002 - Soorah al-Baqarah - (The Cow) - [Makkee]

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[002.049] And (remember) when We delivered you from Fir'aun's (Pharaoh) people, who were afflicting you with a horrible torment, killing your sons and sparing your women, and therein was a mighty trial from your Lord.


[002.050] And (remember) when We separated the sea for you and saved you and drowned Fir'aun's (Pharaoh) people while you were looking (at them, when the sea water covered them).


[002.051] And (remember) when We appointed for Mūsā (Moses) forty nights, and (in his absence) you took the calf (for worship), and you were Zālimūn (polytheists and wrong doers).


[002.052] Then after that We forgave you so that you might be grateful.


[002.053] And (remember) when We gave Mūsā (Moses) the Scripture [the Taurāt (Torah)] and the criterion (of right and wrong) so that you may be guided aright.


[002.054] And (remember) when Mūsā (Moses) said to his people: "O my people! Verily, you have wronged yourselves by worshipping the calf. So turn in repentance to your Creator and kill yourselves (the innocent kill the wrong doers among you), that will be better for you with your Creator." Then He accepted your repentance. Truly, He is the One Who accepts repentance, the Most Merciful.


[002.055] And (remember) when you said: "O Mūsā (Moses)! We shall never believe in you until we see Allāh plainly." But you were seized with a thunderbolt (lightning) while you were looking.


[002.056] Then We raised you up after your death, so that you might be grateful.


[002.057] And We shaded you with clouds and sent down on you Al-Manna and the quails, (saying): "Eat of the good lawful things We have provided for you," (but they rebelled). And they did not wrong Us but they wronged themselves.




(V.2:57) Mujāhid said, "Al-Manna is a kind of sweet gum, and As-Salwā, a kind of bird (i.e. quails)"... Narrated Sa'īd bin Zaid [radhi-yAllāhu 'anhu]: Allāh's Messenger [sal-Allāhu 'alayhi wa sallam] said, "The Kam'a (truffle -- i.e. a kind of edible fungus) is like the Manna (as it is obtained without any effort) and its water is a (medicine) cure for eye trouble." [Sahih Al-Bukhāri, 6/4478 (O.P.5)]


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