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Surah Baqarah Ayat 5 in Arabic Text

أُو۟لَـٰٓئِكَ عَلَىٰ هُدًۭى مِّن رَّبِّهِمْ ۖ وَأُو۟لَـٰٓئِكَ هُمُ ٱلْمُفْلِحُونَ
Ulaaa’ika ‘alaa hudam mir rabbihim wa ulaaa’ika humul muflihoon

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 5

Sahih International
Those are upon [right] guidance from their Lord, and it is those who are the successful.

Yusuf Ali
They are on (true) guidance, from their Lord, and it is these who will prosper.

Abul Ala Maududi
Such people are on the right way from their Lord and such are truly successful.

Muhsin Khan
They are on (true) guidance from their Lord, and they are the successful.

Pickthall
These depend on guidance from their Lord. These are the successful.

Dr. Ghali
Those are upon guidance from their, and those are they who are the prosperers.

Abdel Haleem
Such people are following their Lord’s guidance and it is they who will prosper.

Quran 2 Verse 5 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Baqarah ayat 5, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(2:5) Such are on true guidance from their Lord; such are the truly successful.


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

Ibn-Kathir

5. They are on guidance from their Lord, and they are the successful.


Guidance and Success are awarded to the Believers

Allah said,

﴿أُوْلَـئِكَ﴾

(They are) refers to those who believe in the Unseen, establish the prayer, spend from what Allah has granted them, believe in what Allah has revealed to the Messenger and the Messengers before him, believe in the Hereafter with certainty, and prepare the necessary requirements for the Hereafter by performing good deeds and avoiding the prohibitions. Allah then said,

﴿عَلَى هُدًى﴾

(On guidance) meaning, they are (following) a light, guidance, and have insight from Allah,

﴿وَأُوْلَـئِكَ هُمُ الْمُفْلِحُونَ﴾

(And they are the successful) meaning, in this world and the Hereafter. They shall have what they seek and be saved from the evil that they tried to avoid. Therefore, they will have rewards, eternal life in Paradise, and safety from the torment that Allah has prepared for His enemies.

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