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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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DO I say “bismillah” in 2nd rakat?

before starting every work as a muslims we say "bismillah". before starting namaz in ist rakat we say bismillah is it important to say bismillah in 2nd rakat and 3rd rakat or not?
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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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Story of Adam being hollow potters clay, and Iblis kicking him is this authentic?

Is this hadith authentic story found in History of al-Tabari Volume 1. Page 91. Link below: According to Musa b. Harun - Amr b Hammad - Asbat - al Suddi - Abu Malik and Abu Salih - Ibn Abbas. Also (...
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What are the criteria for social intercourse with non-Muslims? Is it permissible for a Muslim state to be business or strategic partners with them?

What are the criteria for social intercourse with non-Muslims.can we do business with jews or christan is it true for muslim according to Islam? O believers! Take not for friends My and your enemies, ...
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Ruqyah miss-understanding regarding 1 of the 4 rules of those 70,000 who will enter Jannah without judgement

I want to know if I do Ruqyah on myself by myself without asking anyone to do it for me, do I violate the rule of being among the 70,000? Is it "do NOT ask for Ruqyah" or "do not do it at all"? or ...
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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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Why Allah Almighty says in Surah-e-falak that to seek protect from night?

Allah Almighty says that seek to protect from the evil of night when its spread over the world hiding meaning is that to protect from the moon why Allah called moon depravity. if anybody knows please ...
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According to verse the tricks of shatan is weak,can every trick of shatan be understood?

According to verse (4:76) the tricks of shatan is weak: ... Indeed, the plot of Satan has ever been weak. Shatan entic peoples in different ways. Can every trick of satan be understood?
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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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According to the QURAN whoever enters in KAABA is protected, then what about hijacking of KAABA in 1979 when people were not safe?

Assalamualaikum there are verses in Holy QURAN which states that people are protected in Kaaba these are- "Remember We made the House a place of assembly for men and a place of safety; and take ye ...
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What is the Kursi? Is it a synonym for Arsh?

The word Kursi occurs in the Ayat-ul-Kursi: وَسِعَ كُرسِيُّهُ السَّماواتِ وَالأَرضَ His Kursi extends over the heavens and the earth Uptil now I always thought that Kursi means chair, and so ...
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Help me understand Ayah 19 and 20 Surah Baqarah?

Or like a rainstorm in the sky, bringing darkness, thunder, and lightning. They thrust their fingers in their ears to keep out the stunning thunderclap for fear of death. But Allah ever encompasses ...
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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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As a muslim man are you allowed to marry a “step-niece”?

I've skimmed the following page but it doesn't have the answer I'm looking for. Let me explain the situation. Let's say a person has a stepmum and a biological father and after a long period of time ...
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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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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 ...
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Is this tafseer of الْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ is correct?

الْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ All praises are to Allah "All the praises - present, past and future - are entitled to God alone, because He is the Creator of all things and He is the Bestower of all blessings, ...
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Which disease did 'Isa cure?

In an English translation of 3:49 and 5:110 it says that 'Isa ( عليه السلام) cured a man, with permission of Allah (swa), who was a leper (which is a long-term infection either on a part of the body ...
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Surah Al- Maa'idah, ayat 75

I just read this surat and I came across some ayats I didn't understand. So I hope I can get a clear answer from you. The Messiah, son of Mary, was not but a messenger; [other] messengers have ...
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Do both أهل الكتاب and أُوتُواْ ٱلۡكِتَـٰبَ refer to People of the Book?

Are both the phrase أهل الكتاب and ٱلَّذِينَ أُوتُواْ ٱلۡكِتَـٰبَ referring to People of the Book in Qur'an?
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Who is the Lord mentioned in 5:66?

And if only they upheld [the law of] the Torah, the Gospel, and what has been revealed to them from their Lord, they would have consumed [provision] from above them and from beneath their feet. ...
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Meaning of Ulelamr

I was going through this answer on the shias imam and came across "ulelamr". This word is used in the verse 4:59. According to the answer this is what ulelamr means With the above observations, ...
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Is there any description of the Creature from earth which will appear at the end times?

A couple of years ago I've read an article where the author was saying that some scholars of the late 19th or at the beginning of the 20th century when seeing an automobile gave a fatwa saying that ...
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Is the qur'an referring to the same creature in these two verses?

In the Qur'an we find in surat an-Naml: And when the word befalls them, We will bring forth for them a creature from the earth speaking to them, [saying] that the people were, of Our verses, not ...
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Is the man in ibn Kathir's tafsir for Sura 114 being cured, or simply encouraged?

Muhammad's response to the man(below) sounds very positive, but it is difficult to tell whether the man is being healed from his affliction, or just encouraged. Or perhaps could it be that Muhammad is ...
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Who is being attacked in ibn Kathir's tafsir for Sura 100?

Here's the excerpt from the tafsir that I'm asking about: (And scouring to the raid at dawn.) meaning, the raid that is carried out in the early morning time. This is just as the Messenger of ...