Al-Baqarah · Juz 3 · Qur'an Tafseer

Being Kind to Debtors facing Financial Difficulties

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful Tafseer Al-Baqarah Ayaat 280 – 281 Ayah 280 - Being Kind to Debtors facing Financial Difficulties Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala instructs creditors to be patient with the debtors who are having a hard financial time. Grant him time until it is easy for him… Continue reading Being Kind to Debtors facing Financial Difficulties

Al-Baqarah · Juz 3 · Qur'an Tafseer

Allah Does Not Bless Riba

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful Tafseer Al-Baqarah Ayaat 276 – 277 Ayah 276 - Allah Does Not Bless Riba The word yamhaqu [يَمْحَقُ] is from the root letters meem-Ha-qaf and it means “to eliminate or abolish or deprive something of a blessing.” Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala says He destroys… Continue reading Allah Does Not Bless Riba

Al-Baqarah · Juz 3 · Qur'an Tafseer

Who Deserves Charity in the Light of the Qur’an

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful Tafseer Al-Baqarah Ayaat 273 - 274 While it is permissible to give charity to anyone, Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala guides us to what is better. He says, The word uhsiru [أُحْصِرُوا] is from the root Ha-saad-ra and it means, “to be strait, restricted or… Continue reading Who Deserves Charity in the Light of the Qur’an

Al-Baqarah · Juz 3 · Qur'an Tafseer

Giving Charity to Non-Muslims

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful Tafseer Al-Baqarah Ayah 272 Abu ‘Abdur Rahman An-Nasa’i recorded from Ibn ‘Abbas radhiAllahu ‘anhu  that earlier the new Muslims disliked giving charity to their polytheist relatives. Later Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala revealed this ayah and removed their qualms about helping their relatives who were… Continue reading Giving Charity to Non-Muslims

Al-Baqarah · Juz 3 · Qur'an Tafseer

The Virtue of Disclosing or Concealing Charity

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful Tafseer Al-Baqarah Ayah 271 In the previous ayaat, we studied the disapproval of disclosing our good deeds. In the present ayah we learn some of the situations in which it might be permissible and encouraged to disclose. Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala says, “If you… Continue reading The Virtue of Disclosing or Concealing Charity

Al-Baqarah · Juz 3 · Qur'an Tafseer

He who has been given Wisdom has been granted Abundant Good

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful Tafseer Al-Baqarah Ayaat 269 – 270   ‘Abdullah ibn Mas’oud radhiAllahu ‘anhu narrated from the Prophet salAllahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, لَا حَسَدَ إِلَّا فِي اثْنَتَيْنِ: رَجُلٌ آتَاهُ اللهُ مَالًا فَسَلَّطَهُ عَلَى هَلَكَتِهِ فِي الْحَقِّ، وَرَجُلٌ آتَاهُ اللهُ حِكْمَةً فَهُوَ يَقْضِي بِهَا وَيُعَلِّمُهَا “There is… Continue reading He who has been given Wisdom has been granted Abundant Good

Al-Baqarah · Juz 3 · Qur'an Tafseer

The Encouragement to Spend Honest Money for Allah’s Sake

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful Tafseer Al-Baqarah Ayaat 267 - 268 Throughout the Qur’an, people have been encouraged to spend in the way of Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala. Pertaining this duty, one can have many questions in the mind such as what to spend, how much to spend, and… Continue reading The Encouragement to Spend Honest Money for Allah’s Sake

Al-Baqarah · Juz 3 · Qur'an Tafseer

Evil Deeds Nullify Good Deeds

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful Al-Baqarah Ayah 265 - It is Forbidden to Remind about Charity The word ibtigha [ابْتِغَاءَ] is from the root letters ba-ghayn-ya and it means ‘sought after or desired’. One person is spending so that people can see his good deed; another person is spending… Continue reading Evil Deeds Nullify Good Deeds

Al-Baqarah · Juz 3 · Qur'an Tafseer

Rewards of Spending in Allah’s Cause

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful Tafseer Al-Baqarah Ayah 261    This is a parable that Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala made of the multiplication of rewards for those who spend in His cause, seeking His pleasure. Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala multiplies the good deed ten to seven hundred times. We… Continue reading Rewards of Spending in Allah’s Cause

Al-Baqarah · Juz 3 · Qur'an Tafseer

Spend in the Way of Allah

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful Ayah 254  Surah Al-Baqarah contains many commands regarding the acts of worship and interactions with people. These are the instructions that people find burdensome, especially when told to “spend in the way of Allah”. The love for life of this world and the love… Continue reading Spend in the Way of Allah