Al-Anaam · Juz 8 · Qur'an Tafseer

Tafseer Surah al-Anaam Ayaat 164 – 165

The Command to Sincerely Trust in Allah The Mushrikeen would constantly ask the Prophet salAllahu `alayhi wa sallam to touch their gods. They would say, “Don’t worship them but also don’t say anything bad about them.” In this Ayah Allah subhanahu wa ta`ala is commanding the Prophet to say, The Prophet salAllahu `alayhi wa sallam… Continue reading Tafseer Surah al-Anaam Ayaat 164 – 165

Al-Baqarah · Juz 1 · Qur'an Tafseer

[Reflections] Surah al-Baqarah Ayah 45

An often quoted Ayah on Sabr is Surah al-Baqarah's Ayah 45, وَاسْتَعِينُواْ بِالصَّبْرِ وَالصَّلَوةِ  "And seek help through patience and prayer..." Meaning when you are being tested by something do sabr. First "you" have to do sabr. Then if you fail to observe patience then seek help through prayer. Make du`a in your prayer that… Continue reading [Reflections] Surah al-Baqarah Ayah 45

Al-Anaam · Juz 7 · Qur'an Tafseer

Tafseer Surah al-Anaam Ayah 66 and 67

The Invitation to the Truth is Guidance without Coercion Since this Surah was revealed at the end of Makkan period, therefore a final warning is being given to the people of Quraysh. Allah subhanahu wa ta`ala says to the Prophet salAllahu `alayhi wa sallam that his people have denied the Qur’an. He is being told… Continue reading Tafseer Surah al-Anaam Ayah 66 and 67

Al-Anaam · Juz 7 · Qur'an Tafseer

Tafseer Surah al-Anaam Ayaat 44 and 45

Don’t Be Deceived By Blessings In the previous ayaat, we studied the wisdom behind calamities that it is a mercy of Allah subhanahu wa ta`ala that He gives us a jolt before the Final Hour. In ayah 44, He talks about what happens when people ignore His Signs or wake-up calls. He says, When people… Continue reading Tafseer Surah al-Anaam Ayaat 44 and 45

Chasing Jannah · Q & A

The Wisdom Behind Calamities

Q. What is the wisdom behind the calamities that befall people? A. Praise be to Allah. Yes, there is great wisdom behind calamities, including the following: 1. Attaining True Submission and Servitude (‘Uboodiyyah) to Allah  Many people are slaves to their whims and desires and are not true slaves of Allah. They say that they are slaves… Continue reading The Wisdom Behind Calamities

Al-Anaam · Juz 7 · Qur'an Tafseer

Tafseer Surah al-Anaam Ayat 42

Calamity Leads to Humility In the previous ayaat, we studied a refutation of shirk [associating partners with Allah] and kufr [disbelief] and an affirmation of tawheed [Oneness of Allah]. The idolators were asked who they would call upon if they were afflicted by a trial. Through past incidents it has been ascertained that when the… Continue reading Tafseer Surah al-Anaam Ayat 42

Al-Anaam · Juz 7 · Qur'an Tafseer

Tafseer Surah al-Anaam Ayaat 35 and 36

Remaining Patient in Testing Times When a person denies us once, we don’t mind but when we are constantly denied or rejected not just by one person but several people we think maybe we are not the right person for this job. Addressing the Prophet sallAllahu `alayhi wa sallam, Allah subhanahu wa ta`ala says, If… Continue reading Tafseer Surah al-Anaam Ayaat 35 and 36

An-Nisa · Juz 5 · Qur'an Tafseer

Tafseer Surah an-Nisa Ayah 104

The Encouragement to Pursue the Enemy Despite Injuries In this ayah, Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala is commanding the believers not to weaken their resolve in pursuit of the enemy. Rather pursue them vigorously, fight them and be wary of them. Stating this command He says, وَلاَ تَهِنُواْ فِى ابْتِغَآءِ الْقَوْمِ إِن تَكُونُواْ تَأْلَمُونَ فَإِنَّهُمْ يَأْلَمُونَ… Continue reading Tafseer Surah an-Nisa Ayah 104

An-Nisa · Juz 5 · Qur'an Tafseer

Tafseer Surah an-Nisa Ayah 77

The Wish that the Order for Jihad be Delayed In the beginning of Islam, Muslims in Makkah were commanded to perform the prayer and pay some charity, so as to comfort the poor among them. They were also commanded to be forgiving and forbearing with the idolators and to observe patience with them at the… Continue reading Tafseer Surah an-Nisa Ayah 77