Tafsir of Surah Yaseen
Channel: Ismail Kamdar
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This is a summary of the Tafsir of Surah Yasin, extracted from a revision class for university students.
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hamdulillah salat wa salam ala rasulillah. So today inshallah, we are going to briefly revise through the core themes and the main tafsir of suya seen
surah Yaseen is one of the most famous sutras in the Quran.
It is one of the most often memorized and recited sutras in the Quran.
It is a surah about which you will find differences of opinion regarding its virtues. So, amongst the majority of Muslims are seen is looked upon as a virtual surah. It has it's considered to be the heart of the Quran, and it has significance to be recited after someone has passed away. However, according to some modern Hadees scholarship, the opinion held by many Salafi all about today.
They say that none of the Hadees is related to the virtues of surah Yaseen authentic. So
now this is a difference of opinion that you will find in the oma
the Hadees is regarding the virtues of surah Yaseen. Some of them are find them authentic, some say they are Hutson something they are weak, there is a difference of opinion. And Allah knows best. Personally I believe there is some virtue to the surah always Allah would not have put such a love for it into the hearts of Muslims across the globe,
there has to be some special virtue to it. And so therefore, the Hadith says, I go with the opinion of the more classical scholars that the Hadees is related to diversity of CRC I acceptable.
So your scene is a mock consumer. And this can be very easily seen from its format its style and its themes. So your scene begins with a roof Alma kata would cut off letters in this case the cut off letters are seen, right? Which only Allah knows the meaning. And in general,
most of the students they begin with the cutoff letters or maka.
They are a few students they start to cut up letters that are Medina but even there the verses that include these letters are considered to be maka just generally a sign of a market.
The second sign that this is a makansutra is that the surah speaks about Akira about Eman about Avi lips.
So the bulk of the surah focuses on the concept of to heed the oneness of Allah rissalah the messengers and their messages, the afterlife, the day of judgment, the end of the world, all of these images are akiza related topics. So all of this shows that this is a macabre because that those are the themes of the McKinsey website, the Medina sutras tend to focus more on laws, while the makansutra tend to focus more on beliefs. The third sign that this is a makansutra is that it includes a story about three prophets they were sent to the people and the people rejected them.
This kind of story has more relevance to the Moroccan audience than the Medina audience. Because in Makkah, the people in general had rejected the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. While in Medina, the people in general had accepted Him. So these types of stories were generally revealed in Makkah to give the prophets or some some consolation as well as some encouragement and motivation to continue with his Dawa, despite the fact that people were rejecting his message. So all of these indicate that this is clearly a makansutra. And its themes are clearly makan themes.
So what are the themes of CIC, which I briefly mentioned already, number one surah. Yaseen teaches us the natural proofs for the existence of Allah subhanho wa Taala. So this surah focuses on
all of the signs of the existence of Allah around us, the things he has created,
the design indicates the existence of the designer argument, right? We can take the argument from GRC that around us are all proofs of the existence of an intelligent designer who created a system that works perfectly from the orbit of the Sun and the Moon and the Earth, to the way that ships flow in the ocean, flow to the ocean to the
creation of the various creatures on earth. All of these are proofs for the existence of Allah. So this surah provides a natural
logical evidence or other natural logical argument for the existence of Allah as the only God.
The second thing the surah does is it reminds us that this world is going to air and then we will stand before Allah on the Day of Judgment. So it is our responsibility to prepare for the Day of Judgment, it is our responsibility to live our lives in such a way that we are preparing for that day.
The third message of the surah
is related to the story of the messengers. Now, what's interesting about this story is it's mentioned into IRC without any names, the names of the Prophets is not mentioned, the names of the city is not mentioned the name of the person who believes in them is not mentioned. This falls into the category of Bahamas write stories in the Quran, in which names are not mentioned. So this makes it a very
it makes it a story which is very ambiguous, because the focus is on the lessons not on the story itself. So the story in short, is to profit to ascend to a city, the people rejected them a loss of a handle what Allah sent them a third profit, and only one person believed in these three prophets, and he was killed by his people, and he has agenda. Even in general, he wishes people could see Genesis God would believe. Now the purpose here is not on the story itself or on the lessons that we can derive from the story. So from the story, we learn
that it's not necessarily that people will believe in you, if you preach the truth. It is possible that someone can do Dawa preach the truth conveyed with will with full conviction and sincerity and still be rejected by the people. This is important listening our times because many people nowadays, you know, they like to rack up high scores in terms of Shahada. You know, so many people converted to Islam in my hands, so many people come to discover my group. This doesn't mean anything. Because Allah is the one who put guidance in people's hearts. And it is very much possible that someone can be very sincere and very eloquent and very
well versed in Dawa. But still his people may reject his message. So guidance is from Allah.
The second lesson we can take from this story is that truth does not lie with the majority. So in this story, we have three prophets and one believer, for people out of an entire city that believe in the truth. But that does not in any way. Stop it from being the truth. And again, we live in a time where the majority of people reject the truth where the majority of people have embraced liberal ideas more than just ideas, Western values, that does not in any way, decrease the truth of Islam. Islam remains the truth, regardless of the fact that the majority of people no longer
follow it properly. Right. So majority is not an evidence in that case.
A third lesson we can take from the story is the care and compassion we should have our people, the desire, we should have our people to be rightly guided. So we see that the man in the story, he came running, to tell his people to believe in the prophets, and even after his people killed him, he wished that his people could see gentleness that they will believe in the prophets, meaning he genuinely genuinely cared about his people and embracing Islam and then being saved from the hellfire. And that's the position from which thou needs to come. Thou should not come from a place of feeling superior.
It should not come from a place of hatred.
It should not come from a place of thinking that you better than others, it should come from a place of genuinely caring for people and wanting them to be saved from
your handgun from being saved from the punishments for this believing in Allah, from what you need to have the best of this world and the next by embracing the message of Islam, as we see in this example.
So that's the summary of surah, Yaseen, and what we learned from it this semester. I hope that you found this beneficial