033 – Al Ahzaab – The Coalition

The Jewish and Arabic clans around Madina had plotted a conspiracy against the Islamic state and this point is referred to in the title. The battle that ensued was known as the Battle of Ahzab – also the Battle of Khandaque (Ditch) since one was dug around Madina for defence. The sura bears witness to the difficulties existing in this developing society. The order for blessings to be sent on the Prophet (pbuh) is found in this sura.