Questions tagged [tafseer]

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

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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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Why the dog in surat Al-khaf is streching is forelegs at the entrace?

Why the dog in surat Al-khaf is streching is forelegs at the entrace? Surat Al Khaf 18-18: Sahih International: And you would think them awake, while they were asleep. And We turned them to the right ...
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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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What is the interpretation of Qu'ran 35:45 “…if Allah were to impose blame on the people for what they have earned…”?

And if Allah were to impose blame on the people for what they have earned, He would not leave upon the earth any creature. But He defers them for a specified term. And when their time comes, then ...
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How did Iblis seduce Adam to eat from the forbidden tree?

So Iblis is a jinn because he disobeyed Allah and because he was created from fire. When Allah commanded Al-Malaika to prostrate to Adam, Iblis disobeyed and thus became from the disbelievers. Thus, ...
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What is the understanding of these narrations from Ibn Abbas (RA) in the Tafsir of Ibn Kathir?

I was reading Ibn Kathir and came across this in his tafsir of Al-Ahzab 59: قَالَ عَلِيُّ بْنُ أَبِي طَلْحَةَ، عَنِ ابْنِ عَبَّاسٍ: أَمَرَ اللَّهُ نِسَاءَ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ إذا خرجن من بيوتهن في حَاجَةٍ ...
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Understanding of Dua Qunoot regarding non-muslim friendship

The translation of Dua Qunoot is as follows: "O Allah! We implore You for help and beg forgiveness of You and believe in You and rely on You and extol You and we are thankful to You and are not ...
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What is the source of the story of Ayyub (AS)'s promise to punish his wife?

Allah says in the Quran (to Ayyub A.S.): ‘Take a small bunch of grass in your hand, and strike [her] with that so as not to break your oath.’ We found him patient in adversity; an excellent servant!...
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Quran 37.11, What is meant by “other beings”?

From transliteration.org, I read the following aya. 037.011 Just ask their opinion: are they the more difficult to create, or the (other) beings We have created? Them have We created out of a sticky ...
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Tafsir of Verse 13 in Sura 3

In Sura 3, Verse 13, the verse in English translation is Already there has been for you a sign in the two armies which met - one fighting in the cause of Allah and another of disbelievers. They ...
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If Allah blew part of his soul into Adam.Does that mean that Adam is part of Allah?

فَإِذَا سَوَّيْتُهُ وَنَفَخْتُ فِيهِ مِنْ رُوحِي فَقَعُوا لَهُ سَاجِدِينَ (15:29 or 38:72) I just thought about this while reading about Sufism.If Allah gave part of his soul to Adam's clay body ...
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Why two sahih hadiths contradict each other related to Quran 66:3?

Assalamu alaikum brother... Why two sahih hadiths contradict each other related to Quran 66:3? which hadith authentic from below two sahih hadiths? why sahih hadiths contradicts each other? First ...
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Is it true that Ibn Ubayy was a hypocrite that bought singing girls as a means of distracting people from Islam?

Is Surah Luqman Verse 6 regarding him? ومن الناس من يشتري لهو الحديث ليضل عن سبيل الله بغير علم ويتخذها هزوا أولئك لهم عذاب مهين And of the people is he who buys the amusement of speech to mislead [...
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Interpretation of Sura 19 Verse 24

In Sura 19, Verse 24, mention is made that Jibrail AS calls upon Mariam AS from below her. Sahih International translates this as But he called her from below her, "Do not grieve; your Lord has ...

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