“God Loves Those Who Fight In His Cause As Though They Are A Single Structure…” – Surah 61:4

Background This verse was revealed concerning the battle of Uhud (Tafsir Ibn Kathir Asbab Al-Nuzul by Al-Wahidi, Ruhul Ma’ani, and Tafsir Anwarul Bayan). This battle ensued as a consequence of Quraysh getting defeated at the battle of Badr. Hence, the Quraysh promised to come back the following year to fight the Muslims. For more information… Read More ›

Banu Nadir’s Treachery: Quran 59:2-14

Background These verses were revealed concerning a Jewish tribe Banu Nadir, who resided in Madinah (Asbab Al-Nuzul by Al-Wahidi, Sayyid Abul Ala Maududi, Asad, Tafsir al-Jalalayn, Tanwir al-Miqbas min Tafsir Ibn ‘Abbas). The Banu Nadir were banished from Madinah as a consequence of them breaking the treaty, siding with the enemies against the Muslims in… Read More ›

Quran 33:15 – 27 Battle Of Khandaq

Background These verses refer to the battle of Khandaq (Ditch, trench), or better known as the battle of Ahzab (Tanwir al-Miqbas min Tafsir Ibn ‘Abbas). The Quraysh wanting to get rid of the Islam and Muslims once and for all mustered 1000s of troops, this is not including the help of other tribes in Arabia…. Read More ›

Quran 9:36 – Battle Of Hunayn

Background After the conquest of Makkah, while the Muslims were busy with their lives in path of God, praying, fasting and doing charity work the Hawazin and Thaqif tribe assembled an army to attack the Muslims. With news reaching the Prophet (p) of their plans, Prophet Muhammed and his people prepared to engage them. This… Read More ›

‘Fighting Has Been Enjoined Upon You While It Is Hateful To You…’ – Quran 2:216

Background These verses (Quran 2:216-218) were revealed concerning an incident that happened in Nakhlah, in which Abd Allah b. Jahsh and his men killed a man by the name of Amr Ibn al-Hadrami, which belonged to the Quraysh (Tafsir al-Jalalayn, Tanwir al-Miqbas min Tafsir Ibn ‘Abbas and Asbab Al-Nuzul by Al-Wahidi and Tafsir Ibn Kathir)… 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 ›

Quran 3:140 – 143 Battle Of Uhud

Background Exegesis on the Quran say these verses were revealed concerning the battle of Uhud (Tafsir Ibn Kathir, Tafsir al-Jalalayn, Tanwir al-Miqbas min Tafsir Ibn ‘Abbas, and Asbab Al-Nuzul by Al-Wahidi). The battle of Uhud took place as a consequence of the Quraysh losing at battle of Badr. The enemies having lost at Badr, they sought to revenge… Read More ›

‘They Never Lost Assurance Due To What Afflicted Them In The Cause Of God’ – Quran 3:146

Background Exegesis on the Quran say this verses were revealed concerning the battle of Uhud (Tafsir Ibn Kathir). Analysing Verse Quran 3:146 And how many a prophet [fought and] with him fought many religious scholars. But they never lost assurance due to what afflicted them in the cause of God, nor did they weaken or… Read More ›

Quran 3:152 -158 Battle Of Uhud

Background The Quraysh came from Makkah to Madinah to fight the Muslims. This happened as a result of Quraysh losing at the battle of Badr, and hence they wanted revenge. These particular verses were revealed concerning the battle of Uhud (Tafsir al-Jalalayn, Tanwir al-Miqbas min Tafsir Ibn ‘Abbas, Asbab Al-Nuzul by Al-Wahidi, Tafsir al-Tustari and Ibn… Read More ›

Quran 3:165 – 169 Quraysh Declared War: Battle Of Uhud

Background As it has been explained before, the Quraysh having lost at the battle of Badr, they yearned for Muslim blood. And hence they mobilized their troops, travelled 100s of miles from their homes to attack Muslims in Madinah. The Prophet (p) having known they would come, he and his Companions got ready to engage… Read More ›