Aal-Imran · Juz 4 · Qur'an Tafseer

The Righteous Among the People of the Scripture

Tafseer Surah Aal-Imran Ayaat 113 – 117 In ayah 110, we read that among the People of the Book there are those who believe. The ayaat under study provide a description of some of the traits of these believing people who later became Muslims and fulfilled the condition of enjoining good and forbidding evil while… Continue reading The Righteous Among the People of the Scripture

Aal-Imran · Juz 4 · Qur'an Tafseer

They Will Not Harm You

Part 1 Tafseer Surah Aal-Imran Ayaat 110 – 112 [Part 2] While delivering the good news to His believing servants that victory and dominance will be theirs against the disbelieving, atheistic People of the Scriptures, Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala said, لَن يَضُرُّوكُمْ إِلَّا أَذًى ۖ وَإِن يُقَاتِلُوكُمْ يُوَلُّوكُمُ الْأَدْبَارَ ثُمَّ لَا يُنصَرُونَ “They will not… Continue reading They Will Not Harm You

Aal-Imran · Juz 4 · Qur'an Tafseer

You Are The Best Nation Ever

Tafseer Surah Aal-Imran Ayaat 110 – 112 [Part 1] In previous ayaat, Muslims were asked to enjoin good and forbid evil in order to remain steadfast in their faith. In the present ayaat, this has been further emphasized with the addition that these were the reasons why Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala called the Ummah of… Continue reading You Are The Best Nation Ever

Aal-Imran · Juz 4 · Qur'an Tafseer

Rise to Enjoin What is Good and Forbid What is Evil

Tafseer Surah Aal-Imran Ayaat 104 – 109 Ibn Katheer comments, “And let there be [arising] from you a nation…” means a nation that calls to righteousness, enjoins all that is good and forbids evil in the manner Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala commanded. They are the ones who will be successful. Ad-Dahhak said, “They are a… Continue reading Rise to Enjoin What is Good and Forbid What is Evil

Aal-Imran · Juz 4 · Qur'an Tafseer

Hold Firmly the Rope of Allah

Tafseer Surah Aal-Imran Ayah 103 Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala says, وَاعْتَصِمُواْ بِحَبْلِ اللَّهِ جَمِيعاً وَلاَ تَفَرَّقُواْ “And hold firmly to the rope of Allah all together and do not become divided.” It was said that the rope of Allah refers to Allah’s covenant as Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala said in another ayah, ضُرِبَتْ عَلَيْهِمُ الذِّلَّةُ… Continue reading Hold Firmly the Rope of Allah

Aal-Imran · Juz 4 · Qur'an Tafseer

Do Not Die Except As Muslims

Tafseer Surah Aal-Imran Ayah 102   Meaning of Taqwa of Allah Ibn Abi Hatim recorded that Ibn Mas’oud radhiAllahu ‘anhu commented on the ayah, “fear Allah as He should be feared…” He said that it means, “He is obeyed and not defied, remembered and not forgotten and appreciated and not unappreciated.” This has an authentic… Continue reading Do Not Die Except As Muslims

Aal-Imran · Juz 4 · Qur'an Tafseer

Warning to Muslims against Imitating Others

  Tafseer Surah Aal-Imran Ayaat 100 – 101 Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala warns His believing servants against obeying the People of the Book who envy the believers for the favor that Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala gave them by sending His Messenger salAllahu ‘alayhi wa sallam. We read a similar ayah in Surah Al-Baqarah where Allah… Continue reading Warning to Muslims against Imitating Others

Aal-Imran · Juz 4 · Qur'an Tafseer

Chastising the People who Stop Others from Seeking the Truth

Tafseer Surah Aal-Imran Ayaat 98-99 In this ayah, Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala criticizes the people who refuse the Truth, reject His ayaat and hinder those who seek the Truth. They did this despite having the knowledge that what the Messenger salAllahu ‘alayhi wa sallam brought was indeed the truth. They found evidence for it in… Continue reading Chastising the People who Stop Others from Seeking the Truth

Aal-Imran · Juz 4 · Qur'an Tafseer

The Necessity of Performing Hajj

    Tafseer Surah Aal-Imran Ayaat 96-97 [Part 2] “And [due] to Allah from the people is a pilgrimage to the House – for whoever is able to find thereto a way.” This ayah established the obligation of performing Hajj. There are many ahadeeth that mention it as one of the pillars and fundamentals of… Continue reading The Necessity of Performing Hajj

Aal-Imran · Juz 4 · Qur'an Tafseer

The Ka’abah is the First House of Worship On Earth

Tafseer Surah Aal-Imran Ayaat 96-97 [Part 1]   Ka’abah was the first house of worship to be built on the earth for all the people. People go around the House doing Tawaf, pray in its vicinity and remain in its area for aitekaaf. This House was re-built by Ibraheem ‘alayhi salaam whose religion the Jews… Continue reading The Ka’abah is the First House of Worship On Earth