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Surah Baqarah Ayat 153 in Arabic Text

يَـٰٓأَيُّهَا ٱلَّذِينَ ءَامَنُوا۟ ٱسْتَعِينُوا۟ بِٱلصَّبْرِ وَٱلصَّلَوٰةِ ۚ إِنَّ ٱللَّهَ مَعَ ٱلصَّـٰبِرِينَ
Yaaa ayyuhal laazeena aamanus ta’eenoo bissabri was Salaah; innal laaha ma’as-saabireen

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 153

Sahih International
O you who have believed, seek help through patience and prayer. Indeed, Allah is with the patient.

Yusuf Ali
“O ye who believe! seek help with patient perseverance and prayer; for Allah is with those who patiently persevere.

Abul Ala Maududi
O Believers, seek help with fortitude and Salat, for Allah is with those who show fortitude.

Muhsin Khan
O you who believe! Seek help in patience and As-Salat (the prayer). Truly! Allah is with As-Sabirin (the patient ones, etc.).

Pickthall
O ye who believe! Seek help in steadfastness and prayer. Lo! Allah is with the steadfast.

Dr. Ghali
O you who have believed, seek help in patience and prayer; surely Allah is with the patient.

Abdel Haleem
You who believe, seek help through steadfastness and prayer, for God is with the steadfast.

Quran 2 Verse 153 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Baqarah ayat 153, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(2:153) Believers![153] Seek help in patience and in Prayer; Allah is with those that are patient.[154]


153. Since the ummah has been invested with world leadership, a set of necessary directives is now provided for its guidance. Before laying down these directives it seemed necessary to caution the Muslims that the office which had been conferred on them was indeed no bed of roses. On the contrary, it was a great and perilous responsibility. Once they undertook it, they would be subjected to all kinds of afflictions, put to all kinds of trials and tribulations and made to bear all kinds of deprivation. If, however, the Muslims persisted along the path of God despite the perils they would be rewarded with God’s favour in full measure.

154. To acquire the strength that is needed to bear this heavy burden of responsibility the believers should do two things: they should develop patience and they should strengthen themselves by devoting themselves to Prayer.

Later we shall encounter elaborations which will show that ‘patience’ is a word embracing a whole set of moral virtues of the utmost importance. ‘Patience’ is indeed an indispensable key to success. Likewise, we shall later have occasion to note in some detail how Prayer prepares the Muslims, both as individuals and as a collective body, to carry out their mission.

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Baqarah verse 152 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Baqarah ayat 151 which provides the complete commentary from verse 151 through 152.

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