Parables of a Hypocrite 13 y
Deaf, dumb, and blind- from such wonderful mercy and inner peace.
The Example of the Hypocrites
Allah likened the hypocrites when they bought deviation with guidance, thus acquiring utter blindness, to the example of a person who started a fire. When the fire was lit, and illumnitated the surrounding area, the person benefited from it and felt safe. Then the fire was suddenly extinguished. Therefore, total darkness covered this person, and he became unable to see anything or find his way out of it. Further, this person could not hear or speak and became so blind that even if there were light, he would not be able to see. This is why he ... read more
Wandering Blindly 13 y
The hypocrites fall into several categories. This is Chapter Two of Quran al Kareem.
Meaning of `Leaves them increasing in their deviation to wander blindly
Almighty has said,
[وَيَمُدُّهُمْ فِي طُغْيَـنِهِمْ يَعْمَهُونَ]
(God mocks them and leaves them increasing in their deviation to wander blindly). As-Suddi reported that Ibn `Abbas, Ibn Mas`ud and several other Companions of the Me ... read more
Hypocrites Hurt Themselves 13 y
The recompense for an offense is an offense equal to it; but whoever forgives and makes reconciliation, his reward is with God) (42:40)
The Hypocrites suffering for their Plots
Allah stated that He will punish the hypocrites for their mockery, using the same terms to describe both the deed and its punishment, although the meaning is different. Similarly, Allah said,
[وَجَزَآءُ سَيِّئَةٍ سَيِّئَةٌ مِّثْلُهَا فَمَنْ عَف ... read more
Only Mockery 13 y
On the Day when the hypocrites ـ men and women ـ will say to the believers: "Wait for us! Let us get something (borrow from your light which is gleaming with you, for we are full of darkness ) from your light!'' It will be said: "Go back !"...
The Meaning of `Mocking
The Lord has said,
[قَالُواْ إِنَّا مَعَكُمْ]
(They say: "Truly, we are with you’’). Muhammad bin Ishaq reported that Ibn `Abbas said that the Ayah means, "We are with you,
[إِنَّمَا نَحْنُ مُسْتَهْزِءُو ... read more
Types of Mischief 13 y
Since they are so thoroughly ignorant, the hypocrites are unaware of their degree of deviation and ignorance, and such situation is more dangerous, a severer case of blindness, and further from the truth than one who is aware...
Types of Mischief that the Hypocrites commit
Ibn Jarir said, "The hypocrites commit mischief on earth by disobeying their Lord on it and continuing in the prohibited acts. They also abandon what Almighty made obligatory and doubt His religion, even though He does not accept a deed from anyone except with faith in His religion and certainty of its truth.
The hypocrites also lie to the believers by saying contrary to the doubt and hesitation their hearts harbor. They give as much aid as they can, against God’s loyal friends, and support those who deny G ... read more
Meaning of Mischief 13 y
Do Not Make Mischief on the Earth...
Meaning of Mischief
In his Intrepretation, Tafsir, As-Suddi said that Ibn `Abbas and Ibn Mas`ud commented,
[وَإِذَا قِيلَ لَهُمْ لاَ تُفْسِدُواْ فِى الأَرْضِ قَالُواْ إِنَّمَا نَحْن ... read more
The Disease of Doubt 13 y
And among the bedouins around you, some are hypocrites, and so are some among the people of Al-Madinah who persist in hypocrisy; you (O Muhammad ) know them not, We know them) (9:101)
The Meaning of `Disease’ in this Ayah
As-Suddi narrated from Abu Malik and (also) from Abu Salih, from Ibn `Abbas, and (also) Murrah Al-Hamdani from Ibn Mas`ud and other Companions that this Ayah,
[فِى قُلُوبِهِمْ مَّرَضٌ]
(In their hearts is a disease) means, `doubt’, and,
[فَزَادَهُمُ اللَّهُ ... read more
"We believe in God" 13 y
Intrepretation on Verse 8, Chapter 2, Al Qu'ran
The Tafsir of Ayah 2:8
Muhammad bin Ishaq narrated that Ibn `Abbas said that,
[وَمِنَ النَّاسِ مَن يَقُولُ ءَامَنَّا بِاللَّهِ وَبِالْيَوْمِ الأْخِرِ وَمَا ... read more
Beginning of Hypocrisy - Chapter 2 Holy Quran 13 y
This reveals the hypocrites, those who pretended to follow Gods final revelation, yet remained angry and unwilling to submit.
The Beginning of Hypocrisy
The revelations about the characteristics of the hypocrites were revealed in Al-Madinah, this is because there were no hypocrites in Makkah. Rather the opposite was the situation in Makkah, since some people were forced to pretend that they were disbelievers, while their hearts concealed their faith.
Afterwards, the Messenger of Almighty migrated to Al-Madinah, where the Ansar from the tribes of Aws and Khazraj resided. They used to worship idols during the pre-Islamic period of ignorance, just as the rest of the Arab idolators.
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Concealing evil 13 y
Meaning of this word...
Meaning of Nifaq
Nifaq means to show conformity - or agreement - and to conceal evil.
Nifaq has several types: Nifaq in the creed that causes its people to reside in Hell for eternity, and Nifaq in deed, which is one of the major sins, as we will explain soon, God willing.
Ibn Jurayj said of the hypocrite that, "His actual deeds are different from what he publicizes, what he conceals is different from what he utters, his entrance and presence are not the same as his exit and absence.’’ read more
The Hypocrites 13 y
"Yes we believe!" Only God is the Judge of this...
We mentioned that four Ayat ( verses ) in the beginning of Surat Al-Baqarah ( Chapter Two ) described the believers. The two last Ayat( verses ) (2:6-7) describe the disbelievers. Afterwards, God begins to describe the hypocrites who show belief and hide disbelief. Since the matter of the hypocrites is vague and many people do not realize their true reality, God mentioned their description in detail. Each of the characteristics that Allah used to described them with is a type of hypocrisy itself. Allah revealed Surat Bara’ah (chapter 9) and Surat Al-Munafi ... read more
Covering the Eyes 13 y
Almighty has set a seal on their hearts and on their hearing), "So that they neither understand nor hear. Almighty also said that He placed a covering on their sight, meaning eyes, and so, they do not see.''
The Meaning of Ghishawah
Reciting the Ayah,
[خَتَمَ اللَّهُ عَلَى قُلُوبِهِمْ وَعَلَى سَمْعِهِمْ]
(Allah has set a seal on their hearts and on their hearing), then pausing, then continuing with,
[وَعَلَى أَ ... read more
--Sealed Hearts-- 13 y
When the believer commits a sin, a black dot will be engraved on his heart. If he repents, refrains and regrets, his heart will be polished again...
Meaning of Khatama ( sealed by God )
As-Suddi said that,
(Khatama Allah) means, "Allah has sealed.’’ Qatadah said that this Ayah means, "Shaytan controlled them when they obeyed him. Therefore, Allah sealed their hearts, hearing and sight, and they could neither see the guidance nor hear, comprehend or understand.’’ Ibn Jurayj said that Mujahid said,
[خَتَمَ اللَّ ... read more
Chapter Two Continued 13 y
Verily, those who disbelieve, it is the same to them whether you (O Muhammad ) warn them or do not warn them, they will not believe!
Remind yourself this is a Chapter with almost threehundred verses, it takes a few hours to recite properly with correct rhythm and meditated recitation.
Guidance and Success are awarded to the Believers
God had said,
(They are) refers to those who believe in the Unseen, establish the prayer, spend from what God has granted them, believe in what God has revealed to the Messenger and the Messengers before him, believe in the Hereafter with certainty, and prepare the necessa ... read more
Attributes of Believers 13 y
Here Allah describes the Believers...
Attributes of the Believers
The people described here (2:4) are those whom Allah described in the preceding Ayah(verse),
[الَّذِينَ يُؤْمِنُونَ بِالْغَيْبِ وَيُقِيمُونَ الصَّلوةَ وَمِمَّا رَ ... read more
-What is Salah- 13 y
In this Verse...
The Meaning of Salah
In the Arabic language, the basic meaing of Salah is supplication. In religious terminology, Salah is used to refer to the acts of bowing and prostration, the remaining specified acts associated with it, specificed at certain times, with those known conditions, and the characteristics, and requirements that are well-known about it.
[وَالَّذِينَ يُؤْمِنُونَ بِمَآ أُ ... read more
Spending What? 13 y
There are many other Hadiths on this subject
The Meaning of "Spending’’ in this Ayah ( Verse )
`Ali bin Abi Talhah reported that Ibn `Abbas said,
[وَمِمَّا رَزَقْنَـهُمْ يُنفِقُونَ]
(And spend out of what We have provided for them) means, "The Zakah due on their wealth.’’ As-Suddi said that Abu Malik and Abu Salih narrated from Ibn `Abbas, as well as Murrah from Ibn Mas`ud and other Companions o ... read more
Call to Prayer 13 y
The command to Prayer by the Most Gracious to His Servants...
Meaning of Iqamat As-Salah
Ibn `Abbas said that,
(And perform the Salah), means, "Perform the prayer with all of the obligations that accompany it.’’ Ad-Dahhak said that Ibn `Abbas said, "Iqamat As-Salah means to complete the bowings, prostrations, recitation, humbleness and attendance for the prayer.’’ Qatadah said, "Iqamat As-Salah means to preserve punctuality, and the ablutio ... read more
Meaning of The Unseen 13 y
Interpretation of Chapter Two, The Cattle, Holy Quran
The Meaning of Al-Ghayb
As for the meaning of Ghayb here, the Salaf have different explanations of it, all of which are correct, indicating the same general meaning. For instance, Abu Ja`far Ar-Razi quoted Ar-Rabi` bin Anas, reporting from Abu Al-`Aliyah about Allah’s statement, i
[يُؤْمِن ... read more
What is Iman (Faith) 13 y
Prophet Yusuf's brothers said to their father,
[وَمَآ أَنتَ بِمُؤْمِنٍ لَّنَا وَلَوْ كُنَّا صَـدِقِينَ]
(But you will never believe us even when we speak the truth) (12:17
The Meaning of Iman
Abu Ja`far Ar-Razi said that Al-`Ala’ bin Al-Musayyib bin Rafi` narrated from Abu Ishaq that Abu Al-Ahwas said that `Abdullah said, "Iman is to trust.’’. `Ali bin Abi Talhah reported that Ibn `Abbas said,
(who have faith) means they trust. Also, Ma`mar said that Az-Zuhri said, "Iman is the deeds.’’ In addition, Abu Ja`far Ar-Razi said that Ar-Rabi` bin Anas said that, `They have faith’, means, they fear (Allah).
Ibn Jar ... read more
What is Taqwa? 13 y
Avoiding what one dislikes-
Meaning of Taqwa
The root meaning of Taqwa is to avoid what one dislikes. It was reported that `Umar bin Al-Khattab asked Ubayy bin Ka`b about Taqwa. Ubayy said, "Have you ever walked on a path that has thorns on it’’ `Umar said, "Yes.’’ Ubayy said, "What did you do then’’ He said, "I rolled up my sleeves and struggled.’’ Ubayy said, "That is Taqwa.’’
[الَّذِينَ يُؤْمِنُونَ بِالْغ ... read more
Two Types of Guidance 13 y
Whomsoever The Almighty sends astray, none can guide him-
There are Two Types of Hidayah (Guidance)
Huda here means the faith that resides in the heart, and only Allah is able to create it in the heart of the servants. Allah said,
[إِنَّكَ لاَ تَهْدِى مَنْ أَحْبَبْتَ]
(Verily, you (O Muhammad ) guide not whom you like) (28:56),
[لَّيْسَ عَل¡ ... read more
Believers in One 13 y
Who believe in the unseen...
The Meaning of Al-Muttaqin
Ibn `Abbas said about,
(guidance for the Muttaqin) that it means, "They are the believers who avoid Shirk [ shirk is the transliteration of an arabic word which means worshipping other gods along with the one true God. ] and who work in His obedience.’’ Ibn `Abbas also said that Al-Muttaqin means, "Those who fear Allah’s punishment, which would result if they ... read more
Guidance is Granted 13 y
To Those who have taqwa- fear of The Almighty Lord, yes fear. We all have fear of something, but in reality we should only fear God who controls all things, His Mercy is Greater Indeed than his wrath, if only men knew...
Guidance is granted to Those Who have Taqwa
Hidayah - correct guidance - is only granted to those who have Taqwa - fear of Allah. Allah said,
[قُلْ هُوَ لِلَّذِينَ ءَامَنُواْ هُدًى وَشِفَآءٌ وَالَّذِينَ لاَ يُؤ ... read more
Baqarah, verse 2 13 y
2. (That is Book in which there is no Rayb, guidance for the Muttaqin).
There is no Doubt in the Qur’an
The Book, is the Qur’an, and Rayb means doubt. As-Suddi said that Abu Malik and Abu Salih narrated from Ibn `Abbas, and Murrah Al-Hamadani narrated from Ibn Mas`ud and several other Companions of the Messenger of Allah that,
[لاَ رَيْبَ فِيهِ]
(In which there is no Rayb), means about which there is no doubt. Abu Ad-Darda’, Ibn `Abbas, Mujahid, ... read more
Baqarah- Chapter Two 13 y
Meaning of the first Verse of Chapter Two, Al Baqarah ( The Cattle ) Holy Quran
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(In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful) (1. Alif Lam Mim).
These Letters testify to the Miraculous Qur’an
The wisdom behind mentioning these letters in the beginning of the Surahs, regardless of the exact meanings of these letters, is that they testify to the miracle of the Qur’an. Indeed, the servants are unable to produce something like the Qur’an, although it is comprised of the same letters with which they speak to each other. This opinion was mentioned by Ar-Razi in his Tafsir who related it to Al-Mubarrid and several other scholars. Al-Q ... read more