Knowing The Reasons For The Revelation Of Aayahs (Asbaab An-Nuzool)

When Qudaamah ibn Maz’oon was charged with the offense of wine drinking, ‘Umar ibn Al-Khattaab decided to punish him, but the Qudaamah cited the Quraanic aayah in soorah Maa’idah [5:93] in his own defence.

The aayaah reads:

There is no blame on those who believe  and do good deeds for what they consume provided they are God fearing.

Qudaamah ibn Maz’oon claimed that he was one of them.

‘Abdullaah ibn ‘Abbaas refuted this view and explained that this particular aayah had been revealed concerning people who died before wine drinking was definitively forbidden.

[Principles Of Islamic Juresprudence, p. 57]


4 Responses to “Knowing The Reasons For The Revelation Of Aayahs (Asbaab An-Nuzool)”

  1. Absolutely fantastic posts. This blog is a imaan and ilm booster. Jazakallahukhairun.

  2. Assalaamu alaykum


    This is also a proof that Takfir is not applied when a person misunderstands


    • A more clearer proof for that is the following hadeeth:

      The Prophet said:

      “Allaah is more delighted with the repentance of His slave when he repents, than any of you would be if (he found his) camel, which he had been riding in a barren desert, after it had escaped from him carrying his food and drink.

      After he despaired of it, he came to a tree and laid down in its shade.

      Then while he was despairing of it, the camel came and stood by his side, and he seized its reins and cried out in joy, ‘O God, You are my servant and I am your Lord!’ – making this mistake (in wording) out of his excessive joy.”

      [Saheeh Muslim]

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