Causes of Revelation أسباب النزول

Hadith on Shirk: The Prophet warns his kindred of idolatry

Qabisah ibn al-Mukhariq reported: When the verse was revealed, “Warn your closest kindred,” (26:214) the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, set out to the mountain cliffs and ascended […]

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Hadith on Takathur: Competition for worldly goods misleads you

Ibn al-Zubayr reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “If the son of Adam had two valleys full of wealth, he would desire a third.

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Hadith on Ease: Difficulty certain to be followed by relief

Anas ibn Malik reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, was once standing over a hole and he said, “If hardship were to enter this hole,

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Hadith on Thoughts: Allah forgives evil thoughts not acted upon

Abu Huraira reported: When the verse was revealed to the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, “Unto Allah belongs whatever is in the heavens and the earth,

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Hadith on Hudaybiyyah: Peace treaty with idolaters a victory for the Prophet

Anas ibn Malik reported: When the verse was revealed, “Verily, We have given you a clear victory,” (48:1), they had returned from Al-Hudaybiyyah mixed with grief and despair. They slaughtered

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Hadith on Badr: Allah supports the Prophet with angels

Umar ibn al-Khattab reported: On the day of Badr, the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, looked upon the idolaters and they were a thousand in number,

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Hadith on Friday: A caravan arrives in Medina, Muslims distracted

Jabir ibn Abdullah reported: We were praying with the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, as a caravan arrived carrying food. They turned their attention to it until none

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Hadith on Names: Allah forbids insulting by hateful nicknames

Abu Jabirah ibn al-Dahhak reported: A man used to have two or three names by which he was called. Perhaps he hated one of them, so Allah revealed the verse,

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Hadith on Defense: First verse revealed about fighting and jihad

Ibn Abbas reported: When the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, was expelled from Mecca, Abu Bakr said, “They have expelled their Prophet. Verily, unto Allah we belong and

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Hadith on Ikhlas: Idolaters ask for the lineage of Allah Almighty

Ubayy ibn Ka’b reported: The idolaters asked the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, “Tell us the lineage of your Lord.” Then, Allah revealed the verse, “Say:

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Hadith on Romans: Muslims rejoice at victory of Christians over idolaters

Abu Sa’id reported: On the day of the battle of Badr, the Romans were victorious over the Persians and the believers were pleased by that. Allah had revealed, “The Romans

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Hadith on Women: Allah knows which men gaze at women or not

Ibn Abbas reported: A woman would pray behind the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, who was the most beautiful of all people. Some men would come

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Hadith on Retaliation: Equal punishment permitted, forgiveness is better

Ubayy ibn Ka’b reported: On the day of the battle of Uhud, sixty-four of the Ansar and six of the Muhajirun had fallen, one of whom was Hamza, and the

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Hadith on Quran: The Prophet’s love for Surat al-Fath

Umar ibn al-Khattab reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “A chapter has been revealed to me tonight that is more beloved to me than

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Hadith on Alcohol: Gradual prohibition of wine, intoxicants

‘Amr ibn Shurahbil reported: When the prohibition of wine was yet to be declared, Umar ibn al-Khattab said, “O Allah, give us a clear explanation of wine.” Allah revealed the

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Hadith on Curses: Prohibition of cursing people by name

Abdullah ibn Umar reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, raised his head from the last bowing in dawn prayer, saying, “O Allah, curse this person,

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Hadith on Hidayah: The Prophet’s beloved uncle dies an unbeliever

Abu Huraira reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said to his uncle Abu Talib as he was dying, “Say there is no God but Allah,

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Hadith on Religion: Fate of Jews, Christians, non-Muslims before Islam

Salman al-Farisi reported: I asked the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, about the people of religion who had been with me, mentioning their prayers and acts of worship.

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Hadith on Ahl Kitab: Among People of the Book are righteous believers

Ibn Mas’ud reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, delayed the evening prayer, then he later came out to the mosque to find people waiting for

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Hadith on Apostasy: Allah accepts an apostate’s repentance

Ibn Abbas reported: A man among the Ansar embraced Islam and then he became an apostate and joined the idolaters, but he regretted it later. He sent word to his

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