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Surah Baqarah Ayat 53 in Arabic Text

وَإِذْ ءَاتَيْنَا مُوسَى ٱلْكِتَـٰبَ وَٱلْفُرْقَانَ لَعَلَّكُمْ تَهْتَدُونَ
Wa iz aatainaa Moosal kitaaba wal Furqaana la’allakum tahtadoon

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 53

Sahih International
And [recall] when We gave Moses the Scripture and criterion that perhaps you would be guided.

Yusuf Ali
“And remember We gave Moses the Scripture and the Criterion (Between right and wrong): There was a chance for you to be guided aright.

Abul Ala Maududi
Remember that (at that very time, when you were committing this gross iniquity) We gave Moses the Book and the criterion of right and wrong so that you might be guided aright.

Muhsin Khan
And (remember) when We gave Musa (Moses) the Scripture [the Taurat (Torah)] and the criterion (of right and wrong) so that you may be guided aright.

Pickthall
And when We gave unto Moses the Scripture and the criterion (of right and wrong), that ye might be led aright.

Dr. Ghali
And (remember) as We brought M‍ûsa (Moses) the Book and the all-distinctive Furqan, (Literally:the Criterion for right and wrong) that possibly you would be guided.

Abdel Haleem
Remember when We gave Moses the Scripture, and the means to distinguish [right and wrong], so that you might be guided.

Quran 2 Verse 53 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Baqarah ayat 53, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(2:53) And recall (that while you were committing this wrong) We gave Moses the Scripture[69] and the Criterion that you are guided to the Right Way.


69. ‘Criterion’ here means that understanding of religion which differentiates truth from falsehood, making each stand out distinctly.

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Baqarah verse 53 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Baqarah ayat 51 which provides the complete commentary from verse 51 through 53.

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