So, what does tafsir mean exactly? Well, the translation is “exegesis” but as most people of the planet have no idea what that word means, a simpler word would be “explanation”.
The Quran is the speech of Allah. It was not revealed to Prophet Muhammad (salallahu alaihi wasallam) so that we could compete with each other so as to see who could “sing” it the best! It was also not revealed so that we could keep it in the highest shelves of our houses to acquire dust or to wear it around our necks or to rub it over ourselves so that we may attain “blessings”.
No, it was revealed so that we could understand and apply its rulings so that we may be guided and hence attain Paradise.
So, insha-Allah, I hope that this blog can be a start for those that want to understand the Quran.