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

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[002.203] And remember Allâh during the Appointed Days. But whosoever hastens to leave in two days, there is no sin on him and whosoever stays on, there is no sin on him, if his aim is to do good and obey Allâh (fear Him), and know that you will surely be gathered to Him.


[002.204] And of mankind there is he whose speech may please you (O Muhammad [sal-Allâhu 'alayhi wa sallam]) in this worldly life, and he calls Allâh to witness as to that which is in his heart, yet he is the most quarrelsome of the opponents.


[002.205] And when he turns away (from you O Muhammad [sal-Allâhu 'alayhi wa sallam]), his effort in the land is to make mischief therein and to destroy the crops and the cattle, and Allâh likes not mischief.


[002.206] And when it is said to him, "Fear Allâh", he is led by arrogance to (more) crime. So enough for him is Hell, and worst indeed is that place to rest!


[002.207] And of mankind is he who would sell himself, seeking the Pleasure of Allâh. And Allâh is full of kindness to (His) slaves.


[002.208] O you who believe! Enter perfectly into Islâm (by obeying all the rules and regulations of the religion of Islâm) and follow not the footsteps of Shaitân (Satan). Verily, he is to you a plain enemy.


[002.209] Then if you slide back after the clear signs (Prophet Muhammad [sal-Allâhu 'alayhi wa sallam], and this Qur'ân and Islâm) have come to you, then know that Allâh is All-Mighty, All-Wise.


[002.210] Do they then wait for anything other than that Allâh should come to them in the shadows of the clouds and the angels? (Then) the case would be already judged. And to Allâh return all matters (for decision).




(V.2:203) These are the three days of staying at Mîna during the Hajj; 11th, 12th and 13th days of the month of Dhul-Hijjah, by saying Allâhu Akbar (Allâh is the Most Great) much, and while slaughtering Hady (animals) and during the Ramy of Jamarât.



(A) Narrated 'Aishah [radhi-yAllâhu 'anhaa]: The Prophet [sal-Allâhu 'alayhi wa sallam] said, "The most hated person to Allâh is the one who is most quarrelsome of the opponents." [Sahih Al-Bukhâri, 3/2457 (O.P.637)].

(B) Narrated Abu Umâmah [radhi-yAllâhu 'anhu]: Allâh's Messenger [sal-Allâhu 'alayhi wa sallam] said: "(a) I guarantee a home in Paradise for a person who gives up arguments and disputes even if he is on the truth. (b) And [I (also) guarantee] a home in the middle of Paradise for a person who gives up lying (false statements) even while joking. (c) And [I (also) guarantee] a home in the highest part of Paradise for a person who has a high standard of character."

(This Hadith is quoted by Abu Dâwűd, At-Tirmidhi, An-Nasa'i and Ibn Mâjah)


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