Aal-Imran · Juz 4 · Qur'an Tafseer

Surah Aal-Imran – A Recap

Alhumdulillah, we have reached the end of Surah Aal-Imran. All good is from Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala and all shortcomings are ours. May He guide us to the best way for serving His Deen and accept this service from us, ameen. In our Introduction to Surah Aal-Imran post, we presented a comparison between Surah Al-Baqarah… Continue reading Surah Aal-Imran – A Recap

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Aal-Imran · Juz 4 · Qur'an Tafseer

The Command for Patience and Ribat

Tafseer Surah Aal-Imran Ayaat 200 Hasan Al-Basri said, “The believers are commanded to be patient in the religion that Allah chose for them, Islam. They are not allowed to abandon it in times of comfort or hardship, ease or calamity until they die as Muslims. They are also commanded to endure against their enemies, those… Continue reading The Command for Patience and Ribat

Aal-Imran · Juz 4 · Qur'an Tafseer

The Two Types of Disbelievers

Tafseer Surah Aal-Imran Ayaat 196 – 199 In these ayaat Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala mentions two types of disbelievers. One – who are lost in the delights of this world and assume it to be a reality. Second – those who held on to their Scripture in the past and when the message of Islam… Continue reading The Two Types of Disbelievers

Aal-Imran · Juz 4 · Qur'an Tafseer

The Characteristics, Speech and Supplications of Those of Understanding

Tafseer Surah Aal-Imran Ayaat 190 – 195 Throughout the Qur’an we come across ayaat where Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala encourages us to reflect on His creation. The alternation of the night and the day, the changes in season, heavy rain, thunderstorms and a dry spell all remind us of Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala. Nothing was… Continue reading The Characteristics, Speech and Supplications of Those of Understanding

Aal-Imran · Juz 4 · Qur'an Tafseer

Spread the Message and Do Not Conceal It

Tafseer Surah Aal-Imran Ayaat 187 – 189   In this ayah, Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala chastises the People of the Scriptures from whom He took the covenant by the words of their prophets. They promised that they would believe in Muhammad salAllahu ‘alayhi wa sallam and describe him to the people. So that they would… Continue reading Spread the Message and Do Not Conceal It

Aal-Imran · Juz 4 · Qur'an Tafseer

And What is the Life of this World Except the Enjoyment of Delusion

Tafseer Surah Aal-Imran Ayaat 185 – 186 Ayah 185 puts a focus on the ultimate reality of this life when sometime somewhere the disbelievers come to enjoy ascendancy and have all the luxury they can think of in this world. Contrary to this, Muslims have to face some hardships, some difficulties and a certain paucity… Continue reading And What is the Life of this World Except the Enjoyment of Delusion

Aal-Imran · Juz 4 · Qur'an Tafseer

Uttering False Claims about Allah

Tafseer Surah Aal-Imran Ayaat 181 – 184 The subject matter shifts from lessons from the Battle of Uhud to the attitude of the people to whom Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala had given the Book and knowledge. He says,   Background of the Ayah 181 Sa’eed ibn Jubayr said that Ibn ‘Abbas radhiAllahu ‘anhu said when… Continue reading Uttering False Claims about Allah

Aal-Imran · Juz 4 · Qur'an Tafseer

Do Not Grieve Over the Events of this World

Tafseer Surah Aal-Imran Ayaat 176 – 180 Ibn Katheer comments because the Prophet salAllahu ‘alayhi wa sallam was eager for people’s well-being, he would become sad when the disbelievers would resort to definance, rebellion and stubbornness. Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala said, “Do not be grieved by those who hasten into disbelief. Indeed, they will never… Continue reading Do Not Grieve Over the Events of this World

Aal-Imran · Juz 4 · Qur'an Tafseer

Fear is From Shaytan

Tafseer Surah Aal-Imran Ayaat 172 – 175 These ayaat were revealed in reference to a particular incident. Ibn Katheer writes after the idolaters defeated the Muslims (at Uhud), they started on their way back home, but soon they were concerned because they did not finish off the Muslims in Madinah, so they set out to… Continue reading Fear is From Shaytan

Aal-Imran · Juz 4 · Qur'an Tafseer

Virtues of Martyrdom

Tafseer Surah Aal-Imran Ayaat 169 – 171 In the previous ayaat, we learned about the criticism of the hypocrites who said about the martyrs had they not gone out they would not have died. We learned that death is a pre-decreed matter. Whether a person goes out to strive in the path of Allah subhanahu… Continue reading Virtues of Martyrdom