Al-Baqarah · Juz 2 · Qur'an Tafseer

The Punishment for changing Allah’s Favor and mocking the Believers

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful Tafseer Al-Baqarah Ayaat 211 - 212 In the previous ayaat, we learned the prohibition of following a pick-and-choose policy in religion. We have been commanded to enter into Islam in entirety. The repercussions of not doing so, will of course lead to Allah’s anger… Continue reading The Punishment for changing Allah’s Favor and mocking the Believers

Al-Baqarah · Juz 2 · Qur'an Tafseer

Enter Islam Completely and Perfectly

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful Tafseer Al-Baqarah Ayaat 208 - 210 The previous ayaat ended with a word of praise for the sincere. They are those who work solely for the pleasure of Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala. They do not seek recognition or praise from anyone else. Sincerity, however,… Continue reading Enter Islam Completely and Perfectly

Al-Baqarah · Juz 2 · Qur'an Tafseer

Rejecting Advice is the Characteristic of the Hypocrites

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful Tafseer Al-Baqarah Ayaat 204 – 207 (Part 2) Part 1 “…when it is said to him, ‘Fear Allah,’ pride in the sins takes hold of him.” When the hypocrite, who deviates in his speech and deeds, is advised and commanded to fear Allah subhanahu… Continue reading Rejecting Advice is the Characteristic of the Hypocrites

Al-Baqarah · Juz 2 · Qur'an Tafseer

Remembering Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala in Mina

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful Tafseer Al-Baqarah Ayah 203 In this ayah emphasis has been given on remembering Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala in Mina. The word ta’ajjal [تَعَجَّلَ] is from the root ayn-jeem-laam and it means to hasten, speed up or accelerate. The word tuh’sharoon [تُحْشَرُون] is from the… Continue reading Remembering Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala in Mina

Al-Baqarah · Juz 2 · Qur'an Tafseer

Asking Allah for the Good of this World and the Next

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful Tafseer Al-Baqarah Ayaat 200 – 202 (Part 2) Part 1 Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala corrects the error of those who only seek dunya and teaches them the right manner of making du’a. The believers should say:   This is a du’a that is praised… Continue reading Asking Allah for the Good of this World and the Next

Al-Baqarah · Juz 2 · Qur'an Tafseer

Talk about Allah more than You Talk about Yourself or Your Loved Ones

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful Tafseer Al-Baqarah Ayaat 200 – 202 (Part 1) In these ayaat, some customs of the days of ignorance have been corrected. One of these was that the pre-Islamic Arabs, after finishing their Hajj rites would hold gatherings to recite poetry and eulogize the achievements… Continue reading Talk about Allah more than You Talk about Yourself or Your Loved Ones

Al-Baqarah · Juz 2 · Qur'an Tafseer

Fighting in the Sacred Months

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful Tafseer Al-Baqarah Ayaat 193 – 194 We learned in the previous ayaat that the word Fitnah can be translated in many ways. It can mean Shirk [associating partners with Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala], kufr [disbelief] and also religious persecution. Ibn ‘Abbas radhiAllahu ‘anhu is… Continue reading Fighting in the Sacred Months

Al-Baqarah · Juz 2 · Qur'an Tafseer

Does Islam say Kill Anybody and Anywhere You Find them?

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful Tafseer Al-Baqarah Ayaat 190 – 192 In the month of Thul Qa’dah, the Prophet salAllahu ‘alayhi wa sallam and his Companions radhiAllahu ‘anhum journeyed toward Makkah to perform ‘Umrah. When they reached the city, the polytheists Makkan, who controlled the sacred area, did not… Continue reading Does Islam say Kill Anybody and Anywhere You Find them?

Al-Baqarah · Juz 2 · Qur'an Tafseer

The Jews knew Muslim’s Prayer Direction would be Different

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful Tafseer Al-Baqarah Ayaat 144 – 147 While facing the Bayt Al-Maqdis in prayers, the Prophet salAllahu ‘alayhi wa sallam would keep looking at the sky awaiting Allah’s command to change the Qiblah. Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala comforted His beloved and revealed the following: The… Continue reading The Jews knew Muslim’s Prayer Direction would be Different