Aal-Imran · Juz 4 · Qur'an Tafseer

The Necessity of Performing Hajj

    Tafseer Surah Aal-Imran Ayaat 96-97 [Part 2] “And [due] to Allah from the people is a pilgrimage to the House – for whoever is able to find thereto a way.” This ayah established the obligation of performing Hajj. There are many ahadeeth that mention it as one of the pillars and fundamentals of… Continue reading The Necessity of Performing Hajj

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

Al-Baqarah · Juz 2 · Qur'an Tafseer

Remembering Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala in Mina

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful Tafseer Al-Baqarah Ayah 203 In this ayah emphasis has been given on remembering Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala in Mina. The word ta’ajjal [تَعَجَّلَ] is from the root ayn-jeem-laam and it means to hasten, speed up or accelerate. The word tuh’sharoon [تُحْشَرُون] is from the… Continue reading Remembering Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala in Mina

Al-Baqarah · Juz 2 · Qur'an Tafseer

Asking Allah for the Good of this World and the Next

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful Tafseer Al-Baqarah Ayaat 200 – 202 (Part 2) Part 1 Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala corrects the error of those who only seek dunya and teaches them the right manner of making du’a. The believers should say:   This is a du’a that is praised… Continue reading Asking Allah for the Good of this World and the Next

Al-Baqarah · Juz 2 · Qur'an Tafseer

Talk about Allah more than You Talk about Yourself or Your Loved Ones

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful Tafseer Al-Baqarah Ayaat 200 – 202 (Part 1) In these ayaat, some customs of the days of ignorance have been corrected. One of these was that the pre-Islamic Arabs, after finishing their Hajj rites would hold gatherings to recite poetry and eulogize the achievements… Continue reading Talk about Allah more than You Talk about Yourself or Your Loved Ones

Al-Baqarah · Juz 2 · Qur'an Tafseer

Commercial Transactions during Hajj

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful Tafseer Al-Baqarah Ayaat 198 - 199 (Part 1) This ayah was revealed in a particular background of the jahiliyyah [days of ignorance] when the people of Arabia had distorted all rules of worship and social dealings by injecting in them absurd customs. They transformed… Continue reading Commercial Transactions during Hajj

Al-Baqarah · Juz 2 · Qur'an Tafseer

The Encouragement for Righteous Deeds

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful Tafseer Al-Baqarah Ayah 197 (Part 2) Part 1 After proclaiming basic ihraam prohibitions, the sentence, “And whatever good you do -  Allah knows it,” instructs that abstaining from sins and the contravention of the ihraam during the blessed days of Hajj and at sacred… Continue reading The Encouragement for Righteous Deeds

Dhul Hijjah · Hajj · Islamic Months

Discovering the Bounties of Hajj

Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala says (what means): “Indeed, the first House [of worship] established for mankind was that at Makkah - blessed and a guidance for the worlds. In it are clear signs [such as] the standing place of Ibraheem [Abraham]. And whoever enters it shall be safe. And [due] to Allah from the people… Continue reading Discovering the Bounties of Hajj

Dhul Hijjah · Hajj · Islamic Months

The Greatest Objective of Hajj [Part 1]

Jabir radhiAllahu ‘anhu narrated that, “When the Prophet salAllahu ‘alayhi wa sallam assumed Ihraam [ritual consecration for Hajj], he pronounced the Talbiyyah that confirms the Oneness of Allah (saying): 'Labbayka Allahumma labbayk; labbayk la shareeka laka labbayk; inna al-Hamda wa-n-i‘mata laka wal-mulk; la shareeka lak (Here I am at Your service, O Allah! You have no partner. Here I am at… Continue reading The Greatest Objective of Hajj [Part 1]