Al-Hashr, 6

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Al-Hashr is the chapter 59 of the Qur'an, and this article is about its sixth verse, a verse related to the controversies of the land of Fadak.


The Quran, chapter 59 (Al-Hashr), verse 6:

And whatever Allah restored to His Messenger from them you did not press forward against it any horse or a riding camel but Allah gives authority to His messengers against whom He pleases, and Allah has power over all things. — translated by Muhammad Habib Shakir

Transliteration: Wama afaa Allahu AAala rasoolihi minhum fama awjaftum AAalayhi min khaylin wala rikabin walakinna Allaha yusallitu rusulahu AAala man yashao waAllahu AAala kulli shay-in qadeerun

Arabic: وَمَا أَفَاء اللَّهُ عَلَى رَسُولِهِ مِنْهُمْ فَمَا أَوْجَفْتُمْ عَلَيْهِ مِنْ خَيْلٍ وَلَا رِكَابٍ وَلَكِنَّ اللَّهَ يُسَلِّطُ رُسُلَهُ عَلَى مَن يَشَاء وَاللَّهُ عَلَى كُلِّ شَيْءٍ قَدِيرٌ


This verse is said to be relevant to the land of Fadak. The words translated as "restored", "afaa", is related to Fay:

Sunni view[edit]

Fakhr al-Din al-Razi, a 13th century Sunni Islamic scholar writes with regards to this verse:

Other Sunni tafsir that confirm Fadak was Fay property include:[3]

However, as opposed to all other Sunni historians, Shah Waliullah[4] and Ibn Taymiyyah [5] do not accept that Fadak was in possession of Muhammad.

Shibli Nomani, a 20th century Sunni Islamic scholar writes:

Shi'a view[edit]

Mahdi Puya, a 20th century Shi'a twelver Islamic scholar writes regarding this verse:


  1. ^ Tafsir Kabir, v8, p125, and Tafsir Muraghi, under the commentary of Sura Al-Hashr
  2. ^ Tafsir al-Kabir, Vol. 10, page 506
  3. ^ :: Fadak; The property of Fatima al-Zahra [as]
  4. ^ Quratul Ain p228
  5. ^ Minhaj al-Sunnah, Dhikr of Fadak
  6. ^ Al-Faruq Vol. 2, Page 289 & 290
  7. ^ Quran (puya) on [1]