Al-Baqarah · Juz 3 · Qur'an Tafseer

Spend in the Way of Allah

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful Ayah 254  Surah Al-Baqarah contains many commands regarding the acts of worship and interactions with people. These are the instructions that people find burdensome, especially when told to “spend in the way of Allah”. The love for life of this world and the love… Continue reading Spend in the Way of Allah

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Al-Baqarah · Juz 3 · Qur'an Tafseer

Allah Honored Some Prophets Over Others

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful Ayah 253  We have read throughout the Qur’an that sometimes the reason behind revelation of an ayah is not guidance but giving solace to the Prophet salAllahu ‘alayhi wa sallam. He was assigned a great mission. He was to convey the Message of Allah… Continue reading Allah Honored Some Prophets Over Others

Al-Baqarah · Juz 2 · Qur'an Tafseer

The Various Stages of Fasting

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful Tafseer Al-Baqarah Ayah 184 In the previous ayah, we learned about the obligation of fasting. Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala encouraged us to fast by telling us that this was obligatory on the previous nations as well. So, the Muslims should not consider it as… Continue reading The Various Stages of Fasting

Al-Baqarah · Juz 2 · Qur'an Tafseer

The Order to Fast and its Purpose

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful Tafseer Al-Baqarah Ayah 183 From the preceding few ayaat we see that the believers are being directly addressed. Whenever you come across the words, “O believers,” become attentive because Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala is directly talking to you. From here we are going to… Continue reading The Order to Fast and its Purpose

Al-Baqarah · Juz 2 · Qur'an Tafseer

The Qur’anic View of making Will

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful Tafseer Al-Baqarah 180 – 182 What happens after a person passes away? The issue of inheritance is raised. These ayaat are a hint for those who argue that Qur’an has been compiled without any sequence. In the previous ayaat, Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala talked… Continue reading The Qur’anic View of making Will

Al-Baqarah · Juz 2 · Qur'an Tafseer

An Obligation for the People of Understanding

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful Tafseer Al-Baqarah Ayah 179 In the rule of Qisas, we learned that if someone kills an innocent person then he (the murderer) too should be killed unless the deceased’s heirs choose to forgive him. Someone might say that one person was killed and in… Continue reading An Obligation for the People of Understanding

Al-Baqarah · Juz 2 · Qur'an Tafseer

Take Blood Money in Place of Murder

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful Part 1 Tafseer Al-Baqarah Ayah 178 (Part 2) If the deceased’s family demand murder for murder but the murderer requests them to forgive his sin and take blood money instead then it should be accepted. This is the case when the murderer acknowledges his… Continue reading Take Blood Money in Place of Murder

Al-Baqarah · Juz 2 · Qur'an Tafseer

Prescribed for You is Qisas for those murdered

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful Tafseer Al-Baqarah 178 (Part 1) In the previous ayah, we learned that righteousness is not limited to turning our faces in a certain direction, dressing up a certain way or performing a few rituals. Rather, Al-Birr or righteousness is doing everything that Allah subhanahu… Continue reading Prescribed for You is Qisas for those murdered

Al-Baqarah · Juz 2 · Qur'an Tafseer

What is Al-Birr [Piety/Righteousness]? (Part 3)

Tafseer Al-Baqarah 177 (Part 3) Moral Qualities After talking about the articles of faith, rights of people and rights of Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala, we are informed about some moral qualities that we should have. “…and who fulfill their covenant when they make it…” Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala reminds us of our ahd [covenant/promises]. We… Continue reading What is Al-Birr [Piety/Righteousness]? (Part 3)

Al-Baqarah · Juz 2 · Qur'an Tafseer

What is Al-Birr [Piety/Righteousness]? (Part 2)

Tafseer Surah Al-Baqarah 177 (Part 2) What other things constitute Al-Birr? The Rights of Other People We now learn the rights that other people have on us. Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala says, “…and gives his wealth, in spite of love for it, to the kinsfolk, to the orphans, and to poor, and to the wayfarer,… Continue reading What is Al-Birr [Piety/Righteousness]? (Part 2)