Tag: Quran

Abu Lahab’s Wife Attempts To Murder The Prophet Muhammed

Abu Lahab’s wife, Umm Jamil – Her name was Arwah bint Harb bin Umayyah, she attempted to murder the Prophet Muhammed (p) when a verse of the Quran was revealed about her: “When Surat al-Masad (The Palm-Fibre) was revealed, the wife of Abu Lahab came looking out for the Prophet (pbuh) while she was carrying… Read More ›

Conversion To Islam And Persecution: Uthman Ibn Affan’s Early Life In Makkah

Uthman Ibn Affan in his early days in Makkah was was punched in the face by a qurayshi polytheist for merely having a different opinion to his. This is recorded by Ibn Ishaq (704 – 768 AD) : “[On another occasion when] Labid b. Rabi’a b. Malik b Ja’far b. Kilab was in an assembly of the… Read More ›

Quraysh Polytheists Beat Abdullah Ibn Masud For Reciting The Quran

The early companions of Muhammed (p) faced all sorts of persecution. The companion of Prophet Muhammed (p), Abdullah Ibn Masud was beaten up by Quraysh for merely reciting a verse from the Quran. Below are some of the earliest sources which mention the incident(s) where Abdullah Ibn Masud was attacked and beaten up for reciting… Read More ›

Quraysh Punishes Those Who Listen To Recitation Of The Quran

The early Muslims faced a lot of persecution. At times, the early Muslims were murdered for their beliefs. For example, if anyone – Muslim or non-Muslim were to get caught listening to the recitation of the Quran they were punished. Early classical sources mention this. Ibn Ishaq (704 – 768 AD): “If anyone of them… Read More ›

Classical Muslim Theologian Refutes Claim About Peaceful Verses Being “Abrogated”

Interesting quotation I came across today. In the following quotation scholar Ibn Taymiyyah who lived in the latter part of the 13th century refutes the claim being made that the verses of peaceful preaching and good argumentation are abrogated by the “verses of fighting“. Ibn Taymiyyah (1263 – 1328 CE) states: “The eigth angle [in… Read More ›

Surah 8:69 – Prisoners From The Battle Of Badr

Background Madinan verse (Al-Wahidi, Ibn Kathir, Mawdudi and Dr. Muhammed Asad) Analysing Verse “So consume what you have taken of war booty [as being] lawful and good, and fear Allah . Indeed, Allah is Forgiving and Merciful. O Prophet, say to whoever is in your hands of the captives, “If Allah knows [any] good in… Read More ›

Tafseer For Quran 70:22-31

Background Makkan verse (Anwarul bayan [1], Mawdudi and Dr. Muhammed Asad). Analysing Verses “Not so those devoted to Prayer—those who remain steadfast to their prayer; and those in whose wealth is a recognized right for the (needy) who asks and him who is prevented (for some reason from asking); and those who hold to the… Read More ›

Quran 30:28 The Rejection Of Polytheism – Parable

Background Makkan verse (Mawdudi, and Dr. Muhammed Asad) Analysing Verse “He presents to you an example from yourselves. Do you have among those whom your right hands possess any partners in what We have provided for you so that you are equal therein [and] would fear them as your fear of one another [within a… Read More ›

Quran 24:58-59 Seeking Permission Before Entering The House

Background Madinan verse (Mawdudi, and Dr. Muhammed Asad). Analysing Verse “O you who have believed, let those whom your right hands possess and those who have not [yet] reached puberty among you ask permission of you [before entering] at three times: before the dawn prayer and when you put aside your clothing [for rest] at… Read More ›

Surah 24:33 – Obligatory To Enter Into A Contract To Free A Slave?

Background Madinan verse (Mawdudi, Dr. Muhammed Asad and Ibn Kathir) Analysing Verse “But let them who find not [the means for] marriage abstain [from sexual relations] until Allah enriches them from His bounty. And THOSE WHO SEEK A CONTRACT [for eventual emancipation] from among whom your right hands possess – THEN MAKE A CONTRACT WITH… Read More ›