Tafseer

Contextualizing Qur’an 2:62: Does It Advocate for Religious Pluralism?

Over the years, the following verse has been misused by some figures to suggest that Islam does not require others to adopt it as a religion and people can suffice with merely believing in Allah, the Day of Judgment, and doing good deeds: إِنَّ ٱلَّذِینَ ءَامَنُوا۟ وَٱلَّذِینَ هَادُوا۟ وَٱلنَّصَـٰرَىٰ وَٱلصَّـٰبِـِٔینَ مَنۡ ءَامَنَ بِٱللَّهِ وَٱلۡیَوۡمِ ٱلۡـَٔاخِرِ […]

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Some Cautious Guidelines on the ‘Scientific Miracles of the Qur’an’

As the early scholars cared for the miraculous nature of the Qur’an and its aspects, contemporary scholars have also shown great interest in this field. In fact, their concept of the miracle has expanded due to the emergence of modern discoveries and new sciences, along with the availability of modern research methods that have revealed

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What Did Prophet Ya’qub (Jacob) Mean by ‘Beautiful Patience’?

By Imam Fakhr-ud-Deen Raazi And they brought his shirt, stained with false blood. He responded, “No! Your souls must have tempted you to do something ˹evil˺. So ˹I can only endure with˺ beautiful patience! And Allah is the One sought for help against that which you describe.” [Qur’an 12:18] Patience in accepting Allah’s decree is

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Principles of Tafseer: Notes on the Summary of Shaykh Musa’id al-Tayyar’s Work on Usool al-Tafseer

These are my complete notes on the book Lubaab al-Tahreer fee Usool al-Tafseer, which is a summary of a much larger book by Shaykh Musa’id ibn Sulayman al-Tayyar’s remarkable work on the topic of principles of tafseer. Shaykh Musa’id is considered one of the most influential people in the field of principles of tafseer in

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How to Study Tafseer Properly

For beginner level tafseer study, I would highly recommend Muhammad Ali Sabuni, Al-Mukhtasar fee al-Tafseer, and Tafseer Sa’di. Muhammad Ali Sabuni It’s too good. He has gathered and summarized the past tafseers in concise and easy language and also adds his own reflections from time to time. It’s probably one of the best beginner level

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Tafseer of Surah al-Qadr

إِنَّا أَنزَلْنَاهُ فِي لَيْلَةِ الْقَدْرِ Indeed, We sent the Qur’an down during the Night of al-Qadr (Laylat al-Qadr) Meaning, we sent down this miraculous Qur’an to you, O Muhammad (pbuh), during a noble night called Laylat al-Qadr. It is called by this name due to its honor and high rank with Allah. It is a

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Tafseer of “O believers! Fasting is prescribed for you—as it was for those before you—so perhaps you will become mindful ˹of Allah˺”

Allah Says in the Qur’an: يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا كُتِبَ عَلَيْكُمُ الصِّيَامُ كَمَا كُتِبَ عَلَى الَّذِينَ مِن قَبْلِكُمْ لَعَلَّكُمْ تَتَّقُونَ O believers! Fasting is prescribed for you—as it was for those before you—so perhaps you will become mindful ˹of Allah˺ [Qur’an 2:183] “O believers! Fasting is prescribed for you“ Linguistically, the Arabic word for fasting

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