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Surah Baqarah Ayat 56 in Arabic Text

ثُمَّ بَعَثْنَـٰكُم مِّنۢ بَعْدِ مَوْتِكُمْ لَعَلَّكُمْ تَشْكُرُونَ
Summa ba’asnaakum mim ba’di mawtikum la’allakum tashkuroon

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 56

Sahih International
Then We revived you after your death that perhaps you would be grateful.

Yusuf Ali
“Then We raised you up after your death: Ye had the chance to be grateful.

Abul Ala Maududi
Then We raised you to life so that you might become grateful for this favour.

Muhsin Khan
Then We raised you up after your death, so that you might be grateful.

Pickthall
Then We revived you after your extinction, that ye might give thanks.

Dr. Ghali
Thereafter We made you to rise again even after your death, that possibly you would thank (Us).

Abdel Haleem
Then We revived you after your death, so that you might be thankful.

Quran 2 Verse 56 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Baqarah ayat 56, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(2:56) Then We revived you after your extinction, that you might be grateful.[71]


71. The incident referred to here is the following. When Moses went to the mountain he had been ordered to bring with him seventy elders of Israel. Later, when God bestowed upon Moses the Book and the Criterion, he presented them to the people. Some mischief-makers, according to the Qur’an, began to complain that they could not believe in something just because Moses claimed that God had spoken to him. This invited the wrath of God and they were punished. The Old Testament, however, has the following account:

And they saw the God of Israel and there was under his feet as it were a pavement of sapphire stone, like the very heaven for clearness. And he did not lay his hand on the chief men of the people of Israel; they beheld God, and ate and drank’ (Exodus 24: 10-11),

Interestingly, it is stated later in the same book that when Moses requested God to show him His glory, God rejected the request and said: ‘You cannot see my face; for man shall not see me and live’. (See Exodus 33: 18-23)

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Baqarah verse 56 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Baqarah ayat 55 which provides the complete commentary from verse 55 through 56.

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