Category Archives: Qur’aan

31 Aug

They give [them] preference over themselves

And [also for] those who were settled in al-Madinah and [adopted] the faith before them. They love those who emigrated to them and find not any want in their breasts of what the emigrants were given but give [them] preference over themselves, even though they are in privation. And whoever is protected from the stinginess of his soul – it is those who will be the successful.

[Qur’aan 59:9]


Abu Huraira reported that a person came to Allah's Messenger (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) and said:


I am hard pressed by hunger. He sent (message) to one of his wives (to procure food for him). but she said: By Him Who has sent you with Truth, there is nothing with me (to serve him) but only water. He (the Holy Prophet) then sent the (same) message to another, and she gave the same reply, until all of them gave the same reply: By Him Who has sent thee with the Truth, there is nothing with me but only water, whereupon he (the Holy Prophet) said: Allah would show mercy to him who will entertain this guest tonight. 

A person from the Ansar stood up and said: Messenger of Allah, I (am ready to entertain). He took him to his house and said to his wife: Is there anything with you (to serve the guest)? She said: No, but only a subsistence for our children. He said: Distract their attention with something, and when the guest enters extinguish the lamp and give him the impression that we are eating. So they sat down. and the guest had his meal. When it was morning he went to Allah's Apostle (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) who said: Allah was well pleased with what you both did for your guest this night.


[Sahih Muslim Hadith No. 2054]


30 Aug

Hikmah – Wisdom

He gives wisdom to whom He wills, and whoever has been given wisdom has certainly been given much good. And none will remember except those of understanding.

[Qur’aan 2:269]


The scholars have differed in regards to what the word hikmah [wisdom] means here in this Verse. The following is a list of the different understandings of the scholars.


It refers to the Qur'aan and knowledge of that which has been abrogated in it, that which abrogates, the clear and unclear Verses, that which is halaal and that which is haraam, etc. 


It refers to doing that which is right and saying what is correct.


It refers to knowledge of Diin [Religion].


It refers to understanding


It refers to fear [of Allaah] because that is the essence of everything. 


It refers to Prophethood


Imaam al-Tabari says that all of the sayings which have been listed enter into hikmah because to be correct in matters requires that one has understanding and knowledge of them and one recognizes the matters. And the one who reaches the correct decisions based on his understanding in his affairs has understanding, fears Allaah, and is a faqiih and scholar. 


29 Aug

He left Islaam and then became Muslim again

"…And whoever of you reverts from his religion [to disbelief] and dies while he is a disbeliever – for those, their deeds have become worthless in this world and the Hereafter, and those are the companions of the Fire, they will abide therein eternally."

[Qur’aan Suurah 2 Portion of Verse 217]


al-Shaafi'i holds the opinion that if a person apostates from Islaam and then becomes a Muslim again, his deeds will not go to waste. Only if he were to die in the state of an apostate will his deeds go to waste. Maalik, on the other hand, is of the opinion that if a person apostates from Islaam and then becomes a Muslim again, his deeds will have gone to waste. 


This difference of opinion becomes evident in regards to a Muslim who performs Hajj, apostates later on, and then becomes a Muslim again. According to al-Shaafi'i his Hajj remains and he does not have to perform it again because his deeds have not gone to waste. According to Maalik, he will have to perform Hajj again because his deeds went to waste because of his apostasy. 



Tafsir al-Qurtubi

17 Aug

There are enemies from among your spouses

When the spouse and the child undertake the actions of an enemy, then they are an enemy. There is no act more vile than coming between a slave and obedience [to his Creator].


O you who have believed, indeed, among your wives and your children are enemies to you, so beware of them. But if you pardon and overlook and forgive – then indeed, Allah is Forgiving and Merciful.

[Qur’aan 64:14 – Translation Sahih International]


The phrase من أزواجكم which Sahih International has translated as wives is general and includes both the husband and the wife.

The Verse is general and includes every sin a person commits because of his/her wife/husband or children. 


Tafsir Ibn Kathiir 

11 Aug

Private conversations

No good is there in much of their private conversation, except for those who enjoin charity or that which is right or conciliation between people. And whoever does that seeking means to the approval of Allah – then We are going to give him a great reward.

[Qur’aan 4:114]


Narrated Um Kulthum bint `Uqba:

That she heard Allah's Messenger (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) saying, "He who makes peace between the people by inventing good information or saying good things, is not a liar."

[Sahih al-Bukhari 2692]

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