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Tafseer Ma’ariful Qur’an

Alhamdulillah, the English translation of the complete set of the famous Urdu Tafseer Ma’ariful Qur’an by Mufti Muhammad Shafi Usmani Rahimahullah is uploaded here.

The full set consists of 8 volumes with a separate content page entitled Surah Locator for easy reference.

The files are heavy, so please have sabr while downloading, Inshaa’Allah.  Continue reading

June 9, 2013 Posted by | Muqeet's (assorted), Tafaseer (Commentaries) | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Three Quick Lessons

Bismillahir Rahmanir Raheem

I found this explanation on Ayah number 11 of Surah At-Taghaboon, short and meaningful.  Continue reading

June 2, 2012 Posted by | Reflections, Surah al Taghabun | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

When Truth crushes falsehood…!

Bismillahir Rahmanir Raheem.

Today I would like to discuss verse number 18 of Surah al Anbiyaa. An extremely beautiful and a lovely verse! Mashaaallah!

This verse speaks about the nature of Truth and Falsehood in such a candid and lucid way that one falls in love with it.

Every sensible human being will accept the fact that the Lord Almighty is the Ultimate Truth.  Continue reading

May 25, 2012 Posted by | Reflections | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

How Tafseer is Performed

By Shaykhul Islam, Ibn Taymiyyah

If you ask what is the best method of tafsir, the answer is that the best way is to explain the Qur’an through the Qur’an. For, what the Qur’an alludes to at one place is explained at the other, and what it says in brief on one occasion is elaborated upon at the other. But if this does not help you, you should turn to the Sunnah, because the Sunnah explains and elucidates the Qur’an. Imam Abû ‘Abdullah Muhammad Ibn Idris ash-Shafi’i has said: “All that the Prophet, peace be upon him, has said is what he has derived from the Qur’an.” Allah has said:

We have sent down to you the book in truth that you may judge between me, as Allah guides you; so do not be an advocate for those who betray their trust. [al-Qur’an 4:105]

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June 29, 2010 Posted by | Tafaseer (Commentaries) | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Maintaining Unity and Sincerity in Faith

By Sayyid Qutb

In the name of God, the Lord of Grace, the Ever Merciful
This book is bestowed from on high by God, the Almighty, the Wise. It is We who have bestowed on you this revelation from on high, stating the truth. Therefore, worship God alone, sincere in your faith in Him. True devotion is due to God alone. Those who take others besides Him as their protectors say: ‘We worship them for no reason other than that they would bring us nearer to God.’ God will judge between them concerning all matters on which they differ. God will not grace with guidance anyone who is bent on lying [to himself and is] stubbornly ingrate! (Quran 39: 1-3)

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June 27, 2010 Posted by | Reflections | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Believers as defined in Surah Al Mu’minoon

By Sheik Jamal Ed-Din Zarabozo

In the Qur’an, Almighty Allah describes the believers “Al-Mu’minun” with many characteristics. At the beginning of Surat Al-Mu’minun some of these great attributes are mentioned that draw a vivid picture of the believers and their reward. In this article the writer is discussing only three of these attributes digressing into the deeper meanings of the verses that portrait a lucid picture of the believers.

Distinguishing Attributes of Unique Individuals

One of Almighty Allah’s great miracles that He bestowed upon Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) was aiding him with an elite community of believers“Mu’minun” who fully understood the meaning of faith. The deeds of the early Qur’anic generation of believers were governed by their righteous belief and virtuous attributes.

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June 27, 2010 Posted by | Qur'an and Muslims, Surah al Muminoon | , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Different outcome for different people

By Sayyid Qutb 

In the name of Allah, the Lord of Grace, the Most Merciful

Alif. Laam. Meem. These are the verses of the Wise Book, – A Guide and a Mercy to those who excel in doing good, attend regularly to prayers, give in charity and are indeed certain of the Hereafter. These are on (true) guidance from their Lord: and these are the one who will prosper…..

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June 27, 2010 Posted by | Reflections | , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Importance and Virtues of Surah Yaseen

Surat Yaseen contains a very important message about the resurrection and life after death. The Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) recommended that it be read in front of a dying person. Reading it at times of distress is also helpful, as mentioned in several Prophetic hadiths.

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June 26, 2010 Posted by | Surah Yaseen | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Surah Al Fatihah: The Essence of the Qur’an

[In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful. Praise be to Allah, the Cherisher and Sustainer of the worlds; Most Gracious, Most Merciful; Master of the Day of Judgment. Thee do we worship, and Thine aid we seek, Show us the straight way, The way of those on whom Thou hast bestowed Thy Grace, those whose (portion) is not wrath, and who go not astray.] (Al-Fatihah: 1-7)

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June 26, 2010 Posted by | Surah al Fatihah | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Protect Yourself from Whisperers

Bismillahir Rahmaanir Raheem

In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful

(Say: I seek refuge in the Lord of mankind, The King of mankind, The God of mankind, From the evil of the sneaking whisperer, Who whispereth in the hearts of mankind, of the jinn and of mankind.) (An-Nas 114: 1-6)  Continue reading

June 26, 2010 Posted by | Surah Al Falaq and Surah An Naas | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Reflections Upon Surah Al Asr

By Sayyid Qutb

Bismillahir Rahmair Raheem

In the name of Allah, the All-Beneficent, the Ever-Merciful,

[By (the Token of) Time (through the ages),surely people are in loss, except the ones who have believed and done deeds of righteousness and enjoin one another to the Truth, and enjoin one another to patience.] (Al-`Asr 103:1-3)

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June 20, 2010 Posted by | Surah al Asr | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment


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