Aal-Imran · Juz 3 · Qur'an Tafseer

Altering the Words of the Scripture

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful Tafseer Surah Aal-Imran Ayah 78 In this ayah, Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala talks about a group that alters the words of the Scripture. They say things that were not revealed by Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala. They distort the words with their tongues, change them… Continue reading Altering the Words of the Scripture

Aal-Imran · Juz 3 · Qur'an Tafseer

When Discussing Deen with Other People, Talk About Similarities Not the Differences

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful Tafseer Surah Aal-Imran Ayah 64 In his tafseer, Ma’arif ul Qur’an, Mufti Muhammad Shafi Usmani (ra) terms this ayah as, “An Important Principle of Tabligh and Da’wah.” The principle states that when calling people to Islam, especially those who follow a different religion or… Continue reading When Discussing Deen with Other People, Talk About Similarities Not the Differences

Aal-Imran · Juz 3 · Qur'an Tafseer

None has the Right to be worshiped but Allah

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful Surah Aal-Imran begins with a reminder of Tawheed [Oneness of Allah]. This is the main difference between Islam and other religions. While Muslims believe in only One God and only submit to Him, other religions have several deities and some revere their prophet, scholars… Continue reading None has the Right to be worshiped but Allah

Al-Baqarah · Juz 3 · Qur'an Tafseer

There is No Compulsion in Religion

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful Tafseer Al-Baqarah Ayah 256  The word ik-raha [إِكْرَاهَ] is from the root kaf-ra-ha which means to force someone to do something that they don’t want to do. Ibn Katheer explains that this means: Do not force anyone to become a Muslim, for Islam is… Continue reading There is No Compulsion in Religion

Al-Baqarah · Juz 2 · Qur'an Tafseer

Believers love Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala more than Anything Else

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful Tafseer Al-Baqarah Ayaat 165 – 167 The previous ayaat talked about the Oneness of Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala. We learned that the only One worthy of worship is Him. In the current ayaat, Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala highlights one of the errors made by… Continue reading Believers love Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala more than Anything Else

Al-Baqarah · Juz 1 · Qur'an Tafseer

Tafseer Al-Baqarah Ayaat 116 – 117

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful Refuting the Claim that Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala has begotten a Son These ayaat refute the Christians, the Jews and the Arab idolaters who claimed that the angels are Allah’s daughters. The Jews claimed that Prophet Uzayr [Ezra] ‘alayhi salaam was the son of… Continue reading Tafseer Al-Baqarah Ayaat 116 – 117

Al-Baqarah · Juz 1 · Qur'an Tafseer

Tafseer Al-Baqarah Ayaat 50 – 53

1 – 25  | 26 – 43 The Parting of the Sea In this ayah, Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala shares how He saved the Children of Israel from Pharaoh. When Prophet Musa ‘alayhi salaam gathered his people to escape the tyranny of Pharaoh, Pharaoh and his army pursued them. Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala parted the sea,… Continue reading Tafseer Al-Baqarah Ayaat 50 – 53

Books · Islamic Months · Kitab As-Saum · Ramadan · Ramadan

Kitab As-Saum: the Issues of Intention

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 Actions are by Intentions ‘Umar ibn al-Khattab radhiAllahu ‘anhu said that I heard the Prophet salAllahu 'alayhi wa sallam say that actions are according to intentions. Each person will receive the reward according to his intention. He who migrated for a worldly gain he will only get the world (and will not… Continue reading Kitab As-Saum: the Issues of Intention