Tafseer in the language means to uncover something
Tafseer in the Shari’ah means explaining the Quran.
There are 5 different types of tafseer:
- Qur’an by the Qur’an
- Explanation by the Prophet (saw)
- Explanation by the Sahaabah
- Explanation by the students of the Sahaabah
- By the Arabic language.
Tadabbur means to ponder. Pondering over the signs of Allah such as the Moon and pondering over the Verses of the Qur’an.