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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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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 ...
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Where in the books of Ahl al-Kitab the Sahaba were mentioned?

Allah the Almighty gives us two examples in surat al-Fath (48:29): Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah ; and those with him are forceful against the disbelievers, merciful among themselves. You see ...
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Qualities of inheritors of Firdous [closed]

There are six qualities of inheritors of Firdaus (Paradise) have been given in the start of Surah Al-Mumenoon. Can someone them briefly
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What is the warning of the winding sand-tracts mentioned in Quran 46:21?

In this transliteration and Yusuf Ali's translation, Quran 46:21 reads: Wa Adhkur 'Akhā Ādin 'Idh 'Andhara Qawmahu Bil-'Aĥqāfi Wa Qad Khalati An-Nudhuru Min Bayni Yadayhi Wa Min Khalfihi~ 'Allā ...
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Does Qur'an (41:9-12) contradict science?

Assalamualykum, Allah says in surat Fussilat: Say, "Do you indeed disbelieve in He who created the earth in two days and attribute to Him equals? That is the Lord of the worlds. And He placed on ...
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Is the answer given by the angels in (34:41) to be taken literally?

In verse (34:41) the Angels answer Allah's question whether those who strive against Allah's verses (mentioned in 34:38) were following/believing them by saying: They will say, "Exalted are You! ...
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How to interpret that Allah and the angels send prayers and blessing to the believers?

Allah tells us that HE and HIS angels send prayers and blessings the believers saying: It is He who confers blessing upon you, and His angels [ask Him to do so] that He may bring you out from ...
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Quran 67:3-4; What is meant by “Again turn thy vision a second time: (thy) vision will come back to thee dull and discomfited, in a state worn out.”

From this transliteration and Yusuf Ali's English translation: 067.003 Al-Ladhī Khalaqa Sab`a Samāwātin Ţibāqāan ۖ Mā Tará Fī Khalqi Ar-Raĥmāni Min Tafāwutin ۖ Fārji`i Al-Başara Hal Tará Min Fuţūrin ...
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Is there any authority who said that only a person who had the permission not to fast at the beginning of Ramadan is allowed to do so?

Allah says in (2:185) The month of Ramadhan [is that] in which was revealed the Qur'an, a guidance for the people and clear proofs of guidance and criterion. So whoever sights [the new moon of] the ...
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What does the Surah Ar-Rum the 28th ayah means?

Praise be to Allah, the Lord of the Worlds; and may His blessings and peace be upon our Prophet Muhammad and upon all his family and companions. I have a question about the 28th ayah of the Surah Ar-...
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Interpretation of the word “masjid” in 7:29?

I based this question on the comments in this thread. Quran [7:29]: Say: “My Lord hath commanded justice; and that ye set your whole selves (to Him) at every time and Masjid (place of worship), ...
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The thief (male and female) vs. the adulteress and the adulterer?

Why in the Qur'an we find in one hand: وَالسَّارِقُ وَالسَّارِقَةُ [As for] the thief, the male and the female, amputate their hands in recompense for what they committed as a deterrent [...
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Why these mostly identical verses in surat an-Nisa' have a different ending?

I found examples of verses of the Qur'an which have an identic beginning, but end with different ending: The first examples are in surat an-Nisa': Indeed, Allah does not forgive association with ...
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Is there a specific significance in the Qur'an when using the two synonyms for “wife”: امرأة and زوج?

In many verses the Qur'an refers to the wives of certain people (some Prophets, Pharaoh etc.) but some times the word wife is referred to as imara(tu) امرأة (which is always translated wife of) like ...
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Why Prophet Noah's age is mentioned in a wierd way in Qur'an 29:14?

Qur'an talks of Prophet Noah's age in 29:14 as follows. And We certainly sent Noah to his people, and he remained among them a thousand years minus fifty years, and the flood seized them while they ...
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Does “good deeds do away with misdeeds” imply that good and bad deeds cancel out?

This question relates to: And establish prayer at the two ends of the day and at the approach of the night. Indeed, good deeds do away with misdeeds. That is a reminder for those who remember. ...
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In Qur'an 7:27, why does Allah assign devils to those who disbelieve?

In Quran 7:27 Allah SWT states Pickthall: "O Children of Adam! Let not Satan seduce you as he caused your (first) parents to go forth from the Garden and tore off from them their robe (of ...
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What kinds of harm to believing men and women does Qur'an 33:58 describe as “a slander and manifest sin”?

This question relates to the ayah: And those who harm believing men and believing women for [something] other than what they have earned have certainly born upon themselves a slander and manifest ...
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Are there sources which analyze in depth the significance of Allah's names coming in pairs?

For example: Our Lord, and send among them a messenger from themselves who will recite to them Your verses and teach them the Book and wisdom and purify them. Indeed, You are the Exalted in ...
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The significance of ayahs beginning with “Say”

Has there been scholarly discussion of the significance (or subtlety) of the ayahs beginning with "Say"? For example: Say: He is Allah, the One! (112:1) versus All praise is due to Allah, the ...
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What is the meaning of “He covered you with a sort of drowsiness” phrase in Quran 8:11?

I was reading Yusuf Ali's English translation where he states for translation of Quran 8:11: "Remember He covered you with a sort of drowsiness, to give you calm as from Himself, and he caused rain ...
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What is the status of the divorcées of the Prophet?

Allah () says in (33:6): The Prophet is more worthy of the believers than themselves, and his wives are [in the position of] their mothers. ... In relevance to my former question Whom did the ...
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Who is “her” in Al Ahzab 33:37?

I want to ask who is the "her" mentioned in Al Ahzab 33:37? And [remember, O Muhammad], when you said to the one on whom Allah bestowed favor and you bestowed favor, "Keep your wife and fear Allah,"...
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Does Qur'an 16:66 say milk comes from a cow's stomach?

Qur'an 16:66 states: And indeed, for you in grazing livestock is a lesson. We give you drink from what is in their bellies - between excretion and blood - pure milk, palatable to drinkers. ...
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Does Qur'an 7:133 imply there were five plagues of Egypt?

Christianity describes ten plagues of Egypt: (a) water into blood, (b) frogs, (c) lice, (d) mixture of wild animals or flies, (e) diseased livestock, (f) boils, (g) thunderstorm of hail and fire, (h) ...
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Are Qur'an 16:4, 22:5, 18:37 and 35:11 wrong because man was not only created from a sperm drop?

All of these verses (16:4, 22:5, 18:37, 35:11) have a common sentence ---- ".... and We created man from a sperm drop......" But the zygote is formed by the FUSION of sperm and ovum. The ovum also ...
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Does 'wine' in Quran 12:36 mean something else?

Quran 12:36 says: "And there entered the prison with him two young men. One of them said, "Indeed, I have seen myself [in a dream] pressing wine." However, you cannot literally press or squeeze ...
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Isn't the verse of the Qur'an 23:14 (… and We made the lump, bones …) scientifically inaccurate?

Then We made the sperm-drop into a clinging clot, and We made the clot into a lump [of flesh], and We made the lump, bones, and We covered the bones with flesh; then We developed him into another ...