About


bismillah

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful

Asalaam o Alaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh,

This study circle emerged as our personal quest to read and understand the Book of Allah. We were born to Muslim parents but never had the formal religious education. Like most non-Arabs, we were dependent on translation to understand the Arabic text. Then Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala favored us to study His Book as was revealed to the Prophet salAllahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, understood by his Companions radhiAllahu ‘anhum  (radhiAllahu ‘anhum) and followed by the Tabi’een.

Our story has been published in The Intellect magazine, Vol. 5, Issue 3. (Feb-Mar, 2014) titled: Why Should I Study Quran?

We are following the Tafseer of ibn Katheer. It is our main source of reference. However, there are times when the tafseer is not adequately detailed that is when we refer to other resources. As a policy of full disclosure, we never hide our sources. We understand that your and our emaan is too precious to risk it. Whoever has ever written to us inquiring the sources, we have provided them the details. Below is a list of a few sources that we use ‘when’ we don’t find sufficient explanation in the tafseer of ibn Katheer:

All the listed sources are authentic to the best of our knowledge. Tafseer ibn Katheer is and will remain our main source of reference.

Our Facebook page was started on April 23rd, 2012. Initially, we only communicated through our page. Later on, we started receiving requests from our readers to offer them a platform other than Facebook. That is when we created this blog.

Since then we have come a long way. Through apprehensions, dissuasion, appreciations and criticisms, we have learned a lot. Alhumdulillah ‘ala kulli haal.

This is also the reason why there is a disparity between our page and our blog. Surah Al-Baqarah and Surah Aal-‘Imran were missing from the blog because by then we were already at Surah an-Nisa and we didn’t have enough hands to align the two mediums.

We have now updated Surah Al-Baqarah, alhumdulillah and are in the process of uploading Surah Aal-Imran. We might resume the tafseer from Surah Al-Araf or improve the existing posts. We ask Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala to guide us to the right decision, ameen.

We are also looking for like-minded sisters who can help us with the following:

-Proofreading

-Compiling of tafseer posts or transcription of lectures

-Formatting and publishing posts on WordPress

-Scheduling posts on social media

If you are interested in helping us out or know someone who might be interested, please contact us either through Facebook or by dropping a line here. We only look for three things: you are committed to seeking knowledge from the authentic sources, respect the scholars and you must have knowledge of proper English grammar.

Ask questions if you have any but please avoid fiqh questions. We are ordinary Qur’an students with a love for Allah’s Book and sharing whatever we learn. The best person to take your questions to is a scholar who has spent considerable years in studying and understanding all the matters of the religion. If you ask us any question that we have no prior knowledge of, we will go to www.islamqa.info/en/, search it and pass it on to you.

You are encouraged to correct our mistakes but please keep your criticisms positive. This is a humble effort to study the Qur’an, we are ordinary people with no accolades or titles to attach to our names. Any good that you see at our blog is from Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala and all shortcomings are our own. Please make du’a that He guides us to the best of the ways to practice and convey His Message. May He accept this service from us, put barakah in our time and give us the taufeeq of leaving what’s not going to benefit us in the Hereafter. We pray that it is a beneficial journey for all of us, ameen.

Asalaam o Alaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh

Last updated on April 10, 2017

25 thoughts on “About

  1. Assalamu alaikum,
    This website (via wordpress) is awesome! I was reading Quran and had gotten up to verse 104 of an-Nisa when I discovered it. The day I joined the site you were discussing the same and subsequent verses. Perfect timing. Thanks!
    -Ellie

    1. Walikum salaam Ellie,
      Thank you for stopping by and alhumdulillah that it was beneficial for you :) We have a facebook page as well. The page was started much earlier than the blog so you can review the tafseer missed [in sha Allah]. Join and invite others too. Come let’s study Qur’an together.
      – Qur’an Study Circle Admin

  2. This is really a good page. I learned very much here. There are real facts. May Allah keep us regular to understand.

    1. Asalaam o Alaykum,

      This is conducted online only, but there are alhumdulillah several Qur’an institutes conducting classes on regular basis. If you can tell us where you’re located we might be able to refer a few places. You can send us an email at versebyversequranstudycircle@gmail.com in case you’re not comfortable in disclosing your location publicly.

      JazakiAllahu khairan katheera for your interest. May Allah subhanahu wa ta`ala increase you in knowledge, aameen.

  3. Asalaam o Alaykum!!
    MASHA ALLAH is site is awsome !!very helpful!! great efford

    can u share the tafasir of surah ah’raf and surah an’fal??

    1. Walikum salaam wa rahmatullah,

      JazakiAllahu khair for your kind words and appreciation. We will be studying the tafseer of Surah al-A`raf after completing Surah al-Anaam, in sha Allah. Surah al-A`raf is a beautiful Surah, full of compassion and encouraging words, we are looking forward to studying its meaning too.

      BarakAllah Feek.

  4. JazakAllah khair !!

    MAY Lord bestow his special mercy and reward to u ameen……….!

    and grant ALL ov us with true understanding of deen with constancy, in this world like make us die as those who have surrendered themselves unto YOU (ALLAH s.w.t)..O Lord! Let not our hearts deviate from the truth after You have guided us, .& take our souls in the company of the righteous.ameen

  5. Asslamoalekum wr wb,
    I have just read your blog, All praises are for Allah (SWT) who has sent an idea in my heart so I have cometo this blog. Your work is great may Allah (SWT) give more knowledge to you and me also. (AAMEEN)
    HATS OFF TO YOU, for your great work again
    Allah Hafiz

    1. Walikum salaam wa rahmatullahi barakatuhu,

      All good is from Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala. Indeed, it is He Who inspires man to do good. May He accept this service from us and keep us committed to it, aameen.

  6. Assalamu Alaikum. Thank you so much for this website. The detailed explanation, commentary and lessons help to connect and reflect. May Allah bless you and your team.

  7. Great website.

    Was reading a verse in Al Nisaa and wanted to see what it actually meant. My understanding has been cleared up.

    Thanks for taking the time to put this resource together.

  8. AsSalaamu ‘Alaikum.

    For a while now, I have been referring to your blog for detailed Tafasir. Today, it struck me so I wanted to check what sources you refer to for writing them (since in my knowledge, Tafseer of Ibn Kathir does not provide such details). And I must say, I couldn’t be more glad to read your “About” section, Alhamdulillah.

    May Allah accept from us and you. I do not want to praise too highly of your effort because your reward lies with Him alone, but truly, this blog has won my heart, ma shaa’ Allah.

    May Allah give you all the opportunity to keep going until the Qur’an in its entirety is covered.

    Keep going forward regardless of any negativity, you guys : )

  9. Assalam Alaikum,

    Jazak Allah khair for making this blog. It is very informative. Would like to know if I can get PDF copy for Surah Baqarah Tafseer.

    Ghassan

    1. Walikum salaam wa rahmatullah,

      At present, we do not have PDF for all Al-Baqarah ayaat, in sha Allah, we will resume posting in the beginning of the next year. Please check back again.

      JazakiAllah khair for your kind words, may Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala accept it from us, ameen.

  10. assalamualikum…
    jzk Allah for this wonderful website…May Allah help u in ur endeavour.
    I’m a part of a quran study group in watsapp. We r nw in juz amma. Can I use the tafsir notes of this website for our watspp grp?
    Wassalaam. ..

  11. Assalamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuhu.

    Eid Mubaarak to you all.
    Taqabbalallaahu Minna wa Minkum.

    Found some change in the Admin. It’s a sister now.
    I was addressing as ‘Brother’ in some of my previous comments.
    Even when this blog was not active some months ago, I said so.
    Or did I make any gender blunder! :)

    But one thing. The blog now has got a different look and approach.
    From the beginning I am following this blog, MaashaaAllah you are doing a good job.
    Keep up the good work.
    May Allah reward you all for your endeavours.

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