear signs" mean in this sura?

[2:118] In sura 2:118 it states "We have made Our signs abundantly clear for those who firmly believe" What does abundantly clear mean here? What could be these signs?
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If according to Quran, Allah does not charge a soul except [with that within] its capacity then why people die out of pain?

Could someone explain me the last verses of Surah Baqarah: https://quran.com/2/286 Keeping in view of this verse, Why there is severe pain and miseries in our lives? Seeking explanation and clarity...
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What month(s) does hajj take place in? [duplicate]

In surah baqarah allah says that the hajj is in the well known months. (2:197) What does Allah mean by this? Because the hajj is held on specific hijri dates every year. Does it mean that we can ...
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Has something been overlooked in Sura Baqarah's english translation?

In most english translations of the Qur'an, the second ayat of surah Baqarah begins with the words 'this is the book' instead of 'that is the book'. The arabic word translates to 'that' rather than '...
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Why is the same verse in 2:149 repeated in 2:150?

Assalamu Alaikum Brothers in Islam, Can you please help me understand as to why in Surah Baqarah the verse 149 is repeated again in 150? So from wherever you go out [for prayer, O Muhammad] turn ...
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Quran Surah Baqarah verse 111 interpretation

Assalamu Alaikum brothers in Islam, Surah Baqarah 2 :111 - : [And they say, "None will enter Paradise except one who is a Jew or a Christian." That is [merely] their wishful thinking, Say, "...
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Surah Imran verse 146 vs Surah Baqarah verse 214

As mentioned in the question, the verses mentioned are Surah Im'ran: Verse 146 And how many a prophet [fought and] with him fought many religious scholars. But they never lost assurance due to ...
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Who are these ayah's (2:8-2:10) referring to?

Al Salam Alaykum. I am a recent revert and my imaan has been increasing Alhamdulellah. I, however, have doubts every day or so about Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). I make dua for Allah to open my heart to ...
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Was Adam (as) predestined to eat from the forbidden tree?

Assalam o Alaikum brothers, Someone just asked me a question, and to be frank, I didn't have a substantial reply. I'm also quiet confused now regarding this topic. I understand that Allah swt in ...
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Was Dr. Zakir Naik wrong while explaining the meaning of alazina kafaroo (الَّذِينَ كَفَرُوا)? [closed]

Assalamu alaikum. I came up with a doubt when reading the answer from this website. It was an answer given by Dr. Zakir Naik. Question: If Allah has sealed the hearts of the Kuffar i.e. non-Muslims,...
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What names did Allah teach Adam, 2:31?

And He taught Adam the names, all of them; then he presented them to the angels, and said, "Tell Me the names of these, if you are sincere." (2:31) He said, "O Adam, tell them their names." ...
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What is meant by 'stones' in al-Baqara 2:24?

What is meant in the Qur'an by If you cannot do this, and you never will, then beware of the Fire prepared for the disbelievers, the fuel of which is man and stones. — Quran 2:24 The "man ...
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How is "Allah burdens not a person beyond his scope" compatible with people dying in natural disasters?

Allah burdens not a person beyond his scope. -- Qur'an 2:286 (Muhsin Khan translation.) I'm trying to get a better grasp as to what this means. People die in natural disasters, so logically it seems ...
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Quran 2:74 What is being explained by Allah(SWT) About humans faith turning hard like stones?

2:74 Then your hearts became hardened after that, being like stones or even harder. For indeed, there are stones from which rivers burst forth, and there are some of them that split open and water ...
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The lightning almost snatches away their sight. What does this sentence mean?

From Surah Baqarah verse 2:20, I don't understand the grammatical meaning or the example Allah is giving as a metaphor? "The lightning almost snatches away their sight. Every time it lights [the ...
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Who was risen from death after 100 years by Allah (swt)

Assalamu alaikum, with reference to Ayah 259 of Surah Al Baqarah, i tried but failed to understand the Ayah Surah Al Baqarah - Ayah 259 Can anyone give me the explanation for the same. Who is ...
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What does the Quran mean by punishment in Al-Baqarah?

It says in a verse: As to those who reject Faith, it is the same to them whether thou warn them or do not warn them; they will not believe. Allah has set a seal upon their hearts and upon their ...
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What did Allah teach David in Surah Al-Baqarah, Verse 251?

Qur'an 2:251 is as follows: So they defeated them by permission of Allah , and David killed Goliath, and Allah gave him the kingship and prophethood and taught him from that which He willed. ...
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Why is the verb "perceive / یشعرون" negated in two different styles in Baqarah: 9 and 12, and what's the exact difference?

The 9th and 12th verses of Baqarah read as follows: يُخَادِعُونَ اللَّـهَ وَالَّذِينَ آمَنُوا وَمَا يَخْدَعُونَ إِلَّا أَنفُسَهُمْ وَمَا يَشْعُرُونَ They would trick God and believers, and ...
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What is the meaning of words "الْخَیْطُ الْأَبْیَضُ" and "الْخَیْطِ الْأَسْوَدِ" in surat 2:187?

The holy Quran say: «...کُلُوا وَ اشْرَبُوا حَتَّى یَتَبَیَّنَ لَکُمُ الْخَیْطُ الْأَبْیَضُ مِنَ الْخَیْطِ الْأَسْوَدِ مِنَ الْفَجْرِ ثُمَّ أَتِمُّوا الصِّیَامَ إِلَى اللَّیْلِ...» ...And ...
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What is the meaning of 'fitnah' in 2:191

Sahih International 2:191: And kill them wherever you overtake them and expel them from wherever they have expelled you, and fitnah is worse than killing. And do not fight them at al-Masjid ...
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True meaning of this ayat Qur'an 2:34?

Quran: 2:34 Sahih International And [mention] when We said to the angels, "Prostrate before Adam"; so they prostrated, except for Iblees. He refused and was arrogant and became of the ...
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What is the difference between Shia and Sunni recitations of Ayatul-Kursi?

Why do Sunnis only recite one verse and Shias recite three verses as Ayatul kursi (Qur'an 2:255)?
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Why do Muslims attempt to convert Christians, Jews and Sabians to Islam?

I was reading the Qur'an in English, when I came to verse 62 of Surat Al-Baqara I was really confused with the verse. As the English translation of the verse says - Verily! Those who believe and ...
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What does the superiority of bani-Israel (Children of Israel) over all beings mean?

I read in some different surahs of Quran mentioning the superiority of bani-Israeli over all beings. What is true interpretation of these verses? يَا بَنِي إِسْرَ‌ائِيلَ اذْكُرُ‌وا نِعْمَتِيَ ...
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The 2nd verse of Baqarah say: "this is the book", But wasn't the Quran sent down as a "revelation"?

Al-Baqarah 2:2 states: This is the Book; in it is guidance sure, without doubt, to those who fear Allah; Keeping in view of the above Ayat, wasn't the Quran sent down as a "revelation" to Prophet ...
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Why hadiths make distinctions between Prophets? Quran vs hadith contradction

Say, [O believers], "We have believed in Allah and what has been revealed to us and what has been revealed to Abraham and Ishmael and Isaac and Jacob and the Descendants and what was given to ...
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What is the meaning of 2:102?

Some translators translate 2:102 as: "(Allah sent these two angels to teach black magic so that people could save themselves from its harms", is this correct? if not than what is the meaning?
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Who gave Ayatul-Kursi that appellation?

Who named, or first called, Ayatul-Kursi, Ayatul-Kursi? Of course, it's the Verse of the Throne. But who actually choose to call it by that name? Allah - there is no deity except Him, the Ever-...
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What is the importance of Ayatul-Kursi? [closed]

Ayatul-Kursi (Qur'an 2:255) is generally said to be of great benefits e.g. it's recitation is encouraged in order to come under divine protection among many other. Sure it speaks of His Throne. But ...
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What does Middle Prayer mean in 2:238?

In the verse 2:238: Guard strictly your [habit of] prayers, especially the Middle Prayer; and stand before Allah in a devout [frame of mind]. What does Middle Prayer mean?
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Do we have any information in Islam about who were on Earth before Adam?

I didn't find any implicit Verse showing us who were on earth before Adam. I think according to this verse [2:30] And [mention, O Muhammad], when your Lord said to the angels, "Indeed, I will ...
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Tafseer this ayah [2:30] "إِنِّي جَاعِلٌ فِي الْأَرْ ضِ خَلِيفَةً"

The translation is: Remember, when your Lord said to the angels: "I have to place a trustee on the earth 1....." [2:30] And these two ayah shows us how Adam and his wife lived in Janna, but ...
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Why did Allah ask Adam to teach the Angels their names?

In the Quran: Allah taught Adam all the names of everything, then He showed them to the angels and said: "Tell Me the names of these if you are truthful." They (angels) said: "Glory be to You, ...
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Connection between 'Afuw and Tawbah: The Calf

In Surah Baqarah, Allah says: The key word here is afaw, from the same root as Allah's name Al-'Affuw, which means to forgive something as if it never happened. A few verses later, Allah says: The ...
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Who are Sabeans?

In Surat Al-Baqarah ayah 62, Allah (The Glorified) says; Sahih InternationalIndeed, those who believed and those who were Jews or Christians or Sabeans [before Prophet Muhammad] - those [among ...
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What is the example of the mosquito?

###Sahih International (translation) Indeed, Allah is not timid to present an example - that of a mosquito or what is smaller than it. And those who have believed know that it is the truth from their ...
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Is the Quran incorrect about Jewish beliefs?

Muslims believe that the Quran has Divine authorship, and thus should have no incorrect statements. However, 2:111 says And they say, "None will enter Paradise except one who is a Jew or a ...
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How do we reconcile the apostasy ruling with Al-Baqarah 2:256?

There shall be no compulsion in [acceptance of] the religion. The right course has become clear from the wrong. So whoever disbelieves in Taghut and believes in Allah has grasped the most ...
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What is the explanation of the event mentioned in Surat al-Baqarah verse 67-71?

I think that sometime, somewhere I heard that Muslims should avoid asking so many details about faith and going deep in analyzing haram and halal. Arguments for this is mentioned in Surat al-Baqarah ...
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