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Verse (2:138) - English Translation


Welcome to the Quranic Arabic Corpus, an annotated linguistic resource for the Holy Quran. This page shows seven parallel translations in English for the 138th verse of chapter 2 (sūrat l-baqarah). Click on the Arabic text to below to see word by word details of the verse's morphology.


Chapter (2) sūrat l-baqarah (The Cow)

Sahih International: [And say, "Ours is] the religion of Allah. And who is better than Allah in [ordaining] religion? And we are worshippers of Him."

Pickthall: (We take our) colour from Allah, and who is better than Allah at colouring. We are His worshippers.

Yusuf Ali: (Our religion is) the Baptism of Allah: And who can baptize better than Allah? And it is He Whom we worship.

Shakir: (Receive) the baptism of Allah, and who is better than Allah in baptising? and Him do we serve.

Muhammad Sarwar: Say, "Belief in God and following the guidance of Islam are God's means of purification for us. Islam is the baptism of God. No one is a better baptizer than He and we Muslims worship Him."

Mohsin Khan: [Our Sibghah (religion) is] the Sibghah (Religion) of Allah (Islam) and which Sibghah (religion) can be better than Allah's? And we are His worshippers. [Tafsir Ibn Kathir.]

Arberry: the baptism of God; and who is there that baptizes fairer than God? Him we are serving.

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