Al Asma Al Husna - Names of Allah

Al-Khaafidh [the Abaser], Ar-Raafi’ [the Exalter]

Al-Khaafidh (the Abaser) comes from the root kh-f-dh. It was used to refer to the camel when he lowers his head. When referring to Allah subhanahu wa ta`ala, Ibn Atheer said, “It is He who lowers the oppressors and humiliates them.” Al-Khaafid is the one who brings down tyrants and humiliates the arrogant Pharaohs. He humiliates… Continue reading Al-Khaafidh [the Abaser], Ar-Raafi’ [the Exalter]

Al Asma Al Husna - Names of Allah

Al-`Aleem – the All-Knowing

The word ‘Aleem comes from the root letters’ayn lām meem and it has the following classical Arabic connotations: - to have knowledge, be cognizant, be certain, - to be aware, thoroughly informed, - to have firmly rooted knowledge of the minute particulars, - to act according to knowledge Allah subhanahu wa ta`ala is Al-‘Aleem – the All-Knowing. He… Continue reading Al-`Aleem – the All-Knowing

Al-Anaam · Juz 7 · Qur'an Tafseer

Tafseer Surah al-Anaam Ayat 42

Calamity Leads to Humility In the previous ayaat, we studied a refutation of shirk [associating partners with Allah] and kufr [disbelief] and an affirmation of tawheed [Oneness of Allah]. The idolators were asked who they would call upon if they were afflicted by a trial. Through past incidents it has been ascertained that when the… Continue reading Tafseer Surah al-Anaam Ayat 42

Al-Anaam · Juz 7 · Qur'an Tafseer

Tafseer Surah Al-Anaam Ayah 14

There is No Walee Other Than Allah In Ayah 14, Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala is talking to His servant and Messenger Muhammad salAllahu aalyhi wa sallam, whom He sent with the pure Tawheed and the straight religion. Commanding him to call the people to Allah’s straight path, Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala said, قُلْ أَغَيْرَ اللَّهِ… Continue reading Tafseer Surah Al-Anaam Ayah 14

Al-Maidah · Juz 7 · Qur'an Tafseer

Tafseer Surah al-Ma’idah Ayah 118

In Ayah 117, we learned that on the Day of Judgment Prophet Eesa [Jesus] aalyhi salaam would reject shirk [associating partners with Allah] and affirm Tawheed [oneness of Allah]. Continuing his dialogue with Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala he says, إِن تُعَذِّبْهُمْ فَإِنَّهُمْ عِبَادُكَ وَإِن تَغْفِرْ لَهُمْ فَإِنَّكَ أَنتَ الْعَزِيزُ الْحَكِيمُ “If You punish them, they… Continue reading Tafseer Surah al-Ma’idah Ayah 118

An-Nisa · Juz 5 · Qur'an Tafseer

Ibraheem aalyhi sallam is Allah’s Khaleel

According to tafseer of Ibn Katheer, in ayah 125 when Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala says, واتَّبَعَ مِلَّةَ إِبْرَهِيمَ حَنِيفاً He is referring to Muhammad sallAllahu aalyhi wa sallam and his Ummah. This can be proven through ayah 68 of Surah Ale-Imran where Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala says, إِنَّ أَوْلَى النَّاسِ بِإِبْرَهِيمَ لَلَّذِينَ اتَّبَعُوهُ وَهَـذَا النَّبِىُّ… Continue reading Ibraheem aalyhi sallam is Allah’s Khaleel

An-Nisa · Juz 5 · Qur'an Tafseer

Tafseer Surah an-Nisa Ayah 80

Obeying the Messenger is Obeying Allah Ayah 79 ended with the affirmation of Prophethood. Now comes the statement which establishes the right of Prophethood – it calls for compulsory obedience. In case hostile people refuse to obey, there are words of comfort for the Prophet of Islam who has been absolved of any responsibility for… Continue reading Tafseer Surah an-Nisa Ayah 80

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 65

Not Accepting the Decision of the Prophet is Kufr   This ayah, while projecting a powerful view of the highly exalted station of the Prophet sallAllahu aalyhi wa sallam, presents a very explicit statement concerning the need to obey him, something conclusively proved by so many ayaat of the Qur’an. Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala begins… Continue reading Tafseer Surah an-Nisa Ayah 65