Category Archives: Qur’aan

04 Aug

Fitnah is worse than killing

They ask you about the sacred month – about fighting therein. Say, "Fighting therein is great [sin], but averting [people] from the way of Allah and disbelief in Him and [preventing access to] al-Masjid al-Haram and the expulsion of its people therefrom are greater [evil] in the sight of Allah . And fitnah is greater than killing." And they will continue to fight you until they turn you back from your religion if they are able. And whoever of you reverts from his religion [to disbelief] and dies while he is a disbeliever – for those, their deeds have become worthless in this world and the Hereafter, and those are the companions of the Fire, they will abide therein eternally.

[Qur’aan 2:217]


Ibn Kathiir has quoted Abu al-'aaliyah, Mujaahid, Sa'iid bin Jubair, ikramah, al-hasan, Qataadah, al-Dahhaak, and al-Rabii' bin Anas as saying that this means:


Shirk is worse than killing



Ibn Kathiir also says:

They used to torture the Muslims in regards to thier Diin to the extent that they reverted to kufr after having believed. And that is worse in front of Allaah than killing.



Sheikh al-Islaam Ibn Taymiyyah said: Killing consists of evil and wickedness but the fitnah of the kuffaar consists of evil and wickedness which is far worse.

So, the one who does not prevent the Muslims from establishing the Diin of Allaah, then the harm of his kufr is limited to himself.

And it is for this reason that the Jurists have said: The one who calls to bid'ah which opposes the Book and the Sunnah is to be punished with that with which the one who remains silent is not punished (because the one who remains silent, his bid'ah is limited to himself).



al-Qurtubi said:

The majority have said that the meaning of fitnah here is the torture and torment the kaafirs subjected the Muslims to and pushed them away from their Diin until they were destroyed. This is far worse a crime than fighting them in the sacred month.



31 Jul

The masjid built on taqwaa from the first day

Never stand you therein. Verily, the mosque whose foundation was laid from the first day on piety is more worthy that you stand therein (to pray). In it are men who love to clean and to purify themselves. And Allah loves those who make themselves clean and pure.

[Qur’aan 9:108]


There two men who argued in regards to which masjid was built on taqwaa from the first day. So, one man (from them) said: It is masjid Qubaa. The other said: It is the masjid of the Messenger of Allaah (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam). Thereupon, the Messenger of Allaah (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) said:

It is this masjid of mine.

[Sunan al-Nasaa’i Hadith No. 697]


al-Sindi said: This is nass in regards to the fact that the masjid mentioned in the Qur'aan is his (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) masjid and not the masjid of Qubaa as the scholars of tafsiir have thought.


20 Jul

The fraud of the eyes

Allah knows the fraud of the eyes, and all that the breasts conceal.

[Qur’aan 40:19]


Remember, while you may be able to look at things which Allaah has forbidden without letting those around you know that you are looking at them, Allah will always know.


When you sit with your friends and a woman passes by and you steal a glance at her without them knowing, know that Allah knows full well what you are doing.


He also knows what you conceal inside your heart. You can fool the creation. You can hide your vices from the creation. However, nothing is hidden from Allaah.


07 Jul

Those who commit Zina

Confinement to the home was the punishment ordained for Zinaa in the early part of Islaam based on the following Verse of the Qur'aan.

Those who commit unlawful sexual intercourse of your women – bring against them four [witnesses] from among you. And if they testify, confine the guilty women to houses until death takes them or Allah ordains for them [another] way.

[Qur’aan 4:15]

Then, an Ijmaa occurred that confinement was abrogated.



Dishonoring those who indulged in Zinaa


They scholars differed if dishonoring (the ones who indulged in Zinaa) was abrogated or not. A group of scholars said it was abrogated. Mujaahid was one of those who held this opinion. He said the following:


And the two who commit it among you, dishonor them both

[Qur’aan 4: Portion of Verse 16]

has been abrogated by the Verse in Surah al-Nuur.


Another group held the view that dishonoring the ones who indulged in Zinaa has not been abrogated. Rather, it is to upheld side by side with lashing as the two do not contradict one another in any way. The one who indulges in Zinaa can be lashed as well as dishonored.


It is waajib, according to this group, that the two who indulged in Zinaa be dishonored. People should say to them you committed an evil and vile act and both of you opposed the Command of Allaah.


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26 Jun

Beautiful sequence in Qur’aan

Say, "O People of the Scripture, why do you disbelieve in the verses of Allah while Allah is Witness over what you do?"

Say, "O People of the Scripture, why do you avert from the way of Allah those who believe, seeking to make it [seem] deviant, while you are witnesses [to the truth]? And Allah is not unaware of what you do."

[Qur’aan 3: Verses 98 and 99]

Allaah has denounced the People of the Book for two things in the above Verses:


He denounced them for their disbelief
He denounced them for pushing others into disbelief


Then, when He addressed the believers, He ordered them to have Taqwaa and Imaan.

O you who have believed, fear Allah as He should be feared and do not die except as Muslims [in submission to Him].

[Qur’aan 3:102]


Then, He ordered them to work to helping others towards Imaan and obedience (of Allaah).


And let there be [arising] from you a nation inviting to [all that is] good, enjoining what is right and forbidding what is wrong, and those will be the successful.

[Qur’aan 3:104]

And this is a beautiful sequence which conforms to the intellect.


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