Questions tagged [tafseer]

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

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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 ...
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Surah Rahman - Does meaning of وَضَعَ changes in the two ayahs?

In Surah Rahman Verse 7, Allah says وَالسَّمَاءَ رَفَعَهَا وَوَضَعَ الْمِيزَانَ And the heaven He raised and imposed the balance But in the Verse 10, Allah says وَالْأَرْضَ ...
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Is it mentioned anywhere in the Quran that Shaithan came with Adam to Earth from Paradise?

I just want to know if any verse in the Quran mentions that Shaithan came with Adam to Earth from Paradise.
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Does Quran 8:67 say that prisoners of war should be killed and not ransomed?

It is not for a prophet to have captives [of war] until he inflicts a massacre [upon Allah's enemies] in the land. Some Muslims desire the commodities of this world, but Allah desires [for you] the ...
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Are these verses contradictory?

I was wondering if the following two verses can be reconciled; on a literal basis they appear to be contradictory. Quran 16:25 That they may bear their own burdens in full on the Day of Resurrection ...
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Did those punished in Qur'an 7:5 literally say “إِنَّا كُنَّا ظَالِمِينَ” in Arabic?

Regarding the verse فَمَا كَانَ دَعْوَاهُمْ إِذْ جَاءَهُم بَأْسُنَا إِلَّا أَن قَالُوا إِنَّا كُنَّا ظَالِمِينَ And their declaration when Our punishment came to them was only that they said, "...
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What is the metaphorical relationship between fig and olive to Mt Sinai and Mecca in Suratil Tin Quran:95?

Transliteration: Wa Teenee wa Zeytoon Wa Turi Sineen Wa Hadzal Baladil Ameen English Translation : By the fig, and the olive, By Mount Sinai, And by this city of security (Makkah) ...
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Don't Gabriel and Michael fall under the category of angels?

In Surah Al-Baqarah verse 98, Allah says: Whoever is an enemy to Allah and His angels and His messengers and Gabriel and Michael - then indeed, Allah is an enemy to the disbelievers. Doesn't ...
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What is the meaning of “inherit the earth” in Quran 39:74

I want to ask what is the meaning of "inherit the earth" in Quran 39:74? "And they will say, "Praise to Allah , who has fulfilled for us His promise and made us inherit the earth [so] we may settle ...
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Who claimed that “and planned that which they were not to attain” (9:74) refers to abu Sufyan and his son Mu'awiyah?

Allah () said in surat at-Tawba: They swear by Allah that they did not say [anything against the Prophet] while they had said the word of disbelief and disbelieved after their [pretense of] Islam ...
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Case of a Prophet / Revered Person in the Quran that says Alhamdullillah

To my curiosity, Is there any case or narration in the Quran that tells about a person (Prophet or Revered (Real) Person ) who says the dzikir Hamdalah (Alhamdulillah or any other indirect way of ...
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Is there a concrete reason that Qur'an 5:32 (which prohibits murder) applies to modern-day Muslims?

The Islam page on RationalWiki seems to be in a state where it's simultaneously edited by people who have a pro-Islam bias and people who have an anti-Islam bias. It's current form has a section ...
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Bani Israel and Christians

I know that all Jews are Bani Israel but not all Bani Israel are Jews. Are Christians Bani Israel as well, do they descend from Prophet Israel (AS)? This is not a duplicate, the answer to this ...
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The first four verses of surat Ar-Rahman

Surat Ar-Rahman begins this way: :In the name of the most merciful & gracious God: :The most merciful::Taught the Quran::Created the human::Taught him eloquence: But "Taught the Quran" ...
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English Translation of the Quran with contextual explanation?

Through Google search, I've found a couple of English translations of the Quran recommended by scholars. Some editions are also easily available online. The ones I found are basically sentence-by-...
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Did prophet 'Isa go to the cross?

As Salam Aleikhum my brotherers in Islam, the quran says with proof and truth that 'Isa was sent to the cross for crucifiction not crucified witch is true it was made to appear that the jews killed ...
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What is an example of the “good tidings” brought by Islamic messengers?

This question relates to the verse: And We send not the messengers except as bringers of good tidings and warners. So whoever believes and reforms - there will be no fear concerning them, nor will ...
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Who are those who have gone astray in (5:105) according Shi'a?

In verse (5:105) Allah says: O you who have believed, upon you is [responsibility for] yourselves. Those who have gone astray will not harm you when you have been guided. To Allah is you return all ...
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Given that prophets were harmed (Qur'an 3:112), what does “those who have gone astray will not harm you” (Qur'an 5:105) mean?

Qur'an 3:112 describes the murder of prophets (see also Which prophets were killed?): They have been put under humiliation [by Allah ] wherever they are overtaken, except for a covenant from Allah ...
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What does “test you through something of the game that your hands and spears [can] reach” (Qur'an 5:94) mean?

O you who have believed, Allah will surely test you through something of the game that your hands and spears [can] reach, that Allah may make evident those who fear Him unseen. And whoever ...
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What was unseen when Qur'an 6:50 (“I do not tell you… that I know the unseen”) was revealed?

Say, [O Muhammad], "I do not tell you that I have the depositories [containing the provision] of Allah or that I know the unseen, nor do I tell you that I am an angel. I only follow what is revealed ...
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Is Tafseer Ibn Katheer at archives.org Authentic?

I found Tafseer Ibn Katheer at archive.org. There are no reviews on the page. I want to confirm if it is authentic.
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Do modern-day Jews, Sabians and Christians have “nothing to fear or to regret” (Qur'an 5:69)?

Below are two translations of Qur'an 5:69 from IslamAwakened: Indeed, those who have believed [in Prophet Muhammad] and those [before Him] who were Jews or Sabeans or Christians - those [among them] ...
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How many discrepancies are needed?

Will they not then ponder on the Qur'an? If it had been from other than Allah they would have found therein much (كَثِيرًا) incongruity. 4:82 Does the Quran prescribe a threshold on number of ...
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What is the background to Jews saying “the hand of Allah is chained” in Qur'an 5:64?

My question is regarding the ayah: And the Jews say, "The hand of Allah is chained." Chained are their hands, and cursed are they for what they say. Rather, both His hands are extended; He spends ...
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Does Qur'an 5:82 (Jews have animosity towards believers; Christians are nearest in affection) only apply at the time of the Prophet?

You will surely find the most intense of the people in animosity toward the believers [to be] the Jews and those who associate others with Allah; and you will find the nearest of them in affection to ...
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Does “whoever does not judge by what Allah has revealed” (Qur'an 5:45) only apply to judges (qadi)?

Indeed, We sent down the Torah, in which was guidance and light. The prophets who submitted [to Allah ] judged by it for the Jews, as did the rabbis and scholars by that with which they were entrusted ...
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Who is “him” in “whoever opposes the Messenger after guidance has become clear to him” in Qur'an 4:115?

وَمَن يُشَاقِقِ ٱلرَّسُولَ مِن بَعْدِ مَا تَبَيَّنَ لَهُ ٱلْهُدَىٰ وَيَتَّبِعْ غَيْرَ سَبِيلِ ٱلْمُؤْمِنِينَ نُوَلِّهِ مَا تَوَلَّىٰ وَنُصْلِهِ جَهَنَّمَ وَسَآءَتْ مَصِيراً And whoever opposes the ...
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Is the punishment for shirk (Qur'an 98:6) the same as the punishment for murdering a believer (Qur'an 4:93)?

My question relates to the punishment for shirk: Indeed, they who disbelieved among the People of the Scripture and the polytheists will be in the fire of Hell, abiding eternally therein. Those are ...
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Does Qur'an 4:86 (“greet in return”) apply to women when greeted by a non-mahram man?

We're supposed to return the salam; see Islam Q&A and And when you are greeted with a greeting, greet [in return] with one better than it or [at least] return it [in a like manner]. Indeed, ...
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What is the meaning of the verse of the Quran 4:3

If you fear you cannot act fairly towards the orphans-then marry the women you like-two, or three, or four. But if you fear you will not be fair, then one, or what you already have. That makes it ...
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What is the meaning of the verse in Quran 4:2

What does this verse mean? What message is it conveying And give orphans their properties, and do not substitute the bad for the good. And do not consume their properties by combining them with ...
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Who are the orphans in Qur'an 4:2?

Surah an-Nisa verse no-2 And give orphans their properties, and do not substitute the bad for the good. And do not consume their properties by combining them with yours, for that would be a serious ...
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Concept of hymen breakage of vagina is sign of good character

What does islam and hadis say about breakage of Hymen of a virgin girl? Is it a symbol of good character or nobel sign of virgin girls? A girl of good character should have it? A girl is real ...
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What is the meaning of Qur'an verses 59:16 and 59:17

[The hypocrites are] like the example of Satan when he says to man, "Disbelieve." But when he disbelieves, he says, "Indeed, I am disassociated from you. Indeed, I fear Allah, Lord of the worlds. ...
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To which group is 6:101 addressing?

[He is] Originator of the heavens and the earth. How could He have a son when He does not have a companion and He created all things? And He is, of all things, Knowing. Quran 6:101 Which group is ...
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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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Verse (11:70) did Ibrahim recognize his visitors as Angels or not?

In surat Hud when discussing the punishment of the people of Lut () the quran tell us that some Angels visited Ibrahim () to tell him about this, but they are described as visitors. And Ibrahim () ...
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Does Allah love those who don't love him? [duplicate]

In the same way a man can have genuine and deep platonic love for another man that is either indifferent to him or even dislikes him.
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Is this verse about fire contradicting science?

I have a question about surah alwaqia verse {أَ فَرَأَيْتُمُ النَّارَ الَّتِي تُورُونَ_ أَ أَنْتُمْ أَنْشَأْتُمْ شَجَرَتَها أَمْ نَحْنُ الْمُنْشِؤُنَ } 71- 72 Tell me about the fire which you ...
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Looking for a full (chain) source for a narration in tafsir al-Kashaf

Imam az-Zamakhshari in his tafsir al-Kashaf quoted a hadith (I've never heard before and couldn't find neither source nor full chain for) I also found quoted the same way in tafsir al-Baydawi (as far ...
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What does 61:14 mean?

In Quran 61:14 a particular part sticks out to some people... O ye who believe! Be Allah's helpers, even as Jesus son of Mary said unto the disciples: Who are my helpers for Allah? They said: We ...
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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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Do we need Satan?

In Sahih Muslim 6621 and 6622 we see Muhammad giving the consequences of us if we were not to sin. Abu Ayyub Ansari reported that Allah's Messenger (ﷺ) said: If you were not to commit sins, Allah ...
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Is Qur'an 4:118-119 considered as directly quoting Satan, or is it paraphrased?

They call upon instead of Him none but female [deities], and they [actually] call upon none but a rebellious Satan. Whom Allah has cursed. For he had said, "I will surely take from among Your servants ...
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Will a murderer remain in Hell forever, despite being a Muslim?

I was told that provided that you are a muslim even if you are thrown into hellfire you will eventually be removed. SO my question is that about those who killed a soul intentionally and they are ...
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Qur’an Verse clarification

Salam. I have been facing problems trying to inteprt The following verse. Surah 3:54 which states “Then they schemed (against the Messiah), and Allah countered their schemes by schemes of His own. ...
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What is the meaning of perdition as used in the Quran?

Shakir: And spend in the way of Allah and cast not yourselves to perdition with your own hands, and do good (to others); surely Allah loves the doers of good. (2:195)
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Does Muhammad being the first Muslim contradict the previous Prophets being Muslims?

Recently, non-Muslims have claimed to found a contradiction. They provided Quranic verse 6:161-163 and said that Muhammad (PBUH) was the first muslim. Say, "Indeed, my Lord has guided me to a ...

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