The following is based on a translation of Dr Fadhel al Samarrai’s Tafseer of Surah Saff. There is a huge difference between the propagation of Islamic values and Western values. Samuel Huntington says, “The West won the world not by the superiority of its ideas or values or religion (to which few members of other civilizations converted) but rather by its superiority in applying organized violence. Westerners often forget this fact; non-Westerners never do.” * * The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of World Order, p.51
BY ABU YUSUF This tafseer has been reproduced from Arabic Trench يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا كُتِبَ عَلَيْكُمُ الصِّيَامُ كَمَا كُتِبَ عَلَى الَّذِينَ مِن قَبْلِكُمْ لَعَلَّكُمْ تَتَّقُونَ O you who believe! fasting is prescribed for you, as it was prescribed for those before you, so that you may guard (against evil). (Al-Baqara, 2:183)
The following is based on a translation of Dr Fadhel al Samarrai’s Tafseer of Surah Saff. Regimes throughout the world use various means in an attempt to extinguish the work to resume the Islamic way of life. They use bans, arrest, torture, imprisonment and label the message of Islam as extremist and terrorist. However, this verse makes it crystal clear that no matter how much they try, Allah’s light (guidance) cannot be extinguished and Allah will ensure the Islamic message prevails.
The following is based on a translation of Dr Fadhel al Samarrai’s Tafseer of Surah Saff. We can see today how the enemies of Islam fabricate lies against Islam in order to prevent people from following the truth. The foreign policy of a future Caliphate is to carry Islam to the world through daw’ah and jihad. The objective of offensive jihad is not to kill people, but rather to make Allah’s word the highest in the land it liberates by removing the physical obstacles to people seeing the truth of Islam.
The following is based on a translation of Dr Fadhel al Samarrai’s Tafseer of Surah Saff. The Christians should listen to the words of the noble prophet Jesus son of Mary who informs them of the coming of Prophet Muhammad ﷺ who in the bible is called Ahmed, which is translated in to English as “the one who praises” or “the praised one” or “comforter”. وَإِذ قالَ عيسَى ابنُ مَريَمَ يا بَني إِسرائيلَ إِنّي رَسولُ اللَّهِ إِلَيكُم مُصَدِّقًا لِما بَينَ يَدَيَّ مِنَ التَّوراةِ وَمُبَشِّرًا بِرَسولٍ يَأتي مِن بَعدِي اسمُهُ أَحمَدُ ۖ فَلَمّا جاءَهُم بِالبَيِّناتِ قالوا هٰذا سِحرٌ مُبينٌ And when ‘Isa son of Maryam said, ‘Oh Tribe of Israel, I am the Messenger of Allah to you, confirming the Torah which came before me and giving you the good news of a Messenger after me whose name is Ahmad.’ When he brought them the Clear Signs, they said, ‘This is obvious magic.’ (Surah Saff, verse 6)
وَإِذ قالَ موسىٰ لِقَومِهِ يا قَومِ لِمَ تُؤذونَني وَقَد تَعلَمونَ أَنّي رَسولُ اللَّهِ إِلَيكُم ۖ فَلَمّا زاغوا أَزاغَ اللَّهُ قُلوبَهُم ۚ وَاللَّهُ لا يَهدِي القَومَ الفاسِقينَ And when Musa said to his people, ‘O my people, why do you mistreat me when you know that I am the Messenger of Allah to you?’ So when they deviated, Allah made their hearts deviate. Allah does not guide people who are deviators. (As-Saff, Verse 5) The following is based on a translation of Dr Fadhel al Samarrai’s Tafseer of Surah Saff. Allah narrates to us the stories of the previous nations so we will learn lessons from them and not commit the same errors. Bani Israel mistreated their messenger Musa (as) so we should not be surprised with their mistreatment of Muslims in Palestine today.
إِنَّ اللَّهَ يُحِبُّ الَّذينَ يُقاتِلونَ في سَبيلِهِ صَفًّا كَأَنَّهُم بُنيانٌ مَرصوصٌ Allah loves those who fight in His Way in ranks as a unified solid structure. (As-Saff, 61:4) The following is a translation of Dr Fadhel al Samarrai’s Tafseer of Surah Saff. It shows the importance of Muslim armies fighting to achieve Islamic interests (في سَبيلِهِ) and the importance of uniting in fighting as one strong, unified structure (بُنيانٌ مَرصوصٌ) rather than fighting as disunited nation states.