Tag: violence

Surah 9:25 – 27 Battle Of Hunayn

Background After the conquest of Makkah, while Muslims were busy with their lives in path of God; praying, fasting and doing charity work, the Hawazin and Thaqif tribe assembled an army to attack the Muslims. With news reaching the Prophet (p) of their plans, Prophet Muhammed and his people prepared to engage them. This occasion… Read More ›

“The Sword Verse”: Surah 9:13 – 24

Background Continuing from previously where we explained Quran 9:5 (‘sword verse’) in its historical context. Now we move on to the remaining verses which are related to the same event. As we explained before (see here: ‘An Historical Examination Of The Sword Verse – Surah 9:5’), the Muslims signed a peace treaty with the Quraysh… Read More ›

“Cast Terror Into The Hearts Of The Disbelievers…” Quran 8:1 To 8:12

Background These present verses were revealed concerning the battle of Badr (Tafsir al-Jalalayn, Tafsir Ibn Kathir, Tanwir al-Miqbas min Tafsir Ibn ‘Abbas, Asbab Al-Nuzul by Al-Wahidi, Muhammed Asad and Zohurul Hoque/Husain Nuri commentary on the Qur’an), which took place in the year of 2nd Hijri (624 AD). The causes in which it led to this battle… 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 ›

‘Seek The Means To Him And Strive In His Cause…’ – Quran 5:35

Background Madinan verse. Analysing Verse “O you who have believed, fear Allah and seek the means [of nearness] to Him and strive in His cause that you may succeed.” – Quran 5:35 In Islamic scripture, Muslims are commanded to perform five acts of worship. (1) Testifying that there is no god but God. (2) Praying… Read More ›

“Fight With Them Until There Is No More Fitna [Disbelief]…?” – Quran 8:39

Background This verse (Q. 8:39) was revealed concerning the battle of Badr (624 AD). Analysing Verse Some claim that Islam is to dominate, and conduct holy war, on people of other religions until they accept Islam. Yet, the Quran clearly states that there is to be no compulsion in religion. Everyone has a free choice… 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 ›

Two Brothers Jailed For Racially Abusing Muslim Family In Wales

The South Wales Evening Post reports on the sentencing of two brothers for their part in a gang which subjected an Asian family to racist abuse. The local paper reports that the British Bangladeshi family had moved to Pontarddulais from Birmingham but the family had experienced ongoing racist abuse from members of the local community. Swansea Crown… Read More ›

Not A Peep In The Debate About That Other Terrorist Attack On American soil

Not Muslim I suppose we should have guessed, but so far there’s not been a peep from either CNN or the other candidates about the other terrorist attack on American soil in the last few weeks, the murder of bystanders at a Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood clinic. ISIS terrorism? Muslims and Syrians and terrorists crossing… Read More ›

Israeli Legislator: Firebombing Of Dawabsha Family ‘Not An Act Of Terror’

Israeli Knesset Member Bezalel Smotrich stated on Thursday that he did not consider the burning to death of a Palestinian family to be an act of terror. His statement came on the same day that the main suspect in the attack, an Israeli right-wing settler, was released from prison. Smotrich published a column in the… Read More ›