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Surah Baqarah Ayat 103 in Arabic Text

وَلَوْ أَنَّهُمْ ءَامَنُوا۟ وَٱتَّقَوْا۟ لَمَثُوبَةٌۭ مِّنْ عِندِ ٱللَّهِ خَيْرٌۭ ۖ لَّوْ كَانُوا۟ يَعْلَمُونَ
Wa law annahum aamanoo wattaqaw lamasoobatum min ‘indillaahi khairun law kaanoo ya’lamoon (section 12)

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 103

Sahih International
And if they had believed and feared Allah, then the reward from Allah would have been [far] better, if they only knew.

Yusuf Ali
“If they had kept their Faith and guarded themselves from evil, far better had been the reward from their Lord, if they but knew!

Abul Ala Maududi
Had they believed in Allah and practised piety, they would have received a far better reward from AIIah, if they had but known it.

Muhsin Khan
And if they had believed, and guarded themselves from evil and kept their duty to Allah, far better would have been the reward from their Lord, if they but knew!

Pickthall
And if they had believed and kept from evil, a recompense from Allah would be better, if they only knew.

Dr. Ghali
And if it be that they had believed and been pious, a requiting from the Providence of Allah would indeed have been most charitable if they had known.

Abdel Haleem
If they had believed and been mindful of God, their reward from Him would have been far better, if only they knew.

Quran 2 Verse 103 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Baqarah ayat 103, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(2:103) Had they believed and been God-fearing Allah’s reward would have been better! Had they but known!


There is no commentary by Abul Maududi available for this verse.

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Baqarah verse 103 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Baqarah ayat 99 which provides the complete commentary from verse 99 through 103.

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