Revisiting ‘I Have Been Commanded To Fight…’ Hadith

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Kaleef K. Karim

This is a part two on this Hadith report (below) which is often quoted out of its historical context. In the previous piece, which can be seen here: “The Hadith ‘…Fight Until They Say There Is No god But Allah’ Explained“, we showed evidence that the Hadith was never understood by the Prophet nor his companions of carrying out forced conversion of polytheist Makkans:

“I have been commanded to fight the people until they testify that there is no deity worthy of worship except Allah and that Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah, establish the prayer and pay the Zakah.” (Fath al-Bari, volume 1, page 95) (Tafsir Ibn Kathir (Abridged) [Abridged by A Group of Scholars Under The Supervision Of Shaykh Safiur-Rahman Al-Mubarakpuri. Maktaba Dar-us-Salam – Second Edition, 2003] volume 4, page 377)”

When we analysed the report in its historical context, we saw that…

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Categories: Islam

5 replies

  1. Thanks br Paul.

    Anyone interested reading part 1 of this series on this Hadith report, please see the following link:

    Few more articles are going to published in relation to this incident soon InSha’Allah

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  2. I have one comment: Which is that only verses containing rulings can be abrogated, as for “You are only one who reminds, you are not a guardian over them” it’s a simple fact not a verse describing a ruling, so it can’t even be said to be abrogated ab initio.


  3. Here is our latest article showing that Prophet Muhammed (p) did NOT break the treaty of Hudaybiyyah:

    “Did The Treaty Of Hudaybiyyah Include Women?”

    This was written in response to a missionary claiming that the treaty was broken first. Evidence presented shows the contrary.


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