Category Archives: Tafsir Quran

Seeking Elevation and High Handedness

Allaah, the Sublime said; “That home of the Hereafter (i.e. Paradise), We shall assign to those who desire not high-handedness or mischief in the land. And the good end is for the Muttaqûn (pious)” [Al-Qasas 28:83] Seeking elevation can occur … Continue reading

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A Precious Gem: You are my Protector in this Life and in the Hereafter

Allah says that Yusuf (Joseph, peace be upon him) said, which means, “You are my Wali (Protector, Helper, Supporter, Guardian, etc.) in this world and in the Hereafter, cause me to die as a Muslim (the one submitting to Your … Continue reading

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The Happiness of the Person Who will receive His Book in His Right Hand and His Good Situation

by Imam Sufyaan ath-Thawri The Happiness of the Person Who will receive His Book in His Right Hand and His Good Situation Allah informs of the happiness of those who receive their Book in the right hand on the Day … Continue reading

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Examples of Tafseer of Sufyan ath-Thawri

Imaam Sufyan ath-Thawri is a famous scholar of the Salaf, renowned mostly as a muhadith. However, his important contributions to fiqh and tafseer are often overlooked by many people. The following examples illustrate Imaam Sufyan’s profound knowledge of the Qur’an: … Continue reading

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Do not say: They are Dead

By Imaam Muhammad al-Ameen ash-Shanqeetee An explanation of the aayah pertaining to the mujaahideen who die as martyrs. As for the life that Allaah affirmed in the Qur‘aan for the martyrs, and the life that has been affirmed for the … Continue reading

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If you find yourself lazy..

If you find yourself lazy upon obedience to Allah then be afraid that Allah is averse to your obedience وَلَكِن كَرِهَ اللهُ انبِعاثَهُمْ فَثَبَّطَهُمْ وَقيلَ اقْعُدوا مَعَ القاعِدينَ “…but Allah was averse to their being sent forth, so He made … Continue reading

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Between Wealth and Good Deeds

Al-Kahf : verse 46. “Wealth and children are the adornment of the life of this world. But the good righteous deeds that last, are better with your Lord for reward and better for hope.” (Wealth and children are the adornment … Continue reading

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Hating Anything that the Messenger came with

Those who hate anything that the Prophet came with are also disbelievers even if they act upon them. The Qurâan says: “That is because they hate that which Allah sent down, so He has made their deeds fruitless.” (Soorah 47:9) … Continue reading

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And so are the Days

{And so are the days (good and not so good), that We give to men by turns, that Allah may Know those who believe} Ibn Abee Haatim’s comments: Muhammad ibnul ‘Abbaas narrated to us that Muhammad ibn Ishaaq said: {And … Continue reading

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Do they wait until the angels come to them

Allah the most high says, هَلْ يَنظُرُونَ إِلاَّ أَن تَأْتِيهُمُ الْمَلآئِكَةُ أَوْ يَأْتِيَ رَبُّكَ أَوْ يَأْتِيَ بَعْضُ آيَاتِ رَبِّكَ يَوْمَ يَأْتِي بَعْضُ آيَاتِ رَبِّكَ لاَ يَنفَعُ نَفْسًا إِيمَانُهَا لَمْ تَكُنْ آمَنَتْ مِن قَبْلُ أَوْ كَسَبَتْ فِي إِيمَانِهَا خَيْرًا قُلِ انتَظِرُواْ … Continue reading

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Methods of Tafseer

There are 6 methods for exegesis, 4 of which are usually mentioned: 1) Explanation of the Qur’an with the Qur’an itself. 2) Explanation of the Qur’an with the Sunnah. 3) Explanation of the Qur’an with the statements of the Companions … Continue reading

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Allaah Has Combined All of Medicine (at-Tibb) in One Verse of the Qur’aan

All praise is due to Allaah and may the prayers and salutations be upon His Messenger, to proceed: Allaah the Most High said, وَكُلُوا وَاشْرَبُوا وَلَا تُسْرِفُوا ۚ إِنَّهُ لَا يُحِبُّ الْمُسْرِفِينَ “…And eat and drink and be not excessive … Continue reading

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They were but youth…

In the tafseer of the ayah, “And We gave him wisdom while yet a child” [19:12], it is narrated from Ma’mar that some children said to Yahya (`alayhisalaam), “Come and play with us.” He said, “For play and amusement, I … Continue reading

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Healing the Weak Iman

Shaykh Muhammad Salih al-Munajjid Thinking about and trying to understand meanings of the Glorious Quran, which Allah has sent down for His slaves to clarify all things and as a Light that He gives to whom He wills among His … Continue reading

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Four Principles of Worship

“(The Âyah): “You alone do we worship.” [Sûrah al-Fâtihah 1:5] is built upon four principles:- Ascertaining what Allâh and His Messenger love and are pleased with, from [i] the sayings of the heart and [ii] of the tongue; and [iii] … Continue reading

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Giving Pleasing Names to Forbidden Things

From Shaytan’s Deceptions: Giving Pleasing Names to Forbidden Things Among the deceptions of Satan is that he names the evil actions with names that are very pleasing to the human to entice him to take part in them. In this … Continue reading

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Forgetting Allaah = Forgetting Oneself

From among the punishments of sinful acts are that they cause the servant to forget himself.  So, consequently when a person forgets his soul, he corrupts it, and then destroys it.  If one would ask, “How does someone forget himself … Continue reading

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“Whoever leaves something for Allah…”

{“…And whosoever fears Allah and keeps his duty to Him, He will make a way for him out of every difficulty, and He will provide for him from where he could never imagine.”} [at-Talaq; 2-3] Hudhayfah bin al-Yaman narrated that … Continue reading

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Following vs. Obeying

Allah (سبحانه وتعالى) says in the Qur’an: قُلْ إِن كُنتُمْ تُحِبُّونَ اللّهَ فَاتَّبِعُونِي يُحْبِبْكُمُ اللّهُ وَيَغْفِرْ لَكُمْ ذُنُوبَكُمْ وَاللّهُ غَفُورٌ رَّحِيمٌ قُلْ أَطِيعُواْ اللّهَ وَالرَّسُولَ فإِن تَوَلَّوْاْ فَإِنَّ اللّهَ لاَ يُحِبُّ الْكَافِرِينَ Translation: Say: If you should love Allah, then … Continue reading

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The Relationship between Shukr, Sabr, Kufr and Shirk

Allah ta’ala says in Surah Luqman, ayah 12: وَلَقَدْ آتَيْنَا لُقْمَانَ الْحِكْمَةَ أَنِ اشْكُرْ لِلَّهِ ۚ وَمَنْ يَشْكُرْ فَإِنَّمَا يَشْكُرُ لِنَفْسِهِ ۖ وَمَنْ كَفَرَ فَإِنَّ اللَّهَ غَنِيٌّ حَمِيدٌ And We had certainly given Luqman wisdom [and said], “Be grateful to … Continue reading

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Qayyiman

May Allah make us among the companions of the Qur’an, Ameen. Alhamdulillah we have a new page, Characteristics of the Qur’an, where we will post some of the qualities of this miraculous Book to assist us along the path of … Continue reading

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Mercy and Forgiveness

In Surat Saba, ayah two, Allah azza wa jal says: يَعْلَمُ مَا يَلِجُ فِي الْأَرْضِ وَمَا يَخْرُجُ مِنْهَا وَمَا يَنْزِلُ مِنَ السَّمَاءِ وَمَا يَعْرُجُ فِيهَا ۚ وَهُوَ الرَّحِيمُ الْغَفُورُ He knows that which goes into the earth and that which … Continue reading

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Bonds of Brotherhood

In surah Shu’ara (26), Allah ta’ala mentions the stories of many Prophets, and He says: إِذْ قَالَ لَهُمْ أَخُوهُمْ نُوحٌ When their brother Nuh (alayhi salaam) said to them, and this format repeats for Saalih, Lut and Hud (alayhum assalaam). … Continue reading

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Syntax in the Qur’an

Alhamdulillah after a long break, our bayyinah classes with brother Nouman started again! Here was last night’s gem: Syntax in the Qur’an We learned before that the Qur’an doesn’t compromise style or content; it maintains both aspects flawlessly. Two simple … Continue reading

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Qawlan Sadeeda

Every jumu’ah we hear the khateeb read the verse: يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا اتَّقُوا اللَّهَ وَقُولُوا قَوْلًا سَدِيدًا Believers! Have conciousness of Allah and say ‘qawlan sadeeda‘ (33:70) What is qawlan sadeeda?   سَدِيدًاis from Sadd: seen-daal-daal (س د د), … Continue reading

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Two Hearts in One Man

Quick gem from suratul Ahzaab, Allah azza wa jal says: مَا جَعَلَ اللَّهُ لِرَجُلٍ مِنْ قَلْبَيْنِ فِي جَوْفِهِ Allah has not put for any man two hearts inside his body. (33:4) Why didn’t Allah mention women? Think about it: a … Continue reading

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Weakening and Empowering a Statement

In Arabic, there are means in which you can empower a statement and also weaken it in degrees. Allah ta’ala says: وَلَئِن مَّسَّتْهُمْ نَفْحَةٌ مِّنْ عَذَابِ رَبِّكَ لَيَقُولُنَّ يَا وَيْلَنَا إِنَّا كُنَّا ظَالِمِينَ “And if a breath of the Torment … Continue reading

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The Most Noble of Tasks

Allah ta’ala mentions this statement many times in the Qur’an: إِنَّ ذَلِكَ مِنْ عَزْمِ الْأُمُورِ Certainly that is from the noble tasks. When this statement occurs, it is always in reference to sabr (patience). However, when this statement appears in … Continue reading

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Qur’an vs Kitaab

The two most common names for the Book of Allah are: Qur’an and Kitaab. We learn when studying the Qur’an that even the words chosen are a revelation from Allah with divine wisdom. So, in that case, what do these … Continue reading

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Qur’anic Oath: Tallahi!

Aqsaam (oaths) in the Qur’an are a very fascinating subject that we should study and focus on more. As mentioned before, there are a few components needed for a qasm to occur. One of them is the harf qasm, a … Continue reading

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We are POOR

For all the college students out there, we know that being broke is normal. But I’m here to tell the rest of you that you are all broke too. Every. Last. One of you. You may be thinking: “I just … Continue reading

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Earth’s Fill of Gold

Allah ta’ala says in the Qur’an: إِنَّ الَّذِينَ كَفَرُواْ وَمَاتُواْ وَهُمْ كُفَّارٌ فَلَن يُقْبَلَ مِنْ أَحَدِهِم مِّلْءُ الأرْضِ ذَهَبًا وَلَوِ افْتَدَى بِهِ أُوْلَـئِكَ لَهُمْ عَذَابٌ أَلِيمٌ وَمَا لَهُم مِّن نَّاصِرِينَ Indeed, those who disbelieve and die while they are disbelievers … Continue reading

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One is the Loneliest Number

Bismillah Allah ta’ala says in Suratun Nisaa, in two seemingly balanced ayaat: وَمَن يُطِعِ اللَّهَ وَرَسُولَهُ يُدْخِلْهُ جَنَّاتٍ تَجْرِي مِن تَحْتِهَا الْأَنْهَارُ خَالِدِينَ فِيهَا ۚ وَذَ‌ٰلِكَ الْفَوْزُ الْعَظِيمُ Those who obey Allah and His Messenger will be admitted to Gardens … Continue reading

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The Parable of Spouses and Garments

Bismillah Allah (سبحانه وتعالى) uses amazing parables in the Qur’an that strike fear, awe and amazement in the hearts of the believers. Throughout the Qur’an, Allah (سبحانه وتعالى) draws parables for us to convey the importance of certain topics, to … Continue reading

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Immerse Yourself in Sibghatullah

Bismillah Allah ta’ala says at the end of the first juz, صِبْغَةَ اللَّهِ ۖ وَمَنْ أَحْسَنُ مِنَ اللَّهِ صِبْغَةً ۖ وَنَحْنُ لَهُ عَابِدُونَ The “sibghah” of Allah, and who can be better than Allah in “sibghah”? And we are His … Continue reading

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Entertainment of the Hereafter

Bismillah. In this day and age, there are so many avenues of entertaining oneself, it would not be possible to name all of these forms. Each of us chooses their own entertainment based on personal preferences and tastes. But in … Continue reading

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Names of Naar: Sa’eer

Bismillah Sa’eer appears 16 times in the Qur’an, and is one of the more common names and descriptions of Hell-Fire. Allah azza wa jal says, وَكَذَ‌ٰلِكَ أَوْحَيْنَا إِلَيْكَ قُرْآنًا عَرَبِيًّا لِّتُنذِرَ أُمَّ الْقُرَىٰ وَمَنْ حَوْلَهَا وَتُنذِرَ يَوْمَ الْجَمْعِ لَا رَيْبَ … Continue reading

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Usage of “Fear” in the Qur’an

Bismillah The Oxford dictionary defines fear as: • noun 1 an unpleasant emotion caused by the threat of danger, pain, or harm. 2 the likelihood of something unwelcome happening. • verb 1 be afraid of. 2 (fear for) be anxious … Continue reading

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Only a portion?!

Allaah `azza wa jall, says in Soorah al-Nisaa: “Whosoever intercedes for a good cause will have a ‘naseeb’ thereof, and whosoever intercedes for an evil cause will have a ‘kifl’ of it. And Allah is Ever All-Able to do everything.” … Continue reading

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In a clear orbit

I was talking with one of my friends (a physics student) when she showed this… What do you notice about the following verse: “Neither is it allowed for the sun that it should overtake the moon, nor can the night outstrip … Continue reading

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Allaah Alone is One

Reading through Soorat Maryam had me thinking of various points, one of which was the repetitive use of the word فرد as opposed to the word واحد – they both mean ‘one’/single/alone etc but people tend to use them interchangeably. … Continue reading

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Feeling Safe & Secure?

The words إيمان (faith) and أمانة (trust) among others are all derived from the word أَمْن which is security & safety as Allaah `azza wa jall says, وَعَدَ اللَّهُ الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا مِنكُمْ وَعَمِلُوا الصَّالِحَاتِ لَيَسْتَخْلِفَنَّهُم فِي الْأَرْضِ كَمَا اسْتَخْلَفَ الَّذِينَ مِن … Continue reading

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A selection from your Lord

Allah Subhanahu wa Ta’ala mentions in Soorah al-Nisaa: لَّـكِنِ الرَّاسِخُونَ فِي الْعِلْمِ مِنْهُمْ وَالْمُؤْمِنُونَ يُؤْمِنُونَ بِمَا أُنزِلَ إِلَيكَ وَمَا أُنزِلَ مِن قَبْلِكَ وَالْمُقِيمِينَ الصَّلاَةَ وَالْمُؤْتُونَ الزَّكَاةَ وَالْمُؤْمِنُونَ بِاللّهِ وَالْيَوْمِ الآخِرِ أُوْلَـئِكَ سَنُؤْتِيهِمْ أَجْراً عَظِيماً “But those among them who are … Continue reading

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“And when you recite the Qur’an, We put an invisible veil between you and those who do not believe in the Hereafter.”

{“And when you recite the Qur’an, We put an invisible veil between you and those who do not believe in the Hereafter.”} [Qur’an al-Isra’ 17; 45] A group of the Mufassirin explained this verse to mean that the aversion to … Continue reading

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“O Messenger of Allah! Indeed, I love you…”

‘A’ishah reported that a man came to the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) and said: “O Messenger of Allah! Indeed, I love you more than I love myself, and I love you more than I love my family, … Continue reading

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“{…for the believers, he is full of pity, kind, and merciful.”}

{” Verily, there has come to you a Messenger from amongst yourselves. It grieves him that you should experience any injury or difficulty. He is anxious over you; for the believers, he is full of pity, kind, and merciful.”} [at-Tawbah; … Continue reading

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“Those who disbelieve will wish that they were Muslims…”

Ibn Kathir narrated, on the authority of Ibn al-Jawzi: “There was an unfortunate man from the Mujahidin who were fighting in the lands of the Romans. So, when the Muslims were in one of their expeditions and surrounding a land … Continue reading

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Certainly, They Will Succeed [Part 2]

Allah azza wa jal continues to describe the successful believers, what is it they do next? وَالَّذِينَ هُمْ لِفُرُوجِهِمْ حَافِظُونَ And those who guard their private parts. (5) Allah ta’ala says they are “haafidhoon”, those who guard, protect and to … Continue reading

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‘… Except the people of Yunus’

Some thoughts over Surah Yunus. Hope it benefits… وَقَالَ مُوسَى رَبَّنَا إِنَّكَ آتَيْتَ فِرْعَوْنَ وَمَلأهُ زِينَةً وَأَمْوَالاً فِي الْحَيَاةِ الدُّنْيَا رَبَّنَا لِيُضِلُّواْ عَن سَبِيلِكَ رَبَّنَا اطْمِسْ عَلَى أَمْوَالِهِمْ وَاشْدُدْ عَلَى قُلُوبِهِمْ فَلاَ يُؤْمِنُواْ حَتَّى يَرَوُاْ الْعَذَابَ الأَلِيمَ “And Musa said: … Continue reading

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