Tag: Tabuk

Quran 9:38 – 52 The Battle Of Tabuk

Background The background for these verses (below) is related to the expedition of Tabuk (Tafsir Ibn Kathir, Tafsir al-Jalalayn, Tanwr al-Miqbas min Tafsir Ibn Abbas, and Ibn Juzayy), which we have written about in detail here: ‘Answering Jihad: “Fight Against Those Who Do Not Believe’ – Quran 9:29“. This expedition took place as a result… Read More ›

Answering Jihad: “Fight Against Those Who Do Not Believe” – Quran 9:29

Kaleef K. Karim & Bachir Guediri Content: 1. Introduction 2. Background on Quran 9:29 3. The Verse – Historical context 4. Jizya (Jizyah) 5. Conclusion 1. Introduction This article examines chapter 9, verse 29 of the Quran, in its historical context. Some claim that the verse (Q. 9:29) endorses and ‘sanctions Muslims to kill innocent… Read More ›

The Expedition Of Usama Bin Zayd

Before the Prophet’s (p) demise, he sent Usama Bin Zayd expedition to Syria. There were few reasons the Prophet (p) had to send his companions to Syria. 1. Syria which was under the control of the Byzantine (Roman) Empire, they were forcing people not to embrace Islam. Religious freedom was out of the window. 2…. Read More ›

The Demolition Of Masjid Al-Dirar (Tabuk)

Kaleef K. Karim The demolition of Masjid al-Dirar took place as a consequence of the people who built it, were hypocrites of the highest degree. They were the same people who waged war against Muslims before and continued plotting. This time round when they built the Masjid (Mosque) under the command of Abu Amr (Amir),… Read More ›

Expedition Of Khalid Ibn al-Walid To Dumatul Jandal

The Prophet (p) sent an expedition to the King (or Governor) of Dumatul Jandal. The reason he sent Khalid Ibn Waleed (ra) to him, was because this Christian King was in alliance with Byzantine (Roman) Empire. The Byzantine Empire had declared war against the Muslims. Which we have written about before (here). This King backed… Read More ›

King or Prince of Dumatul Jandal Innocent?

Narrated Anas ibn Malik ; Uthman ibn AbuSulayman: The Prophet (p) sent Khalid ibn al-Walid to Ukaydir of Dumah. He was seized and they brought him to him (i.e. the Prophet). He spared his life and made peace with him on condition that he should pay jizyah (poll-tax). – (Abu Dawud Book 19, Number 3031)… Read More ›

Revisiting Quran 9:29 – Tabuk

Kaleef K. Karim Previously I wrote on Quran 9:29, you can read it here. As I examined the passage in its historical context, using early Muslim sources, it was evident that the aggressors were the Byzantine (Roman) Empire who had mobilised troops in order to exterminate the Muslim community in Arabia. The fighting that is… Read More ›

Quran 9:111 ‘…They Fight In His Cause, And Slay And Are Slain’

Quran 9:111 – “Allah hath purchased of the believers their persons and their goods; for theirs (in return) is the garden (of Paradise): they fight in His cause, and slay and are slain: a promise binding on Him in truth, through the Law, the Gospel, and the Quran: and who is more faithful to his covenant than… Read More ›

Quran 9:88

Quran 9:88 – “But the Messenger, and those who believe with him, strive and fight with their wealth and their persons: for them are (all) good things: and it is they who will prosper.” The above verse as it so happens often, critics twist, distort the passage, that it endorses violence against the innocent. However,… Read More ›

Quran 9:73 – ‘Strive Hard Against The Unbelievers…’ – Tabuk

Quran 9:73 – “O Prophet! strive hard against the unbelievers and the hypocrites and be unyielding to them; and their abode is hell, and evil is the destination.” When the above verse says, “strive hard against the unbelievers”, this refers to the expedition of Tabuk, which Prophet Muhammed (p) and his Companions took part in. The… Read More ›