To learn Quran Tafseer is to learn the meanings of the words of the Holy Quran. Tafseer of the Holy Quran is the most significant science of the Quran. All matters regarding the Islamic way of life are linked to it since the accurate application of Islam is based on proper comprehension of the guidance from Allah. Without learning Quran Tafseer, mankind will have no correct understanding of different passages of the Quran.
A majority of Muslims want to understand the Quranic verses in-depth with explanations while reading it. Those who are not familiar with the Arabic language are not able to benefit from the repository of Quranic explanations in Arabic. But they have the option to read Tafsir (explanation) books in their native languages. These Tafseer books, written by various Muslim scholars, explain each and every Surah and its verses with other parts of the Quran and Hadees with references. Getting in-depth knowledge of “Deen” and understanding the true essence of the Quran is a great reward from Allah (SWT) as it is stated by the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH):
حَدَّثَنَا عَلِيُّ بْنُ حُجْرٍ حَدَّثَنَا إِسْمَعِيلُ بْنُ جَعْفَرٍ حَدَّثَنِي عَبْدُ اللَّهِ بْنُ سَعِيدِ بْنِ أَبِي هِنْدٍ عَنْ أَبِيهِ عَنْ ابْنِ عَبَّاسٍ أَنَّ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ صَلَّی اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ قَالَ مَنْ يُرِدْ اللَّهُ بِهِ خَيْرًا يُفَقِّهْهُ فِي الدِّينِ وَفِي الْبَاب عَنْ عُمَرَ وَأَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ وَمُعَاوِيَةَ هَذَا حَدِيثٌ حَسَنٌ صَحِيحٌ
Sayyidina Ibn Abbas (RA) reported that Allah’s Messenger (صلی اللہ علیہ وآلہ وسلم) said, “He to whom Allah intends to do good is given by Allah an understanding of religion.”