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2. Al-Baqarah (the Cow)


2. Al-Baqarah (the Cow)
The Cow or S?rah al-Baqarah (Arabic: ???? ???????, "The Cow") is the second and longest chapter (Surah) of the Qur'an.[1] It consists of 286 verses, 6201 words and 25500 letters (Ibn Kathir). It is a Mediniite surah, that is to say that it was revealed at Medina after the Hijrah, with the exception of a few verses which Muslims believe was revealed during the last Hajj of Muhammad The Farewell Pilgrimage.[2]

This is the longest Surah in the Quran. It was the first Surah to be revealed at Medina, but different verses were revealed at different times, covering quite a long period so much so that the verses with regard to riba (interest or usury) were revealed in the final days of Muhammad, after the conquest of Makkah (Maariful Quran).

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1. Al-Fatihah (the Opening) in audio


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