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Surah Baqarah Ayat 129 in Arabic Text

رَبَّنَا وَٱبْعَثْ فِيهِمْ رَسُولًۭا مِّنْهُمْ يَتْلُوا۟ عَلَيْهِمْ ءَايَـٰتِكَ وَيُعَلِّمُهُمُ ٱلْكِتَـٰبَ وَٱلْحِكْمَةَ وَيُزَكِّيهِمْ ۚ إِنَّكَ أَنتَ ٱلْعَزِيزُ ٱلْحَكِيمُ
Rabbanaa wab’as feehim Rasoolam minhum yatloo ‘alaihim aayaatika wa yu’allimuhumul Kitaaba wal Hikmata wa yuzakkeehim; innaka Antal ‘Azeezul Hakeem (section 15)

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 129

Sahih International
Our Lord, and send among them a messenger from themselves who will recite to them Your verses and teach them the Book and wisdom and purify them. Indeed, You are the Exalted in Might, the Wise.”

Yusuf Ali
“Our Lord! send amongst them a Messenger of their own, who shall rehearse Thy Signs to them and instruct them in scripture and wisdom, and sanctify them: For Thou art the Exalted in Might, the Wise.”

Abul Ala Maududi
Lord, raise up from among them a Messenger who shall recite Your Revelations to them and teach them the Book and Wisdom and purify their lives. You art All-Powerful and AllWise”.

Muhsin Khan
“Our Lord! Send amongst them a Messenger of their own (and indeed Allah answered their invocation by sending Muhammad Peace be upon him), who shall recite unto them Your Verses and instruct them in the Book (this Quran) and Al-Hikmah (full knowledge of the Islamic laws and jurisprudence or wisdom or Prophethood, etc.), and sanctify them. Verily! You are the All-Mighty, the All-Wise.”

Pickthall
Our Lord! And raise up in their midst a messenger from among them who shall recite unto them Thy revelations, and shall instruct them in the Scripture and in wisdom and shall make them grow. Lo! Thou, only Thou, art the Mighty, Wise.

Dr. Ghali
Our Lord, and send forth among them a Messenger, (one) of them, who (will) recite to them Your ayat (Signs verses) and teach them the Book, and (the) Wisdom, and cleanse them; surely You, Ever You, are The Ever-Mighty, The Ever-Wise.”

Abdel Haleem
Our Lord, make a messenger of their own rise up from among them, to recite Your revelations to them, teach them the Scripture and wisdom, and purify them: You are the Mighty, the Wise.’

Quran 2 Verse 129 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Baqarah ayat 129, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(2:129) Our Lord! Raise up in the midst of our offspring a Messenger from among them who shall recite to them Your verses, and instruct them in the Book and in Wisdom, and purify their lives.[128] Verily, You are the Most Mighty, the Most Wise.”[129]


128. The term ‘purification’ used here embraces the purification of beliefs and outlook, morals, habits and customs, and social, cultural and political life; the purification of man’s life in its totality.

129. This has been said in order to indicate that the advent of Muhammad (peace be on him) was in fact God’s response to the prayer of Abraham (peace be on him).

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Baqarah verse 128 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Baqarah ayat 126 which provides the complete commentary from verse 126 through 128.

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