al-Qalam · Juz 29 · Qur'an Tafseer

Surah al-Qalam – An Overview

بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَـنِ الرَّحِيمِ In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful Period of Revelation: Makkan Theme and Subject Matter: This Surah is also known as Surah Noon because of the harf-e-muqataat (the disjointed letter) at its beginning. It consists of three themes: replies to the opponents, warnings and admonitions, and encouragement… Continue reading Surah al-Qalam – An Overview

Al Asma Al Husna - Names of Allah

Al-Khaafidh [the Abaser], Ar-Raafi’ [the Exalter]

Al-Khaafidh (the Abaser) comes from the root kh-f-dh. It was used to refer to the camel when he lowers his head. When referring to Allah subhanahu wa ta`ala, Ibn Atheer said, “It is He who lowers the oppressors and humiliates them.” Al-Khaafid is the one who brings down tyrants and humiliates the arrogant Pharaohs. He humiliates… Continue reading Al-Khaafidh [the Abaser], Ar-Raafi’ [the Exalter]

Al-Maidah · Juz 6 · Qur'an Tafseer

Tafseer Surah al-Ma’idah Ayah 33

The Punishment of those who Cause Mischief in the Land In ayaat 27 – 32, we read the event of the killing of Habeel and its gravity as a crime. In the present ayah and those which follow, there is a description of the legal punishments for killing, plundering, robbery and theft. Prompted in between… Continue reading Tafseer Surah al-Ma’idah Ayah 33

An-Nisa · Juz 6 · Qur'an Tafseer

Tafseer Surah an-Nisa Ayah 172 and 173

The Prophets and Angels are Never too Proud to Worship Allah From the affirmation of Allah’s absolute purity and the refutation of assumed Godhood of Eesa aalyhi salaam, the text now moves to further strengthen the argument by showing that Eesa aalyhi salaam would himself confess to being a servant of Allah and so will… Continue reading Tafseer Surah an-Nisa Ayah 172 and 173