An-Nisa · Juz 4 · Qur'an Tafseer

Holding the Property of the Unwise in Escrow

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful Tafseer Surah An-Nisa Ayaat 5 and 6 The command to give orphans their property and the women, their dower, has appeared in the previous ayaat. This may lead one to think that perhaps the property of the orphans and women should under all conditions,… Continue reading Holding the Property of the Unwise in Escrow

Al-Baqarah · Juz 2 · Qur'an Tafseer

Maintaining the Orphan’s Property

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful Tafseer Al-Baqarah Ayah 220 Ayah 220 features yet another question in a series of several posed by the Companions radhiAllahu ‘anhum. This question relates to the combining of the cost of maintenance of orphans. Since there was general lack of carefulness about the rights… Continue reading Maintaining the Orphan’s Property

Knowing the Prophet · Seerah · Tajjaliyat e Nabuwat

Baby Muhammad in the Lap of Haleema Sa’adia

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6 | Part 7 | Part 8 | Part 9 It was the custom of the city-dwelling Arabs to send their infants away from the diseases and polluted air of the city to the outskirts. They believed that the children raised in villages were strong and healthy.… Continue reading Baby Muhammad in the Lap of Haleema Sa’adia

Al-Baqarah · Juz 2 · Qur'an Tafseer

What is Al-Birr [Piety/Righteousness]? (Part 2)

Tafseer Surah Al-Baqarah 177 (Part 2) What other things constitute Al-Birr? The Rights of Other People We now learn the rights that other people have on us. Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala says, “…and gives his wealth, in spite of love for it, to the kinsfolk, to the orphans, and to poor, and to the wayfarer,… Continue reading What is Al-Birr [Piety/Righteousness]? (Part 2)

Al-Baqarah · Juz 1 · Qur'an Tafseer

Tafseer Al-Baqarah Ayah 83

بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَـنِ الرَّحِيمِ In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful Ayah 83 – the Covenant that Allah took from the Children of Israel In this ayah, Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala reminds the Children of Israel about His commandments, and the covenants that He took from them. They had promised that… Continue reading Tafseer Al-Baqarah Ayah 83

Al-Fajr · Juz 30 · Qur'an Tafseer

Tafseer Surah al-Fajr Ayaat 15-20

Human Short-Sightedness Allah subhanahu wa ta`ala then criticizes man’s materialistic view of the world. Allah’s judgment is based on divine wisdom and is free from error whereas human judgments are liable to all sorts of errors because man does not see anything beyond the apparent. Whenever Allah subhanahu wa ta`ala tries man by His generosity… Continue reading Tafseer Surah al-Fajr Ayaat 15-20

Ad-Duha · Juz 30 · Qur'an Tafseer

Tafseer Surah Ad-Duha

بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَـنِ الرَّحِيمِ In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful A Brief Overview Name: It takes its name after the very first word in the Surah. Period of Revelation: Makkan Theme and Subject Matter: The Surah in its entirety is dedicated to Prophet salAllahu ‘alayhi wa sallam. In it we… Continue reading Tafseer Surah Ad-Duha

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

An-Nisa · Juz 5 · Qur'an Tafseer

Tafseer Surah an-Nisa Ayah 127

The Ruling Concerning Female Orphans [From here onwards matters pertaining to family life begin] At the beginning of this Surah, particular commands relating to orphans and women were mentioned. There the mandatory nature of the need to fulfill their rights was stressed. The reason that, during the days of jahiliyah, some people would simply refuse… Continue reading Tafseer Surah an-Nisa Ayah 127

An-Nisa · Juz 5 · Qur'an Tafseer

The Rights of the Relatives, the Orphans and the Needy

[Explanation in the Light of Surah an-Nisa Ayah 36] The Emphasis on Treating Relatives Well After having mentioned parents, the ayah emphasizes the good treatment of all relatives. A comprehensive and well-known ayah of the Qur’an which the Prophet salAllahu 'alayhi wa sallam often used to recite at the end of his sermons, presents the same… Continue reading The Rights of the Relatives, the Orphans and the Needy