Aal-Imran · Juz 4 · Qur'an Tafseer

The Wisdom Behind the Losses Muslim Suffered in the Battle of Uhud

Tafseer Surah Aal-Imran Ayaat 137 – 143 In these beautiful ayaat, Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala teaches us how to handle tests and trials in our lives. When we are tested in our life, we should look at those who are going through severe trials. Tests and trials are a part of life. They are not… Continue reading The Wisdom Behind the Losses Muslim Suffered in the Battle of Uhud

Aal-Imran · Juz 4 · Qur'an Tafseer

O You Who Believe Do Not Consume Interest (Riba)

Tafseer Surah Aal-Imran Ayaat 130 – 136 In the previous ayaat, we studied the reasons behind the defeat in the Battle of Uhud and learned that the help of Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala comes with patience and Allah-consciousness. In the present ayaat, Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala talks about another major sin that we should stay… Continue reading O You Who Believe Do Not Consume Interest (Riba)

Aal-Imran · Juz 4 · Qur'an Tafseer

The Support of the Angels

Tafseer Surah Aal-Imran Ayaat 124 - 127 In the previous ayaat, the Battle of Badr was cited in relation to the Battle of Uhud. Briefly stated there was the unseen support from Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala given to the Muslims. In the present ayaat, some details of that support have been mentioned. Also stated is… Continue reading The Support of the Angels

Aal-Imran · Juz 4 · Qur'an Tafseer

The Battle of Uhud

Tafseer Surah Aal-Imran Ayaat 121 – 123 According to the majority of scholars, these ayaat are describing the battle of Uhud, as Ibn `Abbas, Al-Hasan, Qatadah, As-Suddi and others said. The battle of Uhud occurred on a Saturday, in the month of Shawwal in the third year of Hijrah. `Ikrimah said that Uhud occurred in… Continue reading The Battle of Uhud

Aal-Imran · Juz 4 · Qur'an Tafseer

Prohibition of Taking Allies from those who Ridicule Islam

Tafseer Surah Aal-Imran Ayaat 118 – 120 Mufti Muhammad Shafi Usmani writes in his tafseer, Ma’arif ul Qur’an, that these ayaat were revealed in a particular background. The Jewish settlements in Madina had old friendly ties with the tribes of Aws and Khazaraj. Individuals from these tribes were also on friendly terms with other individuals… Continue reading Prohibition of Taking Allies from those who Ridicule Islam

Aal-Imran · Juz 4 · Qur'an Tafseer

The Righteous Among the People of the Scripture

Tafseer Surah Aal-Imran Ayaat 113 – 117 In ayah 110, we read that among the People of the Book there are those who believe. The ayaat under study provide a description of some of the traits of these believing people who later became Muslims and fulfilled the condition of enjoining good and forbidding evil while… Continue reading The Righteous Among the People of the Scripture

Aal-Imran · Juz 4 · Qur'an Tafseer

They Will Not Harm You

Part 1 Tafseer Surah Aal-Imran Ayaat 110 – 112 [Part 2] While delivering the good news to His believing servants that victory and dominance will be theirs against the disbelieving, atheistic People of the Scriptures, Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala said, لَن يَضُرُّوكُمْ إِلَّا أَذًى ۖ وَإِن يُقَاتِلُوكُمْ يُوَلُّوكُمُ الْأَدْبَارَ ثُمَّ لَا يُنصَرُونَ “They will not… Continue reading They Will Not Harm You

Aal-Imran · Juz 4 · Qur'an Tafseer

You Are The Best Nation Ever

Tafseer Surah Aal-Imran Ayaat 110 – 112 [Part 1] In previous ayaat, Muslims were asked to enjoin good and forbid evil in order to remain steadfast in their faith. In the present ayaat, this has been further emphasized with the addition that these were the reasons why Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala called the Ummah of… Continue reading You Are The Best Nation Ever

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Rise to Enjoin What is Good and Forbid What is Evil

Tafseer Surah Aal-Imran Ayaat 104 – 109 Ibn Katheer comments, “And let there be [arising] from you a nation…” means a nation that calls to righteousness, enjoins all that is good and forbids evil in the manner Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala commanded. They are the ones who will be successful. Ad-Dahhak said, “They are a… Continue reading Rise to Enjoin What is Good and Forbid What is Evil

Aal-Imran · Juz 4 · Qur'an Tafseer

Hold Firmly the Rope of Allah

Tafseer Surah Aal-Imran Ayah 103 Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala says, وَاعْتَصِمُواْ بِحَبْلِ اللَّهِ جَمِيعاً وَلاَ تَفَرَّقُواْ “And hold firmly to the rope of Allah all together and do not become divided.” It was said that the rope of Allah refers to Allah’s covenant as Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala said in another ayah, ضُرِبَتْ عَلَيْهِمُ الذِّلَّةُ… Continue reading Hold Firmly the Rope of Allah