Juz' 2

The Quran in general is divided into chapters (surah) and verses (ayat). It is additionally divided into 30 equal sections, called juz . Of note, division into Juzʾ has no relevance to the meaning of the Quran and anyone can start reading from anywhere in the Quran. The divisions of juz do not fall evenly along chapter lines. These divisions make it easier to pace the reading over a month’s period, reading a fairly equal amount each day. This is particularly important during the month of Ramadan, when it is recommended to complete at least one full reading of the Quran from cover to cover. Some use this divisions to facilitate recitation of the Quran in a month, especially during Ramadan when the entire Quran is recited in the Tarawih prayers, reciting approximately one juzʾ a night. 

The second juz’ of the Quran starts from verse 142 of the second chapter (2.Al-Baqarah :142) and continues to verse 252 of the same chapter (2.Al-Baqarah :252).

Select Quotations:

“...Verily, if you follow their desires (ideas and wants formed by their conditionings) after what has come to you of knowledge be among the wrongdoers (those who punish themselves as a result of their failure to discern their essential reality).” (Quran 2:145)

“So remember (dhikr) Me; so that I will remember you.” (Quran 2:152)

“And We will surely test you (your state of duality, shirq) with fear and hunger and a loss of wealth and lives (the lives of those who are dear to you) and the produce of your labor, but give good tidings to the patient (those who refrain from reacting impulsively and wait to see how things will turn out).” (Quran 2:155)

“And when it is said to them, ‘Believe what Allah has revealed (the knowledge that the Names of Allah comprise the entire existence, your very being and the knowledge of sunnatullah),’ they say, ‘No, rather, we will follow that which we found our fathers following (external deification).’ What if their fathers were misguided and failed to understand the reality?” (Quran 2:170)

“And when My servants ask you concerning Me – indeed I am Qarib (so close that you are naught; only I exist... Let us remember the verse ‘I am nearer than the jugular vein’). I respond to the one who turns to me and asks of Me (in prayer)...” (Quran 2:186)

“...And remember (dhikr) Him, to the extent of your awareness of your innermost essential reality...” (Quran 2:198)

“...And Allah gives provision (both limited sustenance for the corporeal life and infinite life sustenance pertaining to the realization of one’s inner reality and its benefits) to whom He wills without account.” (Quran 2:212)

“...Perhaps you hate a thing and it is good for you; and perhaps you love a thing and it is bad for you. And Allah knows, while you know not.” (Quran 2:216)

“Maintain salat (prayer; turning to Allah) with care [in particular] the middle salat (asr prayer – the constant experience of this reality in one’s consciousness)...” (Quran 2:238)



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