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Qur’an Tafseer (Exegesis)

None knows its interpretation except Allah, and those who are firmly rooted in knowledge.
(3:7 / Shakir)

Who benefits from the Intercession?

Will those who do not believe in intercession have a chance of attaining the intercession of Ahlulbayt (as)? Will those who are persistant in major sins be eligible for the intercession of Ahlulbayt (as)? [...]

The Tree of Ahlulbayt (as)

Allah states in the Holy Qur’an: أَلَمْ تَرَ كَيْفَ ضَرَبَ اللَّهُ مَثَلًا كَلِمَةً طَيِّبَةً كَشَجَرَةٍ طَيِّبَةٍ أَصْلُهَا ثَابِتٌ وَفَرْعُهَا فِي السَّمَاءِ “Have you not considered how Allah presents an example, [making] a good word like [...]

The Side (Janb) of Allah (swt) and the Face of Allah (swt)

In the Qur’an, Allah (swt) says وَاتَّبِعُوا أَحْسَنَ مَا أُنْزِلَ إِلَيْكُمْ مِنْ رَبِّكُمْ مِنْ قَبْلِ أَنْ يَأْتِيَكُمْ العَذَابُ بَغْتَةً وَأَنْتُمْ لَا تَشْعُرُونَ. أَنْ تَقُولَ نَفْسٌ يَا حَسْرَتَا عَلَى مَا فَرَّطْتُ فِي جَنْبِ اللَّهِ وَإِنْ كُنْتُ [...]

The Light of Fatima (as)

Sayeda Fatima (as) is the Secret of Allah (swt), the first of creations, and a Human Hawra. What was the reason she was named Fatima (as) and what secrets does she hold? […]

The Kaafir and the Falaah

When we hear the word “Kaafir” we immediately think of “disbeliever” or “non-Muslim” .. however Allah (swt) has used this word and it’s derivatives in many different ways and contexts. We explore its root meaning [...]

Ta’wil of Surah Al-Shams

The Prophet (sawa), Ameer Al-Mu’mineen (as), The Tyrants (la), and the Imams (as) – The first four ayaat of Surat Al-Shams are quite incredible when one looks at the esoteric meaning. […]

Surely this Quran Guides to that which is most upright (The Imam)

Tafsir of ayah 17:9 إِنَّ هَٰذَا الْقُرْآنَ يَهْدِي لِلَّتِي هِيَ أَقْوَمُ وَيُبَشِّرُ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ الَّذِينَ يَعْمَلُونَ الصَّالِحَاتِ أَنَّ لَهُمْ أَجْرًا كَبِيرًا Surely this Quran Guides to that which is most upright […]

Justice of Allah (swt)

Misguidance, Sealing of Hearts, Deafening of Ears, and Blinding of the Eyes; Is Allah a Just God? Download: Is Allah a Just God

Imam Ali (as) & the Creature from the Earth

In the Holy Qur'an, Allah (swt) says: وَإِذَا وَقَعَ الْقَوْلُ عَلَيْهِمْ أَخْرَجْنَا لَهُمْ دَابَّةً مِّنَ الْأَرْضِ تُكَلِّمُهُمْ أَنَّ النَّاسَ كَانُوا بِآيَاتِنَا لَا يُوقِنُونَ And when the word befalls them, We will bring forth for them [...]

Fatima (as) and Laylat al-Qadr

Putting aside the apparent (dhaahir) meanings behind laylat al-Qadr (The Night of Destiny), we explore the hidden (baatin) Ta’weel meaning of the night and Sayeda Fatima’s (as) relationship with it.. […]

Bani Israel and the Cow

The story found in Surah al-Baqarah in ayahs 67-73 is one that encapsulates the relationship between Musa (as) and the Children of Israel. The hardheartedness of the companions of Musa (as) did them no favours, [...]

Abu Bakr & the Cave (Part 4)

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 Continuing on with 9:40 إِلَّا تَنصُرُوهُ فَقَدْ نَصَرَهُ اللَّهُ إِذْ أَخْرَجَهُ الَّذِينَ كَفَرُوا ثَانِيَ اثْنَيْنِ إِذْ هُمَا فِي الْغَارِ إِذْ يَقُولُ لِصَاحِبِهِ لَا تَحْزَنْ إِنَّ اللَّهَ مَعَنَا [...]

Abu Bakr & the Cave (Part 3)

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 4 Continuing on the analysis of Ayah 40 of Surat al-Bara'ah: إِلَّا تَنصُرُوهُ فَقَدْ نَصَرَهُ اللَّهُ إِذْ أَخْرَجَهُ الَّذِينَ كَفَرُوا ثَانِيَ اثْنَيْنِ إِذْ هُمَا فِي الْغَارِ إِذْ يَقُولُ [...]

Abu Bakr & the Cave (Part 2)

Part 1 | Part 3 | Part 4 We now look at the critical ayah found in Surat al-Bara'ah: إِلَّا تَنصُرُوهُ فَقَدْ نَصَرَهُ اللَّهُ إِذْ أَخْرَجَهُ الَّذِينَ كَفَرُوا ثَانِيَ اثْنَيْنِ إِذْ هُمَا فِي الْغَارِ إِذْ [...]

Abu Bakr & the Cave (Part 1)

Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 Questions are raised about the merit of Abu Bakr and his companionship of the Messenger of Allah (sawa) in the Cave of Thowr during migration, and how [...]

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