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 Lam for?

In Surah Al Mujadalah Ayah 3, Allah(SWT) says: وَالَّذِينَ يُظَاهِرُونَ مِنْ نِسَائِهِمْ ثُمَّ يَعُودُونَ لِمَا قَالُوا What is the Lam (اللام) connected to? and what is the tafseer/meaning of "...
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What is the reason for interpreting word Imam to book in Quran?

The word "imam" simply means "imam", but some interpreters (Mofasers) like Ibn Katheer have interpreted the word to mean "book". Why interpret it to "book"? ...
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Who is “clear Imam” in the verse 36:12 of Quran?

In this verse exactly the Arabic word of Imam is used. but amazingly it is translated "register". It will be interesting to know why the Arabic word امام (Imam) is translated to register or book. ...
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Why words الْأَرْضَ and السَّمَاوَاتِ are in reverse order in Taha 4?

In most ayahs in Qur'an, we found that السَّمَاوَاتِ (heavens) is mentioned first, and الْأَرْضَ (earth) is mentioned second. (see). However, in Surat Ţāhā, ayah 4, they are in reverse order. A ...
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Why wives of prophet should abide in their houses after death of prophet SAWW?

Allah commands in Quran to wives of the Prophet SAWW to abide in their houses. and different Ahadeeth says this this command is mainly about after death of the Prophet SAWW considering they were not ...
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What is the meaning of Tathira (تطهیرا) at end of verse 33:33?

The end of the verse mentioned above mentions purification twice. The first mention of this word means "to purify you" and the second mention according to Arabic grammar relates to the "type" of ...
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What was the secret message that the Prophet (PBUH) confided in one his wives?

66:3 with tafseer. There are different interpretation of it, some interpretation deals with Maria, other with Abu Bakar, Umar and then some regarding Ali (RA). What is the correct interpretation of ...
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Can a Muslim make dua and ask forgiveness for non-Muslims?

There is a verse in Quran: مَا كَانَ لِلنَّبِيِّ وَالَّذِينَ آمَنُوا أَن يَسْتَغْفِرُ‌وا لِلْمُشْرِ‌كِينَ وَلَوْ كَانُوا أُولِي قُرْ‌بَى مِن بَعْدِ مَا تَبَيَّنَ لَهُمْ أَنَّهُمْ أَصْحَابُ ...
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Why is it important that Prophets eat food and they are not immortal?

In Qur'an, Allah says; And We did not make the prophets forms not eating food, nor were they immortal [on earth]. Surat Al-'Anbyā' - 8 What is the Hikmah of Prophets being mortals eating food?
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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 is the necessity of both rabb and malik in Surah Naas?

In Surah Naas, Allah says: The key phrases I want to focus on are "rabbi an-naas" and "maliki an-naas." I will explain shortly. First, in 'aqeedah, we study two topics: tawheed of Allah's rububiyyah ...
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Who are those who can make others forget remembrance of God?

This verse says there are some slaves of God who can make other people forget remembrance of Allah: فَاتَّخَذْتُمُوهُمْ سِخْرِ‌يًّا حَتَّى أَنسَوْكُمْ ذِكْرِ‌ي وَكُنتُم مِّنْهُمْ تَضْحَكُونَ ...
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Does The Quran specifically mention orbit when referring to sun and moon?

In answering this question, this verse 21:33 is used which has the translation of And it is He who created the night and the day and the sun and the moon; all [heavenly bodies] in an orbit are ...
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In the original context, what is the “looming tower”?

According to Lawrence Wright's book, The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11, Osama bin Laden quoted the Qur'an in reference to the attack on the World Trade Center: "Wherever you are, ...
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Why did Al-Khidr kill a boy?

First of all, I am new to reading the Quran, so forgive me for any misunderstanding that I may cause. In Surat Al-Kahf aya 74, the journey between Al-Khidr and Moses, Al-Khidr kills an innocent boy ...
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Why Islam banned wine in four steps and not in one step?

There are four different verses about banning wine. Islam firstly said do not pray while you are drunk. And step by step made harder rule. Then, finally said wine is Haraam. Why not in just one step?...
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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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How the conflict between these two verse of Quran can be solved?

First verse says: And whoever turns his back to them on such a day, unless swerving [as a strategy] for war or joining [another] company, has certainly returned with anger [upon him] from Allah,...
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Did the Quran mention the splitting of the moon as a miracle?

In sura Al-Qamar 54:1-2, it is evident that the Quran says: The Hour has come near, and the moon has split [in two]. And if they see a miracle, they turn away and say, "Passing magic." Did this ...
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Importance of الْفَلَقِ in Surat Al-Falaq?

Surat Al-Falaq first ayah says; Sahih International Say, "I seek refuge in the Lord of daybreak The word translated as daybreak is الْفَلَقِ, I did some research on the words roots and triliteral ...
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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 is the meaning of “لَّا شَرْقِيَّةٍ وَلَا غَرْبِيَّةٍ” in surah Noor verse 35?

What is the meaning of "لَّا شَرْقِيَّةٍ وَلَا غَرْبِيَّةٍ" (neither Eastern nor Western) in surah Noor:35? God is the Light of Heaven and Earth! His light may be compared to a niche in which ...
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What actions are considered as changing the creation of Allah?

In Surat An-Nisā', ayah 119, Allah says; Sahih International And I will mislead them, and I will arouse in them [sinful] desires, and I will command them so they will slit the ears of cattle, ...
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Who are Sabeans?

In Surat Al-Baqarah ayah 62, Allah (The Glorified) says; Sahih InternationalIndeed, those who believed and those who were Jews or Christians or Sabeans [before Prophet Muhammad] - those [among ...
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How to give loan to Allah?

In holy Quran there is a verse in Surat Al-Ĥadīd (The Iron) - سورة الحديد about giving loan to Allah. Surat Al-Ĥadīd (ayah 11. ) Sahih International Who is it that would loan Allah a goodly loan ...
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What is the difference between the east (مشرق) in singular, dual, an plural forms?

In Surat Al-Baqarah, verse 115, Allah says: Here, Allah says that he owns Al-Mashriq (literally: the east/sunrise), in the Arabic singular form, المشرق . In Surah Ar-Rahman, verse 17, Allah says: ...
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Is it permissible to underline translations of Qur'an in the mushaf?

I want to know if it is allowed to underline with pen translations / explanations or tafseer of Holy Quran?
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Does the Qur'an verse (34:46) mean thinking after starting amal or not?

What is the meaning of this verse: قُلْ إِنَّمَا أَعِظُكُم بِوَاحِدَةٍ ۖ أَن تَقُومُوا لِلَّـهِ مَثْنَىٰ وَفُرَادَىٰ ثُمَّ تَتَفَكَّرُوا ۚ مَا بِصَاحِبِكُم مِّن جِنَّةٍ ۚ إِنْ هُوَ إِلَّا نَذِيرٌ ...
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What is the source of the tafseer of the verse (3:37) that says rizq means scrolls of knowledge?

In Surah Al-e-Imran, verse 37, Allah says: The word I'm asking about here is "rizq" (second line, right at the stop). According to the mufasireen, the tafseer of this ayah is two things: Maryam (...
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Who are the people of the Ress?

I am wondering who the people of the Ress that the Qur'an mentions are? unlike other peoples/tribes it does not say what Prophet is sent to them, or who they are. Who are the People of the Ress? and ...
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What is the example of the mosquito?

###Sahih International (translation) Indeed, Allah is not timid to present an example - that of a mosquito or what is smaller than it. And those who have believed know that it is the truth from their ...
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Why is there a repetition in Surat Al-Kafiroon?

I checked 2 mushaf and internet, and as far as I can see, 3rd ayah and 5th ayah of Surat Al-Kāfirūn are exactly the same. On the other hand, 3rd ayah translated as; Nor are you worshippers of what ...
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What exactly is the difference of meaning of nazzala and anzala in Qur'an verse 136?

In Surah Nisa, verse 136, Allah says: Before the first stop (jeem), Allah describes the Qur'an with "nazzala" (نَزَّلَ), while he describes the previous books with "anzala" (أَنزَلَ). Both of these ...
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Is the Quran incorrect about Jewish beliefs?

Muslims believe that the Quran has Divine authorship, and thus should have no incorrect statements. However, 2:111 says And they say, "None will enter Paradise except one who is a Jew or a ...
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How do we reconcile the apostasy ruling with Al-Baqarah 2:256?

There shall be no compulsion in [acceptance of] the religion. The right course has become clear from the wrong. So whoever disbelieves in Taghut and believes in Allah has grasped the most ...
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What does “right hand possess” mean?

In Qur'an translations, we see that the phrase right hands possess is used in many ayahs. What exactly does that phrase refer to?
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What is difference between hamd and shukur?

I was reading a tafseer of Al-Fatiha (in Turkish), and it is mentioned on that text that there are 2 kinds of ni'met (benediction), one is material and other is spiritual. It says that we shukur (...
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What is the significance of being resurrected as “blind (from birth)”?

In Surah Taha, Allah says: He will say, "My Lord, why have you raised me blind while I was [once] seeing?" (Surah Taha, verse 125) From surah 'abasa, we know that the word used here and ...
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Can any Muslim interpret the Qur'an accurately?

Because of strong faith, Muslims look at the holy book in one and only one way: that it is the truth, and nothing but the truth. They will provide every explanation to prove a verse is correct, even ...
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What is the Quran referring to when it mentions, “He has created the skies without the pillars”?

According to Quran 31:10 : He has created the skies without the pillars that you may see, and placed mountains on the earth, lest it shakes with you, and spread over it all kinds of creatures. ...
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Does Qur'an forbid Muslims from going on vacation?

Consider this ayah from Surat Ash-Sharĥ: فَإِذَا فَرَغْتَ فَانصَبْ (Qur'an 94:7) So when you have finished [your duties], then stand up [for worship]. (Sahih International) ...
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What is the explanation of the event mentioned in Surat al-Baqarah verse 67-71?

I think that sometime, somewhere I heard that Muslims should avoid asking so many details about faith and going deep in analyzing haram and halal. Arguments for this is mentioned in Surat al-Baqarah ...
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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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According to Islamic perspective, who ate the apple of heaven Adam or Eve?

In Islam there is a big controversy about who ate the Apple first, unlike Christianity where Eve ate the apple first. So who ate it first? Or did they eat it at the same time? Reasons for controversy ...

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