Tafsir

“Help Allah and He will Help You…”

“Helping Allah…” *** Allah says in surat al-Hajj, verse 40: “Indeed Allah will help those who help Him. Indeed Allah is Exalted in Might, All-Powerful”. Allah also says in sura Muhammad verse 7: “O you who believe! If you support Allah, He will support you and make your foothold firm.” Supporting Allah means:[1] [1] Supporting … Continue reading

Surat al-Baqara

“Allah’s Victory is Near: Tafsir of al-Baqara Verse 214”

Tafsir of al-Baqara Verse 214: “The Victory of Allah is Near…” *** Allah says in the Qur’an: “Do you think you that you will enter Paradise without such [trials] as came to those who passed away before you? They were afflicted with severe poverty and ailments and were so shaken that even the Messenger and … Continue reading

Tafsir

“The Best Nation ever Raised up: A Tafsir of Qur’an 3:110”

A Tafsir of Qur’an 3:110: “The Best Nation Raised up…” *** Allah states in the Qur’an al-Karim: {you are best nation raised up for humankind. You command right and forbid wrong and you believe in Allah. If only the People of the Book believed, then that would have been something good for them. Some of … Continue reading

Surat al-Baqara

‘The Milla of Ibrahim: A Tafsir Baqara Verse 130’

“The Milla of Ibrahim: A Tafsir of Baqara Verses 130-134” Shaykh `Ata’ Ibn Khalil (Allah protect him) writes in his monumental commentary on surat al-Baqara: “[1] Those who deny and disbelieve in the milla of Ibrahim have plunged themselves into ignorance and stupidity because Allah (glorified is He!) had elected Ibrahim (upon him be peace) … Continue reading

Surat al-Baqara

“Even though you follow your ancestors! A Tafsir of Baqara Verse 170”

“Even though you follow your Ancestors! A Tafsir of Baqara Verse 170” *** Shaykh `Ata’ Ibn Khalil (may Allah protect him) writes regarding verse 170 of surat al-Baqara: {and when it is said to them: ‘follow what Allah has revealed’ they reply: ‘rather, we follow that which we found our forefathers doing’ even though their … Continue reading

Surat al-Baqara

“Remember Me and I will Remember You: A Tafsir of Baqara Verse 152”

“Remember Me and I will Remember You: A Tafsir of Baqara Verse 152” *** Shaykh `Ata’ Ibn Khalil (may Allah protect him) writes regarding verse 158 of surat al-Baqara: {remember Me so that I will remember you; thank Me and do not be ungrateful}. “[2.] And in the last verse, Allah commands His servants to … Continue reading

Surat al-Baqara

‘The Specific after the General: A Tafsir of al-Baqara Verse 98.’

“Mentioning the Specific after the General: A Tafsir of al-Baqara Verse 98” *** Shaykh `Ata’ Ibn Khalil (may Allah protect him) in his commentary on surat al-Baqara, verse 98 says: “And after that, Allah clearly mentions to the Jews that Mika’il and Jibril are from the Angels and so whoever bears enmity towards one, bears … Continue reading