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Surah Baqarah Ayat 121 in Arabic Text

ٱلَّذِينَ ءَاتَيْنَـٰهُمُ ٱلْكِتَـٰبَ يَتْلُونَهُۥ حَقَّ تِلَاوَتِهِۦٓ أُو۟لَـٰٓئِكَ يُؤْمِنُونَ بِهِۦ ۗ وَمَن يَكْفُرْ بِهِۦ فَأُو۟لَـٰٓئِكَ هُمُ ٱلْخَـٰسِرُونَ
Allazeena aatainaahumul Kitaaba yatloonahoo haqqa tilaawatiheee ulaaa’ika yu’minoona bih; wa mai yakfur bihee fa ulaaa’ika humul khaasiroon (section 14)

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 121

Sahih International
Those to whom We have given the Book recite it with its true recital. They [are the ones who] believe in it. And whoever disbelieves in it – it is they who are the losers.

Yusuf Ali
“Those to whom We have sent the Book study it as it should be studied: They are the ones that believe therein: Those who reject faith therein,- the loss is their own.

Abul Ala Maududi
There are those, even among the people of the Scripture, who read the Book as it should be read and believe in it sincerely; as for those who reject it, they are indeed the losers.

Muhsin Khan
Those (who embraced Islam from Bani Israel) to whom We gave the Book [the Taurat (Torah)] [or those (Muhammad’s Peace be upon him companions) to whom We have given the Book (the Quran)] recite it (i.e. obey its orders and follow its teachings) as it should be recited (i.e. followed), they are the ones that believe therein. And whoso disbelieves in it (the Quran), those are they who are the losers. (Tafsir Al-Qurtubi. Vol. 2, Page 95).

Pickthall
Those unto whom We have given the Scripture, who read it with the right reading, those believe in it. And whoso disbelieveth in it, those are they who are the losers.

Dr. Ghali
The ones to whom We have brought the Book recite it with its true recitation: those believe in it; and whoever disbelieves in it, then those are they (who are) the losers.

Abdel Haleem
Those to whom We have given the Scripture, who follow it as it deserves, are the ones who truly believe in it. Those who deny its truth will be the losers.

Quran 2 Verse 121 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Baqarah ayat 121, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(2:121) Those to whom We have given the Scripture, and who recite it as it ought to be recited, they truly believe in it;[122] and those who disbelieve in it, they are the real losers.


122. This refers to the pious element among the People of the Book. Since these people read the Book with sincerity and honesty of purpose, they are inclined to accept whatever they find to be true according to it.

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Baqarah verse 121 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Baqarah ayat 120 which provides the complete commentary from verse 120 through 121.

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