An-Nisa · Juz 4 · Qur'an Tafseer

Giving the Dowry is Obligatory

In the Name of Allah, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful  Tafseer Surah An-Nisa Ayah 4 In the previous ayah, the objective was to remove the injustice done to women through the multiplicity of marriages. This ayah takes up a particular right of women and aims to remove the injustice practiced in this matter. This… Continue reading Giving the Dowry is Obligatory

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An-Nisa · Juz 4 · Qur'an Tafseer

Polygamy in Islam – The Marriages of Prophet Muhammad

Our beloved Prophet salAllahu 'alayhi wa sallam is often criticized for having more than one wife. A man having excellent virtues as himself was not sent to the world for any other purpose than spreading Islam, purifying the people and teaching the Qur’an. He, by his word and deed, made the teachings of Islam radiate all over… Continue reading Polygamy in Islam – The Marriages of Prophet Muhammad

An-Nisa · Juz 4 · Qur'an Tafseer

Marry Only One If You Know You Won’t Be Fair

Tafseer Surah An-Nisa Ayah 3 Some people love throwing out statements such as, “In Islam, you can marry four women.” While it is permissible, very few people know that Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala has provided us guidelines and etiquette of such marriages. Mufti Muhammad Shafi Usmani comments in ayah 2, guardians were warned against pilferage… Continue reading Marry Only One If You Know You Won’t Be Fair

An-Nisa · Juz 4 · Qur'an Tafseer

Protecting the Property of the Orphans

Tafseer Surah An-Nisa Ayah 2 In the previous ayah, Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala talked about the creation of man and reminded us that we are all from one soul. Therefore, as children of the same man, we should treat one another with respect and mercy. No one is superior to another because of their skin… Continue reading Protecting the Property of the Orphans

An-Nisa · Juz 4 · Qur'an Tafseer

The Command to Have Taqwa; A Reminder of Creation and Being Kind to Relatives

Tafseer Surah An-Nisa Ayah 1   Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala begins Surah an-Nisa by commanding His servants to have Taqwa of Him. He reminds us of His might, for He created many human beings from one soul – Prophet Adam ‘alayhi salaam. Mufti Muhammad Shafi Usmani explains the word ittaqu [اتَّقُوا] translated here as fear means “to have… Continue reading The Command to Have Taqwa; A Reminder of Creation and Being Kind to Relatives

An-Nisa · Juz 4 · Qur'an Tafseer

Introduction to Surah an-Nisa

Order of Revelation: 92 Place of Revelation: Madinah Relationship between Surah an-Nisa and Surah Aal-Imran Surah Aal-Imran concluded with an exhortation to Taqwa, “O you who have believed, persevere and endure and remain stationed and fear Allah that you may be successful.”  [Qur’an 3:200] [Tafseer Surah Aal-Imran Ayah 200] Surah an-Nisa now begins with Taqwa in the mode… Continue reading Introduction to Surah an-Nisa

Aal-Imran · Juz 4 · Qur'an Tafseer

Surah Aal-Imran – A Recap

Alhumdulillah, we have reached the end of Surah Aal-Imran. All good is from Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala and all shortcomings are ours. May He guide us to the best way for serving His Deen and accept this service from us, ameen. In our Introduction to Surah Aal-Imran post, we presented a comparison between Surah Al-Baqarah… Continue reading Surah Aal-Imran – A Recap

Aal-Imran · Juz 4 · Qur'an Tafseer

The Command for Patience and Ribat

Tafseer Surah Aal-Imran Ayaat 200 Hasan Al-Basri said, “The believers are commanded to be patient in the religion that Allah chose for them, Islam. They are not allowed to abandon it in times of comfort or hardship, ease or calamity until they die as Muslims. They are also commanded to endure against their enemies, those… Continue reading The Command for Patience and Ribat

Aal-Imran · Juz 4 · Qur'an Tafseer

The Two Types of Disbelievers

Tafseer Surah Aal-Imran Ayaat 196 – 199 In these ayaat Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala mentions two types of disbelievers. One – who are lost in the delights of this world and assume it to be a reality. Second – those who held on to their Scripture in the past and when the message of Islam… Continue reading The Two Types of Disbelievers