Juz 30 · Qur'an Tafseer · Quraysh

A Summary of the Story of the People of the Elephant

This is the story of the people of the Elephant, in brief, and summarized. It has already been mentioned in the story of the People of the Ditch that Dhu Nuas, the last king of Himyar, a polytheist -- was the one who ordered killing the People of the Ditch. They were Christians and their… Continue reading A Summary of the Story of the People of the Elephant

Juz 30 · Qur'an Tafseer · Quraysh

Tafseer of Surah Quraysh

Singling Out Allah SWT Alone For Worship Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala begins this Surah by saying, لإِيلَـفِ قُرَيْشٍ  “For the familiarity of the Quraysh” The word ‘ilaf’, as used in the original is from ‘alf’ which means to be habituated and accustomed to be reunited after breaking up, and to adopt something as a habit.… Continue reading Tafseer of Surah Quraysh

Juz 30 · Qur'an Tafseer · Quraysh

Surah 106 Quraysh

Name: The Surah has been named after the word Quraysh in the first Ayah. Period of Revelation: The Surah contains words, ‘Rabba hadh-al-Bait’ (Lord of the House). This indicates this Surah was revealed in Makkah. Had it been revealed at Madina, the words used for the Ka’abah could not be relevant. Historical Background: To properly… Continue reading Surah 106 Quraysh