Questions tagged [tafseer]

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

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A drowsy tribe for Quran 13:31?

I need clarity and context on the following which is said by Ibn Abbas (RA): “Ibn Abbas recited this verse as ‘أَفَلَمْ يتبين ٱلَّذِينَ’. He was told that it is ‘أَفَلَمْ يَا۟يْـَٔسِ ٱلَّذِينَ’ to ...
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Is the commentary by Ibn kathir about the abrogation of 2:256 real?

This is Ibn kathir tasfir. Allah says: "There is no compulsion in religion", meaning: do not force anyone to embrace Islam, because it is clear and its proofs and evidences are manifest. ...
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Is it true that the Shafi'i Madhab permit men to marry their daughters who are concieved from zina? If so, why?

Can someone verify if this is true: Ibn Al-Arabi said, “Lineage is an expression referring to the mixture of fluids between a male and a female from a religious legal point of view. However, if this ...
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Variant Reading in Quran 62:9

Is this narration authentic: حدثنا ابن المثنى، قال: ثنا ابن عدّي، عن شعبة، عن سليمان، عن إبراهيم، قال: قال عبد الله: لو كان السعي لسعيت حتى يسقط ردائي، قال: ولكنها: «فامْضُوا إلى ذِكْرِ اللَّهِ» قال: ...
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Question regarding Jinns, angels, and water [duplicate]

Salam everyone. Holy Quran 21.30 says everything is made of water. Holy Quran 15:27 says Jinns were created from fire. Also, it is said that Angels are made of light and cannot eat or drink. I also ...
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Does Quran promote eunuchs by allowing them?

Verse 24:31 tells that women should guard their selves except from the following people: ... husbands, their fathers, their husbands' fathers, their sons, their husbands' sons, their brothers, their ...
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Is the amount of sin a woman receives for backbiting less than a man's?

Verse 49:12 states this about backbiting: Would one of you like to eat the flesh of his brother when dead? Since it does not state his or her, does this mean the amount of sin a women receives for ...
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Which scholars of tafsir have added quotes from the Bible in theire qur'an exegesis?

When consulting tafsir books, so far I only found sheikh a-Taher ibn Ashur الطاهر بن عاشور sometimes quoting some Bible passages in his tafsir "At-Tahrir wa-Tanwir" تفسير التحرير والتنوير. ...
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What the source of the following statement in the commentary of quran 9:28?

This prohibition has been interpreted in different ways. Imam Abu Hanifah is of the view that it prohibits them only from the performance of Hajj and Umrah, and from the observance of the rites of ...
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Does Islam Teach That The Earth Was Created Before Sun, Stars, Moon, Heavens, etc?

Please note that I am dividing this question into two parts. One part consists of Hadith that allegedly say that the Earth was formed before sun, stars, and heavens. The part-2 contains references ...
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Authenticity Of A Narration That Says that Four Prophets Are Still Alive

Here is the narration that can be found in many tafseer books:- «أربعة من الأنبیاء أحیاء اثنان فی السماء: عیسى و إدریس، و اثنان فی الأرض الخضر و إلیاس- فأما الخضر فإنه فی البحر و أما صاحبه فإنه فی ...
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Authenticity Of Dialogue Between Prophet (Sallallahu'alayhiwassalam) And The Delegation Of Najran?

I found the dialogue recorded here:- https://al-maktaba.org/book/1382/15 This dialogue has also been recorded in many Tafsir books like Tafsir Nishapuri, Durr Al-Manthur, Tafsir Tabari, and Imam Razi'...
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Can anyone explain Quran 21:30?

In Holy Quran 21:30 it says that the universe and the earth were once joined together and were then separated apart. But the universe is older than the earth.
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A reference of a narration where Ibn Abbas takes off an amulet while reciting Qu'ran 2:165

I recently came across this where it said [Ibn Abi Hatim reported about Hudhaifah (May Allaah be pleased with him): He saw a man with a piece of twine on his hand (as a protection or cure from fever) ...
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Did Mushrikeen in Makkah intend to worship the Shaytaan?

in the Qu'ran 4:117 it says "They invoke in His stead only females; they pray to none else than Satan, a rebel" I saw someone quote this "حدثنا أبي، ثنا محمود بن غيلان، أنبأ الفضل بن ...
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Citation of Imam suyuti in Qu'ran 39:3?

I was reading Imam Suyuti's Tafsir in surah 39:3 and I came across this narration of Ibn Abbas "وأخْرَجَ جُوَيْبِرٌ عَنِ ابْنِ عَبّاسٍ في قَوْلِهِ: ﴿والَّذِينَ اتَّخَذُوا مِن دُونِهِ أوْلِياءَ﴾ ...
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understanding the verse of Surat An-Nur 24:35

اللَّهُ نُورُ السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالْأَرْضِ ۚ مَثَلُ نُورِهِ كَمِشْكَاةٍ فِيهَا مِصْبَاحٌ ۖ الْمِصْبَاحُ فِي زُجَاجَةٍ ۖ الزُّجَاجَةُ كَأَنَّهَا كَوْكَبٌ دُرِّيٌّ يُوقَدُ مِن شَجَرَةٍ مُّبَارَكَةٍ ...
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Is there any more verse in The Holy Quran, Which are refer/indicate to The Grave Punishment?

Opinion I believe that Grave Punishment Exist Some people are looking for that, is there any verse in Quran about of the grave punishment? Some people are disagree about of the grave punishment, also ...
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The Citation of Imam Suyuti in Qu'ran 17:56?

I was reading Suyuti's Tafsir and i came across this وأخْرَجَ اِبْنُ أبِي شَيْبَةَ، وابْنُ جَرِيرٍ، وابْنُ المُنْذِرِ، وابْنُ أبِي حاتِمٍ، وابْنُ مَرْدُويَهْ، عَنِ اِبْنِ عَبّاسٍ في قَوْلِهِ: ﴿فَلا ...
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How must we understand verses 74:42-47?

In Sura Al-Muddaththir (74) there is a conversation between people of Jannah and people of Jahannam. The people of Jannah will ask the people of Jahannam about the reason for their being in Jahannam. ...
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What is the context of With hardship comes ease?

I'm curious about the verse. It's obvious that hardship refers to life here on earth but what about the ease part? Does it refer to a believer's life on earth in the later years or when resurrected in ...
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How to reconcile that there are seven earths with the verses that Allah “created the heavens and the earth”?

Surely your Lord is Allah Who created the heavens and the earth in six Days, then established Himself on the Throne, conducting every affair. None can intercede except by His permission. That is Allah—...
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Quran 62:6, “If Jews think themselves as allies of Allah's friends and his chosen people, then why don't they wish for death”?

From Yusuf Ali's translation at transliteration.org, Qul Yā 'Ayyuhā Al-Ladhīna Hādū 'In Za'amtum 'Annakum 'Awliyā 'U Lillāh Min Dūni An-Nāsi Fatamannawā Al-Mawta 'In Kuntum Şādiqīna (Al-Jum`ah: 6). ...
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Asbāb al-nuzūl book in English

I'd like to read an asbāb al-nuzūl (circumstances of revelation) book written in plain English. Is there a particular recommended book?
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Is any contradiction between 3:42 and 19:17?

And as the Angels said, "O Maryam, (Mary) surely Allah has elected you and purified you and has elected you over the women of the worlds. Dr. Ghali 3:42 Screening herself off from them. Then We ...
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Question about 4:145

Linguistically seen, does 4:145 state that ALL hypocrites will be in the lowest level of jahannam? I'm asking because there are better hypocrites and worse hypocrites. As example, one might be forced ...
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Why did Ibn Kathir portray Maryam (Alayhisalam) in a graphic and obscene way?

If we read the tafsir of Ibn Kathir about Surah Maryam, verse 23, we can find that he wrote the following in his commentary about Maryam (Alayhisalam):- Ibn Kathir states that many scholars of the ...
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Who were the prophets of jinn?

Quran states that God sent prophets to jinns just like humans. Allah will ask,˺ “O assembly of jinn and humans! Did messengers not come from among you, proclaiming My revelations and warning you of ...
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where does today Quran variants come from?

where does today Quran variants like khalaf, hafs, warsh, etc... come from? do they go back to the prophet(pbuh) and it's the different way the Quran was originally revealed with or they go back to ...
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Question about The reading of Ibn Abbas in Surah 7:127

The Standard reading of surah 7:127 verse 127 is “And the chiefs of Pharaoh’s people said: Do you leave Musa and his people to make mischief in the land and to forsake you and your gods? He said: We ...
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what is meant when the word wonder/عجبت is for Allah(swt)?

I've seen the word wonder used some times for Allah(swt) like in the below Hadith Sahih Bukhari Hadith No. 3010 Narrated Abu Huraira(ra): The Prophet(pbuh) said, Allah(swt) wonders at those people who ...
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Can these two verses mean the same thing in a context?

how can we explain this difference in this verse?
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Why is there a missing/added word in Quran 57:24?

i know the Holy Quran was revealed in seven different Ahruf or dialects but Uthman(ra) burned the different variants and only left one so why is there this difference between Hafs with Qalon & ...
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worldly reward after their death?

i know Quran variations is something that anti-Muslims use against us and thank Allah(swt) they fail and get the opposite results and prove the Quran eloquence for example like the image below and ...
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Who inherits from a Muslim female with no immediate kinship?

I was trying to find a ruling in Surah Nisa (v 7-14) but was unsuccessful. What is the ijtehad among the Ulema on how the wealth of a female Muslim is to be distributed if she has no parents, no ...
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What are the differences between companions of right and people in front?

In Chapter 56, Quran says people will be put into three groups in the Day of Judgment: companions of left, companions of right, and people in front (or foremost). From the some verses in this chapter, ...
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Is there any way to tell if the early Mufassir (Commentators) were influenced by Israʼiliyyat ( Jewish Stories)

In the qu'ran 26:54 it says " "Indeed, those are but a small band" regarding the exodus but in the tafsir i have seen that the isrealites were more than 600,000! for example "ن ...
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Explaining the use of “we” in 18:80-81

The following verses have been receiving some criticism And as for the boy, his parents were believers, and we feared that he would overburden them by transgression and disbelief. So we intended that ...
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What does “spend according to your means” mean in islam

The statement "let the rich man spend according to his means; and the man whose resources are restricted, let him spend according to what Allah has given him" (65:7) isn't quite clear to ...
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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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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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