An-Nisa · Juz 4 · Qur'an Tafseer

The Command to Have Taqwa; A Reminder of Creation and Being Kind to Relatives

Tafseer Surah An-Nisa Ayah 1   Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala begins Surah an-Nisa by commanding His servants to have Taqwa of Him. He reminds us of His might, for He created many human beings from one soul – Prophet Adam ‘alayhi salaam. Mufti Muhammad Shafi Usmani explains the word ittaqu [اتَّقُوا] translated here as fear means “to have… Continue reading The Command to Have Taqwa; A Reminder of Creation and Being Kind to Relatives

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An-Nisa · Juz 4 · Qur'an Tafseer

Introduction to Surah an-Nisa

Order of Revelation: 92 Place of Revelation: Madinah Relationship between Surah an-Nisa and Surah Aal-Imran Surah Aal-Imran concluded with an exhortation to Taqwa, “O you who have believed, persevere and endure and remain stationed and fear Allah that you may be successful.”  [Qur’an 3:200] [Tafseer Surah Aal-Imran Ayah 200] Surah an-Nisa now begins with Taqwa in the mode… Continue reading Introduction to Surah an-Nisa

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

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

Do Not Die Except As Muslims

Tafseer Surah Aal-Imran Ayah 102   Meaning of Taqwa of Allah Ibn Abi Hatim recorded that Ibn Mas’oud radhiAllahu ‘anhu commented on the ayah, “fear Allah as He should be feared…” He said that it means, “He is obeyed and not defied, remembered and not forgotten and appreciated and not unappreciated.” This has an authentic… Continue reading Do Not Die Except As Muslims

Al-Baqarah · Juz 2 · Qur'an Tafseer

Provision and Maintenance for the Widows

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful Tafseer Al-Baqarah Ayaat 240 - 242 The text again returns to the subject of divorce mentioned in ayaat 234 – 237. The command to take due care of all prayers placed in between was to remind that the real thing in life is a… Continue reading Provision and Maintenance for the Widows

Al-Baqarah · Juz 2 · Qur'an Tafseer

Remembering Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala in Mina

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful Tafseer Al-Baqarah Ayah 203 In this ayah emphasis has been given on remembering Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala in Mina. The word ta’ajjal [تَعَجَّلَ] is from the root ayn-jeem-laam and it means to hasten, speed up or accelerate. The word tuh’sharoon [تُحْشَرُون] is from the… Continue reading Remembering Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala in Mina

Al-Baqarah · Juz 2 · Qur'an Tafseer

The Encouragement for Righteous Deeds

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful Tafseer Al-Baqarah Ayah 197 (Part 2) Part 1 After proclaiming basic ihraam prohibitions, the sentence, “And whatever good you do -  Allah knows it,” instructs that abstaining from sins and the contravention of the ihraam during the blessed days of Hajj and at sacred… Continue reading The Encouragement for Righteous Deeds

Al-Baqarah · Juz 2 · Qur'an Tafseer

Combining Hajj and ‘Umrah during Hajj Months

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful Tafseer Al-Baqarah Ayah 196 (Part 2) Part 1 The ayah began with completing the Hajj and ‘Umrah after one has entered into ihram. Then we were provided with a way out that what should be done if one faces blockade in their task. now,… Continue reading Combining Hajj and ‘Umrah during Hajj Months