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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Is this a translation?
    No, the Qur'an cannot be translated. The only way that you could fully understand it is to really focus on the Arabic and have a teacher take you through every single bit. What this is, is a compilation of the Qur'an and explanations from famous or popular Tafsir to help you understand it. The best way to understand this, is if you had no understanding about something and you asked someone in a local community centre or space and they gave you a casual answer that was easy to understand and gave you the core base and knowledge that you needed for the item. It is not in any way the final say on a matter but it is all aligned to the Qur'an and to most popular Tafsir. Now in understanding Tafsir literature you have to remember there are hundreds of Tafsir but the reason these two Tafsir in particular were chosen is because they were deemed explanatory and simplified Tafsir for the people of their time. So we're simply referring to those again, with so much noise and additional interpretations around these days, it was important to go to classical sources and to align parts of the Qur'an to that, for a full explanation for people who wanted to know.
  • How is it put together?
    It was put together painstakingly over 6 years, where a person with masters level comprehension in 3 different areas compiled and aggregated all of the items using the reference sources from online compilations, such as and, only using these sources while referencing hundreds of others in order to give a stable base, because as you probably know from reading the internet, you can make anything say anything if you so wish. But using these verified and accredited sources for all the information and referencing them gives the reader a very calm introduction and a very sound basis from which to gain confidence. Further to this sections were then checked over by several Sheikh's, with Sheikh Abu Jaffer being the person who gave the final authority to say that this is a useful piece in introducing people to the Qur'an and introducing people to the Tafsir of the Qur'an and compiling them together.
  • Who is it aimed at?
    It is aimed at young people primarily. The complier who put it together was a headteacher in schools and he worked for a long time with young people and had the pleasure within an English country, to be able to explain, in English, the Qur'an and the Tafsir in afterschool classes so children understood. As the classes grew popular and he was moving out of education he realised he would leave something for young people, to be able to access it but also have it as a point of discussion just like any other TV show or any other rhyme or song that you may listen to as a family and you may wish to be a point of discussion, and it's easier to access than necessarily reading a book. When of course reading the Arabic is the best solution if it is understood, remember that reading without understanding, while it has benefit, is not as good as fully understanding, which is what this compilation tries to introduce.
  • How do I make a suggestion?
    If you have checked the references and for some reason think that there is a better interpretation or a better grouping upon understanding you may suggest it here and it will be reviewed by our in house panel, which is a Sheikh who will respond in due time and will make the addition and change in due time to all the videos if we feel it is relevant and fitting.
  • How often is the content updated?
    The content is reviewed on suggestion and because the nature of the Tafsir and the Qur'an does not change, it isn't necessarily updated. However we are considering weekly live shows, where a Sheikh will discuss further items in detail and will have interaction with people and new videos of recordings of those sessions will be items that are updated.
  • What's the best way to use this with my children?
    The best way to use this with your children is to give them access to it. When you're starting to explain it to them please don't expect to play 45 minutes and then walk off and leave them in a room. Make sure that you are pausing at different times to ask them to interact and try and link it to other instances that you have explained to them or other things that you have taught them. For a full and comprehensive way of looking at how you can actually work with your children, you can look at a product that we suggest here. This will teach you all about how to work with your children, to introduce things to your children etc. We do suggest that you use these courses as well, but the key principle here is not to expect them to do it themselves. Make it a point of discussion, set regular times in which you view it and it's probably best if you do not view more than 20-40 minutes at a time because there is so much there to unpack. 5-10 minute bursts would be ideal, pause to check understanding, reiterate and link to other things as you see fit and then play another 5-10 minutes whenever you feel ready. Do not expect your child to sit there and watch it without your interaction, it of course helps if you are being straight and clear with them that you are there to learn as well and you enjoy that learning journey together. Remember your children want to be involved with you, do not make the Qur'an something that they feel is a burden or responsibility on themself at a young age. Try to make them enjoy it, understand it, look at the pictures, ask them what they think of the drawings, ask them what they think of the rhyme, try to be as involved with them as you can to make it a very full experience for you both rather than just giving it to them like a piece of homework they have to sit and study.
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