The Seven Doors of the Qurʾān

For He revealed His Book [the Qurʾān] upon seven ways, all of which allows one to reach the pleasure of Allāh, achieving true success by being granted jannah as long as they enact its teachings. Imām al-Ṭabarī [d. 310 AH] It has been narrated by Ibn Masʿūd that the Prophet [ﷺ] said: ‘The first book was revealed on one door, in but one dialect. The Qurʾān was revealed from seven doors in seven dialects: it forbids and orders, makes ḥalāl and ḥarām, [contains] specific and indefinite matters, and [contains] parables. So make ḥalāl that which is permissible and make ḥarām that which is impermissible,...

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The Tafsīr of: “Seek Help with Patience and Prayer”

Allāh says,  يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا اسْتَعِينُوا بِالصَّبْرِ وَالصَّلَاةِ ۚ إِنَّ اللَّهَ مَعَ الصَّابِرِينَ ‎﴿١٥٣﴾‏ “O you who have believed, seek help through patience and prayer. Indeed, Allah is with the patient.” [al-Baqarah, 2:153] Imām Abū Jaʿfar Muḥammad ibn Jarīr al-Ṭabarī [d. 310 AH] said: If someone was to say to us: We know very clearly what it means to seek [Allāh’s] help with patience regarding fulfilling our duty towards Him and continuously engaging in acts of obedience. But regarding the order to seek help [from Allāh] in carrying out acts of obedience and leaving disobedient...

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