Tag: Jihad

“Strive In The Cause Of Allah With Your Wealth And Your Lives…” Surah 61:11-13

Background These verses were revealed just before the battle of Uhud, which occurred in the year 625 AD (Sayyid Abul Ala Maududi). [1] Analysing Verses 61:11 [It is that] you believe in Allah and His Messenger and strive in the cause of Allah with your wealth and your lives. That is best for you, if… Read More ›

Jihad: “And Strive For Allah With The striving Due To Him…” – Quran 22:78

Background Madinan verse (Mawdudi). Analysing Verse “And strive for Allah with the striving due to Him. He has chosen you and has not placed upon you in the religion any difficulty. [It is] the religion of your father, Abraham. Allah named you “Muslims” before [in former scriptures] and in this [revelation] that the Messenger may… Read More ›

Quran 29:69 “Those Who Strive For Us – We Will Surely…” – Jihad

Background This verse was revealed in Makkah: “Verses 56 to 60 clearly show that this Surah was sent down a little before the migration to Habash, and this is supported by the internal evidence of the subject matter as well. Some commentators have opined that since it mentions the hypocrites, and hypocrisy appeared in Madinah,… Read More ›

Jihad: “Whoever Strives Only Strives For The Benefit Of Himself…” – Quran 29:6

Background This verse was revealed in Madinah: “…the first ten verses of this Surah were revealed at Madinah…” (Sayyid Abul Ala Maududi – Tafhim al-Qur’an – The Meaning of the Qur’an – Online Source) Analysing Verse “And whoever strives only strives for [the benefit of] himself. Indeed, Allah is free from need of the worlds.”… Read More ›

Jihad: “Strive Against The Disbelievers And The Hypocrites…” – Surah 66:9

Background This verse was revealed in Madinah (Mawdudi). Analysing Verse “O Prophet, strive against the disbelievers and the hypocrites and be harsh upon them. And their refuge is Hell, and wretched is the destination.” – Quran 66:9 Related Article: ‘Strive’ Quran 66:9 These similar words are used in Surah Tawbah (9), verse 73 (see here:… Read More ›

Battle Of Tabuk: Quran 9:81-88

Background These verses relate to when the Muslims went out to the expedition Tabuk expedition (Tafsir al-Jalalayn, Tanwir al-Miqbas min Tafsir Ibn ‘Abbas, Tafsir Ibn Kathir and Ibn Juzayy). Wherein the Muslims had to face a large army of the Byzantine (Roman) empire who had assembled in order to attack the Muslim community: ‘Answering Jihad:… Read More ›

“Permission To Fight Has Been Given To Those Who Are Being Fought…” Surah 22:39

Background This is one of the first verses revealed for fighting against the Quraysh who wronged and persecuted the believers for thirteen years. (Tafsir Ibn kathir, Tanwir al-Miqbas min Tafsir Ibn ‘Abbas, Asbab Al-Nuzul by Al-Wahidi and Ibn Al-Qayyim Al-Jawziyyah in Mukhtasar Zad Al-Ma’ad). Analysing Verses 22:39 Permission [to fight] has been given to those… Read More ›

“Fought For The Cause Of Allah And Were Patient…” – Surah 16:110

Background Scholars are of the opinion that this verse was revealed in Makkah (Mawdudi and Dr. Muhammad Asad). [1] [2] Analysing Verse “Then, indeed your Lord, to those who emigrated after they had been compelled [to renounce their religion] and thereafter fought [for the cause of Allah ] and were patient – indeed, your Lord,… Read More ›

JIHAD: “Strive Against The Disbelievers…” – Surah 25:52

Background This verse was revealed in Makkah: “It appears from its style and subject matter that, like Surah Al- Mu’minun, it was also revealed during the third stage of Prophethood at Makkah. Ibn Jarir and Imam Razi have cited a tradition of Dahhak bin Muzahim that this Surah was revealed eight years before Surah An… 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 ›