“Precise Surah Is Revealed And Fighting Is Mentioned…” – Surah 47:20-21

Background Early Madinan verse. Analysing Verses 47:20 Those who believe say, “Why has a surah not been sent down? But when a precise surah is revealed and fighting is mentioned therein, you see those in whose hearts is hypocrisy looking at you with a look of one overcome by death. And more appropriate for them… Read More ›

“Accursed, They Will Be Seized Wherever Found And Slain…” – Surah 33:61

Background These verses speak about the hypocrites who resided in Madinah. The hypocrites were never touched, they were only retaliated against as a result of the ongoing opposition, aggression, and treachery (Tanwir al-Miqbas min Tafsir Ibn ‘Abbas) and back-stabbing the Muslims. They proclaimed to be Muslims but in reality they were closer to the disbelievers…. Read More ›

“Prophet, Fight Against The Hypocrites…” – Surah 9:73

Background It is agreed among scholars that these verses were revealed in the year 9 Hijri to Tabuk, to face Byzantine (Roman) empire’s army. However, there is a slight disagreement among the scholars whether this incident took place during the expedition of Tabuk (Asbab Al-Nuzul by Al-Wahidi and Tafsir Ibn Kathir) or just after Tabuk… Read More ›