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

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

Qur'an / Surat al-Baqara / Tafsir

Tafsir of Surat al-Baqara Verse 37…using taghlib

A Tafsir of surat al-Baqara Verse 37 *** The noble shaykh `Ata’ Ibn Khalil (may Allah protect him) comments on verse 37 of surat al-Baqara: “…and after that, Allah inspired words (kalimat)[1] to Adam which he uttered for repentance (al-tawba).[2] He said them and turned towards Allah for forgiveness. The indications of the verse are … Continue reading

Surat al-Baqara

‘An Example of Majaz: A Tafsir of Surat al-Baqara Verse 102’

A Tafsir of Surat al-Baqara Verse 102 *** Allah (swt) said in the noble   Qur’an regarding Prophet Sulayman (as): {They followed what the shayatin (devils) gave out [falsely of the magic] in the lifetime of Sulayman. And Sulayman did not disbelieve, but the shayatin disbelieved…}.[1] The noble scholar shaykh `Ata’ Ibn Khalil (may Allah protect him) comments: … Continue reading