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

Al-Baqarah · Juz 2 · Qur'an Tafseer

Give the Spare in Charity

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful Tafseer Al-Baqarah Ayah 219 (Part 2) Part 1 Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala says, “And they ask you what they should spend. Say, ‘The excess (beyond needs).’” Explaining this Ibn ‘Abbas radhiAllahu ‘anhu said that this means whatever you can spare above the needs of… Continue reading Give the Spare in Charity

Al-Baqarah · Juz 2 · Qur'an Tafseer

The Prohibition of Alcohol and Gambling

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful Tafseer Al-Baqarah Ayah 219 (Part 1) This ayah was in response to another important question asked by the Companions radhiAllahu ‘anhum. From their questions, we learn that the stronger one becomes in God-consciousness [Taqwa] the more he is concerned about his emaan. Here, the… Continue reading The Prohibition of Alcohol and Gambling

Al-Baqarah · Juz 2 · Qur'an Tafseer

The Punishment for Apostasy

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful Tafseer Al-Baqarah Ayaat 217 - 218 Fighting is forbidden in the months of Muharram, Rajab, Thul-Qa’dah and Thul Hijjah. In his farewell sermon of Hajj, the Prophet salAllahu ‘alayhi wa sallam said, “Four (months) from among them are sacred, out of which three are… Continue reading The Punishment for Apostasy

Al-Baqarah · Juz 2 · Qur'an Tafseer

Perhaps You Love a Thing and It is Bad for You

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful Tafseer Al-Baqarah Ayah 216 This ayah establishes the obligatory nature of holy war even though it may be burdensome for some temperaments. Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala knows the reality of everything while man’s knowledge is limited. We assess things on the basis of our… Continue reading Perhaps You Love a Thing and It is Bad for You

Al-Baqarah · Juz 2 · Qur'an Tafseer

Where Should We Spend Our Money?

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful Tafseer Al-Baqarah Ayah 215 (Part 1) We learned in ayah 196 that when one faces a blockade in their life, they should give something in the way of Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala. The previous ayah talked about trials therefore the ayah that followed is… Continue reading Where Should We Spend Our Money?