Surah Baqarah is the longest chapter of the Quran. Perhaps that is why it is full of wisdom and gems, commandments, stories and prayers that can change our lives for the better. If you reflect over it, you’ll learn lessons which give your life a purpose and a direction.
We’ve handpicked a few gems from Surah Baqarah for you to reflect on!
There is no grief for the believer
“….so whenever guidance comes to you from Me, then whoever follows my guidance, then there will neither be any fear on them nor will they grieve.”
The Quran 2:38
It is human to be grieved in face of trials and tribulations. It is perfectly alright to grieve when you think of your past sins. However, Allah repeatedly tells us that our sins are not bigger than His infinite mercy. So while it’s okay to contemplate over your sins and feel that guilt, there is no need to grieve if you have turned back to Allah with a sincerely remorseful heart.
Allah says that if you hold His words close to your heart, Allah will remove the emotions that weigh you down. Furthermore, He will improve your life in this world and the hereafter. He will strengthen your heart.
There is no fear for the believer
“…and when Allah parted the sea for you and He delivered you and drowned the people of Firawn while you were seeing.”
The Quran 2:50
Remember the story of Musa (a.s)? Let’s recapitulate!
When Firaun, alongwith his entire army proceeded to kill Musa (a.s), he reached a point where there was no looking back. On one side there was the entire army, on the other, there was the Red Sea.
And guess what, Musa (a.s.) did not even flinch. He had a firm belief that Allah is in control of the situation.
And the sea parted!
Now think about it – if Allah can pull out the believers out of this situation, why can’t He pull you out of your situation?
Complete submission towards Allah
“When his Fosterer said to him (Ibrahim), “Submit”, He replied, “I submit before the Fosterer of the worlds”
The Quran 2:131
The main motto of our life should be to spend it in complete submission to Allah. We all come across situations where it becomes utterly difficult to obey Allah, where the world becomes too tempting. But let this verse remind you that that those who submit to Allah will have beautiful endings and a beautiful hereafter.