Tafseer Surah Aal-Imran Ayaat 200 Hasan Al-Basri said, “The believers are commanded to be patient in the religion that Allah chose for them, Islam. They are not allowed to abandon it in times of comfort or hardship, ease or calamity until they die as Muslims. They are also commanded to endure against their enemies, those… Continue reading The Command for Patience and Ribat
Tafseer Surah Aal-Imran Ayaat 124 - 127 In the previous ayaat, the Battle of Badr was cited in relation to the Battle of Uhud. Briefly stated there was the unseen support from Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala given to the Muslims. In the present ayaat, some details of that support have been mentioned. Also stated is… Continue reading The Support of the Angels
Tafseer Surah Aal-Imran Ayaat 118 – 120 Mufti Muhammad Shafi Usmani writes in his tafseer, Ma’arif ul Qur’an, that these ayaat were revealed in a particular background. The Jewish settlements in Madina had old friendly ties with the tribes of Aws and Khazaraj. Individuals from these tribes were also on friendly terms with other individuals… Continue reading Prohibition of Taking Allies from those who Ridicule Islam
Surah Al-Asr is best known for reminding mankind about the significance of time. It is said he who gives no value to time is in loss. It is also said that each time you study the Qur’an you are introduced to a new perspective; a miracle that cannot be denied. Containing only three ayaat, Surah… Continue reading Friends in the Light of Surah Al-Asr [Part 1]
In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful In this ayah Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala discloses the secret tool for success. It is not one’s might or superiority, but the permission of Allah and patience. “And when Saul went forth with the soldiers, he said, ‘Indeed, Allah will be testing you with… Continue reading Allah is with the Patient
Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6 | Part 7 | Part 8 | Part 9 | Part 10 | Part 11 | Part 12 | Part 13 | Part 14 | Part 15 The Prophet salAllahu ‘alayhi wa sallam was born an orphan and his deceased father had not left much wealth for him. Being aware of his circumstances,… Continue reading Why did the Prophets work as Shepherds?
Commentary: Saheeh Al-Bukhari: Kitab al-Wahi [the Book of Revelation] Narrated ‘A’ishah radhiAllahu ‘anha: Al-Harith bin Hisham asked Allah’s Messenger salAllahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, “O Allah’s Messenger! How is the Divine Inspiration revealed to you?” Allah’s Messenger replied, “Sometimes it is (revealed) like the ringing of a bell, this form of Inspiration is the hardest of… Continue reading Hadeeth # 2: How was the Divine Inspiration [Wahi] revealed?
In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful Tafseer Al-Baqarah Ayaat 155 - 157 The word wa-la-nabluwan-na-kum [وَلَنَبْلُوَنَّكُم] is comprised of five words: wa, la, nabluwan, na and kum. The word nabluwa [نَبْلُوَ] is from the root word ba-laam-wau which means “try, prove or test by good or evil”. The “laam with… Continue reading The Believer is Patient with Affliction
In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful Tafseer Al-Baqarah Ayaat 153 – 154 After Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala commanded that He be appreciated and His favors remembered, He ordained patience and prayer on His slaves. It is a fact that the servant is either enjoying a bounty that he should be… Continue reading The Virtue of Patience and Prayer
Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6 | Part 7 Patience means ‘to stop’ and ‘to control oneself’. We come across a lot of unpleasant events in life. At times, we might be at the receiving end of someone’s transgression, but if we react hastily in a negative way it can worsen the situation. The only solution… Continue reading Ramadan: the Month of Patience