Expedition of Abu Sufyan ibn Harb

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Expedition of Abu Sufyan ibn Harb[citation needed] or the Demolition of al-Lat, occurred in the same year as the Battle of Tabuk[1] (which occurred in October 630 AD[2] ). Muhammad sent Abu Sufyan[3] with a group armed men to destroy the Idol Allāt (also referred to as al-Tagiyyah) that was worshipped by the citizens of Taif.[citation needed] The destruction of the idol was a demand by Muhammad before any reconciliation could take place with the citizens of Taif.[citation needed]The event is also mentioned in the Quran verse 17:73.[4]

Quran 17:73[edit]

According to the Muslim scholar Al-Suyuti, the Quran verse 17:73 was "revealed" about this event, after the tribe asked Muhammad to be excused from the daily prayers[5]

Islamic primary sources[edit]

Quran[edit]

The event is mentioned in the Quran (according to al-Suyuti):

Al Suyuti's commentary on the verse is as follows:

Early Muslim sources[edit]

The event is mentioned by the Muslim jurist Tabari (he refers to al-Lat as Tagiyyah, which is an alternate name). He wrote:

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Tabari, Al (25 Sep 1990), The last years of the Prophet (translated by Isma'il Qurban Husayn), State University of New York Press, p. 46, ISBN 978-0-88706-691-7 
  2. ^ Hawarey, Dr. Mosab (2010). The Journey of Prophecy; Days of Peace and War (Arabic). Islamic Book Trust. Note: Book contains a list of battles of Muhammad in Arabic, English translation available here, and archive of page here
  3. ^ Rahman al-Mubharakpuri, Saifur (2003). Tafsir Ibn Kathir (Volume 9). Dar-us-Salam. p. 321. ISBN 978-9960-892-80-1.  See also Tafsir Ibn Kathir,53:19- Text Version
  4. ^ Suyuti, Al, Tafsir al Jalayn, on 17:73  Archive of page available here
  5. ^ Suyuti, Al, Tafsir al Jalayn, on 17:73  Archive of page available here
  6. ^ Suyuti, Al, Tafsir al Jalayn, on 17:73  Archive of page available here
  7. ^ Tabari, Al (25 Sep 1990), The last years of the Prophet (translated by Isma'il Qurban Husayn), State University of New York Press, p. 46, ISBN 978-0-88706-691-7