Questions tagged [tafseer]

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

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I can't find these converstation in tafsir ibn kathir?

in Youtube a sheikh told a story about conversation between Adam AS and Allah The conversation goes following. He Said My LORD Did You Not Create Me With Your Own Two Hands? And ALLAH Said, Yes He ...
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Why some verses have multiple revelation reasons?

I recently wanted to understan the Quran better. Thus I tried reading asbab al-nuzul. But I come across verses which have multiple reasons recited by several islamic scholars. This lowers my trust in ...
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Were Adams and Jesus‘ Spirit part of similar events?

Selamun aleikum. So this question needs to be explained longer. The Quran states, that both, Adam and Jesus (as) were created with a breath of a soul. Verses: Adam (as) And when I have proportioned ...
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Has every fruit two kinds (Quran)?

Selamun aleikum, I have a question, regarding these two verses: In both of them are of every fruit, two kinds (zawjani). (Ar-Rahman, Verse 52, Saheeh International) And it is He who spread the earth ...
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How do we understand the Quranic description of mountains?

Selamun aleikum, How do we understand the Quranic description of mountains? In which way this would be compatible with modern science? „He created the heavens without pillars that you see and has ...
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How many times do we live after death?

Salamun aleikum, I know that there were a meeting with God, before we were on this earth, testifying that only Allah is our God. My question is on this verse. „They will say, "Our Lord, You made ...
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Why does the Quran only states 8 livestocks?

Selamun aleikum, Why does the Quran only states eight livestock animals, are there not more? „ ...and He produced for you from the grazing livestock eight mates...“ (Az Zumar, Verse 6, Saheeh ...
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A Question on 57:14

This is the Sahih International translation: The hypocrites will call to the believers, "Were we not with you?" They will say, "Yes, but you afflicted yourselves and awaited [...
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مَنَازِلَ, What does „manazil“ mean, in this verse?

Selamun aleikum, to the Arabic speakers, what exactly does the word مَنَازِلَ mean, especially in the context of this verse: And the moon – We have determined for it phases (مَنَازِل), until it ...
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Prophet Abraham asking Allah to accept their repentance upon completing the House of Allah

Our Lord, and make us Muslims [in submission] to You and from our descendants a Muslim nation [in submission] to You. And show us our rites and accept our repentance. Indeed, You are the Accepting of ...
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What is the meaning of „The Seven Mathani“?

Selamun aleikum, I have a question regarding the meaning of The Seven Mathani (Seven of the Oft-repeated) in Verse 15:87. I know that most of the scholars consider it as to be Al-Fatiha or the seven ...
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Where can I find this narration of Ibn Abbas (R.A) that is mentioned in Ma'ariful Quran?

Under the commentary of Koran 33:43 in Ma'ariful Quran, Mufti Muhammad Shafi has cited a narration that states the following:- Sayydina Ibn ‘Abbas (may Allah be pleased with him) has stated that Salah ...
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What is the relationship between Surah Maryam and the name Ar-Rahman?

While reading Surah Maryam (AS), I noticed the uniquely high amount of times the name of Allah Ar-Rahman (the Most Merciful) is used. The name Ar-Rahman appears in Surah Maryam 12 times out of a total ...
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What is the authenticty of the following Asbab-ul-Nuzul's Narration?

Holy Koran says, Therefore woe be unto those who write the Scripture with their hands and then say, “This is from Allah” [2:79] According to Asbab-ul-Nuzul, there is a narration that says that Jews ...
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Quran in all qirats

Can anybody give me a link of any links or an app where one can read quran on all ten or just seven Qirats? Like that of hafs,ibn kathir, warsh?
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A Question on 4:155

Quoted from here: However, because of their disbelief, disregard of their covenant, denial of God's revelations, murdering the Prophets without reason, and their saying that their hearts were covered,...
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Can we justify the notion of earthly defined success based on Quran?

In Quran there are descriptions of good people. They are patient. They pray and give alms. They are abstinent, etc. But these qualities, only make your soul a better soul. They don't make you a doctor,...
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Reference on why a man is not allowed to sell female stuff

I come across some of my friend one day, so we are discussing on many topic untill we came to this serious topic. My friends try to tell me that they saw one Islamic brother and they find it amazing ...
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A question on 45:23

In the following translations, the bold section confuses me, for they do not sound the same: Sahih International: Have you seen he who has taken as his god his [own] desire, and Allah has sent him ...
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A question on 8:42

[Remember] when you were on the near side of the valley, and they were on the farther side, and the caravan was lower [in position] than you. If you had made an appointment [to meet], you would have ...
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Do male cattle produce milk according to 16:66?

I was reading Surah Nahl 14 juz and then in 16:66 it said: وَاِنَّ لَـكُمۡ فِىۡ الۡاَنۡعَامِ لَعِبۡرَةً​  ؕ نُّسۡقِيۡكُمۡ مِّمَّا فِىۡ بُطُوۡنِهٖ مِنۡۢ بَيۡنِ فَرۡثٍ وَّدَمٍ لَّبَنًا خَالِصًا ...
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Was Surah At-Tawbah equal to Surah Al-Baqarah in length? If yes, then where are the remaining verses?

Salam Guys, I have a question that has been seriously bothering me for a while. In tafsir Al-Qurtubi and Itqan by Suyuti a narration has been quoted that shows that Surah At-Tawbah was originally ...
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What is the meaning of “He created” in Al-Falaq?

I imagine this question has been asked many times before in history however I could not find sufficient answers on the internet. Al-Falaq says: Say, "I seek refuge in the Lord of daybreak; From ...
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Will hypocrites stay in hell eternally?

Many people say all Muslims will go to paradise. even if some muslims ended up in hell, they will eventually go into paradise after their punishment. But hypocrites are Muslims. And according to my ...
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al-Lawhu 'l-Mahfuz/predestination

Is there a passage in the Holy Qur'an stating or being interpreted in the sense that the future is predestined?
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Did Allah tell the name of those munafiqeen?

Allah said : There are some who say: “We believe in Allah and in the Last Day,” while in fact they do not believe. (2:8) Did Allah tell the prophet(PBUH) the name of those disbelievers?
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Why is the Quran 'guidance for those conscious of Allah' when it is for all humans?

Allah says: This is the Book about which there is no doubt, a guidance for those conscious of Allah 2:2 So my question is why Allah said this is a guidance for muttaqeen when Quran is for all ...
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Why in the quran Allah use the you ( singular) and sometimes you

I dont understand what s the difference between two why Allah use sometimes the plural form and sometimes the sinular form anyone knows maybe the singular form is a way of communicate more closely I ...
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If according to Quran, Allah does not charge a soul except [with that within] its capacity then why people die out of pain?

Could someone explain me the last verses of Surah Baqarah: https://quran.com/2/286 Keeping in view of this verse, Why there is severe pain and miseries in our lives? Seeking explanation and clarity...
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How do we know the meaning of Arabic words hasn't changed?

I was discussing with a Christian friend of mine the authenticity of the Holy Qur'an, and I explained to him that without a shadow of a doubt that the Qur'an has been maintained word for word since it ...
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Is intermediary in business considered a bribe?

a while ago one of my colleagues offered me a job in an international TV as a reporter and told me that I had to give him %10 of the money I get. For example, If I get 100 $ dollars per report, I have ...
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Did The Narrator Ad-Dhahak Ever Met Ibn Abbas In His Lifetime?

I have read some controversial views about the meeting of Ad-Dhahak and Ibn Abbas. In one source, Ad-Dahak explicitly denies ever narrating anything from Ibn Abbas. Some people cite Tafsir Ibn Kathir ...
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Is Paul Mentioned In The Quran?

Many Christian missionaries quote many "Narrations" from the Salaf and claim that the early Salaf actually believed that Paul was mentioned in the Quran and he was actually a Prophet of ...
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Does The Hadith In Dur Al-Manthur Mention That Isa ibn Maryam (Alayhisalam) Is Alive And He Will Return Back?

Salam All Muslim Brothers, I have a question about a Hadith in the book "Dur Al-Manthur". Dur Al-Manthur is a book that contains narrations related to verses of the Quran. Under Surah Imran, ...
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Is Allah the only one protector?

YES Do you not know that to Allah belongs the dominion of the heavens and the earth and [that] you have not besides Allah any protector (ولى) or any helper? 2:107 NO We [angels] were your allies (...
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What does 'come in with a firm incoming' mean in Holy Quran 17:80?

017.080 And say: My Lord! Cause me to come in with a firm incoming and to go out with a firm outgoing. And give me from Thy presence a sustaining Power. وَ‍‍قُ‍‍لْ ‌‍رَبِّ ‌أَ‌دْ‍‍خِ‍‍لْنِي مُ‍‍دْ‍...
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What does the word qit'ran mean in Quran 18:96?

The Yusuf Ali translation says it means "molten lead", whereas the Muhammed Pickthall translation says it means "molten copper". Which is the correct meaning?
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The availability of the injeel and the torah during prophet Muhammad (SAW) 's time

Assalamualaikum, I'd go straight to the point inshAllah. I'm currently confused: was the original Torah and Injeel available during prophet Muhammad's (SAW) era? Like for example in verses such as: ...
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What is the link between mentioning oprhans and the permission for polygyny in (4:3)? [duplicate]

Why does the famous and well known verse about polygyny starts by referring to orphans: And if you fear that you will not deal justly with the orphan girls, then marry those that please you of [...
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Jesus conversation with Allah

And when Allah will say, “O Jesus, son of Mary, didst thou say to men, ‘Take me and my mother for two gods beside Allah?’”, he will answer, “Holy art Thou. I could never say that to which I had no ...
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Is there a Translation of the Quran in English that contains meanings and historical context that is relatively concise and objective?

To give some background, I have the Quran in the original Arabic (alas, while I can read the letters, I hardly understand the language), as well as a copy that is a 3-volume word-for-word English ...
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Meaning of Chapter 10 Verse 94

I have done a lot of research on this verse, on the internet, but still haven't found a pleasurable response. The verse states: "So if you are in doubt as to what We have revealed unto you, then ask ...
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Will all be able to see after resurrection?

There are verses like 50:20-23 (verse 22 in particular) which state that EVERY (arabic word used is kul) soul will witness the judgement of Allah SWT being sentenced upon him/her with sharp eyes and ...
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Will they ask or not?

There's a confusion that the verses below...... And no friend will ask [anything of] a friend, they will be shown each other. The criminal will wish that he could be ransomed from the punishment of ...
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Is it true that the Ummah of Yunus (Jonah) is the only one to have all members of it to profess faith in Allah (God)?

From Tafsir Ibn Kathir: No town has denied the truth and then believed when they saw the scourge, and then their belief benefited them, with the exception of the people of Yunus. When they lost ...
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Explanation of the Quranic Surah 67 verse 34

In the verse of chapter 67, verses 3-4. What would be the TRUE interpretation of the "7 heavens being stacked one above the other". Furthermore, in order to actually understand the stacking of the ...
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What is the the reason behind using على and إلى after the verb انزل (unzela)?

Assalaamu alaikum, In Baqara 136, Allah (swt) says, قُولُٓوا اٰمَنَّا بِاللّٰهِ وَمَٓا اُنْزِلَ اِلَيْنَا وَمَٓا اُنْزِلَ اِلٰٓى اِبْرٰه۪يمَ وَاِسْمٰع۪يلَ وَاِسْحٰقَ وَيَعْقُوبَ وَالْاَسْبَاطِ ...
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What is the difference between ear and hearing, and eye and sight?

Ibn al-Arabi in his Bezels of Wisdom writes: God unites the polarity of qualities only in Adam, to confer a distinction on him ... His outer form He composed of the cosmic realities and forms, ...
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Regarding interpretation of Surah Tin (non-mention of other trees such as oak and cedar) [closed]

By the fig and the olive. And [by] Mount Sinai. And [by] this secure city [Makkah]. Fig corresponds to Mt Sinai. Olive is considered Makkah. However, there are other sacred trees mentioned in Torat, ...
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Why in 33:56 Allah SWT, instead of himself saying directly, is ordering to the holy Prophet SAW to tell the women of the believers?

Why in 33:56 Allah SWT, instead of himself telling it directly (meaning addressing to us), is ordering to the holy Prophet SAW to tell the women of the believers to bring down over themselves [part] ...

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