Episode 69
November 24, 2022

69 – Sura al Baqara 234 – 235 – Seekers Complete Quran Tafsir – Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat

What are the rules for a widow in Islam? These ayat contain the commands regarding the 'Iddah [waiting period] of the widow whose husband passed and when she may remarry. Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat explains the wisdom in these rulings and the differences between the waiting period of a divorcée and a widow. To catch up on the previous episodes and for more SeekersGuidance podcast shows, visit https://seekersguidance.org/podcasts/. Help SeekersGuidance reach millions worldwide through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter – www.seekersguidance.org/donate.

Episode 68
November 15, 2022

68 – Sura al Baqara 233 – Seekers Complete Quran Tafsir – Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat

Often in divorce, disputes relating to the upbringing of children and the rights of the respective parents arise. This ayat details the commands relating to children's feeding (suckling), the parents’ rights and obligations to their children, and how it should be done. To catch up on the previous episodes and for more SeekersGuidance podcast shows, visit https://seekersguidance.org/podcasts/. Help SeekersGuidance reach millions worldwide through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter – www.seekersguidance.org/donate.

Episode 67
November 10, 2022

67 – Sura al Baqara 231 – 232 – Seekers Complete Quran Tafsir – Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat

Surah al Baqara continues with the rules of divorce. Shaykh Abdul-Rahim explains the gravity of the decree stating how a believer should treat his wife in the event of a divorce. He emphasizes the benefit for both parties and the severe implications of transgressing and defying the Divine’s command. The following ayat discusses a strict warning to anyone preventing a woman from marrying her former husband. To catch up on the previous episodes and for more SeekersGuidance podcasts, visit https://seekersguidance.org/podcasts/. Help SeekersGuidance reach millions worldwide through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter – www.seekersguidance.org/donate

Episode 66
November 2, 2022

66 – Sura al Baqara 229 – 230 – Seekers Complete Quran Tafsir – Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat

Before Islam, a man had the right to take back his divorced wife, even after divorcing her multiple times. Shaykh Abdul-Rahim explains that these verses about divorce abrogated this heinous practice. The weightiness of these ayat include how to give divorce, irrevocable- and revocable divorce, and how a woman can ransom herself if her husband refuses to divorce. Shaykh Reasat stresses that it is incumbent on all believers to study the fiqh of marriage and divorce - claiming ignorance is not valid. To catch up on the previous episodes and for more SeekersGuidance podcast shows, visit https://seekersguidance.org/podcasts/. Help SeekersGuidance reach millions worldwide through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter – www.seekersguidance.org/donate.

Episode 65
October 24, 2022

65 – Sura al Baqara 226 – 228 – Seekers Complete Quran Tafsir – Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat

Often, one tends to make oaths in the heat of the moment. Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat explains that this ayat refers to a man swearing not to have sexual relations with his wife for four months, more or less. He unpacks the various scenarios and details the waiting period for the divorced woman. This section ends with the rule of Shariah regarding the mutual rights and duties of men and women. To catch up on the previous episodes and for more SeekersGuidance podcast shows, visit https://seekersguidance.org/podcasts/. Help SeekersGuidance reach millions worldwide through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter – www.seekersguidance.org/donate.

Episode 64
October 18, 2022

64 – Sura al Baqara 223 – 225 – Seekers Complete Quran Tafsir – Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat

Sura al Baqara continues with a verse on intimacy. Allah Most High addresses the believing men and prohibits marital relations with their wives in a place other than the place of procreation. Shaykh Abul-Rahim Reasat explains that the beauty of Islam is that halaal intimacy is worship and rewarded by Allah Most High. He describes the connection between marriage and the subsequent verses dealing with oaths. We are reminded that the Shariah frowns upon swearing oaths over trivial matters for the fundamental reason: One must venerate and honor the names of Allah Most High. To catch up on the previous episodes and more SeekersGuidance podcast shows, visit https://seekersguidance.org/podcasts/. Help SeekersGuidance reach millions worldwide through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter – www.seekersguidance.org/donate.

Episode 63
October 10, 2022

63 – Sura al Baqara 221 – 222 – Seekers Complete Quran Tafsir – Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat

Contrary to Western belief, Islam is a beautiful religion that protects and celebrates its believing women, as is evident in these verses. Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat explains verse 221, where Allah Most High prohibits the believers from marrying idol-worshipping women. He elucidates that this is a blessing, and transgressing this law holds many future adverse effects. Ayat 222 gives us the guidelines for marital relations; Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat explains the true essence of Allah Most High loving those who turn back to Him. To catch up on the previous episodes and more SeekersGuidance podcast shows, visit https://seekersguidance.org/podcasts/. Help SeekersGuidance reach millions worldwide through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter – www.seekersguidance.org/donate.

Episode 62
October 4, 2022

62 – Sura al Baqara 218 – 220 – Seekers Complete Quran Tafsir – Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat

What is the purpose of studying Tafsir? To stop and reflect on how the verses in the Holy Quran apply to our life, advises Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat. This is apparent in the Companions' questions regarding intoxicants, gambling, and caring for orphans. Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat explains that Allah Almighty points out that the use and practice of intoxicants and gambling breed sins. The concluding ayah in this podcast describes the rights of orphans regarding food, shelter, and upbringing. To catch up on the previous episodes and more SeekersGuidance podcast shows, visit https://seekersguidance.org/podcasts/. Help SeekersGuidance reach millions worldwide through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter – www.seekersguidance.org/donate.

Episode 61
September 28, 2022

61 – Sura al Baqara 216 – 217 – Seekers Complete Quran Tafsir – Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat

It’s human nature to want to engage in matters we think are good for us. Often, however, we later find that it is quite the opposite. This phenomenon is highlighted in verse 216, where Allah Most High makes it obligatory for the believers to fight (in war). Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat explains that while fighting in the way of Allah Most High may entail the loss of life and property,  Allah Most High assures the believers that it is indeed a gain – something they’ll only realize later. In the next verse, Allah Most High forbids fighting in the four sacred months - Muharram, Rajab, Dhul-Qa’dah, and Dhul Hijjah. However, one concession is that believers should defend themselves if their enemies fight them, even within these sacred months. Tune in every Tuesday for a new episode. Catch up on the previous episode here. For more SeekersGuidance podcast shows, visit https://seekersguidance.org/podcasts/. Help SeekersGuidance reach millions worldwide through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter – www.seekersguidance.org/donate.

Episode 60
September 22, 2022

60 – Sura al Baqara 213 – 215 – Seekers Complete Quran Tafsir – Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat

Sura al Baqara continues with Allah Most High saying that there was a time when all humankind shared a common religion - until the disbelievers twisted the truth to suit their needs. Allah Most High then sent His Prophets with Books and revelations to guide humanity back to the Straight Path. Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat explains the eloquence of the Arabic language relating to guidance – it comes from Allah alone. In the following ayat, Allah Most High comforts the believers that success is impossible without trials and tests - that they, too (and likewise us), will be afflicted with trials and tests. To illustrate this, Shaykh Reasat illustrates that tests are not an indication of the Divine’s punishment, but in it lies many blessings. In the following ayat, Allah Most High gives the believers (and us) a way out of trials. Tune in every Tuesday for a new episode. Catch up on the previous episode here. For more SeekersGuidance podcast shows, visit https://seekersguidance.org/podcasts/. Help SeekersGuidance reach millions worldwide through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter – www.seekersguidance.org/donate.

Episode 59
September 17, 2022

59 – Sura al Baqara 211 – 212 – Seekers Complete Quran Tafsir – Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat

In these ayat, Allah Most High tells us what happened with the Children of Israel who chose to disobey Him despite witnessing all the clear signs. They rejected His guidance and blessings and, instead, chose the  ‘life’ of this world. Shaykh Abdul-Rahim explains that while there is beauty in this life for everyone - the difference is that the believer uses the blessings to propel himself towards akhirah. He reminds us that the nature of this life is not without difficulty and that the joys of the akhirah are eternal. Tune in every Tuesday for a new episode. Catch up on the previous episode here. For more SeekersGuidance podcast shows, visit https://seekersguidance.org/podcasts/. Help SeekersGuidance reach millions worldwide through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter – www.seekersguidance.org/donate.

Episode 58
September 7, 2022

58 – Sura al Baqara 208 – 210 – Seekers Complete Quran Tafsir – Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat

In these ayaat, Allah Most High commands the believers to enter Islam fully. The message is that there is no pick and choose what you like – one has to submit entirely to the laws of Islam. Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat explains that we have faults and may sin, but a true believer feels remorse, turns to Allah Most High in repentance, and resolves to leave the sin. Allah Most High warns the believers against following their clear enemy: Shaytaan, whose only purpose is to lead them to Hell. Likewise, the disbelievers are promised a definite punishment. Tune in every Tuesday for a new episode. Catch up on the previous episode here. For more SeekersGuidance podcast shows, visit https://seekersguidance.org/podcasts/. Help SeekersGuidance reach millions worldwide through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter – www.seekersguidance.org/donate.

Episode 57
August 30, 2022

57 – Sura al Baqara – 203 – 207 Seekers Complete Quran Tafsir – Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat

Surah al Baqara continues with the command for pilgrims to engage in remembrance of Allah Most High. Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat explains the duration of the stay at Mina according to the different schools of thought and beautifully illustrates the connection between remembrance, taqwa, and tawbah. In the following ayat, Allah Most High distinguishes the people into two broad categories: the hypocrite and the sincere. These verses teach us that there should be no contradiction between our words and actions. Likewise, we should not get impressed by others' appearance but rather their good character. Tune in every Tuesday for a new episode. Catch up on the previous episode here. For more SeekersGuidance podcast shows, visit https://seekersguidance.org/podcasts/. Help SeekersGuidance reach millions around the world through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter – www.seekersguidance.org/donate.

Episode 56
August 22, 2022

56 – Sura al Baqara 197 – 202 Seekers Complete Quran Tafsir – Shaykh Abdul Rahim Reasat

What are the days of Hajj, and what are its rules? Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat expounds on the etiquettes of Hajj, its restrictions, and prohibitions, as Allah Most High commands in verse 197. On a journey, we’ll take worldly provisions along, but Allah Most High tells us that taqwa is the best provision for Hajj - a powerful reminder that Hajj is a journey of worship. Shaykh Reasat elaborates on the command to engage in thikr (remembrance) upon completing the main rites of Hajj, which reinforces that Allah guides and that one should seek the Divine’s forgiveness and engage in thikr often. Tune in every Tuesday for a new episode. Catch up on the previous episode here. For more SeekersGuidance podcast shows, visit https://seekersguidance.org/podcasts/. Help SeekersGuidance reach millions around the world through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter – www.seekersguidance.org/donate.

Episode 55
August 16, 2022

55 – Sura al Baqara – 195 – 196 – Seekers Complete Quran Tafsir – Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat

When we think of spending seeking Allah Most High’s pleasure, we’ll usually link it to gifting a portion of our wealth to worthy causes or feeding an orphan or the poor. Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat explains that hajj and umrah are also means of spending in the way of Allah Most High. He describes the particular injunctions governing Hajj and Umrah, how Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) performed his four umrahs, and how one can exit ihram if unable to complete these acts, according to the Hanafi’ and Shafi’i schools. He explains the two forms of Hajj – Al-Tamattu’ and Al-Qirn and demonstrates that these injunctions are ways of Allah Most High facilitating ease for the believers. Tune in every Tuesday for a new episode. Catch up on the previous episode here. For more SeekersGuidance podcast shows, visit https://seekersguidance.org/podcasts/. Help SeekersGuidance reach millions around the world through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter – www.seekersguidance.org/donate.

Episode 54
August 9, 2022

54 – Sura al Baqara 191 – 194 – Seekers Complete Quran Tafsir – Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat

These verses primarily contain the injunctions of killing and fighting the disbelievers. Verse 191 commands the Muslims to fight the disbelievers who had expelled them from their home, Mecca, drive them out, and kill them wherever they are. Shaykh Abdul-Rahim explains that it is crucial to understand the context in which these verses were revealed and not to read them in isolation. He explains why 'fitna' (a difficulty / a crushing tribulation or trial that pushes someone to their limit) is considered a more severe crime than killing. Verse 194 explains the injunctions of fighting during the four sacred months – Dhu al-Qadah, Dhu'l-Hijjah, Muharram, and Rajab. For more SeekersGuidance podcast shows, visit https://seekersguidance.org/podcasts/. Help SeekersGuidance reach millions around the world through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter – www.seekersguidance.org/donate.

Episode 53
August 4, 2022

53 – Sura al Baqara 188 – 190 – Seekers Complete Quran Tafsir – Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat

Surah al Baqara continues with the prohibition of acquiring unlawful wealth or property. Shaykh Abdul-Rahim explains the meanings of ‘baatil’ (that which is wrong / something that is perishing) and how it applies in this context. He illustrates the gravity of the sin of willingly taking another’s wealth through bribery with a beautiful hadith of prophet Muhamad (peace and blessings be upon him). In verse 189, the believers are told that the waxing and waning of the moon have nothing to do with superstition, but it is a means to fix mark fixed periods – particularly hajj. This section ends with the command to fight, within prescribed limits, those in the way of Allah. For more SeekersGuidance podcast shows, visit https://seekersguidance.org/podcasts/. Help SeekersGuidance reach millions worldwide through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter – www.seekersguidance.org/donate.

Episode 52
July 26, 2022

52 – Sura al Baqara 186 – 187 – Seekers Complete Quran Tafsir – Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat

Continuing from the previous episode, Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat details the rules of fasting and highlights the mercy and kindness of Allah Most High. He explains that God is ‘close’ means more than physical space and that the duas of the one who fasts are definitely accepted – perhaps not the way imagined or hoped, but always in the best way. For more SeekersGuidance podcast shows, visit https://seekersguidance.org/podcasts/. Help SeekersGuidance reach millions worldwide through reliable knowledge and guidance from qual scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter – www.seekersguidance.org/donate.

Episode 51
July 20, 2022

51 – Sura al Baqara 183 – 185 – Seekers Complete Quran Tafsir – Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat

In this episode, Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat elaborates on the verses about fasting and the wisdom and benefit of this spiritual act. He explains that although fasting was decreed for the former people, they changed it to suit their needs. He then clarifies why this injunction was relaxed for a particular group of people and the redemption for being unable to fast. For more SeekersGuidance podcast shows, visit https://seekersguidance.org/podcasts/. Help SeekersGuidance reach millions around the world through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter – www.seekersguidance.org/donate.

Episode 50
July 13, 2022

50 – Sura al Baqara 178 – Seekers Complete Quran Tafsir – Shaykh Abdul Rahim Reasat

Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat elaborates on the decree and wisdom behind the law regarding killing and the benefit it holds for the believers. He explains that the injunction to make a bequest to parents and next of kin (verse 181) was to ensure that no dispute arose in the family and that the inheritors received their due. This verse was later abrogated with Sura an Nisa’ (Quran 4:11). For more SeekersGuidance podcast shows, visit https://seekersguidance.org/podcasts/. Help SeekersGuidance reach millions around the world through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter – www.seekersguidance.org/donate

Episode 49
July 1, 2022

49 – Sura al Baqara 177 – Seekers Complete Quran Tafsir – Shaykh Abdul Rahim Reasat

In this verse, Allah Most High states the essence of birr (righteousness). This Shaykh Abdul-Rahim elaborates in detail and explains the qualities a person of birr has: 1) belief, 2) giving charity, 3) perfecting prayer, 4) giving zakat, and 5) fulfilling their promises. He alludes to the subtle nuances of the Arabic language and highlights the importance of being steadfast and patient in times of extreme poverty and hardship. For more SeekersGuidance podcast shows, visit https://seekersguidance.org/podcasts/. Help SeekersGuidance reach millions around the world through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter – www.seekersguidance.org/donate

Episode 48
June 24, 2022

48 – Sura al Baqara 174 – 176 – Seekers Complete Quran Tafsir – Shaykh Abdul- Rahim Reasat

In these verses, Allah Most High grants the believers permission to consume, except for certain conditions, what He has provided them. Shaykh Abdul Rahim-Reasat details these exceptions and explains the following verses where Allah Most High states that He will not address the disbelievers and polytheists in the slightest on the Day of Resurrection. They had a choice and chose to hide the Truth. For more SeekersGuidance podcast shows, visit https://seekersguidance.org/podcasts/. Help SeekersGuidance reach millions around the world through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter – www.seekersguidance.org/donate

Episode 47
June 19, 2022

47 – Sura al Baqara 170 – 172 – Seekers Complete Quran Tafsir – Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat

Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat explains that the disbelievers and polytheists were arrogant and chose to follow the misguided practice of their forefathers. To illustrate their ignorance, Allah Most High likens them to herds of animals who, despite hearing sounds, are incapable of understanding their meaning. Shaykh Reasat describes how Allah Most High instructs the believers to follow His command and abandon the prohibitions imposed by the disbelievers. They are to enjoy and eat from what He has provided them and thank Him for it. For more SeekersGuidance podcast shows, visit https://seekersguidance.org/podcasts/. Help SeekersGuidance reach millions around the world through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter – www.seekersguidance.org/donate

Episode 46
June 12, 2022

46 – Sura al Baqara 166 – 169 – Seekers Complete Quran Tafsir – Shaykh Abdul- Rahim Reasat

Sura al Baqara continues with Allah Most High explaining the state of the disbelievers in this life and their destination in the Hereafter. Shaykh Reasat describes how Satan calls upon disobedience to Allah Most High and reminds us that we are accountable for our deeds. In the concluding verses, Allah Most High tells humanity that He has allowed them to eat of the pure (tayyib) and lawful things on the earth that do not cause harm to the body or mind. Shaykh Rahim explains the meanings of “tayyib” (pure/good/pleasant) and how it is a means for the believer to turn to their Lord. For more SeekersGuidance podcast shows, visit https://seekersguidance.org/podcasts/. Help SeekersGuidance reach millions around the world through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter – www.seekersguidance.org/donate

Episode 45
June 3, 2022

45 – Sura al Baqara 164 – 165 – Seekers Complete Quran Tafsir – Shaykh Abdul- Rahim Reasat

This episode starts with ayah 164 where Allah Most High provides the proof for Tawheed (Oneness of Allah). Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat unpacks the numerous signs and proofs of Allah Most High’s Oneness as mentioned in verse 164:  the creation of the heaves and the earth, the night that follows day, and vice versa, the solar system, nature, and its absolute perfection. He encourages us to reflect on the creation of Allah Most High and to acknowledge His Magnificence, Power, and Oneness. In ayah 165, Allah Most High warns of His severe punishment to those who appoint equals and rivals with Him. For more SeekersGuidance podcast shows, visit https://seekersguidance.org/podcasts/. Help SeekersGuidance reach millions around the world through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter – www.seekersguidance.org/donate

Episode 44
May 31, 2022

44 – Sura al Baqara 158 – 163 – Seekers Complete Quran Tafsir – Shaykh Abdul Rahim Reasat

In this episode, Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat explains that before Islam, the people used to run between Safa and Marwah as an act of devotion to their idols. After Islam, they were hesitant to perform Tawaf between them. Allah Most High removes the doubts from their minds by revealing ayah 2:158,  stating that Safa and Marwah are the symbols of Allah. He emphatically explains the following ayaat wherein Allah Most High sternly curses those who hide the clear signs and description of Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings upon him). Shaykh Reasat ends this episode with ayah 2:163 with Allah Most High declaring His Oneness and attributes. For more SeekersGuidance podcast shows, visit https://seekersguidance.org/podcasts/. Help SeekersGuidance reach millions around the world through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter – www.seekersguidance.org/donate

Episode 43
May 26, 2022

43 – Sura al Baqara 153 – 157 – Seekers Complete Quran Tafsir – Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat

Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat explains that these verses illustrate how a Believer should respond when afflicted with trials and tests. He emphasizes that nothing worthy comes without steadfastness and beautifully illustrates the concept of sabr/ patience. He reminds us that tests are meant to raise us and are immense favors from Allah Most High. For more SeekersGuidance podcast shows, visit https://seekersguidance.org/podcasts/. Help SeekersGuidance reach millions around the world through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter – www.seekersguidance.org/donate

Episode 42
May 19, 2022

42 – Sura al Baqara 150 – 152 – Seekers Complete Quran Tafsir – Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat

In this episode, Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat explains how these verses conclude the discussion on the theme of the qiblah in this context. He illustrates how Allah’s Prophet (peace and blessings upon him) is the answered supplication of Prophet Ibrahim (alayhi salaam). Allah Most High reminds us of His favor of sending Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings upon him) as a guide to all that’s good and reminds us of the many benefits of being thankful to Him. Shaykh Reasat beautifully describes the meaning of the word “shukr” and how to apply it to our lives. For more SeekersGuidance podcast shows, visit https://seekersguidance.org/podcasts/. Help SeekersGuidance reach millions around the world through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter – www.seekersguidance.org/donate

Episode 41
May 10, 2022

41 – Sura al Baqara 146 – 149 – Seekers Complete Quran Tafsir – Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat

In this episode, Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat continues discussing the changing of the qibla. He explains that the scholars among Bani Isra’il knew from the Torah that the qibla was going to change, and they recognize the Prophet (peace and blessings upon him) as True, but still choose to hide the truth. He elaborates on the meaning of the word “ ya’rifun” and details how Allah Most High strengthens the resolve of His Prophet (peace and blessings upon him) and the believers, commanding them again to face Al-Masjid Al-Haram in prayer. For more SeekersGuidance podcast shows, visit https://seekersguidance.org/podcasts/. Help SeekersGuidance reach millions around the world through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter – www.seekersguidance.org/donate

Episode 40
May 6, 2022

40 – Sura al Baqara 144 – 145 – Seekers Complete Quran Tafsir – Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat

In this episode, Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat elaborates how deeply the Prophet (peace and blessings upon him) longed for the Kaaba as the qibla of the Muslims. He then explains what is meant by the word qibla: is it the Kaaba itself or its general direction? Shaykh Reasat elaborates on the sheer stubbornness of the People of the Book. Allah Most High declares in the Holy Quran that no proof in the world is ever going to satisfy them and reminds the Believers to follow His commands. For more SeekersGuidance podcast shows, visit https://seekersguidance.org/podcasts/. Help SeekersGuidance reach millions around the world through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter – www.seekersguidance.org/donate

Episode 39
March 28, 2022

39 – Sura al-Baqara 142 – 143 – Seekers Quran Tafsir – Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat

In this episode, Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat elaborates on the wisdom behind Allah Most High changing the qibla from Bayt Al-Maqdis [Jerusalem]  to the Kaa’ba in Mecca. This test was to make evident those who believed and followed His Messenger (peace and blessings be upon him) wholeheartedly. Shaykh Reasat explains the word “wasat” as meaning “the best and the most honored”,  and “middle”. He expounds on  Allah Most High’s mercy towards the believers. For more SeekersGuidance podcast shows, visit https://seekersguidance.org/podcasts/. Help SeekersGuidance reach millions around the world through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter – www.seekersguidance.org/donate

Episode 38
March 14, 2022

38 – Sura al-Baqara 135 – 141 – Seekers Quran Tafsir – Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat

In this episode, Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat concludes the commentary of Sura al-Baqara and elaborates on the meaning of the word “haneefa” (turning away from that which is wrong or corrupt). He explains that Allah Most High commands Prophet Muhammad (blessings and peace be upon him) to declare that the Muslims are steadfast in the religion of Prophet Ibrahim (peace be upon him). Allah Most High further instructs the Muslims to believe in all the prophets and not differentiate between them. Shaykh Reasat expounds on Allah Most High's warning that no one will bear another’s deeds. For more SeekersGuidance podcast shows, visit https://seekersguidance.org/podcasts/. Help SeekersGuidance reach millions around the world through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter – www.seekersguidance.org/donate.

Episode 37
March 3, 2022

37 – Sura al-Baqara 131 – 134 – Seekers Quran Tafsir – Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat

Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat continues his commentary of Sura al-Baqara, verses 131 - 134. This section starts where Prophet Ibrahim (peace be upon him) submits himself to Allah Most High and commands his sons to do the same. Shaykh Reasat explains the lesson herein: It is not enough to be content with being on the right path; we should encourage and support our loved ones too. He then elaborates on the meaning of the word “wassa” (to order to what is beneficial). The concluding ayat in this section tells us that we will be responsible for our own deeds. We should not depend on our relations with others or our being from the nation of Prophet Muhammad (blessings and peace be upon him). Instead, we should strive to do good deeds ourselves. For more SeekersGuidance podcast shows, visit https://seekersguidance.org/podcasts/. Help SeekersGuidance reach millions around the world through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter – www.seekersguidance.org/donate

Episode 36
February 23, 2022

36 – Sura al-Baqara 127 – 130 – Seekers Quran Tafsir – Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat

In ayah 127, Allah Most High instructs Prophet Muhammad (blessings and peace be upon him) to convey the story of Prophet Ibrahim and Ismael (peace be upon them) building the Kaaba. Shaykh Reasat explains the duahs of Prophet Ibrahim (peace be upon him) and reminds us that supplications not made sincerely for Allah Most High are of no value. He elaborates on verse 130, where Allah Most High says that anyone abandoning the path of Prophet Ibrahim (peace be upon him) commits an injustice against himself. For more SeekersGuidance podcast shows, visit https://seekersguidance.org/podcasts/. Help SeekersGuidance reach millions around the world through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter – www.seekersguidance.org/donate

Episode 35
February 18, 2022

35 – Sura al-Baqara 124 – 126 – Seekers Quran Tafsir – Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat

Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat continues his commentary of Sura al-Baqara, verses 124 – 126. Now begins the story of Prophet Ibrahim Alayhi salaam. Shaykh Reasat elaborates on the many trials Prophet Ibrahim Alayhi salaam endured. Despite the severity, he consistently obeyed Allah Most High’s commands and received the honor of being an Imam for the people. In the following verses, Allah Most High describes Makka as a refuge and safe place for everyone who visits – even if they had committed evil acts. Shaykh Reasat beautifully explains Allah Most High’s generosity – He gives even to those who reject the truth. However, their enjoyment is temporary and extends to this life alone. For more SeekersGuidance podcast shows, visit https://seekersguidance.org/podcasts/. Help SeekersGuidance reach millions around the world through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter – www.seekersguidance.org/donate

Episode 34
February 10, 2022

34 – Sura al-Baqara 120 – 123 – Seekers Quran Tafsir – Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat

Shaykh Abdul-Rahim continues where Allah Most High says that the Jews and Christians will never be pleased until the Prophet (blessings and peace be upon him) follows their invented religion. He explains the words “hudaa” (true guidance) and “hawa” (egotistical desire) and draws our attention to the eloquence and clarity of the Arabic language. He elaborates that “haqqan tilawah” (correct recital) holds many meanings. It encompasses proper recitation taking care of all the rules, making lawful what the Quran allows, and prohibiting what the Quran makes unlawful. For more SeekersGuidance podcast shows, visit https://seekersguidance.org/podcasts/. Help SeekersGuidance reach millions around the world through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter – www.seekersguidance.org/donate

Episode 33
January 28, 2022

33 – Sura al-Baqara 116 – 119 – Seekers Quran Tafsir – Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat

In this episode of Seekers Quran Tafsir, Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat continues his commentary of Sura al-Baqara, verses 116 - 119. This section begins where Allah Most High refutes the claims that the angels are Allah Most High’s daughters. Shaykh Reasat reiterates that the disbelievers (Jews, Christians, and Arab idolaters) were intent on disbelief. He explains the linguistic meaning of the word "badi" (to create something from scratch). This section ends where Allah Most High assures the Prophet (blessings and peace be upon him) that he will not be held responsible for the disbelievers. For more SeekersGuidance podcast shows, visit https://seekersguidance.org/podcasts/. Help SeekersGuidance reach millions around the world through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter – www.seekersguidance.org/donate

Episode 32
January 21, 2022

32 – Sura al-Baqara 113 – 15 – Seekers Quran Tafsir – Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat

In this episode of Seekers Quran Tafsir, Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat continues his commentary of Sura al-Baqara, verses 113 - 115. The sura continues where Allah Most High explains the disputes between the Jews and Christians. Shaykh Reasat elaborates on verses 114 and 115 wherein Allah Most High chastises the disbelievers who prevent people from going to the mosques of Allah. This section of Sura al Baqara ends where Allah Most High comforts His Messenger stating that the whole earth is a Qiblah. For more SeekersGuidance podcast shows, visit https://seekersguidance.org/podcasts/. Help SeekersGuidance reach millions around the world through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter – www.seekersguidance.org/donate

Episode 31
January 16, 2022

31 – Sura al-Baqara 109 – 112 – Seekers Quran Tafsir – Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat

In this episode of Seekers Quran Tafsir, Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat continues his commentary of Sura al-Baqara, verses 109 - 112. In these verses, Allah Most High warns the Believers against following the ways of the People of the Book. Shaykh Reasat explains that they secretly envied and hated the Believers. However, Allah Most High encourages the Believers to forgive them. The Jews claim that they alone will enter paradise, while the Christians claim likewise. Allah Most High refutes these false claims and promises that He Most High will judge between them on the Day of Resurrection. For more SeekersGuidance podcast shows, visit https://seekersguidance.org/podcasts/. Help SeekersGuidance reach millions around the world through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter – www.seekersguidance.org/donate

Episode 30
December 22, 2021

30 – Sura al Baqara 106 – 108 – Seekers Quran Tafsir – Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat

Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat continues his commentary of Sura al-Baqara, verses 106-108. Bani Isra’il asks the Muslims why Allah Most High suddenly replaces one ruling with another. Their aim was not to understand or seek guidance but to mock and cast doubt in the hearts of the Muslims. Shaykh Abdul-Rahim explains naskh (abrogation/remover) in detail and stresses that whatever Allah Most High abrogates or erases, He replaces it with equal or better. Allah Most High alone knows the wisdom therein. The  Believers are warned against asking the Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace) unnecessary questions. For more SeekersGuidance podcast shows, visit https://seekersguidance.org/podcasts/. Help SeekersGuidance reach millions around the world through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free:

Episode 29
December 15, 2021

29 – Surah al-Baqara 103-105 Seekers Quran Tafsir – Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat

In this episode of Seekers Complete Quran Tafsir, Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat elaborates on verses 103 – 105 of  Surah al-Baqara. The sura continues where Allah Most High says that Bani Isra’il preferred magic over faith and following the Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace). Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat details how Bani Isra’il uses ambiguous expressions when greeting or visiting the Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace). They blatantly refused to accept that prophethood had descended into a lineage other than their own and considered themselves superior. Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat beautifully explains the word ‘yakhtassu’ and reminds us that Allah Most High chooses and gives to whom He wants. For more SeekersGuidance podcast shows, visit https://seekersguidance.org/podcasts/. Help SeekersGuidance reach millions around the world through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter – www.seekersguidance.org/donate.

Episode 28
December 8, 2021

28 – Sura al-Baqara 102 – Seekers Quran Tafsir – Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat

In the previous podcasts, Shaykh  Abdul-Rahim Reasat elaborates on Bani Isra’il’s refusal to believe in the Messengers and submit to the clear truth. In this episode, we learn what they choose to believe and follow. Shaykh Abdul-Rahim explains how Bani Isra’il spread falsehood about Prophet Suleiman (Blessings and peace be upon him), claiming that he was a sorcerer. He then discusses the concept of "black magic", warning us that the one who engages in it is guilty of kufr (disbelief) and that Allah Most High promises them a painful torment in the Hereafter. For more SeekersGuidance podcast shows, visit https://seekersguidance.org/podcasts/. Help SeekersGuidance reach millions around the world through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter – www.seekersguidance.org/donate

Episode 27
November 30, 2021

27 – Sura al-Baqara 98-101 – Seekers Quran Tafsir – Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat

Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat elaborates how the disbelievers deliberately go out of their way to reject the truth. In these verses, Allah Most High says that He, Most High, has sent clear proofs that testify to Prophet Muhammad's (Blessings and peace be upon him) prophethood. This knowledge is known to Bani Isra'il, and despite being honored with the Torah, they consistently break and disregard every promise they make. For more SeekersGuidance podcast shows, visit https://seekersguidance.org/podcasts/. Help SeekersGuidance reach millions around the world through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter – www.seekersguidance.org/donate.

Episode 26
November 25, 2021

26 – Sura al-Baqara – 94-97 – Seekers Quran Tafsir – Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat

Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat expounds on the utter arrogance of Bani Isra’il and reminds us to take lessons from their behavior. Allah Most High admonishes Bani Isra’il’s claim that the Hereafter is for them exclusively. If this is so, why do they desire long life and not wish for death and enjoy the pleasures (which they claim) await them? Not only do they criticize the Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace) and his followers, but also God’s chosen angel, Gabriel. For more SeekersGuidance podcast shows, visit https://seekersguidance.org/podcasts/. Help SeekersGuidance reach millions around the world through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter – www.seekersguidance.org/donate.

Episode 25
November 18, 2021

25 – Sura al-Baqara 91–93 – Seekers Quran Tafsir – Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat

In this episode, Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat goes on to explain the bigotry and narrow-mindedness of Bani Isra’il. Despite recognizing the clear proofs (the flood, the locusts, the staff, Musa parting the sea, etc.) as being from Allah Most High, they still chose to disbelieve. Shaykh Abdul-Rahim discusses the Quranic verse, “their hearts absorbed (the worship of) the calf because of their disbelief”, and draws our attention to the beauty, precision, and depth of the Arabic language. For more SeekersGuidance podcast shows, visit https://seekersguidance.org/podcasts/. Help SeekersGuidance reach millions around the world through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter – www.seekersguidance.org/donate.

Episode 24
November 10, 2021

24 – Sura al Baqara 89 – 90 – Seekers Quran Tafsir – Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat

In this episode, Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat elaborates on Bani Isra’il’s arrogance. Bani Isra’il used to invoke Allah Most High to send the promised Messenger to assist them in victory over the Arab disbelievers. When Allah Most High sends an Arab prophet, Bani Isra’il immediately rejects him. This, despite recognizing Prophet Muhammad (Allah bless him and give him peace) through the descriptions in the Torah. The commentary on the Quranic verse “ghadab” (anger upon anger) is discussed in detail. For more SeekersGuidance podcast shows, visit https://seekersguidance.org/podcasts/. Help SeekersGuidance reach millions around the world through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter – www.seekersguidance.org/donate.

Episode 23
November 5, 2021

23 – Sura al-Baqara 86-88 – Seekers Complete Quran Tafsir – Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat

In this episode, Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat elaborates how Allah Most High describes Bani Isra’il’s insolence and defiance towards the Prophets. Bani Isra’il not only rejected the Prophets but also killed some of them. The commentary on the Quranic verse “clear proofs” is also discussed in detail. For more SeekersGuidance podcast shows, visit https://seekersguidance.org/podcasts/. Help SeekersGuidance reach millions around the world through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter – www.seekersguidance.org/donate.

Episode 22
October 31, 2021

22 – Sura al-Baqara: 84-85 – Seekers Quran Tafsir – Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat

In this episode of Seekers Complete Qur’an Tafsir, Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat continues his commentary of Sura al-Baqara, verses 84-85. This episode covers how Bani Isra’il chose to believe in some parts of the Torah and reject others. Shaykh Reasat explains that Bani Isra’il took a covenant with Allah that they will not kill people, expel people from their homes or help others fight against their tribe. These they blatantly defied. For more SeekersGuidance podcast shows, visit https://seekersguidance.org/podcasts/ Help SeekersGuidance reach millions globally through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter –www.seekersguidance.org/donate

Episode 21
October 19, 2021

21 – al-Baqara : 81-83 – Seekers Quran Tafsir – Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat

In this episode of Seekers Complete Quran Tafsir, Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat continues his commentary of Sura al-Baqara, verses 81–83. This episode covers how Allah rebuked Bani Isra’il's understanding of their punishment in the hereafter being only temporary. Shaykh Abdul-Rahim discusses how Allah reminds us all that transgressors will abide in the hellfire eternally.   For more SeekersGuidance podcast shows, visit https://seekersguidance.org/podcasts/. Help SeekersGuidance reach millions around the world through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter – www.seekersguidance.org/donate.

Episode 20
October 12, 2021

20 – al-Baqara : 77-80 – Seekers Quran Tafsir – Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat

In this episode of Seekers Complete Quran Tafsir, Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat continues his commentary of Sura al-Baqara, verses 77-80. This episode covers how the Prophet Musa’s people persisted in proclaiming their faith whilst their actions spoke otherwise.  Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat explains in detail that Allah knows what lies in the depths of one’s heart.   For more SeekersGuidance podcast shows, visit https://seekersguidance.org/podcasts/. Help SeekersGuidance reach millions around the world through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter – www.seekersguidance.org/donate.        

Episode 19
October 1, 2021

19 – al-Baqara : 74-76 – Seekers Quran Tafsir – Shaykh Abdul -Rahim Reasat

In this episode of Seekers Complete Quran Tafsir, Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat continues his commentary of Sura al-Baqara, verses 74- 76. This episode covers how the Prophet Musa's people not only refused to align themselves with what Allah had ordered them to do, but how they also disregarded the Prophet Musa. Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat explains how the people of Musa had been given opportunity after opportunity to mend their ways.   For more SeekersGuidance podcast shows, visit https://seekersguidance.org/podcasts/. Help SeekersGuidance reach millions around the world through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter – www.seekersguidance.org/donate.

Episode 18
September 16, 2021

18 – al-Baqara : 67-73 – Seekers Quran Tafsir – Shaykh Abdul -Rahim Reasat

In this episode of Seekers Complete Qur’an Tafsir, Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat continues his commentary of Sura al-Baqara, verses 67-73. This episode covers how the people of the prophet Musa worshipped the cow. He explains how they were concerned with small, unimportant details and rejected Prophet Musa again and again. As they persisted in their ways, Prophet Musa persisted in his calling.   For more SeekersGuidance podcast shows, visit https://seekersguidance.org/podcasts/. Help SeekersGuidance reach millions around the world through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter – www.seekersguidance.org/donate.

Episode 17
September 9, 2021

17 – al-Baqara : 62-66 – Seekers Quran Tafsir – Shaykh Abdul -Rahim Reasat

In this episode of Seekers Complete Qur’an Tafsir, Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat continues his commentary of Sura al-Baqara, verses 62-66. Shaykh Reasat focuses on how guidance calls one to reflect on the afterlife, which in turn, eases the burden of one's worldly trials. Knowing this, as Sura al-Baqara explains, the children of Israel still chose to turn away from Allah.   For more SeekersGuidance podcast shows, visit https://seekersguidance.org/podcasts/. Help SeekersGuidance reach millions around the world through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter – www.seekersguidance.org/donate.

Episode 16
August 23, 2021

16 – al-Baqara : 61– Seekers Quran Tafsir – Shaykh Abdul -Rahim Reasat

In this episode of Seekers Complete Qur’an Tafsir, Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat continues his commentary of Sura al-Baqara, verse 61. This section focuses on the continued expression of ingratitude by the children of Israel. Despite everything they were given, they yearned for more. The children of Isreal implored Prophet Musa to ask for more from Allah. As a result of their greed, Allah refused their call.   For more SeekersGuidance podcast shows, visit https://seekersguidance.org/podcasts/. Help SeekersGuidance reach millions around the world through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter – www.seekersguidance.org/donate.

Episode 15
August 12, 2021

15 – al-Baqara : 58-60– Seekers Quran Tafsir – Shaykh Abdul -Rahim Reasat

In this podcast, Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat continues explaining sura al-Baqara and how Bani Israel's arrogance and attitude of defiance toward Allah Most High. Shaykh Abdul Rahim explains in detail how the children of Israel were given sign after sign, blessing after blessing. Yet, they kept on with their disbelief in Allah. Allah pardoned Bani Israel, yet they remained arrogant, explains Shaykh Abdul-Rahim. Shaykh Abdul-Rahim ends the podcast by explaining how the Prophet Musa, out of his care and concern for his people, prayed for rain from Allah, and Allah answered his du'a immediately. For more SeekersGuidance podcast shows, visit https://seekersguidance.org/podcasts/. Help SeekersGuidance reach millions around the world through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter – www.seekersguidance.org/donate.

Episode 14
August 5, 2021

14– al-Baqara : 54 -57– Seekers Quran Tafsir – Shaykh Abdul -Rahim Reasat

In this podcast, Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat continues explaining how the children of Israel received favor after favor yet rejected the guidance of the Prophet Musa, which caused their own destruction in the end. Shaykh Abdul Rahim explains how the believer's repentance is from slips and mistakes, not for things done on purpose, as is the case of those in the outright rebellion of Allah Most High. Shaykh Abdul-Rahim reminds the believers how Bani Israel rejected all the signs Allah gave them out of their own arrogance. Their rejection did not affect Allah in any way. He ends the podcast by explaining the importance of being grateful to Allah.   For more SeekersGuidance podcast shows, visit https://seekersguidance.org/podcasts/. Help SeekersGuidance reach millions around the world through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter – www.seekersguidance.org/donate.

Episode 13
July 4, 2021

13– al-Baqara : 49 -53– Seekers Quran Tafsir – Shaykh Abdul -Rahim Reasat

Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat continues in this podcast to explain the many gifts and rewards given to Bani Isra’il. These many gifts and rewards were sent so they might re-direct themselves to Allah. Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat continues explaining how Bani Isra’il not only did not re-direct themselves to Allah but rejected the message; and built a calf to worship. As utter rejection to the message sent explains Shaykh Abdul-Rahim. The podcast is ended by explaining why the Bani Isra’il worshipped a calf that had done nothing for them. In contrast, Allah has given them all they have and showed them blessing after blessing. For more SeekersGuidance podcast shows, visit https://seekersguidance.org/podcasts/. Help SeekersGuidance reach millions around the world through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter – www.seekersguidance.org/donate.

Episode 12
June 28, 2021

12 – al-Baqara : 43 -48 – Seekers Quran Tafsir – Shaykh Abdul -Rahim Reasat

In this podcast, Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat continues explaining the glorious sura al-Baqara in the Quran by expounding on the many trials sent to the children of Israel and how they didn't reflect on them. Shaykh Abdul Rahim goes into detail about how no one can pray the prayer of another. The importance of establishing prayer only for the sake of Allah Most High, building a relationship with Allah through the prayer. Shaykh Abdul-Rahim reminds the believers how acts of worship are strengthened by doing them in a group. Finally, Shaykh Abdul-Rahim explains the difference between outward and Inward reverence. He ends the podcast by explaining the many blessings sent to the Children of Israel, the greatest of them sending various prophets, yet they rejected them all.   For more SeekersGuidance podcast shows, visit https://seekersguidance.org/podcasts/. Help SeekersGuidance reach millions around the world through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter – www.seekersguidance.org/donate.

Episode 11
June 16, 2021

11 – al-Baqara : 38-42 – Seekers Quran Tafsir- Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat

In this episode of Seekers Complete Qur’an Tafsir, Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat continues his commentary of  Sura al-Baqara, verses 38-42. The first half of this section focuses on the consequence of the story of Adam (Blessings and peace be upon him) and Shaitaan. He explains in detail the meaning of the phrase. “There will be no fear concerning them, nor will they grieve.” In the second half, an explanation is given about the address of Allah Most High to the children of Israel. Shaykh Abdul-Rahim draws lessons from the commands given to the Jews of Medina and shares the connections between these verses.  Some of the commands given were to fear Allah alone, fulfill the covenant to Him, and not to cover the truth with falsehood.  For more SeekersGuidance podcast shows, visit https://seekersguidance.org/podcasts/.  Help SeekersGuidance reach millions around the world through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter – www.seekersguidance.org/donate.

Episode 10
June 11, 2021

10 – al-Baqara : 34-37 – Seekers Quran Tafsir- Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat

In this episode of Seekers Complete Qur’an Tafsir, Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat continues his commentary of  Sura al-Baqara, verses 34-37.  This section focuses on the story of Prophet Adam (Blessings and peace be upon him) and Shaitaan. When the angels were commanded to prostrate to Adam, all the angels prostrated at once, but Iblees refused. Shaykh Abdul-Rahim explains the significance of two prostrations in salah and clarifies the meanings of arrogance and disbelief of Shaitaan. He tells the story of how Shaitaan misguided Adam (Blessings and peace be upon him) and his wife in Paradise and made them disobey Allah’s command. He distinguishes between the sin of Shaitaan and the mistake of Adam (Blessings and peace be upon him) and how Allah accepted his repentance. For more SeekersGuidance podcast shows, visit https://seekersguidance.org/podcasts/.  Help SeekersGuidance reach millions around the world through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter – www.seekersguidance.org/donate.  

Episode 9
May 31, 2021

09 – al-Baqara : 30-33 – Seekers Quran Tafsir- Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat

In this podcast lesson, Shaykh Abdul -Rahim Reasat will explain verses 30-33 of sura al-Baqara. He starts by describing how Allah asks those who disbelieve how they could be in disbelief after all that Allah has done for them. He explains why Allah created a khalifa(vicegerent) on earth and the khalifas' role. Shaykh Abdul-Rahim expands on that the highest rank a person could have is a slave and servant of Allah. This goes for the Prophet Muhammad (Allah bless him and give him peace) as well his highest station is that he is the slave of Allah. What is meant by teaching The Prophet Adam(peace be upon him) names of all things is detailed out and shown the vastness and reality of things taught to Adam.   For more SeekersGuidance podcast shows, visit seekersguidance.org/podcasts Help SeekersGuidance reach millions around the world through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter – www.seekersguidance.org/donate.

Episode 8
May 24, 2021

08 – al-Baqara : 27-29 – Seekers Quran Tafsir- Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat

In this episode, Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat explains verses 27-29 of sura al-Baqara. He begins by describing how the Quran is giving a comparative test of creating the like of it. There are many types of proofs in the Quran, explains Shaykh Abdul- Rahim. He goes on to explain what is the convent of Allah and how the one who breaks it is the loser. As is with those who spread corruption on the earth—their repeated bad choices and rejecting the truth cause them to be losers. Shaykh Abdul-Rahim ends by clarifying how Allah creating a second time will be easier than the first time, But it will only be the believers who will heed this.  For more SeekersGuidance podcast shows, visit seekersguidance.org/podcasts Help SeekersGuidance reach millions around the world through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter – www.seekersguidance.org/donate.

Episode 7
May 19, 2021

07 – al-Baqara : 25-26 – Seekers Quran Tafsir- Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat

In this episode of Seekers Quran Tafsir, Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat continues to explain the vastness of the Qur’an. After a brief overview of what was previous covered about their being no doubt in the Qur’an. He begins by describing the glad tiding the believers have. But this can only be achieved by believing and striving to do righteous deeds. Shaykh Abdul-Rahim explains how some people need this stern warning other than the caution is enough. The key to paradise is the balance of hope and fear. Shaykh Abdul-Rahim expands on the meaning of Janna(paradise) and how the fruits of paradise differ from the worldly fruit, why the believer will rejoice in it.   For more SeekersGuidance podcast shows, visit seekersguidance.org/podcasts Help SeekersGuidance reach millions around the world through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter – www.seekersguidance.org/donate.

Episode 6
May 16, 2021

06- al-Baqara : 21-24 Seekers Quran Tafsir- Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat

In this episode of Seekers Complete Qur’an Tafsir, Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat continues his commentary of  Sura al-Baqara; Chapter 2: 21-24. The first command and prohibition in the Qur’an come in these verses. The command came to worship your Lord with the hope of attaining the station of taqwa. Allah Most High gives reasons for this worship and forbids the association of partners with Him. In verse 23, Allah challenges those who doubt the Qur’an to bring even one sura like the Qur’an. No one was able to do this. Allah Most High then warns them, in verse 24, of a fire whose fuel is men and stones is prepared for the disbelievers.   For more SeekersGuidance podcast shows, visit seekersguidance.org/podcasts Help SeekersGuidance reach millions around the world through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter – www.seekersguidance.org/donate.

Episode 5
May 7, 2021

05- al-Baqara : 17-20 Seekers Quran-Tafsir- Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat

In this podcast, Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat continues to elucidate the meanings of Sura al-Baqara. He continues explaining verses 17-20. Shaykh Abdul-Rahim introduces the concept of a parable and what it meant by it being a not common scenario. He describes how those who turn away from Allah are a distance from Him, and Allah will leave them in darkness, and those who accept Allah will be in manifest light. Shaykh Abdul-Rahim continues by explaining what Allah does to deaf, dumb, and blind people and how Allah Most High has no concern for them. It is Allah who is in control, and He could destroy anyone at any moment.   For more SeekersGuidance podcast shows, visit seekersguidance.org/podcasts Help SeekersGuidance reach millions around the world through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter – www.seekersguidance.org/donate.

Episode 4
April 30, 2021

04- al-Baqara : 11-16 Seekers Quran-Tafsir- Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat

In this episode of Seekers Complete Qur’an Tafsir, Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat continues his commentary of  Sura al-Baqara; Holy Qur’an, Chapter 2: 11-16. These verses provide further detailed insight into the character and actions of those persons who say: “We believe in Allah and in the Last Day,” while in fact, they do not believe. Such people block the way to guide others and mistreat the weak in society. When confronted, they outright deny it. Allah Most High says unquestionably that they are the corruptors, and they cause problems and sedition in the land. Unfortunately for them, they have purchased errors in exchange for guidance. They will always see what is wrong as right and what is right as wrong. For more SeekersGuidance podcast shows, visit seekersguidance.org/podcasts Help SeekersGuidance reach millions around the world through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter – www.seekersguidance.org/donate.  

Episode 3
April 25, 2021

03- al-Baqara : 6-10 Seekers Quran-Tafsir- Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat

Through opposites, things are known; therefore, following the discussion in the previous episode explains the qualities that lie in contradistinction to those of the true believers and Taqwa people (God-consciousness). Here, Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat continues with the commentary on verses 6-10 of Sura al-Baqara (Chapter 2), which essentially highlight the disbelievers' nature, further, those whose inward beliefs are opposite to their outward actions of submission, the hypocrites. He recaps the verses where Allah Most High talks about the Qur’an as the perfect Book, perfect because it contains everything of guidance in it for those who take heed to continue the discussion regarding this select group of people—those who cover the Truth, mock the signs of Allah Most High and disbelieve with an unchangeable attitude and darkness about them.    For more SeekersGuidance podcast shows, visit seekersguidance.org/podcasts Help SeekersGuidance reach millions around the world through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter – www.seekersguidance.org/donate.

Episode 2
April 14, 2021

02- al-Baqara 1-5 Seekers Quran-Tafsir- Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat

In this episode of Seekers Complete Qur’an Tafsir, Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat introduces the second and longest chapter (Sura) in the Qur’an, Sura al-Baqara, and provides a commentary on its first five verses. In its introduction, he highlights some of its virtues, particularly those related to reciting it regularly, and discusses some of its main themes from among which are: it provides the details of guidance after the generalization mentioned in Sura al-Fatiha, it explains what the “Straight Way” (Qur’an 1:6) is, and it talks about the human being as a representative of Allah Most High on earth characterized in the story of Prophet Adam (peace be upon him). In the commentary, he outlines the qualities of the people of Taqwa (God-consciousness)—those who are truly guided by Allah Most High, unshakable in belief, and rooted in guidance—the people of success. In doing so, he discusses the nature of the connection between the true believer and Allah Most High as well as the believer’s connection with the creation.

Episode 1
April 14, 2021

01- al-Fatiha- 1-7- Seekers Quran-Tafsir- Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat

n this episode, Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat begins a series on the tafsir of the Qur’an. It covers the key themes and discussions of the Fatiha, and he encourages us to reflect on the Qur’an through our understanding. He covers the major themes of the sura as expressed by its verses, names, and linguistic meanings. To explain these concepts further, he adds commentary from hadiths, tafsir collections, and the sciences of the Arabic language. Each word of the verses provides a unique, beautiful meaning which indicates Allah’s qualities and relationship with creation. It is for this reason that scholars understand the Fatiha to not only open the Book of Allah but also to define the purpose of our lives in relation to our Creator. We ask Allah’s help to guide us to the straight path and to pursue knowledge that will benefit us in this world and the next.