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Surah Baqarah Ayat 133 in Arabic Text

أَمْ كُنتُمْ شُهَدَآءَ إِذْ حَضَرَ يَعْقُوبَ ٱلْمَوْتُ إِذْ قَالَ لِبَنِيهِ مَا تَعْبُدُونَ مِنۢ بَعْدِى قَالُوا۟ نَعْبُدُ إِلَـٰهَكَ وَإِلَـٰهَ ءَابَآئِكَ إِبْرَٰهِـۧمَ وَإِسْمَـٰعِيلَ وَإِسْحَـٰقَ إِلَـٰهًۭا وَٰحِدًۭا وَنَحْنُ لَهُۥ مُسْلِمُونَ
Am kuntum shuhadaaa’a iz hadara Ya’qoobal mawtu iz qaala libaneehi maa ta’budoona mim ba’dee qaaloo na’budu ilaahaka wa ilaaha aabaaa’ika Ibraaheema wa Ismaa’eela wa Ishaaqa Ilaahanw waahidanw wa nahnu lahoo muslimoon

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 133

Sahih International
Or were you witnesses when death approached Jacob, when he said to his sons, “What will you worship after me?” They said, “We will worship your God and the God of your fathers, Abraham and Ishmael and Isaac – one God. And we are Muslims [in submission] to Him.”

Yusuf Ali
“Were ye witnesses when death appeared before Jacob? Behold, he said to his sons: “What will ye worship after me?” They said: “We shall worship Thy god and the god of thy fathers, of Abraham, Isma’il and Isaac,- the one (True) Allah: To Him we bow (in Islam).”

Abul Ala Maududi
Were you present at the time when Jacob was on the point of death? He asked his children, “Whom will you worship after me?” They all answered, “We will worship the same One Allah Whom you, your forefathers Abraham. Ismail and Isaac acknowledged as their Allah and to Him we all surrender as Muslims.”

Muhsin Khan
Or were you witnesses when death approached Ya’qub (Jacob)? When he said unto his sons, “What will you worship after me?” They said, “We shall worship your Ilah (God – Allah), the Ilah (God) of your fathers, Ibrahim (Abraham), Isma’il (Ishmael), Ishaque (Isaac), One Ilah (God), and to Him we submit (in Islam).”

Pickthall
Or were ye present when death came to Jacob, when he said unto his sons: What will ye worship after me? They said: We shall worship thy god, the god of thy fathers, Abraham and Ishmael and Isaac, One Allah, and unto Him we have surrendered.

Dr. Ghali
Or (even) were you witnesses as death was present to Yaaqû‍b? (Jacob) As he said to his seeds’ (Or. sons) “What will you worship even after me?” They said, ” We will worship your God and the God of your fathers Ibrahîm, Shuaayb and Ishaq, (Abraham, Ishmael and Isaac, respectively) One God; and to Him we are Muslims.” (i.e., to Him we surrender).

Abdel Haleem
Were you [Jews] there to see when death came upon Jacob? When he said to his sons, ‘What will you worship after I am gone?’ they replied, ‘We shall worship your God and the God of your fathers, Abraham, Ishmael, and Isaac, one single God: we devote ourselves to Him.’

Quran 2 Verse 133 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Baqarah ayat 133, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(2:133) Why, were you witnesses when death came to Jacob? He asked his children: “Whom will you serve after me?” They said: “We shall serve your God, the God of your forefathers, Abraham, Ishmael and Isaac, the One God, and unto Him do we submit.”


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

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Baqarah verse 132 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Baqarah ayat 130 which provides the complete commentary from verse 130 through 132.

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