Al-Baqarah · Juz 2 · Qur'an Tafseer

Provision and Maintenance for the Widows

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful Tafseer Al-Baqarah Ayaat 240 - 242 The text again returns to the subject of divorce mentioned in ayaat 234 – 237. The command to take due care of all prayers placed in between was to remind that the real thing in life is a… Continue reading Provision and Maintenance for the Widows

Al-Baqarah · Juz 2 · Qur'an Tafseer

The Qur’anic View of making Will

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful Tafseer Al-Baqarah 180 – 182 What happens after a person passes away? The issue of inheritance is raised. These ayaat are a hint for those who argue that Qur’an has been compiled without any sequence. In the previous ayaat, Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala talked… Continue reading The Qur’anic View of making Will

Ask Huda · Q & A

Ask Huda Episode July 28th 2015

In this episode, Dr. Muhammad Salah answers the following questions: Q. The ruling of Sajdah Tilawah for a menstruating woman. First, we will have to determine whether sujood al-tilaawah (prostration of recitation) is a form of a prayer or a form of thikr (remembrance). This will determine whether one is required to have proper taharah… Continue reading Ask Huda Episode July 28th 2015

Al-Maidah · Juz 7 · Qur'an Tafseer

Tafseer Surah al-Ma’idah Ayah 107

Testimony of Two Just Witnesses for the Final Will and Testament In ayah 106, we learned about the responsibility of the dying person to two take just people and give them instructions regarding his property. We then learned that if these two people commit treachery or theft in the will that they were made responsible… Continue reading Tafseer Surah al-Ma’idah Ayah 107

Al-Maidah · Juz 7 · Qur'an Tafseer

Tafseer Surah al-Ma’idah Ayah 106

Testimony of Two Just Witnesses for the Final Will and Testament So far throughout the Surah we have learned several commands related to life such as eating, drinking, marriage, punishments, and other matters that are halal and haram. Towards the end of this Surah, Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala guides us regarding what should be done… Continue reading Tafseer Surah al-Ma’idah Ayah 106

An-Nisa · Juz 6 · Qur'an Tafseer

Tafseer Surah an-Nisa Ayah 176

The Ruling of Kalalah A little after the beginning of Surah an-Nisa, there appeared some injunctions relating to inheritance. Then, after a considerable gap, the text returned to the injunction of inheritance along with others. Now, at the end of the Surah, the text reverts to the subject once again. Perhaps the wisdom behind this… Continue reading Tafseer Surah an-Nisa Ayah 176

An-Nisa · Juz 5 · Qur'an Tafseer

Striving to Excel Others in Good Deeds is Different

The ayaat of the Qur’an and the sayings of the Prophet salAllahu 'alayhi wa sallam exhort people to excel each other in good deeds. In other words, this is an open field in which it is all right to look at the trail of merits and excellence left by others. Indeed, people have been persuaded to make… Continue reading Striving to Excel Others in Good Deeds is Different

An-Nisa · Juz 5 · Qur'an Tafseer

Tafseer Surah an-Nisa Ayah 33

The Law of Inheritance   In Ayah 33, Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala says, وَلِكُلٍّ جَعَلْنَا مَوَالِىَ مِمَّا تَرَكَ الْوَلِدَنِ وَالاٌّقْرَبُونَ وَالَّذِينَ عَقَدَتْ أَيْمَـنُكُمْ فَـَاتُوهُمْ نَصِيبَهُمْ إِنَّ اللَّهَ كَانَ عَلَى كُلِّ شَىْءٍ شَهِيداً “And to everyone, We have appointed Mawali of that left by parents and relatives. To those also with whom you have made a… Continue reading Tafseer Surah an-Nisa Ayah 33

An-Nisa · Juz 4 · Qur'an Tafseer

Women Before Islam: Eradication of Injustices

(In the light of Surah an-Nisa Ayaat 19 - 21) Given in these three ayaat are steps taken to eliminate injustices to which women were commonly subjected. The most glaring of these was that men used to act as owners of the life and property of women. After her husband's death, a woman was passed… Continue reading Women Before Islam: Eradication of Injustices