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Do not mock, backbit or lie about others  
Explanation of Sura Humaza (Quran: Chapter 104)

The Surah's Name

The 104th chapter of the Qur'an is called Humaza as well as in most of the books of tafsir. Imam al-Bukhari in his Sahih, as well as some other scholars of tafsir, referred to this chapter with the title, "Woe to every slanderer and backbiter" - the first ayat. The great scholar of the Arabic Language, al-Fayruzabadi, wrote in his book that its name is Al-Hutama [the Constant Crusher].

Period of Revelation, Number of Verses and Chronology

Scholars agree that Surat al-Humaza was revealed in Mecca. They also agree that it consists of 9 verses. It was the 32nd chapter sent to the Prophet Muhammad (Allah's peace and blessings be upon him), after the revelation of Surat al-Qiyamah and before Surat al-Mursalat.

Why Was It Sent?

It is narrated that Surat al-Humaza was sent due to a group of the Meccan polytheists who insulted the fledging community of the Prophet by spreading lies about them. This vile group consisted of Walid bin al-Mughirah al-Makhzumi, Umyah the son of Khalaf, al-'As the son of Wail, who we discussed in great detail earlier [see the explanation of Surah Al-Kawthar], and Jamil the son of M'amar from the tribe of Jum'a. Jamil would later be guided to Islam, accepting it on the day Mecca was conquered. These men were considered the leaders of the Qur'aish and the greatest enemies of Islam.

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Poisoning of the Western mind against Islam  
Following is an excerpt form the introduction to Muhammad Asad's book "The Road to Mecca" in which he outlines a discussion about the root causes of bias against Islam and the Muslim world in the West with a non-Muslim friend.

When it comes to Islam - Western equanimity is almost invariably disturbed by an emotional bias. Is it perhaps, I sometimes wonder, because the values of Islam are close enough to those of the West to constitute a potential challenge to many Western concepts of spiritual and social life?'

And I went on to tell him [non-Muslim friend of Muhammad Asad] of a theory which I had conceived some years ago - a theory that might perhaps help one to understand better the deep-seated prejudice against Islam so often to be found in Western literature and contemporary thought. 'To find a truly convincing explanation of this prejudice I said, 'one has to look far backward into history and try to comprehend the psychological background of the earliest relations between the Western and the Muslim worlds. What Occidentals think and feel about Islam today is rooted in impressions that were born during the Crusades.' 

'The Crusades!' exclaimed my friend. 'You don't mean to say that what happened nearly a thousand years ago could still have an effect on people of the twentieth century?' 

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Shaikh Junaid discusses remedy for racism by the example of the Prophet  
Shaykh Junaid Kharsany was born in Durban, South Africa in 1975. He is the founder of the Riyadhul Uloom Institute in Torrance, California and also serves as the Imam of Masjid Jamat Islam in Inglewood, California.


The Thief Will Enter

No matter what plans you make,
no matter what you acquire,
the thief will enter from the unguarded side.

Be occupied, then, with what you really value
and let the thief take something less.

Mathnawi II, 1505-07

The Pocket Rumi by Kabir Helminski

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