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 Total Ayat 18
 
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Naming Convention of the Surah [ edit ] Last edited: 03/03/2016

This Surah takes its name from the Ayat, إِنَّ الَّذِينَ يُنَادُونَكَ مِن وَرَاءِ الْحُجُرَاتِ أَكْثَرُهُمْ لَا يَعْقِلُونَ "Indeed, those who call you, [O Muhammad], from behind the chambers - most of them do not use reason." (49:4).

There are 18 Ayat in this Surah.

 
 
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Central Theme [ edit ] Last edited: 04/03/2016

The Surah itself teaches the Muslims the manners worthy of a true believer and the first five verses in particular relate to the manners that should be observed with regard to God and His Messenger.

The instruction has been given that it is not correct to believe in every piece of news blindly, without due consideration. If information is received about a person, a group or a community it should be reviewed carefully, whether the information comes from reliable means or not. If the means are not reliable, it should be examined to see whether the news is authentic before taking any action.

Next, it has been told what attitude the Muslims should adopt if two groups of the Muslims fall into mutual fighting. Then the Muslims have been exhorted to safeguard against the evils that corrupt communities and spoil mutual relationships. Mocking and taunting each other, calling others by bad nicknames, creating suspicion, prying into other people’s affairs and backbiting are evil sins that corrupt the wider society. God individually mentions these evils and forbids them.

After this, the national and racial distinctions that cause universal corruption have been condemned. Nationalism, tribalism, pride of ancestry, looking down upon others as inferior to oneself and pulling down others to establish ones own superiority are important factors that have filled the world with injustices and tyranny. God in a brief verse has cut the root of this evil by stating that all men are descendants of the same one pair (Adam and Eve) and their division into tribes and communities is only for the sake of recognition, not for boasting and pride, and there is no lawful basis of one man’s superiority over another except by a higher status of piety and morality.

In conclusion, the people have been told that the real issue is not the verbal profession of the faith but to truly believe in God and His Messenger, to obey them in their practical life and to sincerely exert ones self and wealth in the cause of God. True believers are those who adopt this attitude. As for those who profess Islam merely orally without affirmation by the heart and then adopt an attitude as if they have done someone a favour by accepting Islam, may be counted among the Muslims in the world but will not be counted as believers in the sight of God.

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Connection of the name of the Surah and its Ayaat [ edit ] Last edited: 04/03/2016
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Connection between the beginning and the ending of the Surah [ edit ] Last edited: 03/03/2016
  • The begining and the Surah mention atrributes of the general Muslims and the Believers. 
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Connection of the Surah to the Surah before/after it [ edit ] Last edited: 03/03/2016
  • The Prophet Muhammad.The last Ayat of the previous Surah, al-Fath ends with the mention of the Prophet Muhammad and those with him (48:29) and this Surah begins with how those around the Messenger should behave (49:1-5)
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The Virtues of the Surah [ edit ] Last edited: 04/03/2016
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Special Features of the Surah [ edit ] Last edited: 03/03/2016
  • The phrase, يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا "O you who Believe," has been mentioned five times. (49:1) (49:2) (49:6) (49:11) (49:12).
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Important key and unique words of the Surah [ edit ] Last edited: 04/03/2016
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Period of Revelation [ edit ] Last edited: 04/03/2016

This Surah is a collection of the commandments and instructions sent down on different occasions. Moreover, the hadith also show that most of these commandments were sent down during the final stage of the Prophet’s life at Madinah. For instance, the commentators of the Qur’an state that verse 4 was sent down concerning the Bani Tamim. This deputation had arrived in Madinah and started calling out to the Prophet from outside the apartments (hujurat) of his wives, and according to all biographical books on the Prophet’s life this deputation had visited Madinah in 9 A.H. Likewise, verse 6, a large number of the hadith confirm that it was sent down concerning Walid bin Uqbah whom the Prophet had sent to collect the financial obligation (Zakah) from the Bani al-Mustaliq, and it is known that he had become a Muslim on the conquest of Makkah.

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Background Reasons for Revelation [ edit ] Last edited: 04/03/2016
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Relevant Hadith [ edit ] Last edited: 03/03/2016
  • حَدَّثَنَا مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ الْمُثَنَّى، حَدَّثَنَا مُؤَمِّلُ بْنُ إِسْمَاعِيلَ، حَدَّثَنَا نَافِعُ بْنُ عُمَرَ بْنِ جَمِيلٍ الْجُمَحِيُّ، حَدَّثَنِي ابْنُ أَبِي مُلَيْكَةَ، حَدَّثَنِي عَبْدُ اللَّهِ بْنُ الزُّبَيْرِ، أَنَّ الأَقْرَعَ بْنَ حَابِسٍ، قَدِمَ عَلَى النَّبِيِّ صلى الله عليه وسلم فَقَالَ أَبُو بَكْرٍ يَا رَسُولَ اللَّهِ اسْتَعْمِلْهُ عَلَى قَوْمِهِ ‏.‏ فَقَالَ عُمَرُ لاَ تَسْتَعْمِلْهُ يَا رَسُولَ اللَّهِ ‏.‏ فَتَكَلَّمَا عِنْدَ النَّبِيِّ صلى الله عليه وسلم حَتَّى ارْتَفَعَتْ أَصْوَاتُهُمَا فَقَالَ أَبُو بَكْرٍ لِعُمَرَ مَا أَرَدْتَ إِلاَّ خِلاَفِي ‏.‏ فَقَالَ عُمَرُ مَا أَرَدْتُ خِلاَفَكَ قَالَ فَنَزَلَتْ هَذِهِ الآيَةُ ‏:‏ ‏(‏ يا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا لاَ تَرْفَعُوا أَصْوَاتَكُمْ فَوْقَ صَوْتِ النَّبِيِّ ‏)‏ فَكَانَ عُمَرُ بْنُ الْخَطَّابِ بَعْدَ ذَلِكَ إِذَا تَكَلَّمَ عِنْدَ النَّبِيِّ صلى الله عليه وسلم لَمْ يُسْمِعْ كَلاَمَهُ حَتَّى يَسْتَفْهِمَهُ ‏.‏ قَالَ وَمَا ذَكَرَ ابْنُ الزُّبَيْرِ جَدَّهُ يَعْنِي أَبَا بَكْرٍ ‏.‏ قَالَ أَبُو عِيسَى هَذَا حَدِيثٌ حَسَنٌ غَرِيبٌ ‏.‏ وَقَدْ رَوَى بَعْضُهُمْ عَنِ ابْنِ أَبِي مُلَيْكَةَ مُرْسَلٌ وَلَمْ يَذْكُرْ فِيهِ عَنْ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ بْنِ الزُّبَيْرِ

    Narrated 'Abdullah bin Az-Zubair, "Al-Aqra' bin Habis arrived to meet the Prophet (ﷺ)" - he said - "so Abu Bakr said: 'O Messenger of Allah! Appoint him over his people.' 'Umar said: 'Do not appoint him O Messenger of Allah!' They continued talking before the Prophet (ﷺ) until they raised their voices. Abu Bakr said to 'Umar: 'You only wanted to contradict me.' So ['Umar] said: 'I did not want to contradict you.'" He said: "So this Ayah was revealed: 'O you who believe! Do not raise your voices above the voice of the Prophet (49:2).'" He said: "After that, when 'Umar spoke before the Prophet (ﷺ), his speech could not be heard until he told him he could not understand him." He (one of the narrators) said: "And Ibn Az-Zubair did not mention his grandfather" meaning Abu Bakr." Tirmidhee no. 3266

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Lessons/Guidance/Major-Issues/Reflections [ edit ] Last edited: 03/03/2016
  • Investigate the news of a sinful person. 
  • Universal brotherhood of Muslims.
  • Allah commanded lowering ones voice in the presence of the Prophet.
  • Make peace between the believers if they fight among themselves.
  • Islamic etiquettes of moral behavior:
  • Do not laugh at another to down degrade him.
  • Do not defame another through sarcastic remarks.
  • Do not call another by offensive nicknames.
  • Avoid immoderate suspicions, for in some cases it is a sin.
  • Do not spy on one another.
  • Do not backbite one another.
  • All mankind is created from one man and one woman, therefore, no one has superiority over another and noblest is he who is the most righteous
  • True believer is he who believes in Allah, His Rasool and make Jihad with his wealth and person in the Way of Allah.
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