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Sura Al-Baqarah (Tafseer-ul-Maariful Quran), Part-288

To read the previous part, click hereSimilarly, the deeds relating to one's heart are also of two kinds. The first one is voluntary, for instance, the belief in kufr and shirk, which one has implanted firmly in one's heart with intention and choice, or the...

Sura Al-Baqarah (Tafseer-ul-Maariful Quran), Part-287

To read the previous part, click hereMeaning-wise, these verses have many special features. One of the distinct ones is that they come a t the end of Surah al-Baqarah where most of the injunctions of Shari'ah appear briefly, or in detail, such as, those dealing...

Sura Al-Baqarah (Tafseer-ul-Maariful Quran), Part-286

To read the previous part, click hereThis verse clarified that involuntary thoughts will not be subjected to accounting and censure. This gave the noble Companions their peace of mind. This hadith has been reported in Sahih Muslim on the authority of Sayyidna Ibn 'Abbas (Qurtubi)....

Sura Al-Baqarah (Tafseer-ul-Maariful Quran), Part-285

To read the previous part, click hereThe second verse takes up the following two subjects:1. In cases involving a credit deal, it is quite permissible for a person to keep something a s mortgage to secure his debt. But the Qur'anic word مَّقْبُوضَةٌ (taken in...

Sura Al-Baqarah (Tafseer-ul-Maariful Quran), Part-284

To read the previous part, click hereIt some times happens that the person incurring debt is fickle-minded, or superannuated in age, or a minor, or mute, or the speaker of a language not known to the scribe. Since such a person does not have the...

Sura Al-Baqarah (Tafseer-ul-Maariful Quran), Part-283

To read the previous part, click hereVerse 282 - 283[٦٨٦]يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا إِذَا تَدَايَنتُم بِدَيْنٍ إِلَىٰ أَجَلٍ مُّسَمًّى فَاكْتُبُوهُ ۚ وَلْيَكْتُب بَّيْنَكُمْ كَاتِبٌ بِالْعَدْلِ ۚ وَلَا يَأْبَ كَاتِبٌ أَن يَكْتُبَ كَمَا عَلَّمَهُ اللَّهُ ۚ فَلْيَكْتُبْ وَلْيُمْلِلِ الَّذِي عَلَيْهِ الْحَقُّ وَلْيَتَّقِ اللَّهَ رَبَّهُ وَلَا يَبْخَسْ...

Sura Al-Baqarah (Tafseer-ul-Maariful Quran), Part-282

To read the previous part, click hereThis night I saw two men who came to me and brought me to a sacred land. We walked until we reached a river of blood, wherein a man was standing, and another man was standing on the bank...

Sura Al-Baqarah (Tafseer-ul-Maariful Quran), Part-281

To read the previous part, click hereRiba is presently 'needed' for two reasons. If needed in business, that can be taken care of by amending the current banking rules. The second compulsion, why the poor and the needy get involved with riba or interest, is...

Sura Al-Baqarah (Tafseer-ul-Maariful Quran), Part-280

To read the previous part, click hereThe reason why wealth concentrates in the hands of big capitalists is nothing but interest-oriented business and the unjust profiteering from national wealth by particular individuals. Unless we put an end to this in accordance with the teachings of...

Sura Al-Baqarah (Tafseer-ul-Maariful Quran), Part-279

To read the previous part, click hereIn short, this Machiavellian method has infected nations and communities with a fatal disease, apart from the brain-washing it has done which makes the patient take disease as the cure.3. Now let us look at the third economic disaster...

Sura Al-Baqarah (Tafseer-ul-Maariful Quran), Part-278

To read the previous part, click hereHowever, in answer to that, any sane and just person would simply suggest that the 'blessings' of the act of man-eaters cannot be observed in the habitat of the man-eaters. One has to go to other habitats where lie...

Sura Al-Baqarah (Tafseer-ul-Maariful Quran), Part-277

To read the previous part, click hereThe Wisdom behind the Prohibition of RibaNow comes the second part of the discussion which relates to the wisdom behind the prohibition of riba and to the spiritual and economic harms of riba transactions because of which Islam has...

Sura Al-Baqarah (Tafseer-ul-Maariful Quran), Part-276

To read the previous part, click hereHe who claimed that this verse is abstract did not understand the clear and confident affirmation of the Shari'ah because Allah Almighty sent His messenger to a people of whom he was one, sent him (speaking) in their language,...

Sura Al-Baqarah (Tafseer-ul-Maariful Quran), Part-275

To read the previous part, click hereIbn al-'Arabi has said in Ahkam al-Qur'an:Lexically, riba means increase, and in the verse, it means the increase against which there is nothing in exchange but a loan and its time.Imam al-Razi has said in his Tafsir that riba...

Sura Al-Baqarah (Tafseer-ul-Maariful Quran), Part-274

To read the previous part, click hereAnyhow, there are, beside this particular verse, several other verses cited earlier which do deal with the prohibition of riba. Out of these, there is the verse from Surah Al-'Imran which prohibits doubled and multiplied ribs; the rest of...

Sura Al-Baqarah (Tafseer-ul-Maariful Quran), Part-273

To read the previous part, click hereThe verse was revealed to cradicate this inhuman custom of preIslam Arabia. Therefore, by saying (أَضْعَافًا مُّضَاعَفَةً ad'afam Muda' afatan: multiplied many times) in the verse, their prevailing practice was condemned and they were warned on their selfishness and...

Sura Al-Baqarah (Tafseer-ul-Maariful Quran), Part-272

To read the previous part, click here1.This betterment will be witnessed soon after the transitory life of this world when, in lieu of this insignificant earning, one will get the eternal blessings of Paradise.2. Perhaps there may be yet another hint towards the possibility that...

Sura Al-Baqarah (Tafseer-ul-Maariful Quran), Part-271

To read the previous part, click hereWhen this Islamic law was enforced, the Muslims were already bound by it. The non-Muslim tribes who had accepted the Islamic law as party in peace treaties, they too, were bound by it. But, in spite of this, when...

Sura Al-Baqarah (Tafseer-ul-Maariful Quran), Part-267

To read the previous part, click here... تَعْرِفُهُم بِسِيمَاهُمْ لَا يَسْأَلُونَ النَّاسَ إِلْحَافًا ... : "You know them by their appearance."This tells us that it is correct to give rulings based on circumstancial evidence. For instance, if a dead body is found wearing zunnar (waist-cord...

Sura Al-Baqarah (Tafseer-ul-Maariful Quran), Part-270

To read the previous part, click hereAgain, after having understood this, if we look closely at what happens to the consumers of riba, we shall find that they have everything in the world except what we know as real peace and comfort. So intoxicated they...