Tafseer Classes


[This is] a blessed Book which We have revealed to you, [O Muhammad], that they might reflect upon its verses and that those of understanding would be reminded(38:29)

This class is led by Hafiz Mohammad Abdurrahman Aejaz. He is a skilled Aalim and has been teaching the Qur’an for the past twenty-five years.This class will teach us how the message can be applied to our lives today and how we can learn and benefit from it.

Tafseer is defined to be, “the science by which the Qur’an is understood, its meanings explained, and its rulings derived.Tafseer is an interpretation of the Qur’an that goes beyond the literal meanings. It explores the stories behind the message and explains why and how the Surah came to be.

Ilyas ibn Mu’aawiyah(RA) said, “The example of a people who recite the Qur’an and do not know its explanation is like a group of people who have a written message from their king that comes to them during the night, and they do not have a lamp. Therefore, they do not know what is in the message. The example of one who knows tafseer is like a person who comes to them with a lamp and reads to them what is in the message.”

The science of tafseer is the most honorable of all sciences for three reasons.

  1. It deals with the Speech of Allah, which contains every kind of wisdom and virtue. It contains pronouncements about what has passed, reports of what will happen and judgments concerning what happens between people. Its wonders never cease.
  2. Its goal is to lead mankind to the firm Handhold of Allah, and to the true happiness, one that does not end.
  3. The third reason is with respect to the great need for this science. Every aspect of this religion and this world, in the near or distant future, is in need of the sciences of the sharee’ah and knowledge of the religion, and this knowledge can only be obtained through the understanding of the Book of Allah.

On the relationship between Qur’an and tafseer. “the Qur’an is like a treasure trapped in a glass receptacle; mankind can view and benefit from this treasure, but they are in need of tafseer, for tafseer acts like the key that unlocks the treasure, so that mankind can benefit from it to the greatest possible extent.”

Feel blessed that Allah has given you an opportunity by opening the doors to study these subjects in more depth;this should not be the end of our studies in the subject, but rather the beginning Insha Allah.