[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.
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.