Al-Maidah · Juz 6 · Qur'an Tafseer

Tafseer Surah al-Ma’idah Ayaat 80 – 81

In these ayaat, the cultivation of deep friendship with disbelievers has been prohibited as its outcome is disastrous. It may also be indicative of the possibility that the deviation of Bani Israel was a result of their close friendly collaboration with disbelievers which may have affected their ways adversely and finally became the cause of… Continue reading Tafseer Surah al-Ma’idah Ayaat 80 – 81

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Ahadeeth on Enjoining Righteousness and Forbidding Evil

Through ahadeeth we learn about the virtue of enjoining righteousness and forbidding evil. Imam Ahmad recorded that Hudhayfah bin al-Yaman said that the Prophet salAllahu aalyhi wa sallam said, وَالَّذِي نَفْسِي بِيَدِهِ، لَتَأْمُرُنَّ بِالْمَعْرُوفِ، وَلَتَنْهَوُنَّ عَنِ الْمُنْكَرِ، أَوْ لَيُوشِكَنَّ اللهُ أَنْ يَبْعَثَ عَلَيْكُمْ عِقَابًا مِنْ عِنْدِهِ، ثُمَّ لَتَدْعُنَّهُ فَلَا يَسْتَجِيبَ لَكُم “By He in Whose… Continue reading Ahadeeth on Enjoining Righteousness and Forbidding Evil

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Tafseer Surah al-Ma’idah Ayah 79

In ayah 79, Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala explains the reason behind such an intense punishment [mentioned in ayah 78]. He says, كَانُواْ لاَ يَتَنَـهَوْنَ عَن مُّنكَرٍ فَعَلُوهُ لَبِئْسَ مَا كَانُواْ يَفْعَلُونَ   They used not to forbid one another from the evil they committed. Vile indeed was what they used to do. They did not… Continue reading Tafseer Surah al-Ma’idah Ayah 79

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Tafseer Surah al-Ma’idah Ayah 78

In ayah 78, we learn about the sad ending of the Bani Israel. لُعِنَ الَّذِينَ كَفَرُواْ مِن بَنِى إِسْرَءِيلَ عَلَى لِسَانِ دَاوُودَ وَعِيسَى ابْنِ مَرْيَمَ ذلِكَ بِمَا عَصَوْا وَّكَانُواْ يَعْتَدُونَ Those among the Children of Israel who disbelieved were cursed by the tongue of Dawud and Eesa, son of Maryam. That was because they disobeyed… Continue reading Tafseer Surah al-Ma’idah Ayah 78

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Tafseer Surah al-Ma’idah Ayah 77

Exceed Not in Religion Previously, we learned that the Bani Israel became so intense in their transgression that they began killing the messengers of Allah. In this ayah, Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala talks about another extremism displayed by the People of Scripture. قُلْ يَـأَهْلَ الْكِتَـبِ لاَ تَغْلُواْ فِى دِينِكُمْ غَيْرَ الْحَقِّ وَلاَ تَتَّبِعُواْ أَهْوَآءَ قَوْمٍ… Continue reading Tafseer Surah al-Ma’idah Ayah 77

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Tafseer Surah al-Ma’idah Ayah 76

The Prohibition of Shirk and Exaggeration in Religion Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala admonishes those who take up rivals with Him and worship the idols, monuments and false deities. He states that such false deities do not deserve any degree of Divinity. قُلْ أَتَعْبُدُونَ مِن دُونِ اللَّهِ مَا لاَ يَمْلِكُ لَكُمْ ضَرّاً وَلاَ نَفْعاً وَاللَّهُ هُوَ… Continue reading Tafseer Surah al-Ma’idah Ayah 76

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Tafseer Surah al-Ma’idah Ayah 75

In this ayah, there’s a refutation of two false beliefs. مَّا الْمَسِيحُ ابْنُ مَرْيَمَ إِلاَّ رَسُولٌ قَدْ خَلَتْ مِن قَبْلِهِ الرُّسُلُ وَأُمُّهُ صِدِّيقَةٌ The Messiah, son of Maryam, was no more than a Messenger; many were the Messengers that passed away before him. His mother was a Siddeeqah. Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala refutes the claim… Continue reading Tafseer Surah al-Ma’idah Ayah 75

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Tafseer Surah al-Ma’idah Ayah 73 and 74

This ayah rejects the doctrine of trinity. لَّقَدْ كَفَرَ الَّذِينَ قَالُواْ إِنَّ اللَّهَ ثَـلِثُ ثَلَـثَةٍ وَمَا مِنْ إِلَـهٍ إِلاَّ إِلَـهٌ وَحِدٌ وَإِن لَّمْ يَنتَهُواْ عَمَّا يَقُولُونَ لَيَمَسَّنَّ الَّذِينَ كَفَرُواْ مِنْهُمْ عَذَابٌ أَلِيمٌ Surely, they have disbelieved who say, “Allah is the third of three.” And there is no god but One God (Allah). And if… Continue reading Tafseer Surah al-Ma’idah Ayah 73 and 74

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Tafseer Surah al-Ma’idah Ayah 72

Eesa Never Claimed He is God; He Invited People to Tawheed  لَقَدْ كَفَرَ الَّذِينَ قَالُواْ إِنَّ اللَّهَ هُوَ الْمَسِيحُ ابْنُ مَرْيَمَ وَقَالَ الْمَسِيحُ يَابَنِى إِسْرَءِيلَ اعْبُدُواْ اللَّهَ رَبُّى وَرَبَّكُمْ إِنَّهُ مَن يُشْرِكْ بِاللَّهِ فَقَدْ حَرَّمَ اللَّهُ عَلَيهِ الْجَنَّةَ وَمَأْوَاهُ النَّارُ وَمَا لِلظَّـلِمِينَ مِنْ أَنصَارٍ Surely, they have disbelieved who say: “Allah is the Messiah, son… Continue reading Tafseer Surah al-Ma’idah Ayah 72

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Tafseer Surah al-Ma’idah Ayah 71

Why did the Bani Israel act the way they did? They thought since they are the chosen people there will be no punishment on them if they caused oppression or killed the Messengers. وَحَسِبُواْ أَلاَّ تَكُونَ فِتْنَةٌ فَعَمُواْ وَصَمُّواْ ثُمَّ تَابَ اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِمْ ثُمَّ عَمُواْ وَصَمُّواْ كَثِيرٌ مِّنْهُمْ وَاللَّهُ بَصِيرٌ بِمَا يَعْمَلُونَ They thought there… Continue reading Tafseer Surah al-Ma’idah Ayah 71