- There are so many things like Tafseer a Muslim can engage in during the holy month of Ramadan in order to maximise the rewards of the Holy month of fasting
- According to Muslim scholars, the word ‘Tafseer’ means exegesis of the Glorious Qur’an
Tafseer is all about an indepth analysis of the Glorious Qur’an using some Aayaat (verses) to explain particular portions of the Glorious Qur’an as well as Hadeeths of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon his noble soul).
Reciting the Glorious Qur’an and knowing the meaning of the Glorious Qur’an in terms of translation, are far below what Tafseer means.
In Tafseer, a Muslim scholar explains the science, history, reasons for the revelations of particular Aayaat, and so many other details about the Glorious Qur’an.
A person who can translate the Glorious Qur’an in its Arabic form either orally or in writing, can not be called a Mufaaseer (a Muslim scholar who does Tafseer), because, what is behind number six is more than number seven, as the saying goes in Yoruba language. Therefore, an indepth knowledge and analysis of the Glorious Qur’an are parts of what make a good Tafseer.
On the topic of Tafseer, some fasting Muslims avoid attending the Tafseer because of the effects of Ramadan fasting on their strength. However, attending the Tafseer is very rewarding as it is a cesspool of knowledge and understanding of the Glorious Qur’an in toto.
In a nutshell, being part of a group of Muslims who attend Tafseer, will help you to know that not all where Allaah mentioned the word ‘Madeenah’ in the Glorious Qur’an referred to the ‘Madeenah’ in present day Saudi Arabia, but another city entirely during the lifetime of Prophet Muhammad.