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Sura Al-Fatiha (Tafseer-ul-Maariful Quran), Part-13

To read the previous part, click hereThere is a simple reason for misunderstanding in this regard. Allah appoints many angels to perform quite a large number of functions even in the physical order of the universe; or, He makes many things  happen through the prophets...

Sura Al-Fatiha (Tafseer-ul-Maariful Quran), Part-12

To read the previous part, click hereThe Companion 'Adi Ibn Hatim, who was a Christian before accepting Islam, asked the Holy Prophet (SM) with reference to this verse as to why the Holy Qur'an should blame the Christians for having taken their religious scholars as...

Sura Al-Fatiha (Tafseer-ul-Maariful Quran), Part-11

To read the previous part, click hereRabb is the exclusive attribute of Allah The Arabic word 'Rabb' (Lord) is applied to a person who not only possesses a certain thing, but is also fully capable of and responsible for nurturing it properly. Obviously, no one...

Sura Al-Fatiha (Tafseer-ul-Maariful Quran), Part-10

To read the previous part, click hereMan, again, is composed of two parts, spirit and body, of which the spirit is obviously superior in value, while the body is subservient to it. In this inferior part alone, there are thousands of anatomical and biological wonders....

Sura Al-Fatiha (Tafseer-ul-Maariful Quran), Part-09

To read the previous part, click hereNo one has ever become a doctor, or an engineer, or even a cook or a tailor merely by reading a book. Similarly, studying the Holy Qur'an and the hadith on one's own cannot by itself be sufficient for...

Sura Al-Fatiha (Tafseer-ul-Maariful Quran), Part-08

To read the previous part, click hereThese are the four categories of those who find favour with Allah. Among them all, the prophets are the greatest. The siddiqin (the constantly true) are those who acquire spiritual perfection, and thus -- attain the highest rank among...

Sura Al-Fatiha (Tafseer-ul-Maariful Quran), Part-07

To read the previous part, click hereGuidance: Some notes of cautionIn concluding this discussion about the different implications of 'guidance' (Hidayah), we repeat points that would help the reader of the Holy Qur'an avoid certain confusions and errors: 1. The Holy Qur'an sometimes speaks of...

Sura Al-Fatiha (Tafseer-ul-Maariful Quran), Part-06

To read the previous part, click hereThe Second Degree of Guidance Unlike the first, the second degree of guidance is not general but particular. It is limited to those creatures which are considered to be rational, that is, men and jinns. This kind of guidance...

Sura Al-Fatiha (Tafseer-ul-Maariful Quran), Part-05

To read the previous part, click hereThe First Degree of Guidance The first degree of guidance is general, and covers everything that exists in the universe -- minerals, plants, animals etc. It would surprise many to hear of guidance in relation to minerals. But the...

Sura Al-Fatiha (Tafseer-ul-Maariful Quran), Part-04

To read the previous part, click hereThe first two verses of the Surah الْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ  (All Praise belongs to Allah) and الرَّحْمَـٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ (the All-Merciful, the Very-Merciful), remind man that, as far as his past and present are concerned, he owes everything to Allah alone,...

Sura Al-Fatiha (Tafseer-ul-Maariful Quran), Part-03

To read the previous part, click hereThe third verse pays homage to Allah as 'the Master of the Day of Judgment or Requital': مَالِكِ يَوْمِ الدِّينِ The word Milik has been derived from the root, 'milk' (لدِّينِ) Whice signifies possessing a thing in such a...

Sura Al-Fatiha (Tafseer-ul-Maariful Quran), Part-02

To read the previous part, click hereThe next phrase to follow in the Siirah speaks of an attribute of Allah -- Lord of the Worlds. Lexically, the word, Rabb signifies 'one who nurtures'. And 'nurture' implies developing a thing by gradual stages in a manner...

Sura Al-Fatiha (Tafseer-ul-Maariful Quran), Part-01

بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَـٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ With the name of Allah, the All-Merciful, the Very-Merciful. الْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ رَبِّ الْعَالَمِينَ الرَّحْمَـٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ مَالِكِ يَوْمِ الدِّينِ إِيَّاكَ نَعْبُدُ وَإِيَّاكَ نَسْتَعِينُ اهْدِنَا الصِّرَاطَ الْمُسْتَقِيمَ صِرَاطَ الَّذِينَ أَنْعَمْتَ عَلَيْهِمْ غَيْرِ الْمَغْضُوبِ عَلَيْهِمْ وَلَا الضَّالِّينَ Praise belongs to Allah, the Lord of...