Stories from Quran Stories

Owners of the Elephant (Part-3)

To read the previous part of this story,click here.Ibn Ishaq said: When Allah the Almighty sent His Prophet Muhammad (SM), He reminded the Quraishites with His Grace and Favor bestowed on them through defeating the Abyssinians and defying them saying: {Have you (0 Muhammad (SM))...

Owners of the Elephant (Part-2)

To read the previous part of this story,click here.Ibn Ishaq said: It is said that when 'Abdul Muttalib entered upon Abraha he was accompanied with Ya'mur Ibn Nafa'ah Ibn 'Adiy Ibn Ad-Dail Ibn Bakr Ibn 'Abd Manah Ibn Kinanah the chief of the Banu Bakr...

Owners of the Elephant (Part-1)

Allah the Almighty says:{Have you (O Muhammad (SM)) not seen how your Lord dealt with the owners of the Elephant? [The Elephant army which came from Yemen under the command of Abraha Al-Ashram intending to destroy the Ka`bah at Makkah]. Did He not make their...

Barsisa the Worshipper (The Renegade)

Allah the Almighty says in His Glorious Qur'an: {(Their allies deceived them) like Shaitan (Satan), when he says to man: "Disbelieve in Allah." But when (man) disbelieves in Allah, Shaitan (Satan) says: "I am free of you, I fear Allah, the Lord of the `Alamin (mankind,...

People of the Ditch

Allah the Almighty says: {By the heaven holding the big stars. And by the Promised Day (i.e. the Day of Resurrection). And by the Witnessing day (i.e. Friday), and by .the Witnessed day (i.e. the Day of  ' Arafat (Hajj) the ninth of DhulHijjah]. Cursed were...

The Sabbath-Breakers (Part-2)

To read the previous part of this story,click here.Allah the Almighty says: {So when they forgot the remindings that had been given to them}, i.e. were heedless towards the godly preachers, {We rescued those who forbade evil}, i.e. the preaching sect, but {We seized those...

The Sabbath-Breakers (Part-1)

Allah the Almighty says:{And ask them (O Muhammad (SM)) about the town that was by the sea; when they transgressed in the matter of the Sabbath (i.e. Saturday): when their fish came to them openly on the Sabbath day, and did not come to them...

People of the Garden

Allah the Almighty says: {Verily, We have tried them as We tried the people of the garden, when they swore to pluck the fruits of the (garden) in the morning. Without saying: Insha'Allah (If Allah wills). Then there passed by on the (garden) a visitation (fire)...

The Believer & The Disbeliever (Part-2)

To read the previous part of this story,click here. Then, the disbeliever said: {And I think not the Hour will ever come}, as he put his perfect trust in the vain pleasures of this life of ours and belied the existence of the everlasting Hereafter. Then,...

The Believer & The Disbeliever (Part-1)

Allah the Almighty says:{And put forward to them the example of two men: unto one of them We had given two gardens of grapes, and We had surrounded both with date palms; and had put between them green crops (cultivated fields). Each of those two...

People of the Cave (Part-4)

To read the previous part of this story,click here. Allah the Almighty says: {And thus We made their case known (to the people), that they might know that the Promise of Allah is true, and that there can be no doubt about the Hour}, i.e. to...

People of the Cave (Part-3)

To read the previous part of this story,click here.Allah the Almighty says: {And their dog stretching forth his two forelegs at the entrance [of the Cave or in the space near to the entrance of the Cave (as a guard at the gate)]}, i.e. their...

People of the Cave (Part-2)

To read the previous part of this story,click here.The reason behind the revelation of these verses and those relating the story of Dhul-Qarnain was cited by Muhammad Ibn Ishaq in his biography of the Prophet: that the people of Quraish sent to the Jews asking...

People of the Cave (Part-1)

Allah the Almighty says:{Do you think that the people of the Cave and the Inscription (the news or the names of the people of the Cave) were a wonder among Our Signs? (Remember) when the young men fled for refuge (from their disbelieving folk) to...

Gog and Magog (Part-2)

To read the previous part of this story,click here.A Very Important Question:If it is said: How does the previously-mentioned Hadith -that was agreed upon denote that they will be treated as ransom for the Believers on the Day of Resurrection and that they will enter...

Gog and Magog (Part-1)

Allah the Almighty says:{They said: "O Dhul-Qarnain! Verily Ya'juj and Ma'juj (Gog and Magog) are doing great mischief in the land. Shall we then pay you a tribute in order that you might erect a barrier between us and them?" He said: "That (wealth, authority...

Dhul Qarnain (Part-6)

To read the previous part of this story,click here.Then, Allah the Almighty informs us that Dhul-Qarnain gave verdicts pertaining to the people of that region {We (Allah) said (by inspiration): "0 DhulQarnain! Either you punish them, or treat them with kindness." He said: "As for...

Dhul Qarnain (Part-5)

To read the previous part of this story,click here.Ibn 'Abbas, Mujahid, Sa'id Ibn Jubair, 'Ikrimah, 'Ubaid Ibn Ya' la, As-Sadyi, Qatadah and Ad-Dahhak said: {and We gave him the means of everything}, i.e. knowledge. Qatadah and Matar Al-Warraq said: This means landmarks, locations, milestones and...

Dhul Qarnain (Part-4)

To read the previous part of this story,click here.Ishaq Ibn Bishr narrated after Sa'id Ibn Bashir on the authority of Qatadah as saying: Alexander was (called) Dhul-Qarnain, his father was the first Caesar, and he was from among the offspring of Sam Ibn Nuh (Noah...

Dhul Qarnain (Part-3)

To read the previous part of this story,click here.Al-Hasan Al-Basri said: He had two braids of hair that he used to fold up and thus was called "Dhul-Qarnain". And, Ishaq Ibn Bishr narrated that the grandfather of 'Umar Ibn Shu' aib said: DhulQarnain, once, invited...