Prerequisites Before Interpreting the Holy Quran

In order to fully understand the Qur'an in the correct authentic way, there are prerequisites that we need and there are three main prerequisites. Number one, in order to understand the Qur'an, I have to understand the Arabic language.

I have to be an expert. Not just understand, I have to be an expert in the Arabic language. High level of Arabic. I have to know perfect grammar. I have to know vocabulary. I have to know Arabic poetry. Only if I mastered the Arabic language, I will understand the Qur'an because the Qur'an was revealed in the highest standards and levels of Arabic language. So that's number one.

Number two, I need to look at the ahadith of Ahl al-Bayt. And there's hundreds upon hundreds upon hundreds of ahadith of Ahl al-Bayt, because Ahl al-Bayt (as) have the knowledge of the Qur'an. They are the ones that understand the correct Tafsir of the Qur'an, and the Allah says in that verse:"Huwa alladhee anzala 'alaika Al-Kitaaba minhu Aayaatumuh kamaatunhunna Umm ul-Kitaabi wa ukharu Mutashaabihaat fa'amma alladheena fee quloobihim zaiyghun fa yattabi'oona ma tashaabaha minhubtighaaa 'alfitnati wabtighaaa'a taaweelih; (3:17). Allah says that mutashaabihat have more than one tafsir. Which one is right? Allah says "wa maa ya'lamu taaweelahooo illa Allaah; wa ar-raasikhoona fi al-'ilm".(3:17).

Only two know the correct Tafsir Allah and the "Rasikhoon fi al-'Ilm". Those that are deeply rooted in knowledge and that is none other than Ahl al-Bayt, alayhum as-salam. So if I want to know the correct Tafsir of the mutashabihat of the Qur'an, I have to go back to Ahl al-Bayt. If I have not read the ahadith of Ahl al-Bayt, I have no right to do Tafsir of the Qur'an. That's number two.

And number three, I have to understand pre-Islamic Arabian culture because many verses, they come down with a certain context. And the only way I will understand what Allah is speaking about. If I understand the culture of the Arabs, pre Islam. So these are three important prerequisites that anyone needs, any scholar needs in order to do Tafsir of the Qur'an. So it's not simple.

I can't just open the Qur'an know, I think this verse says hijab is not watching because of that. No, this is following my desires. This is following the ways of the Shaytan that he fools me.