JUZ 10 – POINTS TO PONDER (Part 2)

Alhuda, The Quran Club

Juz10Part 2

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Surah At-Tawba  carries forward the same theme of behavior during times of battle. This chapter was revealed at the time of the expedition to Tabuk, in the 9th year after Hijrah. By this time, the Islamic state was well-established and well-organized, and Islam was spreading throughout the region. At the north, near Tabuk, the Islamic empire approached the boundaries of the powerful Roman Empire. The decision was made to act forcefully in the northern region in order to protect the Muslims who were living in the border region, and to establish the Islamic empire as a force to be reckoned with, not another fledgling movement that the Romans could easily crush. The Muslims won a moral victory when the Romans withdrew from the area rather than face battle.

The themes of this section deal with the nature of warfare and the sanctity of treaties. Muslims are to negotiate in good…

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