Al-Anaam · Juz 8 · Qur'an Tafseer

Surah al-Anaam – A Recap

Surah al-Anaam takes its name from Ayaat 136, 138 and 139 in which superstitious belief of the idolatrous Arabs concerning the lawfulness of some an’aam and the unlawfulness of some others have been refuted. Ibn ‘Abbas radhiAllahu ‘anhu narrates that the entire Surah was revealed in one sitting at Makkah, accompanied by 70,000 angels raising… Continue reading Surah al-Anaam – A Recap

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Al-Anaam · Juz 8 · Qur'an Tafseer

Tafseer Surah al-Anaam Ayaat 164 – 165

The Command to Sincerely Trust in Allah The Mushrikeen would constantly ask the Prophet salAllahu `alayhi wa sallam to touch their gods. They would say, “Don’t worship them but also don’t say anything bad about them.” In this Ayah Allah subhanahu wa ta`ala is commanding the Prophet to say, The Prophet salAllahu `alayhi wa sallam… Continue reading Tafseer Surah al-Anaam Ayaat 164 – 165

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Tafseer Surah al-Anaam Ayaat 161 – 163

Islam is the Straight Path In the previous Ayaat we have studied how people altered the true religion either through adding something new to it or by making a deficiency, and split into factions and groups. The Ayaat here present an authentic profile of the true religion describing its fundamental principles, and some important subsidiaries… Continue reading Tafseer Surah al-Anaam Ayaat 161 – 163

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Tafseer Surah al-Anaam Ayaat 159 – 160

Criticizing Division in the Religion Ibn Katheer reports that Ayah 159 was revealed about the Jews and the Christians. Ibn `Abbas radhiAllahu `anhu commented about the Ayah that before Muhammad (salAllahu `alayhi wa sallam) was sent, the Jews and the Christians disputed and divided into sects. When Muhammad was sent, Allah revealed to him this… Continue reading Tafseer Surah al-Anaam Ayaat 159 – 160

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Tafseer Surah al-Anaam Ayah 158

Are They Waiting for the Angels to Descend? The major portion of Surah Al-Anaam has been revealed to correct the beliefs and deeds of the people of Makkah and to remove their doubts and to answer questions raised by them. All through the Surah, especially in the previous Ayaat, the people of Makkah and the… Continue reading Tafseer Surah al-Anaam Ayah 158

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Tafseer Surah al-Anaam Ayaat 154 – 157

What It Means to Have the Book? After Allah subhanahu wa ta`ala described the Qur’an stating that this is the straight He praises the Torah and its Messenger. He says, Allah subhanahu wa ta`ala often mentions the Qur’an and Torah together as can be seen in Surah al-Ahqaf Ayah 12, Surah al-Anaam Ayaat 91 and… Continue reading Tafseer Surah al-Anaam Ayaat 154 – 157

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Tafseer Surah al-Anaam Ayaat 152 – 153

Ten Commandments In Ayah 151, we read five of the ten commandments sent by Allah subhanahu wa ta`ala that are similar to those mentioned in the Torah. Ayaat 152 and 153 describe the next five commandments. Allah subhanahu wa ta`ala says, The Sixth Prohibition: Eating up the Property of an Orphan The address here is… Continue reading Tafseer Surah al-Anaam Ayaat 152 – 153

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Tafseer Surah al-Anaam Ayah 151

Ten Commandments From about two or three sections, the recurring theme has been how heedless and ignorant human being has bypassed the law revealed by the Law Giver and the Creator and in its place had taken ancestral and innovated customs as their religion. They made what Allah subhanahu wa ta`ala had declared to be… Continue reading Tafseer Surah al-Anaam Ayah 151

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Tafseer Surah al-Anaam Ayah 150

Do Not Follow the Desires of Those who Deny Allah’s Ayaat In this Ayah, Allah subhanahu wa ta`ala instructs the believers not to follow vain desires and footsteps of the misguided people. When a person is on truth and abstains from what has been prohibited in the Qur’an, and there are people around him engaged… Continue reading Tafseer Surah al-Anaam Ayah 150

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Tafseer Surah al-Anaam Ayah 148 and 149

A False Notion and Its Rebuttal Disbelievers’ next argument was that we are misguided because Allah wanted us to do this. Had He not willed we would not have committed the wrong that we do. Allah subhanahu wa ta`ala says, Here Allah subhanahu wa ta`ala mentioned a debate with the idolators, refuting a false notion… Continue reading Tafseer Surah al-Anaam Ayah 148 and 149