Aal-Imran · Juz 4 · Qur'an Tafseer

The Reason and Wisdom Behind the Defeat at Uhud

Tafseer Surah Aal-Imran Ayaat 165 – 168 People who think have a tendency of reflecting over each situation or incident of their lives. When the Companions radhiAllahu ‘anhum suffered defeat in the Battle of Uhud, they reflected on the reasons behind this defeat. Having won in the Battle of Badr, they were disturbed by the… Continue reading The Reason and Wisdom Behind the Defeat at Uhud

Aal-Imran · Juz 4 · Qur'an Tafseer

Prophet Muhammad was sent as a Favor Upon the Believers

Tafseer Surah Aal-Imran Ayah 164 This ayah speaks of the great favor Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala has shown to the Muslims. This favor is the gift of sending Prophet Muhammad salAllahu ‘alayhi wa sallam. Mufti Muhammad Shafi Usmani explains: Prophets come into the world to nurture the human spirit correctly. It means to mold human… Continue reading Prophet Muhammad was sent as a Favor Upon the Believers

Aal-Imran · Juz 4 · Qur'an Tafseer

Stealing from the Wealth of Others

Tafseer Surah Aal-Imran Ayaat 161 – 163 Ibn ‘Abbas radhiAllahu ‘anhu said that this ayah was revealed in connection with a red robe that was missing from the spoils of the Battle of Badr. Some people said that the Messenger of Allah salAllahu ‘alayhi wa sallam might have taken it. When this rumor circulated, Allah… Continue reading Stealing from the Wealth of Others

Aal-Imran · Juz 4 · Qur'an Tafseer

Ask Allah SWT for Gentleness and Softness

Tafseer Surah Aal-Imran Ayah 159 Even though the mistake made by some of the Companions in the Battle of Uhud caused grief to Prophet Muhammad, he did not reproach him. It was a special favor of Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala that He created Prophet Muhammad salAllahu ‘alayhi wa sallam to be a man of high… Continue reading Ask Allah SWT for Gentleness and Softness

Aal-Imran · Juz 4 · Qur'an Tafseer

Death is a Matter Pre-Destined

Tafseer Surah Aal-Imran Ayaat 156 – 158 In these ayaat, Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala reminds us to fix our aqeedah. It has been noticed when someone passes away, people utter statements that do not befit a believer such as saying, “Had he not gone out he would not have been killed.” Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala… Continue reading Death is a Matter Pre-Destined

Aal-Imran · Juz 4 · Qur'an Tafseer

Do Not Grieve Over What You Have Missed or What Has Struck You

Tafseer Surah Aal-Imran Ayaat 153 – 155 In his Tafseer, Ma’arif-ul-Qur’an, Mufti Muhammad Shafi Usmani writes, these ayaat form part of the several previous ayaat relating to the Battle of Uhud. The first ayah here mentions the sorrows of the Companions radhiAllahu ‘anhum. The second ayah describes the antidote. The third ayah reiterates that the… Continue reading Do Not Grieve Over What You Have Missed or What Has Struck You

Aal-Imran · Juz 4 · Qur'an Tafseer

Allah’s Help and Support for the Believers

Tafseer Surah Aal-Imran Ayaat 149 – 152 Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala warns His believing servants against obeying the disbelievers and hypocrites because such obedience leads to utter destruction in this life and the Hereafter. Background of the Revelation of the Ayaat Mufti Muhammad Shafi Usmani writes in his Tafseer, Ma’arif-ul-Qur’an, the word sultan meaning “authority” includes… Continue reading Allah’s Help and Support for the Believers

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Developing a Girl’s Self-Confidence

Praise be to Allah At the age of two, a child starts to form her attitude towards the world around her. Some developmental psychologists think that the sense of self-confidence is one of the first of these attitudes and the strength of these feelings at age 2 depends on the kind of care that the… Continue reading Developing a Girl’s Self-Confidence

Aal-Imran · Juz 4 · Qur'an Tafseer

Be Firm in Your Resolve – Do Not Be Weak

Tafseer Surah Aal-Imran Ayaat 146 – 148 After pointing out the cause of defeat in the Battle of Uhud and what should be done in trials, Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala comforts the believers because of what they suffered in Uhud, Ibn Katheer writes that this ayah means that many prophets and their companions were killed… Continue reading Be Firm in Your Resolve – Do Not Be Weak

Aal-Imran · Juz 4 · Qur'an Tafseer

Work for the Eternal Rewards of the Hereafter

Tafseer Surah Aal-Imran Ayaat 144 – 145 When Muslims suffered defeat in battle at Uhud and some of them were killed, Shaytan shouted, “Muhammad has been killed.” Ibn Qami’ah went back to the idolaters and claimed, “I have killed Muhammad.” Some Muslims believed this rumor and thought that the Messenger of Allah salAllahu ‘alayhi wa… Continue reading Work for the Eternal Rewards of the Hereafter