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Pearls of Peace from Juz 6

Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5 Learning the Quran – a Better Trade Many people do not study Quran or learn the basics of their religion because they measure it along worldly benefits. People say, “What will I get by studying the Quran? It cannot pay my bills.” When people put the… Continue reading Pearls of Peace from Juz 6

An-Nisa · Juz 5 · Qur'an Tafseer

The Importance of Following Shariah and Sunnah

The history tells that all deviant groups of people either lacked sincerity or didn’t act right. These two groups have been identified in Surah al-Fatihah, as those who have deviated from the straight path. Those referred to as maghdoobi alayhim are people who lack sincerity, and those called dalleen are those who have not acted… Continue reading The Importance of Following Shariah and Sunnah

An-Nisa · Juz 5 · Qur'an Tafseer

Tafseer Surah an-Nisa Ayah 125

Acceptability in the Sight of Allah: A Criterion Ayah 125 lays down a criterion to help determine correctly as to who is acceptable in the sight of Allah, and who is not. This criterion has two components. Any shortfall in either of the two components makes all efforts go waste. Whenever one deviates from the… Continue reading Tafseer Surah an-Nisa Ayah 125

An-Nisa · Juz 5 · Qur'an Tafseer

Rulings Inferred from Surah an-Nisa Ayah 105

Surah an-Nisa ayah 105 establishes the following rulings: 1. The Prophet sallAllahu aalyhi wa sallam had the right to arrive at his judgment in situations not covered by an explicit authority given in the Qur’an. In situations of major importance, there were many decisions he took by his ijtihad. 2. The second rule that emerges… Continue reading Rulings Inferred from Surah an-Nisa Ayah 105

An-Nisa · Juz 5 · Qur'an Tafseer

Explaining Blood Money and Other Forms of Kaffarah

Linked with earlier ayaat dealing with fighting and killing, all forms of killing, in the first instance, are eight in number because the person killed is covered by one of the four conditions which follow. Either, he is a Muslim; or, he is a Dhimmi (a free, protected, non-Muslim resident of a Muslim state); or,… Continue reading Explaining Blood Money and Other Forms of Kaffarah

An-Nisa · Juz 5 · Qur'an Tafseer

The Background of Revelation of Surah an-Nisa Ayah 77

Ayah 77 was revealed in a particular background. Before their migration from Makkah, Muslims were regularly persecuted by disbelievers. Harassed Muslims used to visit the Prophet sallAllahu aalyhi wa sallam complaining to him about the high-handed treatment meted out to them and asking for his permission to fight back in self-defense and put an end… Continue reading The Background of Revelation of Surah an-Nisa Ayah 77

An-Nisa · Juz 5 · Qur'an Tafseer

The Authority of the Prophet Extends to All Times

[Explanation in the light of Surah an-Nisa Ayah 65] Commentators say that acting in accordance with this command of the Qur’an is not restricted to the blessed time when he graced this mortal world. After him, the verdict of the sacred Law left by him, is nothing but his own verdict. Therefore, the rule reigns… Continue reading The Authority of the Prophet Extends to All Times

An-Nisa · Juz 5 · Qur'an Tafseer

Tafseer Surah an-Nisa Ayah 61

Chastising the Hypocrites Ayah 61 tells us that turning away from the decision of the Prophet sallAllahu aalyhi wa sallam, given under the dictates of the Shariah in matters relating to mutual quarrels and disputes, can never be the response of a Muslim. One who does it has to be a munafiq (hypocrite). Thus, when… Continue reading Tafseer Surah an-Nisa Ayah 61