KANZUL IMAN ENGLISH TRANSLATION
AL BAQARAH (THE COW)
Madina, 40 sections, 286 verses.
Allah – beginning with the name of – the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
87: And indeed We gave Moosa (Moses) the Book and subsequent to him, sent Noble Messengers one after another – and We gave Eisa (Jesus), the
son of Maryam (Mary), clear proofs and supported him with the Holy Spirit; so when a Noble Messenger from Allah comes to you bringing what you yourselves
do not desire, you grow arrogant; so you disbelieve in a group of the Prophets and another group of Prophets you slay!
88: And the Jews said, “Our hearts are covered”; in fact Allah has cursed them because of their disbelief, so only a few of them accept faith.
89: And when the Book from Allah (the Holy Qur’an) came to them, which confirms the Book in their possession (the Taurat / Torah) – and before
that they used to seek victory through the medium of this very Prophet (Mohammed – peace and blessings be upon him) over the disbelievers; so when the
one whom they fully recognised (the Holy Prophet) came to them, they turned disbelievers – therefore Allah’s curse is upon the disbelievers.
90: How abject is the price for which they exchange their lives that they should disbelieve in what Allah has sent down, jealous that Allah
should reveal of His grace to whomever He wills of His bondmen! So they deserved wrath upon wrath; and for the disbelievers is a disgraceful punishment.
91: And when it is said to them, “Believe in what Allah has sent down”, they say, “We believe in what was sent down to us, and disbelieve in
the rest” – whereas it is the Truth confirming what they possess! Say (to them, O dear Prophet Mohammed – peace and blessings be upon him), “Why did you
then martyr the earlier Prophets, if you believed in your Book?”
92: And indeed Moosa came to you with clear signs, and after it you worshipped the calf – and you were unjust.
93: And remember when We made a covenant with you and raised the Mount Tur (Sinai) above you; “Accept and hold fast to what We give you, and
listen”; they said, “We hear and we disobey”; and the calf was still embedded in their hearts because of their disbelief; say (O dear Prophet Mohammed
– peace and blessings be upon him), “What an evil command is what your faith orders you, if you are believers!”
94: Say (O dear Prophet Mohammed – peace and blessings be upon him), “If the abode of the Hereafter in the sight of Allah is for you alone and
none else, then long for death if you are truthful!”
95: And they will never long for it, because of the evil deeds they have done in the past; and Allah knows the unjust, very well.
96: And you will surely find them the greediest among mankind for life; and (likewise) among the polytheists (idolaters); each one of them yearns
to live a thousand years; and the grant of such age will not distance him from the punishment; and Allah is seeing their misdeeds.