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(In Arabic التفسير) Use for exegesis, explanation or interpretation of Quranic verses.

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If there r verses that says we need to follow prophet (pbuh) then what does this verses 5:48 also another one that says "Quran is the best hadith"

I just need to know whether we need hadith when it comes to interpretation. Some said to avoid several views. Also what does Quran mean when it says hadith? Does it actually refer to Prophet's ...
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Does following faith guarantee getting rid of troubles?

And if only they had upheld [the law of] the Torah, the Gospel, and what has been revealed to them from their Lord [i.e., the Quran], they would have consumed [provision] from above them and from ...
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The strength of words related to "coming to someone" in the Quran

Quran talks about prophets coming to nations. And it usually uses two words for this: آتاهم; come to them جائتهم; he came to them Is there a strength difference between these two? For example, can ...
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Was Egypt inherited by the Jews according to the Koran?

So We removed them from gardens and springs, and treasures and honorable station. Thus. And We caused to inherit it the Children of Israel. (Ash-Shu'ara [26] : 57-59) It says here that the sons of ...
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Why are not Mushriks included in these verses?

Surah Al Maidah:51 O believers! Take neither Jews nor Christians as guardians—they are guardians of each other.1 Whoever does so will be counted as one of them. Surely Allah does not guide the ...
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Explain verse 98:5

In 98:5 it is said that whoever worships Allah pays zakat and keeps prayer - on the straight path. But the verse does not specify the condition for accepting the Messenger of Allah (S.A.V.). And they ...
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What is the explaination of verse 4:94?

O you who have believed, when you go forth [to fight] in the cause of Allah, investigate; and do not say to one who gives you [a greeting of] peace, "You are not a believer," aspiring for ...
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How to reconcile verses 5:5 and 5:51?

It forbidden to take people Books as friends or supporters at 5:51, but at 5:5 it is possible to marry their women? O you who have believed, do not take the Jews and the Christians as allies. They ...
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Explain verse 2:91

In 2:91, Allah said that the Quran confirms the truth of the Torah that the Jews have. So why is it said that the Torah is distorted by people? And when it is said to them, "Believe in what ...
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How many messengers were there to the people of Nuh?

In 25:37 it is said that messengers were sent to the people of Nuh. But from the name of the people (Nuh people) it follows that there was only one Nuh. And the people of Noah – when they denied the ...
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Is there a contradiction between verses 52:21 and 74:38-39

In 52:21 it is said that everyone is a hostage of what he has acquired, and from the context of the surah it is clear that we are talking about believers. And those who believed and whose descendants ...
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Can the Jews and Atheists be forgiven, since Allah might forgive any sins other than Shirk (4:48)?

Indeed, Allah does not forgive associating others with Him ˹in worship˺, but forgives anything else of whoever He wills. And whoever associates others with Allah has indeed committed a grave sin.4:48 ...
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Surah Mulk verse 5, surah al-baqarah verse 29

I've read a lot about Surah Mulk verse 5 on the internet, but it's not really making sense to me, The verse says "And indeed We have adorned the nearest heaven with lamps, and We have made such ...
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Is an apostate's repentance not accepted according to 3:90?

Is the apostate's repentance accepted, because in 3:90 it is said that it will never be accepted? Indeed, those who disbelieve after having believed then increase in disbelief, their repentance will ...
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How to understand the verses about the 'People of the Book' in Surah al-Maidah (5:43-48)?

So let the people of the Gospel judge by what Allah has revealed in it. And those who do not judge by what Allah has revealed are ˹truly˺ the rebellious.5:47 So should Christians judge by the Gospel, ...
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Question about Quran [2:30-36]

السَّلَامُ عَلَيْكُمْ وَرَحْمَةُ ٱللَّهِ وَبَرَكاتُهُ‎ بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمٰنِ الرَّحِيْمِ ٱلْحَمْدُ لِلَّٰهِ I was reading Quran's surah 2 ( البقرة, 'al-Baqarah' ) today, when I came upon وَإِذْ ...
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Was Pharaoh considered the only god by the Egyptians or did they have multiple gods?

In 26:29 and 28:38 it is reported that Pharaoh declared himself the only god, and ordered others to worship only himself. The same thing is repeated in 79:24, where he declares himself to be the ...
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How to explain 21:98 which says that whatever is worshiped by the disbelievers will be in Hell fire?

Certainly you ˹disbelievers˺ and whatever you worship instead of Allah will be the fuel of Hell. You are ˹all˺ bound to enter it. 21:98 The unbelievers worshipped, besides idols, angels and Isa ibn ...
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Interpretation/translation of An-Nisa 4:17

An-Nisa 4:17 إِنَّمَا التَّوْبَةُ عَلَى اللَّهِ لِلَّذِينَ يَعْمَلُونَ السُّوءَ بِجَهَالَةٍ ثُمَّ يَتُوبُونَ مِن قَرِيبٍ فَأُولَٰئِكَ يَتُوبُ اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِمْ ۗ وَكَانَ اللَّهُ عَلِيمًا حَكِيمًا ...
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How did Zipporah know that Moses was "strong and the trustworthy"?

In Al-Qasas 28:26 a woman advises her father to hire Musa (PBUH) to look after his flocks. She also mentions some of his qualities which make him suitable: One of the women said, "O my father, ...
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Where does Allah say in the Quran that all negative thoughts/feelings are from Satan?

In this short clip, the sheikh says that Allah tells us many times in the Quran that any negative feelings we feel are from Satan. So I want to know which verses is he talking about when he mentions ...
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Why is Allah just to us even if he punished all of us?

The following is a part of a hadith: If God Almighty tormented the people of His heavens and the people of His land, He would have tormented them not unjust to them Link to hadith, but I found the ...
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In his Tafsir, Al Qurtubi states that Zina is worse in women than it is in men. Is this a majority view?

In his fifth point of the Tafsir of Surah Nur (24) verse 2, Al Qurtubi explicitly states that fornication in women is worse الخامسة : قدمت الزانية في هذه الآية من حيث كان في ذلك الزمان زنا النساء فاش ،...
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Who is the 'Companion' in ayat 50:23 and 50:27?

I'm working with the Abdullah Yusuf Ali translation. 50:23. And his Companion will say: "Here is (his Record) ready with me!" 50:27. His Companion will say: "Our Lord! I did not make ...
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Why is Islam open to different interpretations?

I was asked this question by an atheist: Why is Islam open to so many different (often contrary) interpretations? For example, there are Sunnis and Shias, Sufis and Salafis, different legal schools, ...
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How could disbeliever see the creation of the heavens and earth?

Do the disbelievers not realize that the heavens and earth were ˹once˺ one mass then We split them apart? And We created from water every living thing. Will they not then believe? — Quran 21:30 ...
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What incident of theft are the brothers of Joseph referring to in 12:77?

In the story of Joseph (12:77), when the cup is found in Benjamin's bag, the other sons of Jacob say this about him: "If he steals - a brother of his has stolen before." Who are they ...
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Divergence (unevenness) in provisions of favours of Allah (health, wealth, phisical abilities, prosperity) among humans. [6:165; 43:32; 16:71]

I came accross sura 6:165, where Allah (SWT) says following: "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 ...
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Why apparently quran 2:29, 41:9-11, and 79:27-30 are in contradiction?

Say (O Muhammad ): “Do you verily disbelieve in Him Who created the earth in two Days and you set up rivals (in worship) with Him? That is the Lord of the ‘Alamin (mankind, jinns and all that exists). ...
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What is the most correct Sunni tafseer of saying "enter houses from their doors", in verse 2:189?

Bismillahir Rahmanir Rahim. Alhamdulillahi rabbil-'alamin. Was-Salatu was-Salam 'ala Sayyidina wa Azimina, Wa Habibi Qulubina wa Shafii Nufusina, Abul Qasim Muhammad. Wa 'ala Ahli Bayti tayyibina ...
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Regarding the word 'Unzurna'

السلام عليكم In surah An-Nisa, ayat 46 it says: مِّنَ ٱلَّذِينَ هَادُوا۟ يُحَرِّفُونَ ٱلْكَلِمَ عَن مَّوَاضِعِهِۦ وَيَقُولُونَ سَمِعْنَا وَعَصَيْنَا وَٱسْمَعْ غَيْرَ مُسْمَعٍۢ وَرَٰعِنَا لَيًّۢا ...
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What exotic animals can you eat and how are you ordained to kill them in the wild for example?

السَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكُمْ وَرَحْمَةُ اللهِ وَبَرَكَاتُهُ Forgive my lack of foundation regarding this matter. So I know that the animals that are part of the an-na'am are camels, cows, goats and sheep ...
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Question regarding inheritance

I just finished reading surah An-Nisaa' and I was wondering how the rules of inheritance found in ayat 11, 12 and 176 are applied regarding no parents, no siblings but 3 sons and 3 daughters and the ...
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Does the Original book "Tarjuman al-Quran fi't-Tafsir Musnad" of Imam As-Suyuti still exist?

There is a 'shortened' version of his Tarjuman al-Quran fi't-Tafsir Musnad which do not contain the chain of narrators of all the Ahadith that exist in this book. But, the original, full version of ...
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Huge doubt about Quran 67:5

Salam alaykum, i have a major doubt right now. It's verse 5 in Surah Mulk: And indeed, We adorned the lowest heaven with lamps, and made them for stoning devils, for whom We have also prepared the ...
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What is the reasoning to conclude 9:5 as a universal command to wage war against the Polytheists? [duplicate]

Some of the Muslim Jurists and Scholars have derived the verdict that 9:5 is a command to wage war that is general to polytheists collectively and not specific to those polytheists who break the ...
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Why didn't Pharaoh Killed Musa As?

And the eminent among the people of Pharaoh said, "Will you leave Moses and his people to cause corruption in the land and abandon you and your gods?" [Pharaoh] said, "We will kill ...
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Hadith by Ibn Abbas in a tafsir of Ibn Kathir

I came accross this hadith that is attributed to Ibn Abbas in a tafsir by Ibn Kathir. [Ibn Abi Hatim recorded that Ibn `Abbas said, "The sun is like flowing water, running in its course in the ...
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How can the Qur'an be eternal?

According to the Ahl-Al Sunnah Wa Jam'ah, the Qur'an is the uncreated, eternal speech of Allah. Abu’l-Qaasim al-Laalkaa’i in his book Sharh Usool I‘tiqaad Ahl as-Sunnah wa’l-Jamaa‘ah. He said (2/224):...
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When were the mountains erected/created in the Qur'an?

Good day everyone! How to harmonize the time of the erection of the mountains in different verses? Before building the sky, this happened or after: Before building the sky: Surah Fussilat (Explained)...
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surah 67 verse 4 - how does sight 'return' to you?

Sight does not travel away from a human and then come back, so how can it return? What happens is that light hits you eye, it does not travel away from you and then come back to your eye. Tafsirs seem ...
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Why is Nimrod mentioned in the story of Ibrahim (as), while he is not mentioned in Quran at all?

When I was learning about the story of Ibrahim (as), how he dealt with the king Nimrod, it was an interesting story. But in the Quran, the name Nimrod is not mentioned at all. If Allah (ﷺ) didn't ...
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How to reconciliate fear of some people mentioned in th Quran with its claim?

In many places Quran talks about fear of men: When Moses went out of that city When Abrahim met his angle guests When Muhammad asked his cave companion to not be frightened (which means he was ...
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Does 32:4 negate intercession in the afterlife?

It is Allah who created the heavens and the earth and whatever is between them in six days; then He established Himself above the Throne. You have not besides Him any protector or any intercessor; so ...
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What does this verse mean

Say "I am not something original among the messengers, nor do I know what will be done with me or with you. I only follow what is revealed to me, and I am not but a clear warner. 46:9 What is ...
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Will there be any intercesion on the day of judgement? How to explain 2:254 which negates intercession?

O you who have believed, spend from that which We have provided for you before there comes a Day in which there is no exchange and no friendship and no intercession. And the disbelievers - they are ...
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Etiquettes of reading tafsir?

How should I behave, when reading tafsir as a layman? I really wanted to know that. Sometimes, if I look up an explanation of a verse I see different opinions of different scholars. Am I allowed to ...
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What is the tafseer of Hadith H 10, Ch. 1, h 10 in Kitab al-Kafi?

Bismillah. Alhamdulillahi rabbil-'alamin. Was-Salatu was-Salam 'ala Ashraful Anbiya Sayyidina Muhammad wa 'ala 'Alihi Muhammad. The Hadith H 10, Ch. 1, h 10 in Kitab al-Kafi: Muhammad ibn Yahya has ...
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Spouses of Paradise

Al Rahman 55:46-78 (Itani) But for him who feared the standing of his Lord are two gardens. So which of your Lord’s marvels will you deny? Full of varieties. So which of your Lord’s marvels will you ...
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Who are the people of Tubba in the Qur'an?

Assalamoalikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh. The Qur'an mentions a people called "Tubba" in Surah Qaaf but I looked through the Qur'an but was not able to find their story, like the people of ...

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