Books · Knowing the Prophet · Seerah · Tajjaliyat e Nabuwat

Makkah comes to Life

  Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 Ibn Katheer writes in his book, Al-Seerah al-Nabawiyya (Volume 1): It has been said that all Arabs trace their origins to Isma’eel, the son of Ibraheem; ‘alayhim salaam. However, what is well-known to be true is that the “Arab al-Ariba” [the original Arabs] came… Continue reading Makkah comes to Life

al-Buruj · Juz 30 · Qur'an Tafseer

Tafseer Surah al-Buruj Ayaat 1-9

Allah will Not Abandon His Believing Servants Before making any reference to the pit event, the Surah opens with an oath by a heaven full of constellations: “By the sky containing great stars.” The commentators have interpreted the Arabic word buruj in several ways. First of all, we should know that the word buruj is… Continue reading Tafseer Surah al-Buruj Ayaat 1-9

al-Buruj · Juz 30 · Qur'an Tafseer

Surah al-Buruj – An Overview

Period of Revelation: Makkan Order of Revelation: 27 Theme and Subject Matter: This short Surah was revealed at a time when the persecution of the Muslims was at its peak. Its theme is to warn the disbelievers of the evil consequences of the persecution and tyranny that they were perpetrating on the converts to Islam,… Continue reading Surah al-Buruj – An Overview

Al-Fajr · Juz 30 · Qur'an Tafseer

Tafseer Surah al-Fajr Ayaat 15-20

Human Short-Sightedness Allah subhanahu wa ta`ala then criticizes man’s materialistic view of the world. Allah’s judgment is based on divine wisdom and is free from error whereas human judgments are liable to all sorts of errors because man does not see anything beyond the apparent. Whenever Allah subhanahu wa ta`ala tries man by His generosity… Continue reading Tafseer Surah al-Fajr Ayaat 15-20

Al-Fajr · Juz 30 · Qur'an Tafseer

Tafseer Surah al-Fajr Ayaat 6-14

Swift Punishment of Tyranny The subject of the oath is omitted but it is explained by the discussion that follows on tyranny and corruption. Allah subhanahu wa ta`ala now presents an argument from man’s own history. The interrogative form in such a context is more effective in drawing the attention of the addressee, who is,… Continue reading Tafseer Surah al-Fajr Ayaat 6-14

Al-Fajr · Juz 30 · Qur'an Tafseer

Surah al-Fajr – An Overview

Period of Revelation: Makkan Order of Revelation: 10 Theme and Subject Matter: The revelation order tells us that this was one of the earliest Surahs to be revealed. The people of Makkah were not ready to acknowledge what the Prophet salAllahu ‘alayhi wa sallam was conveying them. Therefore, there was a need for inviting the human heart… Continue reading Surah al-Fajr – An Overview