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

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What is the meaning of Meethaaq taken from the prophets (Anbiaa)?

A Solemn pledge was taken from the prophets (Anbiaa) to believe in any Messenger (Rasool) coming after them (Verse 3:81). This pledge seems to be mentioned again in verse 33:7. What is the exact ...
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Is there a way to reconcile the traditional chronology of early surahs with the biographies of Muhammad?

All the lists I have found concerning the traditional order of revelation say the first surah was Alaq (96), and the second, after the long silence, was Qalam (68). But the biographies and tafsirs I ...
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Misinterpretation about the 72 virgins

I happened to see this TED talk by Lesley Hazleton. She is an agnostic Jew and without bias she explains that Quran doesn't speak of 72 virgins. It is simply a misguided verse of the Quran. The verse ...
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Best English Translation of the Qur'an [closed]

I want the most accurate translation of the Qur'an in English which I can use and also give to some non- Muslims since I have been searching for it since a lot of time and am unable to decide. ...
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Are there any groups within Islam that reject Tafhim al-Qur'an by Sayyid Abul Ala Maududi?

I have found an online version of Tafhim al-Qur'an by Sayyid Abul Ala Maududi. I wonder about the general opinion of this work among Muslims. Is Maududi's work considered authoritative as a tafsir? ...
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Battle of Ali and Amir ibn Aas incident?

Is this strange narration authentic?! One day ‘Ali attacked Amr ibn Aas, he threw a spear and Amr fell to the ground, Amr fell to the ground and he then exposed his buttocks. ‘Ali then turned away ...
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Every living thing made from water? [closed]

assalam alaikum The noble Qur'an says "every living thing is made from water..." Pickthall: Have not those who disbelieve known that the heavens and the earth were of one piece, then We parted them,...
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The Dog of Allah?

assalaamu alaykum I read a hadith in Tafsir al Tabari Sura An-Najim 53 verse 1 that Muhammad (saw) warned Abu Lahab or someone to fear the dog of Allah and it attacked him in Yemen and killed him? Is ...
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Does “be moderate in your pace” (Quran 31:19) forbid Muslims from walking fast?

Citing the Quran 31:17-18: O my son! Establish Salah, enjoin good and forbid the evil. Endure with patience whatever befalls you, surely this shows your determination in conducting the affairs.[17]...
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Answering the protagonists of the Misinterperted Islamic Jihad

Jihad in Islam has been widely misinterpreted. I tired of answering my fellow friends and colleagues on what is right and what is wrong. They take out quranic verses out of context and asks me "How ...
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Story of talking Donkey Yafur in Ibn Kathir's book Al-Bidāya wa-n-nihāya? [duplicate]

Is the story of Yafur the talking donkey that Muhammad acquired in battle with the Jews authentic as recorded in ibn Kathirs book "The Beginning and the End" Al-Bidāya wa-n-nihāya??
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Why does Moses seem to take Khizr slaying a boy lightly?

Khizr reluctantly allowed Moses to follow him, stating Moses wouldn't be able to bear with him. Along their path, from Quran 18:74-76: And so the two went on, till, when they met a young man, [...
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Is Qur'an 22:39-40 permission only for self-defense, or also permission for retribution?

From the Arberry English translation Leave is given to those who fight because they were wronged...who were expelled from their habitations without right... I have always understood this as ...
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What's the meaning of Qu'ran ayah 34:14?

"And when We decreed for Solomon death, nothing indicated to the jinn his death except a creature of the earth eating his staff. But when he fell, it became clear to the jinn that if they had known ...
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The Purpose of gaining knowledge

Now, SubhanAllah I love gaining Islamic education but I am just worried that whether the purpose of it is wrong in the sight of Allah, may he be glorified and exalted, or not. I basically gain ...
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Yafur Talking Donkey of Prophet Muhamamd (saw)? [duplicate]

assalaam alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa baraktuh The Beginning and the End (1) by Ibn Kathir (2) v.6, p.166-167 167-166. The amazing story of Yafur the talking donkey Muhammad (saw) obtained in battle ...
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Who is the person whom Allah gave his signs, but he detached from them?

While reciting surat al-'Araaf I passed by these verses: And recite to them, [O Muhammad], the news of him to whom we gave [knowledge of] Our signs, but he detached himself from them; so Satan ...
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Why is Surah Fatiha in the first person?

I want to understand that why did Allah, may he be glorified and exalted, reveal Surah Fatiha in the first person. I had this doubt since some time but it developed more today when I read this as a so ...
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What did Allah thought to David in Surah Al-Baqarah, Verse 251

Qur'an 2:251 is as follows: So they defeated them by permission of Allah , and David killed Goliath, and Allah gave him the kingship and prophethood and taught him from that which He willed. ...
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So righteous women are devoutly obedient ,Meaning of obedient wife?

Can someone please define the word "obey" in the context of this verse. http://quran.com/4/34 Men are in charge of women by [right of] what Allah has given one over the other and what they ...
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Does Qur'an 99:6-8 tells that everyone can enter paradise regardless of their beliefs?

Qur'an 99:6-8 is as follows: That Day, the people will depart separated [into categories] to be shown [the result of] their deeds. So whoever does an atom's weight of good will see it, And ...
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What happend to the second garden of the disbeliever?

In Surat al-Kahf we find the story with the example of the two men quoted in the verses 32 to 44. While at first in the verses (18:32-33) the speech is about two gardens, later on only a single garden ...
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How to remove or solve a possible shirk Issue from Verse (43:84)?

If we take the Verse (43:84)literally, it would mean that there's a deity in the heaven and an other on earth, which is a clear conflict to our monotheistic view (tawhid). Maybe the translation of ...
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Explanation of AT-TAHRIM verse 1 (66:1)

Verse 66:1 from Sahih International: "O Prophet, why do you prohibit [yourself from] what Allah has made lawful for you, seeking the approval of your wives? And Allah is Forgiving and Merciful....
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How did Angels know that mankind would spill blood prior to their creation?

Qur'an 2:30 is as follows: And [mention, O Muhammad], when your Lord said to the angels, "Indeed, I will make upon the earth a successive authority." They said, "Will You place upon it one who ...
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Who's the witness from Israelites mentioned in Surah Al-Ahqaf, Verse:10

Qur'an 46:10 is as follows: Say, "Have you considered: if the Qur'an was from Allah , and you disbelieved in it while a witness from the Children of Israel has testified to something similar and ...
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Is Adam (a.s.) considered a rasul?

I know that in the Quran that the five messengers: Nuh (A.S.), Ibrahim (A.S.), Musa (A.S.), Isa (A.S.), and Muhammad (S.A.W.) are considered the Ulul'azm Anbiya but I was just wondering if Adam (A.S.) ...
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What is the meaning of abandoning the Qur'an?

In Sura Al-Furqan (25) Ayat 30, the Holy Prophet complains about his people abandoning the Qur'an. And the Messenger will say: "O my Lord! Verily, my people deserted this Qur'ân. (وَقَالَ ...
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Requirments of a tawba after a person commites shirk

What is the requiremint after a person commited one of the major shirks without intention, unknowingly or out of ignorance?
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Purpose of verses in the Quran which humans do not understand?

Allah tells us in the Quran "And we have made the Quran easy for you to understand/learn" However there is another verse (3:7) Allah tells us that no one knows the true meaning of the verse except ...
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Doesn't Qur'an 47:4 put an end to slavery?

Qur'an 47:4 is as follows: So when you meet those who disbelieve [in battle], strike [their] necks until, when you have inflicted slaughter upon them, then secure their bonds, and either [...
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What's the wisdom behind day and night cycle?

In many verses of the Qur'an, it is mentioned that there are signs in the day and night cycle for those who believe in Allah. What are the ideas regarding this ? Do they symbolize life and death ?
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What constitutes disobedience and light beating of women?

According to Yusuf Ali's translation of 4:34, disobedient women should be beaten 'lightly': Men are the protectors and maintainers of women, because Allah has given the one more (strength) than ...
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What isn't correct about Judaism according to Islam? [closed]

In some Surah is mentioned that Judaism is not good. But what is the reason for that? What is the difference between Judaism and Islam except from the prophet Mohammed?
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What is the Islamic interpretation of Jesus?

Heading ##So I read in an article that Muslims believe and recognize Jesus as a holy, or at least historical figure. That got me curious, what is the historical significance of Jesus in the Islamic ...
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Cuddling with a man in my dreams [closed]

I'm unmarried and single and not even interested for a relationship but I got this dream where I'm cuddling with a man (in the dream it looked like he was my husband) and I'm really happy.I couldn't ...
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What does Islam say about judging others?

In Christianity, not judging others is major topic I remember from growing up reading the Bible and listening to the Sunday preachers. What does the Quran tell us about not judging other people? What ...
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is hunting Halal animals permissible for the pleasure of taste ?

I know that a muslim is allowed to hunt wild animals but if a muslim does hunting for the means of pleasure of food and he is able to buy meat from market such as goat's meat,chicken and he still ...
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Why we don't have revelations in any/most languages on earth?

This Question made me recall a Question of a non-Muslim during the discussion after a lecture about Geothe and the Islam, which i will ask here from a Muslim POV! Well we can read in the Qur'an, that ...
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Is Eating while watching Islamic T.V Show Haram?

I have got used to watching Peace T.V while eating Breakfast, Lunch and dinner is it okay because I am listening tafsir of Quran and ihadith by scholars while eating please answer with reasons and ...
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Why Knowledge is often related with religion?

Why scholars tend to translate or interpret the word علم 'ilm Knowledge in (interpretation) tafsir of the Qur'an or sharh (explanation) of ahadith/Hadith as knowledge of fiqh, sunna etc. Why ...
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Chapter wise explanation of Quran in Internet?

Many of the non-Muslims want to learn about Islam. Giving them a few books is a solution. But I am looking for something on Internet where we get detailed explanation of Quran, chapter wise. Video ...
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Is the use of the word 'Nutfah' allegedly an error in Quran?

The alleged error is that the quran refers to that semen creates the embryo but it is the sperm cells and not the semen itself, 1 sperm cell + ovum = embryo not semen+ovum sense semen is a lot of ...
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Need an refutation to this alleged mistake in the holy Quran?

Quran says that mountain have pegs ( which is true) but mountains without pegs exist to, according to wikiislam (anti-Islamic page, i know) but how can we as Muslims reply to this, according to them ...
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kavadh II and the prophet

فبمجرد أن يسمع أن الرسول قد بدأ الخطاب باسمه قبل اسم كسرى، فيمزق الكتاب ويقول بغضب, عبد من عبادي يبدأ كتابه بنفسه قبلي، ويطرد السفير، فلما وصل الخبر إلى النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم يقول: [مزق ملكه]، ...
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Can any knowledgable muslim refute this?

This is the alleged error, sense we muslims believe that the sun and moon each have an orbit(which it does) And that the orbit of the sun the quran is referring to the galaxy orbit around the milky ...
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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 Surah, ...
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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 ...