Tafsir Ibn Kathir (Surah Al-Baqarah Chapter # 2)
Tafsir Ibn Kathir -> Surah Al-Baqarah
Verses Topic
  Virtues of Surat Al-Baqarah and Surat Al `Imran
1 Surat Al-Baqarah was revealed in Al-Madinah
  The Discussion of the Individual Letters
  The Letters at the Beginning of Surahs
2 These Letters testify to the Miraculous Qur'an
  There is no Doubt in the Qur'an
  Guidance is granted to Those Who have Taqwa
  The Meaning of Al-Muttaqin
  There are Two Types of Hidayah (Guidance)
3 Meaning of Taqwa
  The Meaning of Iman
  The Meaning of Al-Ghayb
  Meaning of Iqamat As-Salah
  The Meaning of
4 The Meaning of Salah
5 Attributes of the Believers
6, 7 Guidance and Success are awarded to the Believers
  Meaning of Khatama
  The Meaning of Ghishawah
8, 9 The Hypocrites
  Meaning of Nifaq
  The Beginning of Hypocrisy
10 The Tafsir of Ayah 2:8
11, 12 The Meaning of `Disease' in this Ayah
  Meaning of Mischief
13, 14, 15 Types of Mischief that the Hypocrites commit
  The Hypocrites' Cunning and Deceit
  Human and Jinn Devils
  The Meaning of `Mocking
  The Hypocrites suffering for their Plots
16, 17, 18 Meaning of `Leaves them increasing in their deviation to wander blindly
19, 20 The Example of the Hypocrites
  Another Parable of the Hypocrites
  Types of Believers and Types of Disbelievers
21, 22 Types of Hearts
  Tawhid Al-Uluhiyyah
  A Hadith with the same Meaning
23, 24 Signs of Allah's Existence
  The Message of Messenger of Allah is True
  The Challenge
  Examples of the Miracle of the Qur'an
  The Qur'an is the Greatest Miracle given to the Prophet
  Meaning of `Stones
25 Jahannam (Hellfire) exists now
  Rewards of Righteous Believers
  The similarity between the Fruits of Paradise
26, 27 The Wives of the People of Paradise are Pure
  A Parable about the Life of This World
28, 29 The Meaning of `Loss
  Evidence of Allah's Ability
  The Beginning of the Creation
  The Earth was created before Heaven
30 Spreading the Earth out after the Heavens were created
  Adam and His Children inhabited the Earth, Generation after Generation
31, 32, 33 The Obligation of appointing a Khalifah and some related Issues
  The Virtue of Adam over the Angels
34 Adam's Virtue of Knowledge is demonstrated
  Honoring Adam when the Angels prostrated before Him
35, 36 The Prostration was before Adam but the Obedience was to Allah
  Adam was honored again
  Hawwa' was created before Adam entered Paradise
  Allah tests Adam
  Adam was very Tall
  Adam remained in Paradise for an Hour
37 A Doubt and a Rebuttal
38, 39, 40, 41 Adam repents and supplicates to Allah
  Encouraging the Children of Israel to embrace Islam
  Israel is Prophet Ya`qub (Jacob)
  Allah's Blessings for the Children of Israel
42, 43 Reminding the Children of Israel of Allah's Covenant with Them
44 The Prohibition of hiding the Truth and distorting It with Falsehood
45, 46 The Condemnation of commanding Others to observe Righteousness while ignoring Righteousness
47 The Support that comes with Patience and Prayer
  Reminding the Children of Israel that They were preferred above the Other Nations
48 The Ummah of Muhammad is Better than the Children of Israel
49, 50 Neither Intercession, Ransom, or Assistance will be accepted on behalf of the Disbelievers
  The Children of Israel were saved from Pharaoh and His Army Who drowned
51, 52, 53 Fasting the Day of `Ashura
54 The Children of Israel worshipped the Calf
55, 56 The Children of Israel kill each other in Repentance
57 The Best among the Children of Israel ask to see Allah; their subsequent Death and Resurrection
  The Shade, the Manna and the Quail
58, 59 The Virtue of Muhammad's Companions over the Companions of all Other Prophets
60 The Jews were Rebellious instead of Appreciative when They gained Victory
61 Twelve Springs gush forth
  The Children of Israel preferred Foods inferior to Manna and Quails
  Covering the Jews in Humiliation and Misery
62 Meaning of Kibr
  Faith and doing Righteous Deeds equals Salvation in all Times
  The Meaning of Mu'min, or Believer
  Why the Jews were called `Yahud
  why the christians were called nasara
63, 64 The Sabi'un or Sabians
65, 66 Taking the Covenant from the Jews
  The Jews breach the Sanctity of the Sabbath
67 The Monkeys and Swine that exist now are not the Descendants of Those that were transformed
68, 69, 70, 71 The Story of the murdered Israeli Man and the Cow
72, 73 The Stubbornness of the Jews regarding the Cow; Allah made the Matter difficult for Them
74 Bringing the murdered Man back to Life
  The Harshness of the Jews
75, 76, 77 Solid Inanimate Objects possess a certain Degree of Awareness
  There was little Hope that the Jews Who lived during the Time of the Prophet could have believed
78, 79 The Jews knew the Truth of the Prophet , but disbelieved in Him
  The Meaning of `Ummi
  The Explanation of Amani
80 Woe unto Those Criminals among the Jews
81, 82 The Jews hope They will only remain in the Fire for a Few Days
83 When Small Sins gather, They bring about Destruction
84, 85, 86 The Covenant that Allah took from the Children of Israel
87 The Terms of the Covenant and their Breach of It
  The Arrogance of the Jews who denied and killed Their Prophets
  Jibril is Ruh Al-Qudus
88, 89 The Jews tried to kill the Prophet
90, 91, 92 The Jews were awaiting the Prophet's coming, but They disbelieved in Him when He was sent
93 Although The Jews denied the Truth, They claimed to be Believers!
94, 95, 96 The Jews rebel after Allah took Their Covenant and raised the Mountain above Their Heads
  Calling the Jews to invoke Allah to destroy the Unjust Party
97, 98 Disbelievers wish They could live longer
  The Jews are the Enemies of Jibril
99, 100, 101, 102, 103 Choosing Some Angels to believe in over Others is Disbelief like choosing Some Prophets over Others
  Proofs of Muhammad's Prophethood
  The Jews break Their Covenants
  The Jews abandoned the Book of Allah and practiced Magic
  Magic existed before Sulayman (Solomon)
  The Story of Harut and Marut, and the Explanation that They were Angels
  Learning Magic is Kufr
  Causing a Separation between the Spouses is One of the Effects of Magic
104, 105 Allah's Appointed Term supercedes Everything
  Manners in Speech
106, 107 The extreme Enmity that the Disbelievers and the People of the Book have against Muslims
  The Meaning of Naskh
108 Naskh occurs even though the Jews deny it
109, 110 The Prohibition of Unnecessary Questions
  The Prohibition of following the Ways of the People of the Book
111, 112, 113 The Encouragement to perform Good Deeds
  The Hopes of the People of the Book
114 The Jews and Christians dispute among Themselves out of Disbelief and Stubbornness
  Of the Most Unjust are Those Who prevent People from the Masjids and strive for their Ruin
115 The Good News that Islam shall prevail
  Facing the Qiblah (Direction of the Prayer)
116, 117 The Qiblah for the People of Al-Madinah is what is between the East and the West
  Refuting the Claim that Allah has begotten a Son
  Everything is within Allah's Grasp
118, 119 The Meaning of Badi
120, 121 The Description of the Prophet in the Tawrah
122, 123, 124 The Meaning of Correct Tilawah
  Ibrahim Al-Khalil was an Imam for the People
  What were the Words that Ibrahim was tested with
125 The Unjust do not qualify for Allah's Promise
  The Virtue of Allah's House
126, 127, 128 Allah described the House as a safe resort and refuge, for those who visit it are safe, even if they had committed acts of evil. This honor comes from the honor of the person who built it first, Khalil Ar-Rahman, just as Allah said,
  The Command to purify the House
  Makkah is a Sacred Area
  Ibrahim invokes Allah to make Makkah an Area of Safety and Sustenance
  Building the Ka`bah and asking Allah to accept This Deed
  The Story of rebuilding the House by Quraysh before the Messenger of Allah was sent as Prophet
  The Dispute regarding Who should place the Black Stone in Its Place
  Ibn Az-Zubayr rebuilds Al-Ka`bah the way the Prophet wished
  An Ethiopian will destroy the Ka`bah just before the Last Hour
  Al-Khalil's Supplication
129 The Meaning of Manasik
  Ibrahim's Supplication that Allah sends the Prophet
130, 131, 132 The Meaning of Al-Kitab wal-Hikmah
  Only the Fools deviate from Ibrahim's Religion
133, 134 Adhering to Tawhid until Death
135, 136 Ya`qub's Will and Testament to His Children upon His Death
137, 138, 139, 140, 141, 142, 143 The Muslim believes in all that Allah `revealed and all the Prophets
  Changing the Qiblah - Direction of the Prayer
  The Virtues of Muhammad's Nation
144 The Wisdom behind changing the Qiblah
  The First Abrogation in the Qur'an was about the Qiblah
  Is the Qiblah the Ka`bah itself or its General Direction
145 The Jews had Knowledge that the (Muslim) Qiblah would later be changed
146, 147 The Stubbornness and Disbelief of the Jews
148 The Jews know that the Prophet is True, but they hide the Truth
149, 150 Every Nation has a Qiblah
  Why was changing the Qiblah mentioned thrice
151, 152 The Wisdom behind abrogating the Previous Qiblah
153, 154 Muhammad's Prophecy is a Great Bounty from Allah
  The Virtue of Patience and Prayer
155, 156, 157 The Life enjoyed by Martyrs
  The Believer is Patient with the Affliction and thus gains a Reward
158 The Virtue of asserting that We all belong to Allah, during Afflictions
  The Meaning of
159, 160, 161, 162 The Wisdom behind legislating Sa`i between As-Safa and Al-Marwah
  The Eternal Curse for Those Who hide Religious Commandments
163, 164 Cursing the Disbelievers is allowed
165, 166, 167 The Proofs for Tawhid
168, 169 The Condition of the Polytheists in this Life and the Hereafter
170, 171 The Order to eat the Lawful Things, and the Prohibition of following the Footsteps of Shaytan
  The Polytheist imitates Other Polytheists
172, 173 The Disbeliever is just like an Animal
  The Command to eat Pure Things and the Explanation of the Prohibited Things
174, 175, 176 The Prohibited is Allowed in Cases of Emergency
177 Criticizing the Jews for concealing what Allah revealed
178, 179 Al-Birr (Piety, Righteousness)
  The Command and the Wisdom behind the Law of Equality
180, 181, 182 The Benefits and Wisdom of the Law of Equality
  Including Parents and Relatives in the Will was later abrogated
  The Will for the Relatives that do not qualify as Inheritors
  The Will should observe Justice
183, 184 The Virtue of Fairness in the Will
  The Order to Fast
  The various Stages of Fasting
185 The Fidyah (Expiation) for breaking the Fast is for the Old and the Ailing
  The Virtue of Ramadan and the Revelation of the Qur'an in it.
  The Virtues of the Qur'an
  The Obligation of Fasting Ramadan
  Several Rulings concerning the Fast
  Ease and not Hardship
186 Remembering Allah upon performing the Acts of Worship
  Allah hears the Servant's Supplication
  Allah accepts the Invocation
187 Three Persons Whose Supplication will not be rejected
  Eating, Drinking and Sexual Intercourse are allowed during the Nights of Ramadan
  Time for Suhur
  Suhur is recommended
  There is no Harm in beginning the Fast while Junub (a state of major ritual impurity)
  Fasting ends at Sunset
  Prohibition of Uninterrupted Fasting (Wisal)
188 The Rulings of I`tikaf
  Bribery is prohibited and is a Sin
189 The Judge's Ruling does not allow the Prohibited or prohibit the Lawful
  The Crescent Moons
190, 191, 192, 193 Righteousness comes from Taqwa
  The Command to fight Those Who fight Muslims and killing Them wherever They are found
  The Prohibition of mutilating the Dead and stealing from the captured Goods
  Shirk is worse than Killing
  Fighting in the Sacred Area is prohibited, except in Self-Defense
194 The Order to fight until there is no more Fitnah
195 Fighting during the Sacred Months is prohibited, except in Self-Defense
196 The Command to spend in the Cause of Allah
  The Command to complete Hajj and `Umrah
  If One is prevented while in Route, He slaughters the Sacrifice, shaves his Head and ends Ihram
  Whoever shaved his Head during Ihram, will have to pay the Fidyah
  Tamattu` during Hajj
  Whoever performs Tamattu` should fast Ten Days if He does not have a Hady
197 The Residents of Makkah do not perform Tamattu
  When does Ihram for Hajj start
  The Months of Hajj
  Prohibition of Rafath (Sexual Intercourse) during Hajj
  The Prohibition of Fusuq during Hajj
  The Prohibition of arguing during Hajj
  The Encouragement for Righteous Deeds and to bring Provisions for Hajj
198 The Provisions of the Hereafter
  Commercial Transactions during Hajj
  Standing at `Arafat
  The Time to leave `Arafat and Al-Muzdalifah
199 Al-Mash`ar Al-Haram
  The Order to stand on `Arafat and to depart from it
200, 201, 202 Asking Allah for His Forgiveness
203 The Order for Remembrance of Allah and seeking Good in this Life and the Hereafter upon completing the Rites of Hajj
  Remembering Allah during the Days of Tashriq - Days of Eating and Drinking
204, 205, 206, 207 The Appointed Days
  The Characteristics of the Hypocrites
  Rejecting Advice is Characteristic of the Hypocrites
208, 209 The Sincere Believer prefers pleasing Allah
210 Entering Islam in its Entirety is obligated
211, 212 Do not delay embracing the Faith
213 The Punishment for changing Allah's Favor and mocking the Believers
214 Disputing, after the Clear Signs have come, indicates Deviation
215 Victory only comes after succeeding in the Trials
216 Who deserves the Nafaqah (Spending or Charity)
217, 218 Jihad is made Obligatory
219, 220 The Nakhlah Military Maneuvers, and the Ruling on Fighting during the Sacred Months
  The Gradual Prohibition of Khamr (Alchoholic Drink)
  Spending whatever One could spare of his Money on Charity
221 Maintaining the Orphan's Property
222, 223 The Prohibition of marrying Mushrik Men and Women
  Sexual Intercourse with Menstruating Women is prohibited
  Anal Sex is prohibited
224, 225 The Reason behind revealing Allah's Statement:
  The Prohibition of swearing to abandon a Good Deed
226, 227 The Laghw (Unintentional) Vows
228 The Ila' and its Rulings
  The `Iddah (Waiting Period) of the Divorced Woman
  The Meaning of Al-Quru
  A Woman's Statement about Menses and Purity is to be accepted
  The Husband has the Right to take back his Divorced Wife during the `Iddah (Waiting Period)
  The Rights the Spouses have over Each Other
229, 230 The Virtue Men have over Women
  Divorce is Thrice
  Taking back the Mahr (Dowry)
  Allowing Khul` and the Return of the Mahr in that Case
  The `Iddah (Waiting Period) for the Khul
  Transgressing the set limits of Allah is an Injustice
  Pronouncing Three Divorces at the same Time is Unlawful
  The Wife cannot be taken back after the Third Divorce
  The Curse on the Participants of Tahlil/Halalah
231 When does a Woman who was divorced Three Times become Eligible for Her First Husband
232 Being Kind to the Divorced Wife
  The Wali (Guardian) of the Divorced Woman should not prevent Her from going back to Her Husband
  There is no Marriage without a Wali (for the Woman)
233 The Reason behind revealing the Ayah (2:232)
  The Suckling Period is only Two Years
  Suckling beyond the Two Years
  Suckling for Monetary Compensation
  No Darar (Harm) or Dirar (Revenge)
234 Fitam (weaning) occurs by Mutual Consent
  The `Iddah (Waiting Period) of the Widow
  The Wisdom behind legislating the `Iddah
  The `Iddah of the Slave Mother whose Master dies
235 Mourning is required during the `Iddah of Death
236 Mentioning Marriage indirectly during the `Iddah
  Divorce before consummating the Marriage
237 The Mut`ah (Gift) at the time of Divorce
238, 239 The Wife gets half of Her Mahr if She is divorced before the Marriage is consummated
  The Middle Prayer
  The Proof that the `Asr Prayer is the Middle Prayer
  The Prohibition of speaking during the Prayer
  The Fear Prayer
240, 241, 242 Prayer during the Times of Peace is performed normally
  Ayah (2:240) was abrogated
243, 244, 245 The Necessity of the Mut`ah (Gift) at the Time of Divorce
  The Story of the Dead People
  Abandoning Jihad does not alter Destiny
246 The Good Loan and its Reward
247, 248, 249, 250, 251, 252, 253 The Story of the Jews Who sought a King to be appointed over Them
254, 255 Allah Honored Some Prophets Above Others
  The Virtue of Ayat Al-Kursi
  Allah's Greatest Name is in Ayat Al-Kursi
256 Ayat Al-Kursi has Ten Complete Arabic Sentences 1. Allah's statement,
  No Compulsion in Religion
257, 258 Tawhid is the Most Trustworthy Handhold
259 The Debate Between Ibrahim Al-Khalil and King Nimrod
260 The Story of `Uzayr
  The Khalil Supplicates to Allah to Show Him How He Resurrects the Dead
261 The Answer to Al-Khalil's Request
262, 263, 264 Rewards of Spending in Allah's Cause
265, 266 To Remind About Charity Given is Forbidden
267, 268, 269 The Example of Evil Deeds Nullifying Good Deeds
  The Encouragement to Spend Honest Money for Allah's Sake
  Shaytanic Doubts Concerning Spending in Charity
270, 271 The Meaning of Al-Hikmah
272, 273, 274 The Virtue of Disclosing or Concealing Charity
  Giving Charity to Polytheists
  Who Deserves Charity
275 Praise for those who Spend in Charity
276, 277 The Punishment for Dealing with Riba (Interest and Usury)
  Allah Does Not Bless Riba
  Allah Increases Charity, Just as One Raises His Animal
  Allah Does not Like the Disbelieving Sinners
278, 279, 280, 281 Praising Those Who Thank Allah
  The Necessity of Taqwa and Avoiding Riba
  Riba Constitutes War Against Allah and His Messenger
282 Being Kind to Debtors Who Face Financial Difficulties
  The Necessity of Writing Transactions That Take Effect Later on
283 Witnesses Should Attend the Dictation of Contracts
284 What is the `Mortgaging' Mentioned in the Ayah
285, 286 Would the Servants be Accountable for What They Conceal in Their Hearts
  The Tafsir of the Last Two Ayat of Surat Al-Baqarah