Alif, Lam, Meem.
ذَٰلِكَ ٱلْكِتَـٰبُ لَا رَيْبَ ۛ فِيهِ ۛ هُدًۭى لِّلْمُتَّقِينَ (٢)
Zaalikal Kitaabu laa raiba feeh hudal lilmuttaqeen
This is the Book about which there is no doubt, a guidance for those conscious of Allah
ٱلَّذِينَ يُؤْمِنُونَ بِٱلْغَيْبِ وَيُقِيمُونَ ٱلصَّلَوٰةَ وَمِمَّا رَزَقْنَـٰهُمْ يُنفِقُونَ (٣)
Allazeena yu’minoona bilghaibi wa yuqeemoonas salaata wa mimmaa razaqnaahum yunfiqoon
Who believe in the unseen, establish prayer, and spend out of what We have provided for them,
وَٱلَّذِينَ يُؤْمِنُونَ بِمَآ أُنزِلَ إِلَيْكَ وَمَآ أُنزِلَ مِن قَبْلِكَ وَبِٱلْـَٔاخِرَةِ هُمْ يُوقِنُونَ (٤)
Wallazeena yu’minoona bimaa unzila ilaika wa maaa unzila min qablika wa bil aakhirati hum yooqinoon
And who believe in what has been revealed to you, [O Muhammad], and what was revealed before you, and of the Hereafter they are certain [in faith].
أُو۟لَـٰٓئِكَ عَلَىٰ هُدًۭى مِّن رَّبِّهِمْ ۖ وَأُو۟لَـٰٓئِكَ هُمُ ٱلْمُفْلِحُونَ (٥)
Ulaaa’ika ‘alaa hudam mir rabbihim wa ulaaa’ika humul muflihoon
Those are upon [right] guidance from their Lord, and it is those who are the successful.
Surah Baqarah has many benefits. In the hadith, Prophet Muhammad (SAW) said: “Recite the Quran, for on the Day of Resurrection it will come as an intercessor for those who recite It. This also applies to the first 5 verses of the Surah since it also has a lot of benefits. A lot of people wonder about the meaning of the first ayat, and in some tafsir including Ibnu Katsir, Asy-Sya'bi, and others, الٓمٓ (Alif, Lam, Meem.) is actually one of His greatest names.
In the following verses, the surah explains that the existence of the Quran can not be doubted and is a revelation of Allah SWT, that is passed on and is revealed to the Prophet Muhammad SAW through the intermediary of Jibril. Al-Quran is revealed as a guide for those who are pious, the people who keep Allah's commandments and stay away from His prohibitions.
In these verses, there are 5 points on the explanation of a pious people, which includes: