Tag: war

Hadith Without Context Is Meaningless: Abu Bakr’s “Apostasy” Wars

Kaleef K. Karim Content: 1. Introduction 2. Main Causes of The “Apostasy” War 3. Muslims Or “Apostates” 4. Zakat, Tax And Prison 5. Conclusion 1. Introduction The Ridda wars which was led by the first Caliph Abu Bakr Siddiq against the rebels in Arabia is often misquoted, and not presented in their true historical context…. Read More ›

Jewish Mayor Of Tel Aviv Blames Occupation For Continued Violence

If you heard this from anyone else, they would have been accused of ‘anti-semitism’. Jewish Mayor of Tel Aviv blames the occupation for the continued violence. 972Mag.com reports: Tel Aviv-Jaffa Mayor Ron Huldai shocked many Israelis Thursday morning when he cited Israel’s occupation as one factor that leads Palestinians to turn to terrorism. Speaking on… Read More ›

Islam: “Regulation Of Warfare And The Promotion Of Peace”

DTT: A non-Muslim scholar’s perspective on how Islam regulated warfare and the promotion of peace in its historical context. Dr. Anicee van Engeland, should be commended for the balanced approach in understanding Islam and to give a perspective of how Islam originally was understood in relation to the topic of war and peace. A brief… Read More ›

Most Misinterpreted Verses Of The Quran?

Kaleef K. Karim, Aliyu Musa Misau & Bachir Guediri The religion of Islam has been degraded and vilified by those who seem to believe that they have a better understanding of the religion, compared to the consensus of scholars for the past 1400 years. These misguided individuals cite a verse here and a verse there which they… Read More ›

“They Fight In The Cause Of Allah, They Kill And Are Killed…” – Surah 9:111

Background Late Madinan verse. Analysing Verse 9:111 “Indeed, Allah has purchased from the believers their lives and their properties [in exchange] for that they will have Paradise. They fight in the cause of Allah, so they kill and are killed. [It is] a true promise [binding] upon Him in the Torah and the Gospel and… Read More ›

“They Could Not Find Something To Spend [For The Cause Of Allah]” – Surah 9:92

Background These verses relate to the expedition of Tabuk, confronting the Byzantine army. For more information on the battle of Tabuk, please click on the following article: “Answering Jihad: ‘Fight Against Those Who Do Not Believe’ – Quran 9:29” Analysing Verses 9:91 There is not upon the weak or upon the ill or upon those… Read More ›

‘If You Desist From Hostilities; Return To War, We Will Return…’ – Quran 8:15 – 19

Background These verses are related to the battle of Badr (Tafsir al-Jalalayn, Tanwir al-Miqbas min Tafsir Ibn Abbas, Asbab Al-Nuzul by Al-Wahidi, Ibn Kathir and Dr. Muhammad Asad). Analysing Verses 8:15 O you who have believed, when you meet those who disbelieve advancing [for battle], do not turn to them your backs [in flight]. 8:16… Read More ›

“Do Not Weaken And Call For Peace While You Are Superior…” – Surah 47:31 – 35

Background These verses were revealed in relation to the battle of Badr (Tanwir al-Miqbas min Tafsir Ibn Abbas). The battle took place as a consequence of the Quraysh’s constant hostility and aggression. Soon as the Muslims fled persecution and found safe haven in Madinah, the Quraysh were once again on to the Muslims. They demanded… Read More ›

Banu Nadir’s Treachery: Quran 59:2-14

Background These verses were revealed concerning a Jewish tribe Banu Nadir, who resided in Madinah (Asbab Al-Nuzul by Al-Wahidi, Sayyid Abul Ala Maududi, Asad, Tafsir al-Jalalayn, Tanwir al-Miqbas min Tafsir Ibn ‘Abbas). The Banu Nadir were banished from Madinah as a consequence of them breaking the treaty, siding with the enemies against the Muslims in… 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 ›

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