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Can I read Quran tafseer by myself?

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Can I read Quran tafseer by myself when I am only reading its translation and explanation in urdu or I have to learn Quranic sciences for doing that?


In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

It is permissible for you as a non-Alim to read and benefit from the translation and commentaries of reliable Ulema of the Qur’an. You should refer to Ulema for further clarity of issues you do not understand. Do not make your own assumptions and conclusions based on your reading of the tafsirs.

Hereunder are some reliable tafsirs of the Qur’an:

  • Ø Ma‘ariful Qur’an by Mufti Muhammad Shafi (Rahimahullah)
  • Ø Ma’ariful Qur’an by Moulana Idris Kandehlawi (Rahimahullah)
  • Ø Tafsir Uthmani by Moulana Shabbir Ahmad Uthmani (Rahimahullah)


And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Saleem Khan

Student Darul Iftaa
Bradford, England

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.


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