Islamic Months · Muharram

The Real Reason behind ‘Aashoora – the Parting of the Red Sea

Many of us face problems, difficulties and hardships that never seem to come to an end. Our hearts are constantly battling with what our mind says. There is no feeling of contentment in the heart. We have been engulfed into a mechanical life with each day bringing about a new worry to be depressed over.… Continue reading The Real Reason behind ‘Aashoora – the Parting of the Red Sea

Al-Baqarah · Juz 1 · Qur'an Tafseer

Tafseer Al-Baqarah Ayaat 55-56

1 – 25  | 26 – 43 Children of Israel’s Subsequent Death and Resurrection ‘Abdur Rahman bin Zayd bin Aslam commented on this ayah: Musa ‘alayhi salaam returned from meeting with his Lord carrying the Tablets on which Tawrah was written. He found that they had worshiped the calf in his absence. Consequently, he commanded them… Continue reading Tafseer Al-Baqarah Ayaat 55-56

Al-Baqarah · Juz 1 · Qur'an Tafseer

Tafseer Al-Baqarah Ayaat 50 – 53

1 – 25  | 26 – 43 The Parting of the Sea In this ayah, Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala shares how He saved the Children of Israel from Pharaoh. When Prophet Musa ‘alayhi salaam gathered his people to escape the tyranny of Pharaoh, Pharaoh and his army pursued them. Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala parted the sea,… Continue reading Tafseer Al-Baqarah Ayaat 50 – 53

al-Haqqah · Juz 29 · Qur'an Tafseer

Tafseer Surah al-Haqqah Ayaat 1-12

Ayaat 1-12 ― Punishment is according to the Sin The word al-Haqqah is from the word haq which means truth. Haq is something that is firmly established. The ta marboota [ة] at the end signifies it is an event or incident. Therefore al-Haqqah is an event which will definitely, for sure or inevitably occur. There… Continue reading Tafseer Surah al-Haqqah Ayaat 1-12

al-Muzzammil · Juz 29 · Qur'an Tafseer

Tafseer Surah al-Muzzamil Ayaat 10-19

Ayaat 10-14 ― Be Patient and Keep Away from the Evil Doers The previous ayaat were about how one could strengthen their spiritual bond with Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala and come closer to Him. When a person builds a strong relationship with his Creator and considers Him his Wakeel, then he must remain patient with… Continue reading Tafseer Surah al-Muzzamil Ayaat 10-19

Al-Baqarah · Juz 1 · Qur'an Tafseer

Tafseer Al-Baqarah Ayah 40

يَـبَنِى إِسْرَءِيلَ اذْكُرُواْ نِعْمَتِيَ الَّتِى أَنْعَمْتُ عَلَيْكُمْ وَأَوْفُواْ بِعَهْدِى أُوفِ بِعَهْدِكُمْ وَإِيَّـىَ فَارْهَبُونِ O Children of Israel, remember My favor which I have bestowed upon you and fulfill My covenant [upon you] that I will fulfill your covenant [from Me], and be afraid of [only] Me. Jews in Madina- Background: It is interesting that, according… Continue reading Tafseer Al-Baqarah Ayah 40

An-Nazia`at · Juz 30 · Qur'an Tafseer

Surah An-Nazi’at – An Overview

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful Period of Revelation: Makkan Order of Revelation: 81 Theme and Subject Matter: The Surah opens with oaths sworn by the angels who take the soul at the time of death hastening to carry out Allah’s commands. They are neither negligent of their duties nor lethargic.… Continue reading Surah An-Nazi’at – An Overview

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