Aal-Imran · Juz 4 · Qur'an Tafseer

The Enthusiastic Obedience of the Sahabah RA

(related to Tafseer of Surah Aal-Imran Ayah 92) The Companions radhiAllahu ‘anhum who were the first addressees of the Qur’anic commands and the direct disciples of Prophet Muhammad salAllahu ‘alayhi wa sallam loved to carry out the commands of the Qur’an in letter and spirit. When this ayah was revealed, each of them surveyed as… Continue reading The Enthusiastic Obedience of the Sahabah RA

Aal-Imran · Juz 4 · Qur'an Tafseer

Al-Birr [Righteousness] is Spending from the Best in the Way of Allah SWT

Tafseer Surah Aal-Imran Ayah 92 In the previous ayaat, we have learned the different ways of giving in the way of Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala. The Qur’an begins with the definition of a believer that he is the one who establishes prayer and gives from what Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala has provided him. We learned… Continue reading Al-Birr [Righteousness] is Spending from the Best in the Way of Allah SWT

Aal-Imran · Juz 3 · Qur'an Tafseer

For the God-fearing are the Unlimited Delights of the Hereafter and the Ridhwan of Allah

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful Tafseer Surah Aal-Imran Ayaat 15 - 17 Ayah 15 In the previous ayaat Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala mentioned some of the delights of this world such as women, children and material wealth and status. We learned that while there is no harm in enjoying… Continue reading For the God-fearing are the Unlimited Delights of the Hereafter and the Ridhwan of Allah

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

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

Don’t Spend Your Wealth Only to be seen by People

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful Al-Baqarah Ayah 264 – Don’t Spend Your Wealth Only to be seen by People In ayaat 264 – 266, Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala explains to us through examples how charity can be preserved and how it is nullified. He says, We have learned previously… Continue reading Don’t Spend Your Wealth Only to be seen by People

Al-Baqarah · Juz 3 · Qur'an Tafseer

Kind Words and Forgiveness are Better than Charity

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala then said, There are several ahadeeth that prohibit reminding people of acts of charity. For instance, Muslim recorded that Abu Dharr radhiAllahu ‘anhu said that the Messenger of Allah salAllahu ‘alayhi wa sallam said, ثَلَاثَةٌ لَا يُكَلِّمُهُمُ اللهُ يَوْمَ الْقِيَامَةِ،… Continue reading Kind Words and Forgiveness are Better than Charity

Al-Baqarah · Juz 3 · Qur'an Tafseer

Do Not Follow Charity with Insults

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful Al-Baqarah Ayah 262 – Do Not Follow Charity with Insults We are now reaching the end of Surah Al-Baqarah. From here onwards, we will read some basic principles and guidelines concerning financial transactions. If these principles were followed in truth then many of our… Continue reading Do Not Follow Charity with Insults

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