Al-Ghashiya · Juz 30 · Qur'an Tafseer

Surah al-Ghashiyah – An Overview

Period of Revelation: Makkan Order of Revelation: 68 Theme and Subject Matter: This Surah invites man to meditation, hope and fear; meditation over where he is heading; hope of the bliss of Jannah and fear of the Hellfire. Starting with, “Has there reached you the report of the Enveloper,” it warns man to come out of his… Continue reading Surah al-Ghashiyah – An Overview

Al-Fajr · Juz 30 · Qur'an Tafseer

Tafseer Surah al-Fajr Ayaat 21-30

On the Judgment Day Everyone will be Recompensed   Outlining man’s erroneous concept of success and failure, Allah subhanahu wa ta`ala then informs us of what will happen on the Day of Judgment. The total destruction of all that is on earth and its systematic leveling is one of the upheavals that overwhelm the universe… Continue reading Tafseer Surah al-Fajr Ayaat 21-30

An-Nisa · Juz 5 · Qur'an Tafseer

Tafseer Surah an-Nisa Ayah 123

Success is Only Achieved by Performing Righteous Deeds, Not Wishful Thinking Given here is a standard measure of determining as to who is superior and acceptable in the sight of Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala, a standard which, if observed carefully, would not let any human being fall into error or go astray. لَّيْسَ بِأَمَـنِيِّكُمْ وَلا… Continue reading Tafseer Surah an-Nisa Ayah 123

An-Nisa · Juz 5 · Qur'an Tafseer

Ahadith Relating to Surah an-Nisa Ayah 95

Al-Bukhari recorded that al-Bara said, “When ayah 95 was revealed, the Messenger of Allah sallAllahu aalyhi wa sallam called Zayd radhiAllahu anhu and commanded him to write it. Then, ibn Umm Maktum came and mentioned that he was blind. It was then when Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala revealed غَيْرُ أُوْلِى الضَّرَرِmeaning ‘except those who are… Continue reading Ahadith Relating to Surah an-Nisa Ayah 95

An-Nisa · Juz 5 · Qur'an Tafseer

Salaam and Islam: The Bliss of Muslim Greeting

[Explanation in the light of Surah an-Nisa Ayah 86] In pre-Islam Arabic, when people met, they used to greet each other by saying hayyakAllah or an’amAllahu bika aynan or an’im sabahan or other expression of this nature. When Islam came, it changed this style of greeting and replaced it with a standard form of greeting… Continue reading Salaam and Islam: The Bliss of Muslim Greeting

An-Nisa · Juz 5 · Qur'an Tafseer

Tafseer Surah an-Nisa Ayah 84

Allah Commands His Messenger to Perform Jihad The ayah begins with the command to the Prophet sallAllahu aalyhi wa sallam to fight in jihad and not to be concerned about those who do not join him. فَقَاتِلْ فِى سَبِيلِ اللَّهِ “So fight in the way of Allah.” Following immediately, it was also said that he… Continue reading Tafseer Surah an-Nisa Ayah 84

An-Nisa · Juz 5 · Qur'an Tafseer

Deeds will be the Criterion in Ranks of Paradise

Those who do everything that Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala and His Messenger salAllahu 'alayhi wa sallam have asked them to do and stay away from everything that Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala and His Messenger salAllahu 'alayhi wa sallam have prohibited, shall receive different ranks in terms of their deeds. The foremost among them will be blessed with the highest… Continue reading Deeds will be the Criterion in Ranks of Paradise

An-Nisa · Juz 5 · Qur'an Tafseer

Some Forms of ‘Meetings’ in Paradise

One such form will be that people will see each other from where they are, as it has been reported in Mu’atta of Imam Malik on the authority of a narration from Abu Said al-Khudri radhiAllahu anhu that the Prophet salAllahu 'alayhi wa sallam said, “The inmates of Paradise will see those in the strata… Continue reading Some Forms of ‘Meetings’ in Paradise

An-Nisa · Juz 5 · Qur'an Tafseer

The Background of Revelation of Surah an-Nisa Ayah 69

This ayah was revealed in the background of a special event which has been reported by the great commentator, Ibn Katheer as based on several sound authorities. It so happened, narrates Aisha radhiAllahu anha that a Companion came to the Prophet sallAllahu aalyhi wa sallam one day and said: “Ya Rasoolullah, I hold you dear,… Continue reading The Background of Revelation of Surah an-Nisa Ayah 69

An-Nisa · Juz 5 · Qur'an Tafseer

Tafseer Surah an-Nisa Ayah 57

The Wealth of the Righteous, Paradise and its Joy Describing the destination of the happy ones in the gardens of Eden, beneath which rivers flow in all of its areas, spaces and corners, wherever they desire and wish. They will reside in it for eternity, and they will not be transferred or removed from it,… Continue reading Tafseer Surah an-Nisa Ayah 57