Questions tagged [tafseer]

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

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Did these 2 hadith authentic?

Did these 2 hadith authentic? "Prophet muhammad saw a army of Allah in 4th heaven during isra wal miraj whose nor a beginning nor an end" & "A animal of Allah whose one bite is of 7 heavens and ...
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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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About Tafseer of Qur'an

I want to read Tafseer of Shaykh ‘Abd ar-Rahmaan as-Sa‘di (may Allah have mercy on him). But it have more than one English translation. I want to know which English translation is best.
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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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Are there Hadithes related to ayah 33:59?

So the verse 33:59 says: O Prophet, tell your wives and your daughters and the women of the believers to bring down over themselves [part] of their outer garments. That is more suitable that ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Pharaoh in the Quran

I have a question regarding what the Quran says about Pharaoh and his counsellors. In the Quran it says that pharaoh claimed divinity and Godhood for himself such as surah Al-Qasas (chapter 28) verse ...
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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 ...
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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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Doubt regarding Conversation between Allah (s.h), Angles and Adam(a.s)

I have a doubt regarding a certain conversation between allah (s.h) angles and Adam (a.s). From 2:31 to 2:33 Allah taught all the names to Adam. Then asked angles to name them. Angles failed. ...
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From where does a Mufassir get his interpretation from?

In Tafsir Ibn Kathir, you can find many other details or stories that aren't mentioned in the beautiful Qur'an, and not even by the Holy Prophet (may peace and blessings of Allah be upon him). For ...
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“Dua is not always about the fulfillment of our wishes”

Out of curiosity, how true is it the statement that "dua is not always about the fulfillment of our wishes, but the joy in always praying (asking about a need) with all our heart to the Lord of the ...
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Was passing the river the only trial for the soldiers of Talut (Saul)?

In Surah Al-Baqarah, verses 246 to 252, which speak about the story of Talut (Saul), is passing the river (in verse 249) the only trial? In tafsir Ibn Katheer it says that the soldiers were ...
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What's the reason behind the arrangement of “Indeed in that are signs for…”?

In the Holy Qur'an, in the verses: وَمِنْ آيَاتِهِ أَنْ خَلَقَ لَكُم مِّنْ أَنفُسِكُمْ أَزْوَاجًا لِّتَسْكُنُوا إِلَيْهَا وَجَعَلَ بَيْنَكُم مَّوَدَّةً وَرَحْمَةً ۚ إِنَّ فِي ذَٰلِكَ لَآيَاتٍ ...
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Explanation of Quran chapter 24 verses 6 -9

Here Allah (swt) is talking about a situation of what muslims should do when a husband catches wife cheating on him and therefore can't produce 4 witnesses. My question is, if in verse 8 of this ...
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What is the meaning of “ذ‌‍ٰلك” in Quran 2:2?

Assalamu Alaikum, What is the meaning of "ذ‌‍ٰلك" in Quran 2:2? Many or even all Quran translaters have translated it as "This". But in an Arabic-English I found Arabic word for "This" is "ذا" or "...
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Are any of the claims about the Quran in this skeptics post accurate?

There is a post on sister site Did all iron on Earth come from outer space?, it makes several claims about "facts" in the Quran. It does not include any references to the Quran, so I wonder if this ...
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Trying to attain a deeper level of understanding the Quran

I've had read the Quran in Arabic and suddenly realised that "مُنَافِقِينَ" (hypocrites) and يُنفِقُونَ (spend) have the same root. Is it so? And if yes, what unites them? Why do I ask? Because I ...
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Allah's Throne was on Water - Clarification

Assalamu Alaikum Brothers in Islam, Allah Ta'ala Says in the Holy Qur'an : "And it is He who created the heavens and the earth in six days - and His Throne had been upon water " [Qur'an 11:7] ...
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Is Jesus alive or dead?

Is there anyone here who can prove to me that Jesus is alive in heaven using Quranic quotation? Surah 3:144 clearly states that messengers before Muhammad (saw) had passed away - which includes Jesus ...
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Is it allowed to hinder a reconciliation between spouses?

Allah the almighty says in context of talaq: Divorced women remain in waiting for three periods, and it is not lawful for them to conceal what Allah has created in their wombs if they believe in ...
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Was the Planet Earth created before the Heavens?

Assalamu Alaikum Brothers in Islam, Allah says in the Quran : It is He who created for you all of that which is on the earth. Then He directed Himself to the heaven, [His being above all ...
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Love towards non believers

There has already been for you an excellent pattern in Abraham and those with him, when they said to their people, "Indeed, we are disassociated from you and from whatever you worship other than Allah ...
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Why Allah stated himself as “We” in many places in Quran? [duplicate]

In Surah Al Anbiya, Ayah 30 Have those who disbelieved not considered that the heavens and the earth were a joined entity, and We separated them and made from water every living thing? Then will ...
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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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Is prophet Adam a descendant?

I have a doubt on verse on 3:34. Descendants, some of them from others. And Allah is Hearing and Knowing. Does it mean/say Adam was a descendant. Does this mean the Quran supports evolution?
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When did prophet Ibrahim (pbuh) ask Allah to show him how He revives the dead?

In Surah 2 Aya 260, Allah says: And [mention] when Abraham said, "My Lord, show me how You give life to the dead." [Allah] said, "Have you not believed?" He said, "Yes, but [I ask] only that my ...
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Why Ibraheem was referred to as Ummah (أُمَّة) in this verse and why it was translated with other meanings?

My focus here is on the translation of the word Ummah (أُمَّة) in Arabic, by which Allah attributed Ibraheem in verse (16:120). As shown below there are different interpretation in its translation: ...
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What does “Lit is such a Light” mean in the translation of quran 24:36

There is a question on travel.stackexchange.com which has a translation of the Quran verse 24:36 as فِي بُيُوتٍ أَذِنَ اللَّهُ أَن تُرْفَعَ وَيُذْكَرَ فِيهَا اسْمُهُ يُسَبِّحُ لَهُ فِيهَا ...
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What is the secret behind showing both adversaries as few in the others eyes in the battle of Badr?

The situation is described in the qur'an in surat al-Anfal as follows: And [remember] when He showed them to you, when you met, as few in your eyes, and He made you [appear] as few in their eyes so ...
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Who are the three (different?) addressee's in verse (10:87)?

First be aware that the issue can only be observed in the Arabic original as the verse (10:87) in its English translation looks like: And We inspired to Moses and his brother, "Settle your people ...
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Hadith & “…chains on their necks…”

Narrated Abu Huraira: The Verse:--"You (true Muslims) are the best of peoples ever raised up for mankind." means, the best of peoples for the people, as you bring them with chains on their necks till ...
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Was Musa sinless?

I have read this question and I have also studied in school that Prophets are sinless. Today I read in the Quran that Moosa killed a man. Here are the verses that describe the scene. I read at another ...
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In Qur'an 7:161, why is “say the word of humility” translated in various ways?

Regarding the ayah: وَإِذْ قِيلَ لَهُمُ اسْكُنُوا هَٰذِهِ الْقَرْيَةَ وَكُلُوا مِنْهَا حَيْثُ شِئْتُمْ وَقُولُوا حِطَّةٌ وَادْخُلُوا الْبَابَ سُجَّدًا نَّغْفِرْ لَكُمْ خَطِيئَاتِكُمْ سَنَزِيدُ ...
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What does Allah being “swift in penalty” mean to today's Muslims?

This question pertains to the following ayat: And it is He who has made you successors upon the earth and has raised some of you above others in degrees [of rank] that He may try you through what ...
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Explanation of Verse 6, Surah Yusuf [12:6]

Verse 5 of Surah Yusuf states: قَالَ يَـٰبُنَىَّ لَا تَقۡصُصۡ رُءۡيَاكَ عَلَىٰٓ إِخۡوَتِكَ فَيَكِيدُواْ لَكَ كَيۡدًا‌ۖ إِنَّ ٱلشَّيۡطَـٰنَ لِلۡإِنسَـٰنِ عَدُوٌّ۬ مُّبِينٌ۬ He said, "O my ...
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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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What is meant by “froth” or “foam” in Quran aya 13:17?

What is meant by the following aya from transliteration.org : 'Anzala Mina As-Samā'i Mā'an Fasālat 'Awdiyatun Biqadarihā Fāĥtamala As-Saylu Zabadāan Rābīāan ۚ Wa Mimmā Yūqidūna `Alayhi Fī An-...
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Clarification of Quran 67:5 (… nearest heaven with lamps … missiles to drive away the Shayatin …)

"And indeed We have adorned the nearest heaven with lamps, and We have made such lamps (as) missiles to drive away the Shayatin (devils), and have prepared for them the torment of the blazing Fire." ...
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Quran Surah Anbiya Ayat 30 - a Rhetorical Question?

Assalamu Alaikum Brothers in Islam, "Do not the Unbelievers see that the heavens and the earth were joined together (as one unit of Creation), before We clove them asunder? We made from water ...
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What is right and what is wrong?

I'm from Asian country. I don't know whether our traditions is the same or not. But I need to make sure what is actual bidaah? I learned Quran in my language 3 years ago. I convert as muslim after ...

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