The Science of Tafseer
The literal meaning of tafseer in the Arabic language is to unlock or to explain, interpret or comment. Technically, the science of tafseer is a branch of knowledge in which the meanings of the Quran are explained and its injunctions and wisdoms are described clearly. Addressing the Prophet, the Glorious Qur’an says:
We revealed the Qur’an to you so that you explain to the people what has been sent down to them (16:44).
The Noble Qur’an also says:
Surely, Allah did a great favor to Muslims when He sent a Messenger to them from among them who would recite His verses before them and purify them and teach them the Book and the Wisdom (3:164).