Al-Kaafirun – Those who Cover Up the Truth – 109

NUMBER OF AYAAT

6

OPENING WORDS

قُلْ

MAKKI/ MADANI

Makki

CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER

18

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A party of Quraysh came to the Prophet (pbuh) once with a proposal of compromise. They proposed that they and the Muslims should both agree to worship each other’s God(s). They proposed that for one year the Muslims should worship what the
unbelievers worshipped and for the next year the unbelievers would worship He whom the Muslims worshipped and then the pattern to be repeated again. They believed that this way both parties would be able to live in harmony. The sura was revealed in answer to the proposal repeating the verses just as the proposal was repeated in order to totally reject it. The sura forms the Islamic answer to any suggestion of compromise.

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