Aal-Imran · Juz 4 · Qur'an Tafseer

Uttering False Claims about Allah

Tafseer Surah Aal-Imran Ayaat 181 – 184 The subject matter shifts from lessons from the Battle of Uhud to the attitude of the people to whom Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala had given the Book and knowledge. He says,   Background of the Ayah 181 Sa’eed ibn Jubayr said that Ibn ‘Abbas radhiAllahu ‘anhu said when… Continue reading Uttering False Claims about Allah

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

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

Al-Baqarah · Juz 3 · Qur'an Tafseer

Who Deserves Charity in the Light of the Qur’an

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful Tafseer Al-Baqarah Ayaat 273 - 274 While it is permissible to give charity to anyone, Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala guides us to what is better. He says, The word uhsiru [أُحْصِرُوا] is from the root Ha-saad-ra and it means, “to be strait, restricted or… Continue reading Who Deserves Charity in the Light of the Qur’an

Al-Baqarah · Juz 3 · Qur'an Tafseer

Giving Charity to Non-Muslims

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful Tafseer Al-Baqarah Ayah 272 Abu ‘Abdur Rahman An-Nasa’i recorded from Ibn ‘Abbas radhiAllahu ‘anhu  that earlier the new Muslims disliked giving charity to their polytheist relatives. Later Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala revealed this ayah and removed their qualms about helping their relatives who were… Continue reading Giving Charity to Non-Muslims

Al-Baqarah · Juz 3 · Qur'an Tafseer

The Virtue of Disclosing or Concealing Charity

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful Tafseer Al-Baqarah Ayah 271 In the previous ayaat, we studied the disapproval of disclosing our good deeds. In the present ayah we learn some of the situations in which it might be permissible and encouraged to disclose. Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala says, “If you… Continue reading The Virtue of Disclosing or Concealing Charity

Al-Baqarah · Juz 3 · Qur'an Tafseer

The Encouragement to Spend Honest Money for Allah’s Sake

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful Tafseer Al-Baqarah Ayaat 267 - 268 Throughout the Qur’an, people have been encouraged to spend in the way of Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala. Pertaining this duty, one can have many questions in the mind such as what to spend, how much to spend, and… Continue reading The Encouragement to Spend Honest Money for Allah’s Sake

Al-Baqarah · Juz 3 · Qur'an Tafseer

Evil Deeds Nullify Good Deeds

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful Al-Baqarah Ayah 265 - It is Forbidden to Remind about Charity The word ibtigha [ابْتِغَاءَ] is from the root letters ba-ghayn-ya and it means ‘sought after or desired’. One person is spending so that people can see his good deed; another person is spending… Continue reading Evil Deeds Nullify Good Deeds

Al-Baqarah · Juz 3 · Qur'an Tafseer

Don’t Spend Your Wealth Only to be seen by People

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful Al-Baqarah Ayah 264 – Don’t Spend Your Wealth Only to be seen by People In ayaat 264 – 266, Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala explains to us through examples how charity can be preserved and how it is nullified. He says, We have learned previously… Continue reading Don’t Spend Your Wealth Only to be seen by People