Tafseer Videos

Assalamualaikoum wa Rahmatullaah wa Barakaatuh everyone,

I hope it’s not too late to mention this – if you want a brief tafseer, then there are a few videos available on Youtube:

1) Sheikh Tawfique Chowdhury

He does a ‘live’ short tafseer of Juz Tabarak every weekend till the end of Ramadhan. You can watch the recordings on Youtube or better, if you are in Malaysia, you can attend his tafseer classes at International Islamic University of Malaysia from 5.15pm – 6.15pm held at the Main Mosque. He is planning to have tafseer classes of the whole Quran which I think it’ll be after Ramadhan. Stay tune for that!

2) Bro Nouman Ali Khan @ Quran Weekly

The videos are very short – about 3 to 4 mins and he covers just one ayaah in each Juz.

——————————————————————————————

The brief tafseer will not do justice to the Qur’an but since time is running short and that Ramadhan is leaving us soon, let’s maximise the remaining number of days insha’Allah!

Jumaah #15

Assalam alaikoum wa Rahmatullaah wa Barakaatuh,

Afwan, I had been quite busy with school thus the lack of update.  This is my final FINAL exams before I finally graduate insha’Allah! Please keep me in your duas 🙂

I watched the above lecture recently and like all his other videos, insha’Allah you’ll learn a lot it! Check out his lectures on the tafseer of other suraah as well!

The Virtue of Patience and Prayer

Assalam alaikoum wa Rahmatullaahi wa Barakaatuh

After Allah commanded that He be appreciated, He ordaind patience and prayer. It is a fact that the servant is either enjoying a bounty that he should be thankful for, or suffering a calamity that he should meet iwth patience. A  Hadith states:

“Amazing is the believer, for whatever Allah decrees for him, it is better for him! If he is tested with a bounty, he is grateful for it and this is better for him; and if he is afflicted with a hardship, he is patient with it and this is better for him.”

Allah has stated that the best tools to help ease the effects of the afflictions are patience and prayer. Earlier we mentioned Allah’s statement:

وَٱسۡتَعِينُواْ بِٱلصَّبۡرِ وَٱلصَّلَوٰةِ‌ۚ وَإِنَّہَا لَكَبِيرَةٌ إِلَّا عَلَى ٱلۡخَـٰشِعِينَ

And seek help in patience and As-Salât (the prayer) and truly it is extremely heavy and hard except for Al-Khâshi’ûn [i.e. the true believers in Allâh – those who obey Allâh with full submission, fear much from His Punishment, and believe in His Promise (Paradise,) and in His Warnings (Hell, )]. (2:45)

There are several types of Sabr- patience: one for avoiding the prohibitions and sins, one for acts of worship and obedience. The second type carries more rewards than the first type. There is a third type of patience required in the face of the afflictions and hardships, which is mandatory, like repentance.

‘Abdur-Rahman bin Zayd bin Aslam said, “Sabr has two parts: patience for the sake of Allah concerning what He is pleased with (i.e., acts of worship and obedience), even if it is hard on the heart and the body, and patience when avoiding what He dislikes, even if it is desired. Those who acquire these qualities will be among the patient persons whom Allah shall greet (when they meet Him in the Hereafter; refer to Surat Al-Ahzab 33:44), Allah willing”  [Ibn Abi Hatim 1:144]

 

Virtues of Suraah Al-Baqarah & Suraah Al-Imraan

Assalam alaykoum wa Rahmatullaahi wa Barakaatuh

Transcribed from Tafsir Ibn Katsir

Learn Surat Al-Baqarah and Al-Imran because they are two lights and they shade their people on the Day of Resurrection, just as two clouds, two spaces of shade or two lines of (flying) birds. The Qur’an will meet its companion in the shape of a pale-faced man on the Day of Resurrection when his grave his opened. The Qur’an will ask him, ‘Do you know me?‘. The man will say, ‘I do not know you.’ The Qur’an will say, ‘I am your companion, the Qur’an, which has brought up thirst during the heat and made you stay up during the night. Every merchant has his certain trade. But, this Day, you are behind all types of trade. ‘Kingship will then be given to him in his right hand, eternal life in his left hand and the crown of grace will be placed on his head. His parents will also be granted two garments that the people of this life could never afford. They will say, ‘Why were we granted these garments?‘ It will be said, ‘Because your son was carrying the Qur’an.‘ It will be said (to the reader of the Qur’an), ‘Read and ascend through the levls of Paradise.‘ He will go on ascending as long as he recites, whether reciting slowly or quickly.

~ (Ahmad 5:352)