Chronological Analysis of the Qur'an 17 y
In the following we will present a very brief look at three main benefits of the chronological analysis of the Qur'an
Knowing the chronological order in which the different Qur’anic Surahs (chapters) or verses were revealed can be of importance in some cases. And even though this may not be possible for all of the 6234 verses because the sequence was recorded at anytime, through sound Ijtihad (research) and analysis, scholars were capable of putting together the cases where authentic reports confirmed such order and the cases where that order was made clear.
These efforts resulted in the development of a method in which the revelation of the Qur’an was looked at in chronological terms as well ... read more
Royal WE in Quran 17 y
Every time The Almighty uses the plural to refer to Himself, it is based on the Respect and Honor that He deserves, and on the great number of His Names and Attributes, and on the great number of His Servants and Angels.
It is a feature of literary style in Arabic that a person may refer to himself by the pronoun nahnu (we) for respect or glorification. He may also use the word ana (I), indicating one person, or the third person huwa (he). All three styles are used in the Qur’an, where Allah addresses the Arabs in their own tongue. ( As all revelations are brought to the same language of the selected nation or tribe so that they may understand )
The One God, the Glorified and Exalted, sometimes refers to Himself in the singular, by name or by use of a pronoun, and sometimes by use of ... read more
Exegesis of Quran 17 y
The Quran's written and recited forms have been preserved, without even the slightest change, for over fourteen hundred years.
The Quran is the last Book revealed by God Almighty. God, or Allah in the Semetic Language of Arabic has promised to protect it ( the Final Revelation, Quran ) from any distortion or loss. God says in the Quran which means in English: “Indeed, it is We who sent down the message [i.e., the Quran], and indeed, We will be its guardian." [Quran: 15:9]
Its written and recited forms have been preserved, without even the slightest change, for over fourteen hundred years. This cannot be said about the New Tes ... read more
Verse of the Throne 17 y
This is a most revealing Verse, yet at the same time, it shows how very little we know about our Lord Most High. Our small minds cannot comprehend His Majesty, nor Power.
Tafsir Ayat Al-Kursi from Tafsir of Imam Ibn Kathir
Abridged under the supervision of Shaykh Safiur-Rahman Al-Mubarakpuri
The Verse of the Throne:
"Allah! None has the right to be worshipped but He, the Ever Living, the One Who sustains and protects all that exists. Neither slumber nor sleep overtakes Him. T ... read more
The Summary: Al-Fatihah 17 y
Summary of Al-fatihah God willing:
The Summary of Al-Fatihah
The honorable Surah Al-Fatihah contains seven Ayat [verses] including the praise and thanks of Allah, glorifying Him and praising Him by mentioning His most Beautiful Names and most high Attributes. It also mentions the Hereafter, which is the Day of Resurrection, and directs Allah’s servants to ask of Him, invoking Him and declaring that all power and strength comes from Him.
It also calls to the sincerity of the worship of Allah alone, singling Him out in His divinity, believing in His perfection, being free from the need of any partners, having n ... read more
Praying 17 y
The beginning of Surat Al-Fatihah contains Allah's praise for Himself by His most beautiful Attributes and indicates to His servants that, they too, should praise Him in the same manner. Hence, the [ formal ] prayer is not valid unless one recites Al-Fatihah, if he is able...
Al-Fatihah indicates the Necessity of praising Allah. It is required in every Prayer.
The beginning of Surat Al-Fatihah contains Allah’s praise for Himself by His most beautiful Attributes and indicates to His servants that, they too, should praise Him in the same manner. Hence, the [ formal ] prayer is not valid unless one recites Al-Fatihah, if he is able. The Two Sahihs recorded that `Ubadah bin As-Samit said that the Messenger of Allah said,
«لَا صَلَاةَ لِم ... read more
Secret of Quran 17 y
The interpretation of the First Chapter consisting of seven verses is almost covered, though lightly, as there is much I did not include for the sake of brevity and the readers time.
The Linguistic and Religious Meaning of `Ibadah
Linguistically, `Ibadah means subdued. For instance, a road is described as Mu`abbadah, meaning, `paved’. In religious terminology, `Ibadah implies the utmost love, humility and fear.
The Merit of stating the Object of the Action before the Doer of the Act, and the Merit of these Negations
"You...’’, means, we worship You alone and none else, and rely on You alone and none else. This is the perfect form of obedience and the entire religion is implied by these two ideas. Some of the Salaf said, Al ... read more
Reward or Punishment 17 y
(On that Day Allah will pay them the (Dinahum) recompense (of their deeds) in full) (24:25)
The Meaning of Ad-Din
Ad-Din means the reckoning, the reward or punishment. Similarly, Allah said,
[يَوْمَئِذٍ يُوَفِّيهِمُ اللَّهُ دِينَهُمُ الْحَقَّ]
(On that Day Allah will pay them the (Dinahum) recompense (of their deeds) in full) (24:25), and,
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Day of Judgment, & The King 17 y
(Whose is the kingdom this Day? Allah's, the One, the Irresistible.)(40:16).
The Meaning of Yawm Ad-Din
Ibn `Abbas said, "Yawm Ad-Din is the Day of Recompense for the creatures, meaning the Day of Judgment. On that Day, Allah will reckon the creation for their deeds, evil for evil, good for good, except for those whom He pardons.’’ In addition, several other Companions, Tabi`in and scholars of the Salaf, said similarly, for this meaning is apparent and clear from the Ayah.
Allah is Al-Malik (King or Owner)
Allah is the True Owner (Malik) (of everything and everyone). Allah said,
[هُو¡ ... read more
Every creature- Alameen 17 y
(The Lord of the `Alamin), "Every type of creation is an `Alam.'' Az-Zajjaj also said, "Alam encompasses everything that Allah created, in this life and in the Hereafter.'' Al-Qurtubi commented, "This is the correct meaning, that the `Alam encompasses everything that Allah created in both worlds.
The Meaning of Al-`Alamin
Al-`Alamin is plural for `Alam, which encompasses everything in existence except Allah. The word `Alam is itself a plural word, having no singular form. The `Alamin are different creations that exist in the heavens and the earth, on land and at sea. Every generation of creation is called an `Alam. Al-Farra` and Abu `Ubayd said, "`Alam inc ... read more
The Meaning of Rahman... 17 y
"And He is ever Rahim (merciful) to the believers.)' (33:43) Also, Ibn `Abbas said - about Ar-Rahman and Ar-Rahim, `They are two soft names, one of them is softer than the other (meaning it carries more implications of mercy).'''
The Meaning of Ar-Rahman Ar-Rahim - the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful
Ar-Rahman and Ar-Rahim are two names derived from Ar-Rahmah (the mercy), but Rahman has more meanings that pertain to mercy than Ar-Rahim. There is a statement by Ibn Jarir that indicates that there is a consensus on this meaning. Further, Al-Qurtubi said, "The proof that these names are deri ... read more
The Meaning of Allah 17 y
Dear readers, whenever dealing with an ancient semetic living language, care must be sought in deciphering.
The Meaning of Allah
Allah is the Name of the Lord, the Exalted. It is said that Allah is the Greatest Name of Allah, because it is referred to when describing Allah by the various attributes. For instance, Allah said,
[هُوَ اللَّهُ الَّذِى لاَ إِلَـهَ إِلاَّ هُوَ عَالِمُ الْ ... read more
The Tafsir of Seeking Refuge 17 y
When You Want to Recite the Quran, first Seek refuge with God from Satan, the cursed one.
The Tafsir of Isti`adhah (seeking Refuge)
[خُذِ الْعَفْوَ وَأْمُرْ بِالْعُرْفِ وَأَعْرِض عَنِ الْجَـهِلِينَ - وَإِمَّا يَنَزَغ ... read more
Just a few Virtues of This Chapter 17 y
Select Virtues of Al Fatihah. ( The Opening Chapter )
Virtues of Al-Fatihah
Imam Ahmad bin Hanbal recorded in the Musnad that Abu Sa`id bin Al-Mu`alla said, "I was praying when the Prophet called me, so I did not answer him until I finished the prayer. I then went to him and he said, (What prevented you from coming) I said, ’O Messenger of Allah ! I was praying.’ He said, (`Didn’t Allah say),
[يأَيُّهَا الّ ... read more
The Meaning of Al Fatihah and its names 17 y
Al Fatihah is the First Chapter of the Holy Quran.
The Meaning of Al-Fatihah and its Various Names
This Surah is called Al-Fatihah, that is, the Opener of the Book, the Surah with which prayers are begun. It is also called, Umm Al-Kitab (the Mother of the Book), according to the majority of the scholars. In an authentic Hadith recorded by At-Tirmidhi, who graded it Sahih, Abu Hurayrah said that the Messenger of Allah said,
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How is Tafsir Performed? 17 y
In order to understand the Qur'ân, you should first look to the Qur'ân itself. If that does not help, then turn to the Sunnah.
If you ask what is the best method of tafsîr, the answer is that the best way is to explain the Qur’ân through the Qur’ân. For, what the Qur’ân alludes to at one place is explained at the other, and what it says in brief on one occasion is elaborated upon at the other. But if this does not help you, you should turn to the sunnah, because the sunnah explains and elucidates the Qur’ân. Imâm Abû c Abd Allâh Mu h ammad Ibn Idrîs al-Shâfi c î has said: "All that the Prophet, peace be upon him, has said is what he has ... read more
Interpreting the Text 17 y
Tafsîr, Its Kinds & Principles
Tafsîr, Its Kinds & Principles
Tafsîr (exegesis) of the Qur’ân is the most important science for Muslims. All matters concerning the Islamic way of life are connected to it in one sense or another since the right application of Islam is based on proper understanding of the guidance from Allah. Without tafsîr there would be no right understanding of various passages of the Qur’ân.
Tafsîr & Ta’wil
The word tafsîr is derived from the root ’fassara’ - to explain, to expound. It means ’explanation’ or ’interpretation’. In technical language the word tafsîr is used for expla ... read more