Aal-Imran · Juz 3 · Qur'an Tafseer

Call Upon Allah Using His Name Al-Hai Al-Qayyoom

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful Tafseer Aal-Imran Ayaat 2 – 3 Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala mentions two of His Greatest Names: Al-Hai and Al-Qayyoom. The word Hai [حَي] is from the root Ha-ya-ya meaning hayyat or life. He is the Ever-Living. Unlike the creation, the Creator never dies and… Continue reading Call Upon Allah Using His Name Al-Hai Al-Qayyoom

Hadith · Kitab Al-Wahi · Knowing the Prophet · Saheeh Al-Bukhari

Hadeeth # 4: The Period of Pause of Revelation

Narrated Jabir bin 'Abdullah Al-Ansari while talking about the period of pause in revelation reporting the speech of the Prophet salAllahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, “While I was walking, all of a sudden I heard a voice from the sky. I looked up and saw the same angel who had visited me at the cave of… Continue reading Hadeeth # 4: The Period of Pause of Revelation

Hadith · Kitab Al-Wahi · Knowing the Prophet · Saheeh Al-Bukhari

Hadeeth # 3: The Love for Seclusion and True Dreams before Divine Inspiration

Narrated ‘A’ishah radhiAllahu ‘anha: The commencement of the Divine Inspiration to Allah’s Messenger salAllahu ‘alayhi wa sallam was in the form of good dreams which came true like bright day light, and then the love of seclusion was bestowed upon him. He used to go in seclusion in the cave of Hira where he used… Continue reading Hadeeth # 3: The Love for Seclusion and True Dreams before Divine Inspiration

Al-Baqarah · Juz 2 · Qur'an Tafseer

The Virtue of Ramadan and the Revelation of the Qur’an

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful Tafseer Al-Baqarah Ayah 185 (Part 1) According to Mufti Muhammad Shafi Usmani, this ayah is an extension of the previous brief ayah and also an assertion of the great merit of the month of Ramadan. The word shahr [شَهْر] is the time between one… Continue reading The Virtue of Ramadan and the Revelation of the Qur’an

Hadith · Kitab Al-Wahi · Knowing the Prophet · Saheeh Al-Bukhari

Hadeeth # 2: How was the Divine Inspiration [Wahi] revealed?

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?

al-Haqqah · Juz 29 · Qur'an Tafseer

Surah al-Haqqah – An Overview

بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَـنِ الرَّحِيمِ In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful Period of Revelation: Makkan Theme and Subject Matter: The word Haqqah is from the word Haq and it means that which is to happen, the inevitable. About this Surah, ‘Umar radhiAllahu ‘anhu said, “Before embracing Islam one day I came… Continue reading Surah al-Haqqah – An Overview

Al-Baqarah · Juz 1 · Qur'an Tafseer

Tafseer Surah Al-Baqarah Ayaat 19 – 20

Ayat 19: أَوْ كَصَيِّبٍ مِّنَ السَّمَآءِ فِيهِ ظُلُمَـتٌ وَرَعْدٌ وَبَرْقٌ يَجْعَلُونَ أَصْـبِعَهُمْ فِى ءَاذَانِهِم مِّنَ الصَّوَعِقِ حَذَرَ الْمَوْتِ وَاللَّهُ مُحِيطٌ بِالْكـفِرِينَ Aw kasayyibin mina assama-ifeehi thulumatun waraAAdun wabarqunyajAAaloona asabiAAahum fee athanihim mina assawaAAiqihathara almawti wallahu muheetunbilkafireen “Or [it is] like a rainstorm from the sky within which is darkness, thunder and lightning. They put their… Continue reading Tafseer Surah Al-Baqarah Ayaat 19 – 20

Ad-Duha · Juz 30 · Qur'an Tafseer

Tafseer Surah Ad-Duha

بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَـنِ الرَّحِيمِ In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful A Brief Overview Name: It takes its name after the very first word in the Surah. Period of Revelation: Makkan Theme and Subject Matter: The Surah in its entirety is dedicated to Prophet salAllahu ‘alayhi wa sallam. In it we… Continue reading Tafseer Surah Ad-Duha

An-Nisa · Juz 6 · Qur'an Tafseer

Tafseer Surah an-Nisa Ayah 163

Revelation Muhammad bin Ishaq narrated that Muhammad bin Abi Muhammad said that Ikrimah, or Saeed bin Jubayr, related to Ibn Abbas radhiAllahu anhu that he said, "Sukayn and Adi bin Zayd said, "O Muhammad! We do not know that Allah sent down anything to any human after Musa." Allah sent down a rebuttal of their… Continue reading Tafseer Surah an-Nisa Ayah 163