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Questions tagged [tafseer]

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

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Explanation of Verse 6, Surah Yusuf [12:6]

Verse 5 of Surah Yusuf states: قَالَ يَـٰبُنَىَّ لَا تَقۡصُصۡ رُءۡيَاكَ عَلَىٰٓ إِخۡوَتِكَ فَيَكِيدُواْ لَكَ كَيۡدًا‌ۖ إِنَّ ٱلشَّيۡطَـٰنَ لِلۡإِنسَـٰنِ عَدُوٌّ۬ مُّبِينٌ۬ He said, "O my ...
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Meaning of this ayah [duplicate]

Quran translation By (Dr. Mustafa Khattab) Surely Allah does not shy away from using the parable of a mosquito or what is even smaller. As for the believers, they know that it is the truth from ...
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Why is the same verse in 2:149 repeated in 2:150?

Assalamu Alaikum Brothers in Islam, Can you please help me understand as to why in Surah Baqarah the verse 149 is repeated again in 150? So from wherever you go out [for prayer, O Muhammad] turn ...
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What is meant by “froth” or “foam” in Quran aya 13:17?

What is meant by the following aya from transliteration.org : 'Anzala Mina As-Samā'i Mā'an Fasālat 'Awdiyatun Biqadarihā Fāĥtamala As-Saylu Zabadāan Rābīāan ۚ Wa Mimmā Yūqidūna `Alayhi Fī An-...
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Clarification of Quran (67:5)

"And indeed We have adorned the nearest heaven with lamps, and We have made such lamps (as) missiles to drive away the Shayatin (devils), and have prepared for them the torment of the blazing Fire." ...
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Quran Surah Anbiya Ayat 30 - a Rhetorical Question?

Assalamu Alaikum Brothers in Islam, "Do not the Unbelievers see that the heavens and the earth were joined together (as one unit of Creation), before We clove them asunder? We made from water ...
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What is right and what is wrong?

I'm from Asian country. I don't know whether our traditions is the same or not. But I need to make sure what is actual bidaah? I learned Quran in my language 3 years ago. I convert as muslim after ...
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Can Shi'a tafseer books be categorized in similar categories as those of Sunni scholars?

Mainly Sunni's make a distinction between two main categories of tafseer works: tafsir bi-al-ma'thur (Arabic: التفسير بالمأثور‎, literally 'received tafsir', also known as tafsir bi-al-riwaya Arabic: ...
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How to understand the conversation between the people in the hellfire and those in paradise in the qur'an?

In the qur'an we find a couple of verses which quote conversations between the people in Jahnnam أصحاب النار and those in al-Jannah أصحاب الجنة‎ like: And the companions of Paradise will call out ...
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Why reminder to Righteous/Believers?

Assalamualaikum,, Why Quraan (69:48, And Indeed, The Quraan is reminder for righteous) is giving reminder to righteous, what does it mean, why a righteous need a reminder? Similarly, (51:55 ...
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Tafseer - Surah Furqan Verse 46

Assalamu Alaikum Brothers in Islam, Quran Surah 25 - Ayat 46 : Then We withdraw it (The Sun) to Ourselves , a gradual withdrawal? What does this Ayat mean? Where is the sun being withdrawn to? ...
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Sun sets in a spring?

Assalamu Alaikum Brother in Islam, I recently was told that most of the Mufassiroon of the early days of Islam (8th century - 10th century CE) , gave the interpretation that the sun sets in a spring ...
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I'd like to know some more details on the table sent down to prophet 'Isa?

I've lately heard a lesson or lecture on the tafseer of the verses telling the story of the table which was sent down to prophet 'Isa () which is quoted in 5:112-115. The wording of the qur'an ...
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Interpretation of Surah 86:6 “Emerging from between the Backbone and ribs”

Assalamu Alaikum Brothers in Islam, Surah 86 (The Night Comer) says : 86:5 - So let man observe from what he was created. 86:6 - He was created from a fluid, ejected, 86:7 - Emerging ...
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Children die of Poverty, Yet ALLAH tells us that ALLAH will provide for them. I am confused?

[b/Israel 17:31] And do not kill your children, fearing poverty; We shall provide sustenance to them as well as to you; indeed killing them is a great mistake. ALLAH says that ALLAH will provide ...
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What's the literal meanings of the word “Imam”?

I'd like to know what the potential meaning(s) of this word "Imam"? Or are this ones described by Mustafa Khattab (in the *) possible and enough. For example in the aya 17:71 we have: ˹Beware of˺ ...
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Interpretation of the verse 34:19

In 34:19 why did the People of Saba' prayed to God to lengthen the distance between their journeys?
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Is Prophet Muhammad (ﷺ) superior to all creation, even those superior to humans (17:70)?

According to al-Isra` 17:70 there are some creations superior to humans. Is Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) even superior to those creations? Holy Quran says: "We have honored the children ...
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Interpretation 38:39

Does anybody knows what the interpretation of verse 38:39 is? what is the implication of this verse (38:39) in the Quran to us (muslims, as followers of the Quran)? Is there some kind of implied ...
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For which sahaba banana comes on Earth?

There is a history that banana comes from jannah to Earth for a specific sahaba but I don't know the name of that sahaba
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What is the language of the Al Lawh Al Mafooz ( The Preserved Tablet)?

Assalamu Alaikum brothers in Islam, I'm assuming that the the Preserved tablet is not written in any human language. Is this correct? Please provide some references. Also, what language is the ...
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Quran Surah Baqarah verse 111 interpretation

Assalamu Alaikum brothers in Islam, Surah Baqarah 2 :111 - : [And they say, "None will enter Paradise except one who is a Jew or a Christian." That is [merely] their wishful thinking, Say, "...
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Purpose of the 4 conditions in.mention in 4:43.& 5:6

What is the Purpose of the four conditions mentioned in the quran 4:43 and/or 5:6 (ill, on a journey, relieving, and contacted women ).? In other words, either one of those 4 conditions is a ...
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What is the literal meaning of word Tafsir and where from it originates?

Tafseer is interpreted as the explanation of Quranic Verses. What is the litral meaning of word tafseer and its origin.Explain on the basis of historical background.
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Does alliance with disbelievers expel you from Islam?

I have a question about these ayat (5:51 and 3:28): O you who have believed, do not take the Jews and the Christians as allies. They are [in fact] allies of one another. And whoever is an ally ...
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Why is Safa and Marwah among the symbols of Allah?

The Holy Qur'an says: Lo! (the mountains) As-Safa and Al-Marwah are among the indications of Allah. (...) [2:158] How do Safa and Marwah indicate Allah's existence?
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Writing notes on printed Qur'an [duplicate]

As Salam Walaikum brothers and sisters. I am currently investing more time in studying the Qur'an. I thought that the best way to do this is by writing things down in pencil on the pages of the Surah ...
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Do our dreams to happen as few?

We know that our dreams can happen in future. I read Qu'ran. "when Allah showed them to you in your dream as few; and if He had shown them to you as many, you [believers] would have lost courage ...
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Need help understanding 26:215 203

"And then they will say, 'Can we have more time?' How can they ask that Our torment be brought sooner?" 26:215 203 I assumed that 'Can we have more time?' refers to them asking for more time on ...
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Quran 34:24 Interpretation?

Can the latter part of the verse, "And indeed, we or you are either upon guidance or in clear error," (34:24) carry the meaning that both parties are wrong? It is clear that both parties cannot ...
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The “High and Mighty Ones”. Who are they?

In Suratu Saad (38), ayat 75 Allah is reprimanding Iblees for his refusal to bow down prostrate to Father Adaam (alaihi salaam). Allah says: “O Iblees! What prevents you from prostrating yourself ...
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Can a person burden himself more than what it can take? [closed]

I know very well that nothing happens except by the will of Allah. I also know sometimes we have to face the consequence of our sins. I also know according to Quran: لَا يُكَلِّفُ اللَّهُ نَفْسًا ...
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What rulings of polygny apply in the case of a free man marrying a slave girl?

After reading Did scholars define a limitation of concubines a man could have? I remembered that there's another verse later saying: And whoever among you cannot [find] the means to marry free, ...
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Who are these ayah's (2:8-2:10) referring to?

Al Salam Alaykum. I am a recent revert and my imaan has been increasing Alhamdulellah. I, however, have doubts every day or so about Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). I make dua for Allah to open my heart to ...
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Are there rulings, apart from alcohol consumption, whose chronology may be found in the Qur'an?

In the Qur'an we find the chronology of the ruling on alcohol see for example in my answer on Was alcohol permitted long ago, before Mohammad was born?: Alcohol allowed, alcohol declared as bad, ...
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Why does the Quran not mention a punishment for the people of 'Isa pbuh?

When we read the Qur'an we find verses addressing or referring to the (wrongdoers among the) people of almost all prophets and messengers and their punishment see for example: Has there not reached ...
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What is the explanation of the duration of 30 months for the gestation and weaning?

Allah the almighty says: And We have enjoined upon man, to his parents, good treatment. His mother carried him with hardship and gave birth to him with hardship, and his gestation and weaning [...
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Was it Asiya (RA) who raised Musa (AS) under Fir'aun?

If true, why was Musa (AS) unable to protect Asiya (RA) from the wrath of Fir'aun which eventually led to her death? وَضَرَبَ اللَّهُ مَثَلًا لِلَّذِينَ آمَنُوا امْرَأَتَ فِرْعَوْنَ إِذْ قَالَتْ ...
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Did Bibi Maryam really fast or merely pretended?

I don't understand the last part of verse 26 of chapter 19. Whether Bibi Maryam was told to fast or to pretend to fast? If we take first meaning, then how can she drink and eat while fasting as ...
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What is the difference between khalaqa and ja`ala in the qur'an?

in sura al-Anaam allah uses "khalaqa" خَلَقَ for samawat (heavens) and ard (earth) but "ja´ala" جَعَلَ for zulumat (darkness) and noor (light): الْحَمْدُ للَّهِ الَّذِى خَلَقَ السَّمَـوَتِ ...
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What's the link between being unjust to orphan girls and having up to four wives in verse (4:3)?

In surat an-Nisaa' we read (4:3): And if you fear that you will not deal justly with the orphan girls, then marry those that please you of [other] women, two or three or four. But if you fear that ...
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How to interpret ahadith on breastfeeding adults?

Allah the almighty says: Mothers may breastfeed their children two complete years for whoever wishes to complete the nursing [period]. ... (2:233) From this one would conclude that rada'a or ...
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Are there verses in the qur'an on which there's no consensus about the addressed gender?

I'd like to know if there are verses in the qur'an where it is seemingly unclear whether the verse addresses both women and men or only one of both genders and on which at least some scholars ...
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is there any verse where it says men have more physical strength than women?

Assalamu Alaikum. I just want to know is there anywhere in the Quran where it clearly says that,men were given more physical strength when compared to women. if yes please explain it detailly. And if ...
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Interpretation of 3:123

In Surah Ali Imran 3:123 it says: And already had Allah given you victory at [the battle of] Badr while you were few in number. Then fear Allah ; perhaps you will be grateful. The word by word ...
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Quran 55:29-31 interpretation “yas aluhu”

I want to ask about What is the interpretation of Quran 55:29 and the relation with Quran 55:31? Does the word "yas aluhu" here means to do dua and the meaning "we will attend to you" means Allah ...
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Explain verse 66 in Surah Nisa, why would Allah ask anyone to kill himself?

I just read this ayat and am really confused. Why would Allah ask anyone to kill himself / herself? How can we understand this ayat perfectly please? (Please don't say that Allah used the kill ...
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When Iblis said: “My Lord! Grant me respite till the Day when they will be resurrected.”

When iblis refused to prostrate, how did iblis know about the day of resurrection, when he said: "My Lord! Grant me respite till the Day when they will be resurrected."? I mean, did he know we were ...
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Which is the longest Tafseer of Quran ever written?

Which is the longest and most detailed Tafseer of Quran ever written in Islamic history? By longest I mean most voluminous Tafseer.
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Why does Surah 109:6 say دين and not ديني?

Surah 109:6 "لَكُمْ دِينُكُمْ وَلِيَ دِينِ" The ayah starts with "to you is your (plural) religion" using the second person plural possessive suffix, while the possessive suffix is not used in the ...