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 shape of Earth according to Islam? [closed]

It seems that the scholars have differed on what the shape of the earth is though what's confusing is that some of them would claim consensus which would oppose each other. For example Ibn Taymiyyah ...
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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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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 their ...
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Is dowry allowable in Islam?

In a discussion with my friend he said Islam allow man to ask money(dowry) to marry a girl. Is any thing like that.Please give me suggestions.
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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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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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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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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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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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What does “made you peoples and tribes” mean in Qur'an 49:13?

The verse says: يا أَيُّهَا النَّاسُ إِنَّا خَلَقْناكُمْ مِنْ ذَكَرٍ وَ أُنْثى‏ وَ جَعَلْناكُمْ شُعُوباً وَ قَبائِلَ لِتَعارَفُوا إِنَّ أَكْرَمَكُمْ عِنْدَ اللَّهِ أَتْقاكُمْ إِنَّ اللَّهَ عَليمٌ ...
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How is the mentioning or honoring of Ibrahim by later generations interpreted? (Shia or Sufi View)

I'm a bit curious about the interpretation of the mentioning/honoring of Ibrahim (), especially from the Shi'a and/or Sufi perspective (not excluding other interpretations, but I have no access/...
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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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What are the (Ten) commandments sent to the prophet Musa (pbuh)?

We know from verses like this one that Musa (alayhi salaam), like the previous nations believe, did indeed receive tablets with some fiqh (rulings) from Allah (azza wa jal) when he visited Him in Tuwa....
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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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How can I understand the concept of seven heavens in Islam?

We have been told about seven heavens in the Quran. Quran mentions it in 71:15 Do you not consider how Allah has created seven heavens in layers. Also the Prophet (PBUH) went through all these ...
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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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Do we have any information in Islam about who were on Earth before Adam?

I didn't find any implicit Verse showing us who were on earth before Adam. I think according to this verse [2:30] And [mention, O Muhammad], when your Lord said to the angels, "Indeed, I will ...
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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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Does 65:4 discuss an underage wife or simply a wife who is too old to menstruate?

I'm researching several verses from the Qur'an and as it is my first time to delve into the Islamic religion I am having difficulty with some of the translations and such. 65: Divorce, verse 4, ...
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What names did Allah teach Adam, 2:31?

And He taught Adam the names, all of them; then he presented them to the angels, and said, "Tell Me the names of these, if you are sincere." (2:31) He said, "O Adam, tell them their names." ...
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According to the Quran, is man created from a clot of blood?

In the very first revelation on the prophet in Cave of Hira, when the light (Gabriel) spoke the to prophet for the first time, I see a technical difficulty, when Gabriel said, God created man from a ...
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What does “obey” mean in “righteous women are devoutly obedient” in Qur'an 4:34?

Can someone please define the word "obey" in the context of this verse. http://quran.com/4/34 Men are in charge of women by [right of] what Allah has given one over the other and what they spend ...
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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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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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Why is the same verse in 2:149 repeated in 2:150?

Assalamu Alaikum Brothers in Islam, Can you please help me understand as to why in Surah Baqarah the verse 149 is repeated again in 150? So from wherever you go out [for prayer, O Muhammad] turn ...
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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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What is the relation between ayah 1 and 2 in surah al Isra'?

Exalted is He who took His Servant by night from al-Masjid al-Haram to al-Masjid al- Aqsa, whose surroundings We have blessed, to show him of Our signs. Indeed, He is the Hearing, the Seeing. -- Qur'...
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What exactly is the challenge of the Quran?

“If you are in doubt of what We have revealed to Our Messenger, then produce one chapter like it, call upon all your helpers, besides Allah, if you are truthful. [Quran 2:23] “Or do they say: ...
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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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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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In Surat At-Tin, why does Allah (SWT) swear by the Fig and the Olive?

وَالتِّينِ وَالزَّيْتُون By the fig and the olive [95:1] The above verse is the first line of Surat At-Tin. In this verse, Allah (SWT) uses waw al-qasim (وَ), which is used to take oath in the Quran....
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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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What does “bosom” mean in Qur'an 24:31?

Allah tells us in the Qur'an: وَقُل لِّلۡمُؤۡمِنَـٰتِ يَغۡضُضۡنَ مِنۡ أَبۡصَـٰرِهِنَّ وَيَحۡفَظۡنَ فُرُوجَهُنَّ وَلَا يُبۡدِينَ زِينَتَهُنَّ إِلَّا مَا ظَهَرَ مِنۡهَا‌ۖ وَلۡيَضۡرِبۡنَ ...
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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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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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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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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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Why is Qur'an 33:53 (which describes specific behaviors in relation to the Prophet) inside the Qur'an?

A friend of my whom I try to convert to Islam is reading the Qur'an and read this verse: 'O you who have believed, do not enter the houses of the Prophet except when you are permitted for a meal, ...
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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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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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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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