Aal-Imran · Juz 4 · Qur'an Tafseer

And What is the Life of this World Except the Enjoyment of Delusion

Tafseer Surah Aal-Imran Ayaat 185 – 186 Ayah 185 puts a focus on the ultimate reality of this life when sometime somewhere the disbelievers come to enjoy ascendancy and have all the luxury they can think of in this world. Contrary to this, Muslims have to face some hardships, some difficulties and a certain paucity… Continue reading And What is the Life of this World Except the Enjoyment of Delusion

Aal-Imran · Juz 4 · Qur'an Tafseer

Uttering False Claims about Allah

Tafseer Surah Aal-Imran Ayaat 181 – 184 The subject matter shifts from lessons from the Battle of Uhud to the attitude of the people to whom Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala had given the Book and knowledge. He says,   Background of the Ayah 181 Sa’eed ibn Jubayr said that Ibn ‘Abbas radhiAllahu ‘anhu said when… Continue reading Uttering False Claims about Allah

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What is Meant by Lowering the Gaze?

Praise be to Allah Lowering the gaze (ghadd al-basr) means restraining the gaze and not allowing it to wander or dwell upon anything.  In Islamic terminology it refers to a number of things:  1. Refraining From Looking At People’s ‘Awrahs, Which Includes The Beauty Of A Non-Mahram Woman (Or Man)  Shaykh al-Islam Ibn Taymiyah (may… Continue reading What is Meant by Lowering the Gaze?

Aal-Imran · Juz 4 · Qur'an Tafseer

Do Not Grieve Over the Events of this World

Tafseer Surah Aal-Imran Ayaat 176 – 180 Ibn Katheer comments because the Prophet salAllahu ‘alayhi wa sallam was eager for people’s well-being, he would become sad when the disbelievers would resort to definance, rebellion and stubbornness. Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala said, “Do not be grieved by those who hasten into disbelief. Indeed, they will never… Continue reading Do Not Grieve Over the Events of this World

Aal-Imran · Juz 4 · Qur'an Tafseer

Fear is From Shaytan

Tafseer Surah Aal-Imran Ayaat 172 – 175 These ayaat were revealed in reference to a particular incident. Ibn Katheer writes after the idolaters defeated the Muslims (at Uhud), they started on their way back home, but soon they were concerned because they did not finish off the Muslims in Madinah, so they set out to… Continue reading Fear is From Shaytan

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Salat al-Kusoof – The Sunnah Prayer When There is An Eclipse

Praise be to Allah Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala says (interpretation of the meaning): “And of His signs are the night and day and the sun and moon. Do not prostrate to the sun or to the moon, but prostrate to Allah, who created them, if it should be Him that you worship.” [Fussilat 41:37] Salat… Continue reading Salat al-Kusoof – The Sunnah Prayer When There is An Eclipse

Aal-Imran · Juz 4 · Qur'an Tafseer

Virtues of Martyrdom

Tafseer Surah Aal-Imran Ayaat 169 – 171 In the previous ayaat, we learned about the criticism of the hypocrites who said about the martyrs had they not gone out they would not have died. We learned that death is a pre-decreed matter. Whether a person goes out to strive in the path of Allah subhanahu… Continue reading Virtues of Martyrdom

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