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

Articles · Chasing Jannah · Islamic Months · Ramadan

Moving Forward After Ramadan: Self-Improvement

[Adapted from the lecture of Sheikh Yaser Birjas] The blessed month of Ramadan has come to its end. What are our next plans? Are we going to take the road less traveled or regress and return to our pre-Ramadan state? Every year we upgrade our technological devices. No one wants to buy the outdated model… Continue reading Moving Forward After Ramadan: Self-Improvement

Aal-Imran · Juz 4 · Qur'an Tafseer

Only Allah Declares Things to be Lawful or Unlawful

Tafseer Surah Aal-Imran Ayaat 93-95 In the previous ayaat, we have been reading about the arguments by the People of the Book. The following ayaat were revealed in response to another argument that the Jews conducted with the Prophet salAllahu ‘alayhi wa sallam. The Prophet salAllahu ‘alayhi wa sallam had declared that he followed the… Continue reading Only Allah Declares Things to be Lawful or Unlawful

Aal-Imran · Juz 4 · Qur'an Tafseer

Al-Birr Includes All Types of Charity

(Explanation of the word Al-Birr in Surah Aal-Imran ayah 92) First, the ayah motivates spending in the way of Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala. Some commentators take this to mean obligatory charity [zakat] while others take this to be voluntary charity [sadaqaat]. However, according to a consensus of respected researchers in the field, it has been… Continue reading Al-Birr Includes All Types of Charity

Aal-Imran · Juz 4 · Qur'an Tafseer

The Enthusiastic Obedience of the Sahabah RA

(related to Tafseer of Surah Aal-Imran Ayah 92) The Companions radhiAllahu ‘anhum who were the first addressees of the Qur’anic commands and the direct disciples of Prophet Muhammad salAllahu ‘alayhi wa sallam loved to carry out the commands of the Qur’an in letter and spirit. When this ayah was revealed, each of them surveyed as… Continue reading The Enthusiastic Obedience of the Sahabah RA

Aal-Imran · Juz 4 · Qur'an Tafseer

Al-Birr [Righteousness] is Spending from the Best in the Way of Allah SWT

Tafseer Surah Aal-Imran Ayah 92 In the previous ayaat, we have learned the different ways of giving in the way of Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala. The Qur’an begins with the definition of a believer that he is the one who establishes prayer and gives from what Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala has provided him. We learned… Continue reading Al-Birr [Righteousness] is Spending from the Best in the Way of Allah SWT