Revisiting The Hudaybiyyah Treaty

Kaleef K. Karim We are revisiting the treaty of Hudaybiyyah once again. It is claimed by some that part of the treaty agreement was the stipulation that women have to be returned to the Meccans. They say that women were part of the agreement when it was signed. In the sixth year of Hijrah, a… Read More ›

Did The Treaty Of Hudaybiyyah Include Women?

Kaleef K. Karim Recently we published two piece articles on the Hadith report, which says, “I have been commanded to fight the people until they testify that there is no deity worthy of worship except Allah and that Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah…” We showed from some of the earliest sources available to us… Read More ›

“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 ›

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 ›

Quran 8:61 – 75 Battle Of Badr

Background These verses refer to the battle of Badr (624 AD) and those who migrated to Madinah, fleeing persecution. Analysing Verses 8:61 And if they incline to peace, then incline to it [also] and rely upon Allah. Indeed, it is He who is the Hearing, the Knowing. 8:65 O Prophet, urge the believers to battle…. Read More ›

“Do Not Weaken In Pursuit Of The Enemy…” – Quran 4:104

Background Quran 4:104 was revealed just after the Battle of Uhud. The commentators on the Quran, such as Tafsir al-Jalalayn and Tanwir al-Miqbas min Tafsir Ibn ‘Abbas say, that the verse was directed specifically at the hostile Quraysh. When Muslims were persecuted for thirteen long years in Makkah, the small minority fled to Madinah for… 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 ›

“No Blame Shortening Prayer, If You fear Attack – Disbelievers Are Enemy…” – Quran 4:101 – 103

Background We learn that the background for these verses is that they were revealed after the battle of Uhud. Any time after the battle of Uhud. Mawdudi, Tafsir al-Jalalayn and Maulana Muhammed Ali, agree that these verses were revealed after Uhud. Tafsir al-Jalalayn and Mawdudi [1] go even more specific, saying that the verses on ‘fear… 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 ›