Al-Baqarah · Juz 2 · Qur'an Tafseer

But When Fighting was Prescribed for Them, They Turned Away

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful Tafseer Al-Baqarah Ayah 246 The discussion once again returns to the wrongdoings of the Children of Israel and how they rectified their behavior. When they were overtaken by the enemies, due to their abandoning the commands of Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala, they began thinking… Continue reading But When Fighting was Prescribed for Them, They Turned Away

Al-Baqarah · Juz 2 · Qur'an Tafseer

The Punishment for Apostasy

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful Tafseer Al-Baqarah Ayaat 217 - 218 Fighting is forbidden in the months of Muharram, Rajab, Thul-Qa’dah and Thul Hijjah. In his farewell sermon of Hajj, the Prophet salAllahu ‘alayhi wa sallam said, “Four (months) from among them are sacred, out of which three are… Continue reading The Punishment for Apostasy

Al-Baqarah · Juz 2 · Qur'an Tafseer

Perhaps You Love a Thing and It is Bad for You

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful Tafseer Al-Baqarah Ayah 216 This ayah establishes the obligatory nature of holy war even though it may be burdensome for some temperaments. Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala knows the reality of everything while man’s knowledge is limited. We assess things on the basis of our… Continue reading Perhaps You Love a Thing and It is Bad for You

Al-Baqarah · Juz 2 · Qur'an Tafseer

Fighting in the Sacred Months

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful Tafseer Al-Baqarah Ayaat 193 – 194 We learned in the previous ayaat that the word Fitnah can be translated in many ways. It can mean Shirk [associating partners with Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala], kufr [disbelief] and also religious persecution. Ibn ‘Abbas radhiAllahu ‘anhu is… Continue reading Fighting in the Sacred Months

Al-Baqarah · Juz 2 · Qur'an Tafseer

Does Islam say Kill Anybody and Anywhere You Find them?

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful Tafseer Al-Baqarah Ayaat 190 – 192 In the month of Thul Qa’dah, the Prophet salAllahu ‘alayhi wa sallam and his Companions radhiAllahu ‘anhum journeyed toward Makkah to perform ‘Umrah. When they reached the city, the polytheists Makkan, who controlled the sacred area, did not… Continue reading Does Islam say Kill Anybody and Anywhere You Find them?