Tafseer literally means to explain. It is the Arabic word for exegesis, usually of the Qur'an.

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Why Prophet not called father but his wives are mothers of believers?

Muhammad is not the father of [any] one of your men, but [he is] the Messenger of Allah and last of the prophets. And ever is Allah , of all things, Knowing. - (Qur'an 33:40) But, in the same ...
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What is the meaning of “those your right hands possess” in 4:24? [duplicate]

I have read but I am not completely sure I understand that those your right hands possess means female slaves captured in war. Is this correct ? What does that mean in the context of 4:24? And ...
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Why is the verb “perceive / یشعرون” negated in two different styles in Baqarah: 9 and 12, and what s the exact difference?

The 9th and 12th verses of Baqarah read as follows: يُخَادِعُونَ اللَّـهَ وَالَّذِينَ آمَنُوا وَمَا يَخْدَعُونَ إِلَّا أَنفُسَهُمْ وَمَا يَشْعُرُونَ They would trick God and believers, and ...
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Who are not tempted by Satan?

In Quran there are some verses which show the humans are not tempted by Satan, Such as: "قَالَ رَبِّ بِمَآ أَغْوَيْتَنِي لأُزَيِّنَنَّ لَهُمْ فِي الأَرْضِ وَلأُغْوِيَنَّهُمْ أَجْمَعِينَ إِلاَّ ...
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Taking help from Jinn

Is it allowed in Islam to take help from good and Salih Jinn for good purpose?? Please describe your answer with the reference of Qur'aan and Ahhadiths.
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How can we be so sure that women must wear hijab when the Qur`an does not prescribe it in clear words?

The Qur`an does not specify that women must cover their hair. It merely says that they have to preserve their 'beautiness' (e.g. ornaments). Wearing hijab was a norm prior to the spread of Islam and ...
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Why the word “وليتلطف” in Surah Kahaf is written in Bold text in Quran?

I have seen the word وليتلطف in Surah Kahaf in the Quran written in bold test. I want to know: The reason why this word is in bold? What is the meaning of this word according to Tafseer or ...
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How should 9:29 be interpreted?

Sahih International: Fight those who do not believe in Allah or in the Last Day and who do not consider unlawful what Allah and His Messenger have made unlawful and who do not adopt the religion ...
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Why is the weakest of homes, the home of spider?

There is a verse in Quran addressing the spider's home as the weakest: The example of those who take allies other than Allah is like that of the spider who takes a home. And indeed, the weakest ...
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What is the meaning of words “الْخَیْطُ الْأَبْیَضُ” and “الْخَیْطِ الْأَسْوَدِ” in surat 2:187?

The holy Quran say: «...کُلُوا وَ اشْرَبُوا حَتَّى یَتَبَیَّنَ لَکُمُ الْخَیْطُ الْأَبْیَضُ مِنَ الْخَیْطِ الْأَسْوَدِ مِنَ الْفَجْرِ ثُمَّ أَتِمُّوا الصِّیَامَ إِلَى اللَّیْلِ...» ...And ...
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what is shia view about Interpretation of verse 24 of surat An-Nisa'(4:24)?

verse 24 of surat An-Nisa'say: وَ الْمُحْصَناتُ مِنَ النِّساءِ إِلاَّ ما مَلَکَتْ أَيْمانُکُمْ کِتابَ اللَّهِ عَلَيْکُمْ وَ أُحِلَّ لَکُمْ ما وَراءَ ذلِکُمْ أَنْ تَبْتَغُوا بِأَمْوالِکُمْ ...
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Where was the first wall put inside the Mosque?

There is no wall separating men and women around the Kaba which is the Grand Mosque. Historically when and where did this start?
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The pious - see V.2:2

I have seen this more than a couple times now while reading the Quran. I will quote ayat 19 of surah 45 to help with my question, which is about the bolded part): Verily, they can avail you ...
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Can we formulate our own Tafseer from our understanding of Qur'an?

Narrated Jundab bin 'Abdullah: that the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said: "Whoever says (something) about the Qur'an according to his own opinion and he is correct, yet he has committed a mistake." ...
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Who is Sayidat Nisaa al aalamin?

Note: the approximate meaning of "Sayidat Nisaa' al aalamin" can be considered as the following English translation: The lady (the best lady) of the ladies of the worlds. My question is that من ...
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How would Evil act exist in heaven?

In Quran , Surat Al-Mā'idah verse 90 ,we read: "ا أَيُّهَا الَّذينَ آمَنُوا إِنَّمَا الْخَمْرُ وَ الْمَيْسِرُ وَ الْأَنْصابُ وَ الْأَزْلامُ رِجْسٌ مِنْ عَمَلِ الشَّيْطانِ فَاجْتَنِبُوهُ ...
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Why was prophet Lot (pbh) told not to look back?

"Then travel in a part of the night with your family, and you go behind them in the rear, and let no one amongst you look back, but go on to where you are ordered." (Qur'an 15:65) Why was Lut ...
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How is Qur'an 13:15 justified?

And unto Allah (Alone) falls in prostration whoever is in the heavens and the earth, willingly or unwillingly, and so do their shadows in the mornings and in the afternoons. 13:15 ...
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What is the proof to pray Dzuhur/Asr silently? ALLAH in Al-Quran says 17/110

As-Salaumu Alaykum! Please provide proof from Al-Qur'an and/or reliable hadith to support the instruction to make Dzuhr and Asr prayers silently (without loud recitation of Al-Qur'an). We pray - ...
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Tafseer of “لَعَلِيٌّ حَکيم / sublime and wise” (Shia view)

In Shi'a view, all the verses of Qur'an have the inner truth represented by an Imam. I think one of those verses is the verse 4 of Zukhruf: لوَ إِنَّهُ في‏ أُمِّ الْکِتابِ لَدَيْنا لَعَلِيٌّ ...
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What does the Quran tell us about helping others? [closed]

When something tragic ( earthquake, tsunami, floods) occurs in the world Christians always reach out and try to help the victims, but Muslims don't unless the victims are Muslims themselves. What is ...
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What is the meaning of Bimashobih in surah 67:5

I have read on many websites that shooting star is meteor in science, but I read the translation of the quran in surah Al-Mulk ayat 5 that : And We have certainly beautified the nearest heaven ...
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What is the implications of auto-brewery syndrome in Islam?

What is the implications of auto-brewery syndrome in Islam? I know one cannot pray intoxicated. (Surah An-Nisā' 4:43) However does the person suffering from auto-brewery syndrome have to adhere to ...
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which Date is mentioned in Quran as appointment of pharaoh and Moses for Magic contest

You will see in chapter=20 verse=59 a day called یوم الزینة mentioned in Qur'an : Magicians contest is this a special day in Egyptian or Hebrew calendar ? or do you know an accurate date for this ...
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What is the meaning of 'fitnah' in 2:191

Sahih International 2:191: And kill them wherever you overtake them and expel them from wherever they have expelled you, and fitnah is worse than killing. And do not fight them at ...
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What is the entire meaning of Surat Ash-Sharĥ: Ayat 7-8?

What is the entire meaning of Surat Ash-Sharĥ: Ayat 7-8? فإذا فرغت فانصب وإلى ربك فارغب So when you have finished [your duties], then stand up [for worship]. And to your Lord direct [your] ...
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Does 65:4 discuss an underage wife or simply a wife who is too old to menstruate?

I'm researching several verses from the Qur'an and as it is my first time to delve into the Islamic religion I am having difficulty with some of the translations and such. 65: Divorce, verse 4, ...
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Tafsir of Quran 5:89

Verse 5:89 (translation from Irfan ul-Quran): Allah does not persecute you for your purposeless (and frivolous) oaths, but takes you to task for your (solemn) oaths which you affirm ...
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True meaning of this ayat Qur'an 2:34?

Quran: 2:34 Sahih International And [mention] when We said to the angels, "Prostrate before Adam"; so they prostrated, except for Iblees. He refused and was arrogant and became of the ...
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Was Prophet Eesa/Jesus (alaihas salaam) the second last prophet before Prophet Muhammad (pbuh)?

I know there were more than a hundred-thousand prophets. But was wondering if Hazrat Eesa (alaihas salaam) was among the last prophets mentioned in the Quran?
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Why can't we see jinn when they're created from FIRE..?

And He created the jinn from a smokeless flame of fire. (Qur'an 55:15) So, if they are made of fire, we must be able to see them. Why can't we see them? Is there something special about ...
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Surat 'Ali `Imran 3/55 about the death of Jesus(puh)

Here is Surat 'Ali `Imran 3/55: [Mention] when Allah said, "O Jesus, indeed I will take you and raise you to Myself and purify you from those who disbelieve and make those who follow you [in ...
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Whose death in Surat An-Nisa' 4/159?

Here is Surat An-Nisa' 4/159: And there is none from the People of the Scripture but that he will surely believe in Jesus before his death. And on the Day of Resurrection he will be against them a ...
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Is dowry allowable in Islam?

In a discussion with my friend he said Islam allow man to ask money(dowry) to marry a girl. Is any thing like that.Please give me suggestions.
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Are Mecca and Becca the same places?

As we know the word Mecca is mentioned only once in Koran. But ayah 3:96 is mentioning a place that is so-called Becca. I'm wondering if there is any difference between Becca and Mecca. Becca: 3:96 ...
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What is the exact interpretation of verse13 of surat Al-Ĥujurāt?(49:13)

The verse says: يا أَيُّهَا النَّاسُ إِنَّا خَلَقْناكُمْ مِنْ ذَكَرٍ وَ أُنْثى‏ وَ جَعَلْناكُمْ شُعُوباً وَ قَبائِلَ لِتَعارَفُوا إِنَّ أَكْرَمَكُمْ عِنْدَ اللَّهِ أَتْقاكُمْ إِنَّ اللَّهَ عَليمٌ ...
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Isn't 42:13 saying that Islam should be established in the entire world?

He has prescribed for you the religion which He enjoined upon Noah and which We revealed to you (O Muhammad), and which We enjoined upon Abraham and Moses and Jesus, commanding: “Establish this ...
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What is the meaning of “by authority” in Surah Ar-Rahman ayat 33?

What exactly is the meaning of the word bisultan بسلطان in Surah Ar-Rahman ayat 33: Sahih International: O company of jinn and mankind, if you are able to pass beyond the regions of the heavens ...
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When The First Death Happen?

Surat Ghafir:11 says: قَالُوا رَبَّنَا أَمَتَّنَا اثْنَتَيْنِ وَأَحْيَيْتَنَا اثْنَتَيْنِ فَاعْتَرَفْنَا بِذُنُوبِنَا فَهَلْ إِلَىٰ خُرُوجٍ مِّن سَبِيلٍ Sahih International Translation: ...
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Are the angels infallible or fallible?

According to fakhr Razi, in his interpretation of a verse of Surat at-Tahrim: Angels obligated to responsibilities in afterworld just as humans are responsible in the world. The disobedience of ...
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Dr Zakir Naik said “Memory is washed off”

In this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AQ7HiY49P3w&feature=youtu.be&t=7m54s Dr Zakir Naik says that in the quran it says that: http://quran.com/33/72 We did indeed offer the ...
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Explain surah hajj verse 5

In Surah hajj verse 5 Allah, the exalted, tells us about the creation of human. In the verse it says we have created the human from clay then Nutffa (sperm) then flesh... my question is Allah is ...
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If the Quran is a perfect book, why are there so many interpretations?

If the Quran is a perfect book, why are there so many interpretations? If a book is "perfect", as many Muslims claim the Quran to be, shouldn't an integral part of that perfection be a ...
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What/who is “the straight path” (صراط المستقیم)? (Shia view)

With respect to the verse 6 of the first Surah of the holy Quran, Guide us to the straight path (6) path of those you have gifted (7) اهْدِنَا الصِّرَاطَ الْمُسْتَقِيمَ ﴿٦﴾ صراط الذین انعمت ...
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What is the precise meaning of “not of those who have evoked anger or of those who are astray”? (1:7) (Sunni view)

According to the last verse of Surah al-Fatiha, it says: The path of those upon whom You have bestowed favor, not of those who have evoked [Your] anger or of those who are astray. (7) ...
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What is “the straight path” (الصراط المستقیم)? (Sunni view)

In accordance with Surah Al-Fatiha (Al-Hamd): 6, it says: Guide us to the straight path - (6) اهْدِنَا الصِّرَاطَ الْمُسْتَقِيمَ ﴿٦ According to Shiite, there are some tafseers from the ...
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Interpretation of verse of “وَابْتَغُواْ إِلَيهِ الْوَسِيلَةَ ”?

According to the following verse, what does "الوسيله" in this verse include? Or how can it be interpreted in the Hadiths? يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُواْ اتَّقُواْ اللّهَ وَابْتَغُواْ إِلَيهِ ...
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Why is there a great punishment for me if Allah has sealed my senses?

If I am a non-believer or apostate from Islam, I suppose this sura applies to me: 2-7: Allah has set a seal upon their hearts and upon their hearing, and over their vision is a veil. And for ...
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What is the exact meaning or purpose of Kawthar? (on Surah Al-Kawthar)

According to the initial verse of Surah Al-Kawthar: إِنَّا أَعْطَيْنَاكَ الْكَوْثَرَ / Indeed, We have granted you, [O Muhammad], al-Kawthar. I have heard that the meaning of Kawthar (in the ...
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Does Sura 61:4 refer to defense or offense?

Indeed, Allah loves those who fight in His cause in a row as though they are a [single] structure joined firmly. Surah 61:4 This ayah refers to 'those who fight', and they are contrasted with ...