Tafseer means to explain, usually it is to explain the Qur'an.

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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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Do you know a verse with the context on limit of visibilty of stars by an observer on earth?

As you know an observer on earth only may see half of sky from northern or southern hemisphere , and even if the observer stand on the equator on top of a very high mountain , he will able to see the ...
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Need clearfication about verse 3:144 [closed]

I am debating with a users on Hubpages about something. He is believing in a prophet who came after Hazrat Muhammad (SAW) and mentioned many hadiths and verses from Qur'an, I could answer back about ...
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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 tafseer and exact meaning of Alhamdolellah? (الحمدلله) [closed]

I myself know that Alhamdolellah means thank God, but I want to know what it exactly mean when we say Alhamdolellah? In fact thank God for which blessing?
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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 ...
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Suicide in Qur'an

Why is suicide a sin in Islam? I only know of 34/29 in Qur'an-- rather advising you not to do so than forbidding it. Hurting others is a sin, and a great one to my knowledge. There are many good ...
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List of Oldest Tafseer-e Quran available on Internet

I am looking for a list of Oldest [at least 500 years older] Tafseer-al Qur'an for some reason available online[in English] which meet the following criteria. The authenticity is beyond question ...
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Is there an automatic principle that Medinan revelation may abrogate Meccan but not vice versa?

I understand there is a widely accepted concept of Naskh or 'abrogation' that may apply when interpreting the Quran. I also believe it to be true that it isn't known in all cases which of two verses ...
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Is it allowed to give physical punishment for women?

according to following verse,is it allowed in Islam physical punishment for women when they do not fulfill conjugal rights in this part of the verse "وَاضْرِبُوهُنَّ" الرِّجَالُ قَوَّامُونَ عَلَى ...
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interpretation of verse of ' الرِّجَالُ قَوَّامُونَ عَلَى النِّسَاء'?

according to following verse,what does' الرِّجَالُ قَوَّامُونَ عَلَى النِّسَاء 'mean? الرِّجَالُ قَوَّامُونَ عَلَى النِّسَاء بِمَا فَضَّلَ اللّهُ بَعْضَهُمْ عَلَى بَعْضٍ وَبِمَا أَنفَقُواْ مِنْ ...
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How did Yusuf allow that his brother should be falsely implicated for theft?

When Yusuf (a.s.) wanted to keep his brother in Egypt he had a valuable measure bowl kept in the baggage of his brother. Then a person went into the caravan and shouted: O People of the caravan! You ...
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What is the Injil that is referred to in Qur'an?

I have been doing some research to find similarity between the three Holy books (Torah, Injil and the Holy Qur'an), and one of the things that I came across is that the Injil was written by the ...
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Why has Allah used plural pronouns for Himself? [duplicate]

When the Almighty Allah is One, unique and peerless, and knows about His oneness, then why in the Holy Quran he uses the plural pronoun (We) for Himself?
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How do Prayers keep a person away from sin?

According to Quran’s point of view one of the effects of Prayers is that it keeps one away from sins and unlawful things. Because Quran says: Recite, [O Muhammad], what has been revealed to you ...
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Is it haram to speak when the Quran is being recited?

According to the following verse, is it haram(impermissible) to speak when the holy Quran is reciting? or it is Makruh? (7:204) وَ إِذا قُرِئَ الْقُرْآنُ فَاسْتَمِعُوا لَهُ وَ أَنْصِتُوا ...
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Looking for a clarification for ayah 49 of Surah 51 Adh-Dariyat

In the Qu'ran Allah says: And of every thing We have created pairs: That ye may receive instruction. Qur'an 51:49 However not every creature procreates or reproduces through male and female ...
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What kind of people are considered as foolish therefore not qualify to give money as charity?

I saw a verse in Quran saying not to give your property to the foolish but rather cloth and feed them. So what type of beggars or people are deemed as foolish, as referred to in this verse? ...
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Did Adam really commit a sin?

In verse 121 of Surah 20 we read: وعصی آدم ربه فغوی َAdam disobeyed his Lord and went amiss Did Adam really commit a sin? Isn't it impossible for a Prophet to commit a sin? Isn't it right ...
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Why was Quran revealed in Arabic language?

Due to the fact that Allah is All-wise, there must've been a reason for sending down Quran in Arabic. So what is it? What would have happened if Allah had used another language? I'm asking this ...
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Why is 'Messiah' interpreted as “a word from Allah” in the Holy Quran?

I read in surah Aali-Imran:45 that Messiah or Jesus is "a word from Him (Allah)." What does "a word from Allah" mean? إِذْ قَالَتِ الْمَلَائِكَةُ يَا مَرْ‌يَمُ إِنَّ اللَّـهَ يُبَشِّرُ‌كِ ...
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Does All-Mighty Allah has a particular shape? (Sahih al-Bukhari Page 1021, No.7437, A-Soltaniah Edition)

The following Hadith is narrated in the book of Towhid of Sahih al-Bukhari:(Page 1021, No.7437, A-Soltaniah Edition) حدثنا عبدالعزیز ابن عبدالله: حدثنا ابراهیم بن سعد عن ابن شهاب عن عطاء بن یزید ...
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What does the superiority of bani-israel (Children of Israel) over all beings mean?

I read in some different surahs of quran mentioning the superiority of bani-israeil over all beings. what is true interpretation of these verses? يَا بَنِي إِسْرَ‌ائِيلَ اذْكُرُ‌وا نِعْمَتِيَ ...
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Why did Allah encourage people to come to the Prophet (pbuh) so that he would plead to Allah for forgiveness for them?

In Surah Nisa, verse 64 we read: ما أَرْسَلْنا مِنْ رَسُولٍ إِلاَّ لِيُطاعَ بِإِذْنِ اللَّهِ وَ لَوْ أَنَّهُمْ إِذْ ظَلَمُوا أَنْفُسَهُمْ جاؤُكَ فَاسْتَغْفَرُوا اللَّهَ وَ اسْتَغْفَرَ لَهُمُ ...
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Which one is the correct translation for Ayah 5:6?

The Arabic verse says : يا أيها الذين آمنوا إذا قمتم إلى الصلاة فاغسلوا وجوهكم وأيديكم إلى المرافق وامسحوا برءوسكم وَأَرْجُلَكُمْ إلى الكعبين But we have 2 types of English translation: O ...
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The 2nd verse of Baqarah say: “this is the book”, But wasn't the Quran sent down as a “revelation”?

Al-Baqarah 2:2 states: This is the Book; in it is guidance sure, without doubt, to those who fear Allah; Keeping in view of the above Ayat, wasn't the Quran sent down as a "revelation" to ...
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What is the true meaning of Allah?

I am a newb at Islam and Arabic, however, I have been learning Arabic and I have come across a question that can be said in Arabic: مَنْ رَبُّكُمْ "Who is your God (to a bunch of guys)?" with ...
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Who is considered as infidel (kafir) from the viewpoint of noble Qur'an?

The word Kafir (infidel) is used many times in noble Qur'an. [Ref] such as: يُرِيدُونَ أَن يُطْفِئُوا نُورَ اللَّـهِ بِأَفْوَاهِهِمْ وَيَأْبَى اللَّـهُ إِلَّا أَن يُتِمَّ نُورَهُ وَلَوْ كَرِهَ ...
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Can Muslims consider Isa the “Spiritual” son of God?

Christians call Isa (Jesus) the "Son of God" whereas Muslims consider this to be blasphemy because of these verses: 4:171 O People of the Scripture, do not commit excess in your religion or say ...
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Hadith explanation of Quran 59:7 . Where are these cursed activities of ladies in Quran ?

Narrated Alqama 'Abdullah (bin Masud) said, "Allah curses those ladies who practice tattooing and those who get themselves tattooed, and those ladies who remove the hair from their faces ...
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Christian accuse Quran for having contradiction in ruling regarding wine

For contradiction in the Quran I will give you just one example: OK to drink wine (4:43): يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا لَا تَقْرَبُوا الصَّلَاةَ وَأَنتُمْ سُكَارَىٰ حَتَّىٰ تَعْلَمُوا مَا ...
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What is the teaching of the following Quranic verses? Quran Az Zumar verse 27-29 [closed]

27 And We have certainly presented for the people in this Qur'an from every [kind of] example - that they might remember. 28 [It is] an Arabic Qur'an, without any deviance that they might ...
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Who are الراسخون فی العلم in verse 7 of Surat 'Ali 'Imran?

In the seventh ayah of Surat 'Ali 'Imran, reference is made to "الراسخون فی علم" (those who are firmly rooted in knowledge)): هُوَ الَّذِيَ أَنزَلَ عَلَيْكَ الْكِتَابَ مِنْهُ آيَاتٌ مُّحْكَمَاتٌ ...
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What kind of إِصْرً Allah put on people before us?

In سورة البقرة, it is said (part of ayah 286); رَبَّنَا وَلَا تَحْمِلْ عَلَيْنَا إِصْرًا كَمَا حَمَلْتَهُ عَلَى الَّذِينَ مِن قَبْلِنَا Basic translation goes like this; Our Lord, and lay ...
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What is the context of 5:64?

According to the Qur'an (Surat al-Ma'idah 64), The Jews say: "Allah's hand is tied up." My question is where did the Jews ever say such a thing? I mean if you were to ask a Jew whether Allah's ...
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What is difference between Islam and Iman?

Assalamou Alaikom, In Quran, there are many verses talking about Islam and on the other hand many others talk about Iman. And both of them are mentioned in the same verses like these verses ...
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Who does “the believers” refers to in 9:105?

In verse 9:105 who is "the believers" referring to ? Is it referring to all the believer/Muslim or is it referring to some specific people? And briefly what is the significance of "the believers" in ...
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Confusion about the understanding of Ayah about Zakah/Sadaqa [closed]

When Quran mentions eight group that sadaqa must be paid and its obligatory upon believers. Then why the muslim scholars insist it's a non obligatory deed. إِنَّمَا الصَّدَقَاتُ لِلْفُقَرَاءِ ...
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Does Surat An-Naba' and Surat Al-Ma`ārij address the same event?

Surat An-Naba' and Surat Al-Ma`ārij both start by adressing a group of people who ask questions about day of judgement. عَمَّ يَتَسَاءَلُونَ Sahih International About what are they ...
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What does ayah 225 of Surath Al-Baqarah mean?

لَّا يُؤَاخِذُكُمُ اللَّهُ بِاللَّغْوِ فِي أَيْمَانِكُمْ وَلَٰكِن يُؤَاخِذُكُم بِمَا كَسَبَتْ قُلُوبُكُمْ ۗ وَاللَّهُ غَفُورٌ حَلِيمٌ Muhsin Khan Allah will not call you to account for ...
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What is meant by Allah's (c.c) hand(s)?

In this website, http://www.kalamullah.com/one.html, explaining the ayat of Qur'an other than it's appereant meaning is criticised, and this example is given; قَالَ يَا إِبْلِيسُ مَا مَنَعَكَ أَن ...