Al-Baqarah · Juz 2 · Qur'an Tafseer

But When Fighting was Prescribed for Them, They Turned Away

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful Tafseer Al-Baqarah Ayah 246 The discussion once again returns to the wrongdoings of the Children of Israel and how they rectified their behavior. When they were overtaken by the enemies, due to their abandoning the commands of Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala, they began thinking… Continue reading But When Fighting was Prescribed for Them, They Turned Away

Al-Baqarah · Juz 2 · Qur'an Tafseer

The Story of the Dead People

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful Tafseer Al-Baqarah Ayah 243  The following ayaat encourage the believers to not shy away from sacrificing their lives in the path of Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala. Life and death are subservient to the destiny determined by Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala, going into a battle… Continue reading The Story of the Dead People

Al-Baqarah · Juz 2 · Qur'an Tafseer

The Punishment for Apostasy

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful Tafseer Al-Baqarah Ayaat 217 - 218 Fighting is forbidden in the months of Muharram, Rajab, Thul-Qa’dah and Thul Hijjah. In his farewell sermon of Hajj, the Prophet salAllahu ‘alayhi wa sallam said, “Four (months) from among them are sacred, out of which three are… Continue reading The Punishment for Apostasy

Al-Baqarah · Juz 2 · Qur'an Tafseer

Perhaps You Love a Thing and It is Bad for You

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful Tafseer Al-Baqarah Ayah 216 This ayah establishes the obligatory nature of holy war even though it may be burdensome for some temperaments. Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala knows the reality of everything while man’s knowledge is limited. We assess things on the basis of our… Continue reading Perhaps You Love a Thing and It is Bad for You

An-Nisa · Juz 5 · Qur'an Tafseer

Tafseer Surah an-Nisa Ayah 84

Allah Commands His Messenger to Perform Jihad The ayah begins with the command to the Prophet sallAllahu aalyhi wa sallam to fight in jihad and not to be concerned about those who do not join him. فَقَاتِلْ فِى سَبِيلِ اللَّهِ “So fight in the way of Allah.” Following immediately, it was also said that he… Continue reading Tafseer Surah an-Nisa Ayah 84