Tafseer

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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Tafseer of Seven Short Surahs For Young Muslims (Quiz Included)

I was invited by a Muslim organization to do a tafseer series focusing on young Muslims to cover the most often recited chapters of the Qur’an. This is something that I had been wanting to do for a while but just didn’t have time but alhamdulillah this Ramadan Allah opened an opportunity for me to be …

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Advanced Quran Study: Notes on Sh. Salman ibn Nasir’s Course

A few months ago, I had the opportunity to take a course via zoom with Sh. Salman ibn Nasir at The Legacy Institute. He delved into the topic of usool al-tafseer, or the methodology of tafseer with a special focus on the different classical books of tafseer. It was a very beneficial course and I am sharing …

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Using Isra’iliyaat (Judeo-Christian Material) to Explain the Quran

Definition of Isra’iliyaat Any reports that Muslim scholars take from the Jews and Christians. Purpose of doing tafseer of the Quran through such reports To benefit from their reports in clarifying some of the reported words in the Quranic stories or whatever is related to it. It is correct to consider the isra’iliyaat as a source …

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