Some study-notes and thoughts


September 2015

Jalalayn – Lesson 3 [2:8-10]

وَمِنَ النَّاسِ مَن يَقُولُ ءَامَنَّا بِاللَّهِ وَبِالْيَوْمِ الأْخِرِ وَمَا هُم بِمُؤْمِنِينَ "And of mankind, there are some who say: "We believe in Allah and the Last Day'' while in fact they do not believe." [Al-Baqarah:8] From Hashiyatul Jamal: “Min an-naas…”... Continue Reading →


اما بعد

The original form of اما بعد is as below: مهما يكن من شيء بعد الحمد و الصلاة In rough translation: "Whatever may be, after praise and prayers..." مهما is mubtada so it must be an ism. يكن is a condition/shart,... Continue Reading →

Jalalayn – Lesson 02 [2:3-5]

From Hashiyatul Jamal: يُقِيمُونَ الصَّلٰوةَ Iqaamatuha (i.e. iqaamatu as-salah): Performing the prayer with composure, protecting it from any sort of deficiency in the fard, sunnah and adab of the prayer. Others said it refers to being punctual in prayer. Some... Continue Reading →

Jalalayn – Lesson 01 [2:1-3]

Jalaluddin al Mahalli started the tafseer from Surah Kahf and finished it till the end. Then he did the tafsir of Al Fatiha but after that he passed away (may Allah have mercy on him). His student, Jalaluddin al-Suyuti, picked... Continue Reading →

Tafseer al-Jalalayn – study notes

In this series, insha Allah, I will be putting up some notes on Tafseer al Jalalayn taken from my classes with Mufti Yusuf Mullan. These notes, like others on my blog, will be in raw student-note format because it will... Continue Reading →

آل and أهل 

و على آله "...and on his family" Imam Taftazani says that the original form of آل is أهل because the diminutive form (تصغير) of both is أهيل, which shows the base letters as أ-ه-ل. As both ه and ء originate... Continue Reading →

فصل الخطاب

When sending prayers upon Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) Imam Qazwini praises him (saw) as below: و أفضل من أوتي الحكمة و فصل الخطاب  "...the most virtuous of those who were given wisdom and the clear (or clarifying/distinguishing) address"... Continue Reading →

‘Hamd & Shukr

'Hamd is praise with the purpose of veneration regardless of whether it is associated with a blessing or not. Shukr is an action which alludes to venerating the one who bestows a blessing due to his bestowing a blessing regardless... Continue Reading →

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