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.