Surah Al-Baqarah 2:152-153

Muhsin Khan-Translation

Therefore remember Me (by praying, glorifying, etc.). I will remember you, and be grateful to Me (for My countless Favours on you) and never be ungrateful to Me.

Tafsir al-Jalalayn
So remember Me, through prayer, glorification and the like, I will remember you: this is said to mean, ‘I will reward you’; in a hadÄ«th about God [that He says]: ‘whoever remembers Me in himself, I will remember him in Myself, and whoever remembers Me in an assembly, I will remember him in an Assembly more excellent than his’; and be thankful to Me, for My grace, by being obedient, and be not ungrateful towards Me, through disobedience.

Muhsin Khan-Transaltion

O you who believe! Seek help in patience and As-Salat (the prayer). Truly! Allah is with As-Sabirin (the patient ones, etc.).

Tafsir al-Jalalayn

O you who believe, seek help, regarding the Hereafter, through patience, in obedience and afflictions, and prayer (He singles it out for mention on account of its frequency and its greatness); surely God is with the patient, helping them.


(26) The Messenger of Allah (A) said:

"Whosoever reads the last two verses from Surat Al-Baqarah, in a night, (then that will be) sufficient 2   for him." (Reported by Bukhari and Muslim)

2- Meaning it will grant him the reward of night prayer in reciting the Qur’aan. It was said that it meant that it would be sufficient for him (in protection) from all calamities. It was said that it would be sufficient for him from the evil of the devils. And it was said that they (i.e. the recitation of the two verses) would drive the evil of mankind and the devils away from him


From Ibn 'Abbas " who said:

"While Jibra'eel (Gibrael) " `May Peace be upon him' was sitting with the Prophet !, he heard the opening of a gate above him. So he raised his head and said: `This is a gate from the shies that has opened today, which has never opened before this day.' So an angel descended from it (the gate). So he Jibra'eel " said: "This is an angel that has descended to the earth, which has never descended except today. He gave Salam and said: 'Receive glad tidings [Oh Muhammad! with two lights which have been given to you, that have never been given to a Prophet before you: The Opening of the Book (i.e. Surat Al-Fatihah) and the end of Surat Al-Baqarah. Never do you read a letter from either of the two (Surahs) except that you are given it.3  

[Reported by Muslim]

3- Which means that you are given its reward (i.e. the reward of recitation)" Taken from Mukhtasar Sahih Muslim with Shaykh AI-Albani's editing, p.553, Hadith no.2094.

(Whoever recites the last two Ayat in Surat Al-Baqarah at night , they will suf f ice for him. ) The rest of the six also recorded similar wording for this Hadith. The Two Sahihs recorded this Hadith using various chains of narration, and Imam Ahmad also recorded it . Muslim recorded that ` Abdullah said, "When the Messenger of Allah went on the Isra journey, he ascended to the Sidrat Al-Muntaha in the sixth heaven, where whatever ascends from the earth ends at , and whatever descends from above it ends at .

(When that covered the lote t ree which did cover it !) _ 53:16_ meaning, a mat made of gold. The Messenger of Allah was then given three things: the f ive prayers, the last Ayat in Surat Al- Baqarah and forgiveness for whoever did not associate anything or anyone with Allah f rom his Ummah. ''

Earlier we mentioned the Hadith regarding the virtues of Surat Al-Fat ihah f rom Ibn ` Abbas which stated, "While the Messenger of Allah was with Jibil, he heard a noise f rom above. Jibil lifted his sight to the sky and said, ` This is a door that was opened j ust now in heaven, and it was never opened before. ' An angel came down through the door to the Prophet and said,`Receive the good news of two lights that you have been given and which no Prophet before you was given: the Opener of the Book (Al-Fat ihah) and the last Ayat in Surat Al-Baqarah. You will not read a let ter of them, but you will be granted its benef it . ''' 

[This Hadith was collected by Muslim and An-Nasa'i, and this is the wording collected by An-Nasa'i.]
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Muhammad Usman Altaf