Articles about the Qur’an.

Tafsir of Surat al-Ikhlas

﷽ Surat al-Ikhlas is one of the most well-known chapters of the Qur’an which describes Allah ﷻ. It answers the question, “who is God?” Surah Title The title of the chapter is سورة الإخلاص, the chapter of “ikhlas.” It is often translated as “sincerity,” but let’s take a deeper look. It is a form 4 … Continue reading Tafsir of Surat al-Ikhlas

Lunar Names of Days

In ibn Kathir’s tafsir of verse verse 39 of surat Yasin, we find a listing of lunar names of days in a month according to the stages of the moon phase. وَالْقَمَرَ قَدَّرْنَاهُ مَنَازِلَ حَتَّىٰ عَادَ كَالْعُرْجُونِ الْقَدِيمِ – 36:39 As for the moon, We have ordained ˹precise˺ phases for it, until it ends up … Continue reading Lunar Names of Days

The Wali in Surat Yasin

In surat Yasin we find the story of three messengers rejected by their nation, and a man from the far side of the city comes running, telling his nation to follow the messengers. His nation then kills him and God destroys them. We find in tafsir ibn Kathir that this man is mentioned as “His … Continue reading The Wali in Surat Yasin

Remembrance of God is Greater

Allah ﷻ says in the Qur’an: اتْلُ مَا أُوحِيَ إِلَيْكَ مِنَ الْكِتَابِ وَأَقِمِ الصَّلَاةَ ۖ إِنَّ الصَّلَاةَ تَنْهَىٰ عَنِ الْفَحْشَاءِ وَالْمُنكَرِ ۗ وَلَذِكْرُ اللَّهِ أَكْبَرُ ۗ وَاللَّهُ يَعْلَمُ مَا تَصْنَعُونَ – 29:45 [Prophet], recite what has been revealed to you of the Scripture; keep up the prayer: prayer restrains outrageous and unacceptable behaviour. Remembering God … Continue reading Remembrance of God is Greater

Imam Suyuti’s 15 Qualifications to be a Mufassir

Imam Suyuti mentioned in his compendium on the sciences of the Qur’an, al-Itqan fi Ulum al-Qur’an, that there are 15 disciplines that a person must master in order to be qualified to interpret the Qur’an. They are: Knowledge of Arabic language and its vocabulary Knowledge of Arabic grammar (nahu) Knowledge of Arabic morphology (sarf) Knowledge … Continue reading Imam Suyuti’s 15 Qualifications to be a Mufassir

The Disconnected Letters – Tafsir

The following is a very brief summary of what several tafasir say (from Furqan.co) about the disconnected letters ( حُرُوف مُقَطَّعَات‎ ) in the Qur’an. الحروف المقطعات:1) الم = أحد أسماء الله2) أحد أسماء القرآن3) ليجعل المشكين يستمعون4) لافتتاح السورة5) بيانا لعجزنا عن معارضته6) قسم من أقسام الله7) كل حرف رمز إلى كلمة. الم: أنا الله أعلم. … Continue reading The Disconnected Letters – Tafsir