Al-Baqarah · Juz 2 · Qur'an Tafseer

An Obligation for the People of Understanding

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful Tafseer Al-Baqarah Ayah 179 In the rule of Qisas, we learned that if someone kills an innocent person then he (the murderer) too should be killed unless the deceased’s heirs choose to forgive him. Someone might say that one person was killed and in… Continue reading An Obligation for the People of Understanding

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Al-Baqarah · Juz 2 · Qur'an Tafseer

Prescribed for You is Qisas for those murdered

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful Tafseer Al-Baqarah 178 (Part 1) In the previous ayah, we learned that righteousness is not limited to turning our faces in a certain direction, dressing up a certain way or performing a few rituals. Rather, Al-Birr or righteousness is doing everything that Allah subhanahu… Continue reading Prescribed for You is Qisas for those murdered

Al-Fajr · Juz 30 · Qur'an Tafseer

Tafseer Surah al-Fajr Ayaat 6-14

Swift Punishment of Tyranny The subject of the oath is omitted but it is explained by the discussion that follows on tyranny and corruption. Allah subhanahu wa ta`ala now presents an argument from man’s own history. The interrogative form in such a context is more effective in drawing the attention of the addressee, who is,… Continue reading Tafseer Surah al-Fajr Ayaat 6-14

Al-Fajr · Juz 30 · Qur'an Tafseer

Surah al-Fajr – An Overview

Period of Revelation: Makkan Order of Revelation: 10 Theme and Subject Matter: The revelation order tells us that this was one of the earliest Surahs to be revealed. The people of Makkah were not ready to acknowledge what the Prophet salAllahu ‘alayhi wa sallam was conveying them. Therefore, there was a need for inviting the human heart… Continue reading Surah al-Fajr – An Overview

Al-Anaam · Juz 8 · Qur'an Tafseer

Tafseer Surah al-Anaam Ayaat 152 – 153

Ten Commandments In Ayah 151, we read five of the ten commandments sent by Allah subhanahu wa ta`ala that are similar to those mentioned in the Torah. Ayaat 152 and 153 describe the next five commandments. Allah subhanahu wa ta`ala says, The Sixth Prohibition: Eating up the Property of an Orphan The address here is… Continue reading Tafseer Surah al-Anaam Ayaat 152 – 153

Al-Maidah · Juz 6 · Qur'an Tafseer

Tafseer Surah al-Ma’idah Ayah 45

This ayah also chastises and criticizes the Jews because in the Torah, they have the law of a life for a life. Yet, they defied this ruling by transgression and rebellion. وَكَتَبْنَا عَلَيْهِمْ فِيهَآ أَنَّ النَّفْسَ بِالنَّفْسِ وَالْعَيْنَ بِالْعَيْنِ وَالاٌّنْفَ بِالاٌّنْفِ وَالاٍّذُنَ بِالاٍّذُنِ وَالسِّنَّ بِالسِّنِّ وَالْجُرُوحَ قِصَاصٌ “And We ordained therein for them life for… Continue reading Tafseer Surah al-Ma’idah Ayah 45

Al-Maidah · Juz 6 · Qur'an Tafseer

The Just Ruler

Book: Riyad-us-Saliheen, Chapter 79 The Just Ruler Allah, the Exalted, says: "Verily, Allah enjoins Al-`Adl (justice) and Al-Ihsan (performing duties in a perfect manner).'' (16:90) "And be equitable. Verily! Allah loves those who are the equitable.'' (49:9) 659. Abu Hurairah radhiAllahu anhu reported: The Prophet sallAllahu aalyhi wa sallam said, "Seven are (the persons) whom… Continue reading The Just Ruler

Al-Maidah · Juz 6 · Qur'an Tafseer

Tafseer Surah al-Ma’idah Ayah 38

The Necessity of Cutting Off the Hand of the Thief In ayah 38, we return to the subject of the punishment of crimes under Islamic Legal Punishments. In this ayah, the punishment for theft has been mentioned. An interesting thing is that unlike other commands especially those related to Salah, Sawm, Zakah and Hajj where… Continue reading Tafseer Surah al-Ma’idah Ayah 38

Al-Maidah · Juz 6 · Qur'an Tafseer

Being a Witness in Today’s World

[further explanation of Surah al-Ma’idah Ayah 8] The Qur’an has also kept in sight the impediments to the fulfillment of such duty. The central obstacle is that a witness is made to appear in the courts repeatedly where he is subjected to absurd cross-examinations aimed at breaking the witness and invalidating his testimony. The result… Continue reading Being a Witness in Today’s World

Al-Maidah · Juz 6 · Qur'an Tafseer

Tafseer Surah al-Ma’idah Ayah 8

The Necessity of Observing Justice There are usually two causes which hold people back from doing justice and then make them do the unjust and the oppressive. The first one is taking the side of your own self, or that of your friends and relatives [we read about this in Surah An-Nisa]. Enmity with someone… Continue reading Tafseer Surah al-Ma’idah Ayah 8