Tag: Badr

Quran 8:38 – 48 Battle Of Badr

Background Battle of Badr (624 AD). This battle ensued as a consequence of the Quraysh continually persecuting Muslims. Read more about the hostilities of Quraysh against Muslims: ‘Did Quraysh Persecute Muslims When They Fled To Madinah?‘ Analysing Verses 8:38 Say to those who have disbelieved [that] if they cease, what has previously occurred will be… Read More ›

“Not equal Are The Believers… Who Strive, Fight In The Cause of Allah…” – Quran 4:94-95

Background Chapter 4, verse 94 was revealed concerning an incident with a man from the Banu Sulaym tribe (Tafsir Ibn Kathir, Tafsir al-Jalalayn, and Asbab Al-Nuzul by Al-Wahidi). This tribe in the past attacked and killed many Muslims (See more here: 1, 2, 3, 4). Whereas 4:95, was revealed just before setting out to the Battle of Badr… Read More ›

‘So Fight In The Cause Of Allah; You Are Not Held Responsible…’ – Quran 4:84

Background This passage was revealed just after the battle of Uhud, where the Muslims lost. The Quraysh came from Makkah to Madinah to fight the Muslims, as a result of them losing previously in the battle of Badr. Furthermore, scholars state the verse was revealed after the battle of Uhud (lesser Badr or third Badr),… Read More ›

The Battle Of Uhud – Quraysh Declared War

The Battle of Uhud took place in the year 625 AD (3 Hijri), as a consequence of the Quraysh who had declared war against the Muslims. The enemy had lost at the Battle of Badr, and hence they were thirsty to go battle against the Muslims again, wanting revenge for the loss at Badr. The decade… Read More ›

Scholars On The ‘Invasion’ of Sawiq

Scholars on the ‘invasion’ of Sawiq. Shaykh Allamah Shibli Nomani: “Abu Sufyan was now the chief of the Quraish, and as such his first duty was to be revenged for Badr. On the return of the Quraish from Badr, he took a vow never to dress his hair with oil and never to take an… Read More ›

Quraysh Threatened Madinah’s Leaders For Giving Sanctuary To Muslims

Fleeing persecution and finding a sanctuary in Medina, the Muslims might have thought it to be the end of the persecution and oppression they sustained at the hands of the polytheistic Quraysh in Mecca. But, far from it, the Quraysh became more determined to attack and kill the Muslims down there at Medina. Abdur-Rahman ibn… Read More ›

Quran 8:12 – ‘I will Cast Terror Into the Hearts Of Those Who Disbelieve. Therefore Strike Off Their Heads’

Quran 8:12 – “I will cast terror into the hearts of those who disbelieve. Therefore strike off their heads and strike off every fingertip of them” No reasonable person would interpret this to mean a spiritual struggle. And Quran 8:15 – “O ye who believe! When ye meet those who disbelieve in battle, turn not… Read More ›