Tafsir (Tafseer, Tafsier) of Qur’an means the explanation or interpretations of the different verses of the Qur’an. It is done by people after obtaining extensive knowledge about Islam and reading the history of Islam thoroughly. The purpose of tafsir is to find out the true meanings of the verses of Qur’an so as to acquaint ourselves with the right and true message of Qur’an.
Tafsir is considered important for many reasons – clear understanding about Qur’an and its message and giving a context to each and every word, deriving the laws of Islam from Qur’an are to state a few.
With the help of Tafsir, a Muslim is able to connect between Qur’an, Sunnah and sayings of Companions of Prophet ﷺ along with the views of different scholars, thus the understanding of Qur’an is much more profound than just a simple reading of the translation of the Qur’an.
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Help one another in acts of piety and righteousness. And do not assist each other in acts of sinfulness and transgression. And be aware of Allah. Verily, Allah is severe in punishmentQuran 5:2