(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
(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
In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful Tafseer Al-Baqarah Ayaat 280 – 281 Ayah 280 - Being Kind to Debtors facing Financial Difficulties Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala instructs creditors to be patient with the debtors who are having a hard financial time. Grant him time until it is easy for him… Continue reading Being Kind to Debtors facing Financial Difficulties
In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful Tafseer Al-Baqarah Ayah 215 (Part 2) Part 1 In the world of social media, a disease that has plagued us is showing-off. We do one good deed and it seems we must take its picture and announce to the world. Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala… Continue reading Do Not Advertise Your Generosity
In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful Tafseer Al-Baqarah Ayah 215 (Part 1) We learned in ayah 196 that when one faces a blockade in their life, they should give something in the way of Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala. The previous ayah talked about trials therefore the ayah that followed is… Continue reading Where Should We Spend Our Money?
In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful Tafseer Al-Baqarah Ayah 195 This ayah introduces the 10th command under the theme of righteousness [Al-Birr] that started in ayah 177. The past ayaat dealt with the topic of qitaal. But in order to fight the enemy, you need resources. Therefore, in this ayah… Continue reading Spend from the Good in the Cause of Allah
Narrated Ibn ‘Abbas radhiAllahu ‘anhu: Allah’s Messenger salAllahu ‘alayhi wa sallam was the most generous of all the people, and he used to reach the peak in generosity in the month of Ramadan when Jibreel [Gabriel] met him. Jibreel used to meet him every night of Ramadan to teach him the Qur’an. Allah’s Messenger salAllahu… Continue reading Hadeeth # 6: Peak of Generosity in the Month of Ramadan
Ayaat 17-33 ― the Parable of the Companions of Gardens This is a parable that Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala made of the behavior of the Quraysh unbelievers with the great mercy, and tremendous favors He granted them. The mercy and favor of sending of Muhammad salAllahu ‘alayhi wa sallam to them. but they met him… Continue reading Tafseer Surah al-Qalam Ayaat 17-33