Then, it is undertaken by Us to explain it. [75:19]

Tafseer of Surah Maryam

with 3 comments

In the name of Allah, the All-Merciful, the All-Compassionate

Surah Maryam is Makkiya except for the sajdah verse, and in it are 98 or 99 verses [al-Baydhawi]


The essence of this surah is three themes:

1. Establishing Tawheed. Hence, the speech of Siyyidna Eisa (alayhis salaam), the advice of the Prophet Ibrahim (alayhis salaam), and some verses occurring near the end of the surah indicate on this.

2. Establishing Prophethood. This is done in two ways. By mentioning the stories of various prophets, allusion is made to the fact that prophethood is not something strange or unheard-of. Before Allah’s Messenger (sallallahu alaihi wasallam), many other noble individuals were also blessed with this great gift. Secondly, despite not having any opportunity to formally acquire knowledge from others, he (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) was able to relate these events of the past in such profound detail and accuracy. This proves that he (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) was divinely inspired and a true prophet.

3. Discussion of the afterlife (ma’aad), wherein along with punishment and reward, various misconceptions and objections of the rejecters are presented and then refuted.

A large portion of the previous surah also comprised of these same themes. In addition, these topics are themselves interconnected and related. Just as the previous surah concluded with his (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) messengership, the beginning of the current surah details the prophethood of earlier prophets. By this explanation, all purposeful relationships become clear and apparent. Let it be known that in this surah are the stories of a number of prophets.

Verses 1-15: Translation and Tafseer

Verses 1-15: Additional Benefits

Verses 16-21

Verses 22-26

Verses 27-33

Verses 34-40

Verses 41-50

Verses 51-58

Written by Yusuf Mullan

June 17th, 2009 at 12:22 pm

Posted in Official

3 Responses to 'Tafseer of Surah Maryam'

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  1. I’ve seen many other tafseers and the way this is outlined is really unique. The format and the combination of Arabic verses, with audio and tafseer is very effective. Mashallah!


    18 Jun 09 at 11:16 pm

  2. “A person was blessed with the vision of the Prophet (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) in his dream. This person asked the Prophet (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) about the meanings of a verse of the Qur’an. The Prophet (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) said, ”look in Bayan al-Qur’an.” Bayan al-Qur’an is a commentary of the Qur’an written by Hakeem al-Ummat Hadhrat Maulana Ashraf ‘Ali Thanwi (ra).

    This person informed Maulana Thanwi (ra) about the dream in a letter. Maulana Thanwi (ra) remarked,” [even] if my life is sacrificed upon these gladtidings, then this is ok.”

    He did not lie down the entire night, [instead], he engaged himself in invoking Durood Sharif (sending salutations upon the Messenger of Allah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam).”

    Akaabir-Deoband Aur ‘Ishq-e-Rasool sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam, Maktabah Arsalan, Pages 101-102

    S. Farooqi

    20 Jun 09 at 12:21 pm

  3. subhanallah!
    This is really nice.


    20 Jun 09 at 3:23 pm

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