Category Archives: Qur’aan

22 Jan

The people who commit major sins

And when you see those who engage in [offensive] discourse concerning Our verses, then turn away from them until they enter into another conversion. And if Satan should cause you to forget, then do not remain after the reminder with the wrongdoing people.

[Qur’aan 6:68]


Ibn al-Arabi said:

And this (Verse) is evidence that it is not permissible to [sit] in the gatherings of the people involved in major sins.


Note: This is not Ibn Arabi, the disputed Sufi. This is the Ibn al-Arabi who was a well respected Maaliki jurist.

20 Dec

Sale and trade during Jumu’ah prayer

O you who have believed, when [the adhan] is called for the prayer on the day of Jumu’ah [Friday], then proceed to the remembrance of Allah and leave trade. That is better for you, if you only knew.

[Qur’aan 62:9]

al-Qurtubi says that the Madhhab of al-Shaafi'i is that any sale conducted during the time of Jumu'ah prayer will be contracted and won't be invalid. 

al-Qurtubi holds the opinion that the correct opinion is that the sale and trade conducted at the time of Jumu'ah prayer is invalid and uses the following hadith to support his view:


'Aishah (May Allah be pleased with her) said:

The Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu alayhi wa allam) said, "He who does something contrary to our way will have it rejected."

[Sahih Muslim]


Ibn al-Arabi [the Maaliki jurist] also holds the opinion that the sale and trade conducted at the time of Jumu'ah prayer will be in valid. 

The sale and trade of those who are not required to attend the Jumu'ah prayer is valid. 


08 Dec

We are closer to him than his jugular vein

And We have already created man and know what his soul whispers to him, and We are closer to him than [his] jugular vein

[Qur’aan 50:16]

Imaam al-Tabari says that the scholars of the Arabic language have differed in regards to the meaning of the portion of the Verse which reads:


"and We are closer to him than [his] jugular vein"


وقال آخرون: بل معنى ذلك ( وَنَحْنُ أَقْرَبُ إِلَيْهِ مِنْ حَبْلِ الْوَرِيدِ ) بالعلم بما تُوَسْوس به نفسه

A group has said that the meaning of that ("and We are closer to him than [his] jugular vein") is by means knowledge of that which his soul whispers to him


01 Dec

Whoever exchanges the favor of Allaah

Ask the Children of Israel how many a sign of evidence We have given them. And whoever exchanges the favor of Allah [for disbelief] after it has come to him – then indeed, Allah is severe in penalty. 

[Qur’aan 2:211]


And whoever exchanges the favor of Allaah” – This is general and includes everyone even though it is used to indicate Bani 'israa'iil because they changed what was in their Books and strove against Muhammad (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam). This also includes the disbelievers of the Quraish because Muhammad (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) was sent to them as a blessing. They denied this blessing when they refused to accept the blessing and were not thankful for it by remaining kaafirs.


They exchanged belief for disbelief when chose not to accept Islaam.


Anyone who rejects the Message that the Messenger of Allaah (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) has brought falls under this Verse.


al-Tabari said the blessing in this Verse means Islaam.



Tafsir al-Qurtubi
Tafsir al-Tabari


05 Nov

Every nation and her Imaam

(And remember) the Day when We shall call together all human beings with their (respective) Imam. So whosoever is given his record in his right hand, such will read their records, and they will not be dealt with unjustly in the least.

[Qur’aan 17:71]


And some of the Salaf said: This is the greatest honor for the 'aSHaab al-Hadiith because their Imaam is the Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam).

[Tafsir Ibn Kathiir]


A group of scholars said the Imaam in this Verse refers to the Book which was revealed to the Prophet (peace be upon them all) of every nation. The Qur'aan was revealed to our Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam).

Another group of scholars holds the opinion that the Imaam in the Verse refers to the book of deeds of each person. 

[Tafsir al-Tabari]


Some jaahils think that the Imaam refers to one of the four Imaams. These jaahils of the Ummah are mainly from among the hardcore muqalliduun of this Ummah. They worship their Imaams. They will go to lengths to misinterpret the Qur'aan to defend their falsehood. Stay clear of them. 

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