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Surah Baqarah Ayat 242 in Arabic Text

كَذَٰلِكَ يُبَيِّنُ ٱللَّهُ لَكُمْ ءَايَـٰتِهِۦ لَعَلَّكُمْ تَعْقِلُونَ
Kazaalika yubaiyinul laahu lakum aayaatihee la’allakum ta’qiloon (section 31)

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 242

Sahih International
Thus does Allah make clear to you His verses that you might use reason.

Yusuf Ali
“Thus doth Allah Make clear His Signs to you: In order that ye may understand.

Abul Ala Maududi
Thus Allah makes clear His commandments for you: it is expected that you will use your common sense.

Muhsin Khan
Thus Allah makes clear His Ayat (Laws) to you, in order that you may understand.

Pickthall
Thus Allah expoundeth unto you His revelations so that ye may understand.

Dr. Ghali
Thus, Allah makes evident His signs to you, that possibly you would consider.

Abdel Haleem
In this way God makes His revelations clear to you, so that you may grow in understanding.

Quran 2 Verse 242 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Baqarah ayat 242, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(2:242) Thus Allah makes His injunctions clear to you that you may understand.


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

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Baqarah verse 241 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Baqarah ayat 240 which provides the complete commentary from verse 240 through 242.

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