Shaban 1440 Week 4

Qur’an, Sura Al Baqara, Chapter 2

284. Whatever is in the heavens and the earth belongs to Allah. Whether you reveal what is within yourselves or hide it, you will be accountable to Allah for it. Then He will absolve whom He wishes and punish whom He wishes, and Allah is able to do all things.

285. The Messenger believes in what was sent to him from his Rab, as do the mu’minun. All of them believe in Allah and His angels and His Books and His messengers. (They) make no differentiation among any of His messengers. And they say, “We hear and we obey. Absolve us, our Rab, and our destination is You.”

286. Allah does not load a person with more than they can carry. Everyone will get whatever good they earn and whatever bad they earn. “Our Rab, do not take us to task if we forget or make mistakes. Our Rab, do not lay on us such a burden as you did on those before us. Our Rab, do not lay on us (burdens) that we do not have the power to carry. Forgive us, absolve us and tolerate us, and have mercy and be kind to us. You are our Mawla [Protector], so give us victory over the community of kafirin.”

See transliteration of 2:284-286 below…

Names of Allah

Al Afu – The One Who Forgives

Al Ghaffar – The Oft-Absolving One

Al Ghafur – The Absolver of Sins; The Tolerant One

Al Qadir – The One Who Is Able to Do All Things; The Doer of All Things

Al Rahim – The Source of Mercy

Al Rahman – The One Who Acts with Mercy; The Beneficent

Al Sami – The Hearer; The Listener

Al Wali – The Protecting Friend; The Guardian; The Ally

 

Glossary

anfus: plural of nafs

kafir: rejecter; denier; disbeliever; infidel; disputer; dissident

kafirin, kafirun, kufara: plural of kafir

Kitab: Book; Scripture; established and applied knowledge; laws and regulations; record

mawla: protector; guardian; master; lord

mu’min: one who accepts, believes in and complies with the truth; accepter of the truth; believer; acknowledger

mu’minin, mu’minun: plural of mu’min

nafs: lit., breath; self; person; egoistic or animalistic nature; personal life

qawm: community; people

Rab: Lord; Master

rahma: mercy and kindness; grace

rasul: messenger

rusul: plural of rasul

tasbih: glorification; chanting in glorification; repeating the names of Allah with the help of prayer beads; prayer beads; rosary; continuous glorification through repetition of Allah’s names

zikr: remembrance; mentioning Allah’s name repeatedly with certain intention and contemplation; glorification or supplication; reminder

 

Translation by Murshid Shaykh Taner Vargonen Ansari

Transliteration of 2:284-286

284. Lillahi ma fis-samawati wa ma fil-ardi; wa-in tubdu ma fi anfusikum aw tukhfuhu yu hasibkum bihillah; fa-yaghfiru liman yashaa-u wa yu’azzibu man yashaa; wallahu ‘ala kulli shay-in qadir.

285. Amanar-rasulu bima unzila ilayhi min Rabbihi wal mu’minun. Kullun amana billahi wa malaa-ikatihi wa kutubihi wa rusulihi. La nufarriqu bayna ahadin min rusulih. Wa qalu sami’na wa ata’na. Ghufranaka Rabbana wa ilaykal masir.

286. La yukallifullahu nafsan illa wus’aha. Laha ma kasabat wa alayha maktasabat. Rabbana latu’akhizna in nasina aw akhta’na. Rabbana wala tahmil alayna isran kama hamaltahu alal-lazina min qab-lina. Rabbana wala tuhammil na ma la taqata lana bih. Wa’fu-anna waghfir-lana warham-na anta mawla-na fansur-na alal qawmil kafirin.

It is wise to memorize the last two verses of Suratul Baqara from the Qur’an-i Karim. They can be read in salat (namaz).

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